CRN’s 2021 Products Of The Year
Wade Tyler Millward, Kyle Alspach
CRN staff compiled the top partner-friendly products that launched over the past year, then turned to solution providers to choose the winners.
SECURITY - MANAGED DETECTION AND RESPONSE
ARCTIC WOLF MANAGED DETECTION AND RESPONSE
With 24/7 monitoring of networks, endpoints and cloud workloads, Arctic Wolf’s flagship Managed Detection and Response offering enables advanced threat detection along with response to and recovery from attacks—including sophisticated evolving threats. In addition to 24/7 monitoring that’s delivered by a dedicated concierge security team, key detection capabilities include broad visibility and analysis of massive amounts of security data to find advanced threats. Meanwhile, response capabilities for Arctic Wolf MDR include managed investigations, log retention/search and rapid incident response. Recovery capabilities include guided remediation, root cause analysis and personalized engagement via regular meetings to optimize a customer’s security posture.
Finalist: Cybereason Managed Detection and Response
With its Security Operation Centers, Cybereason Managed Detection and Response delivers proactive hunting, analysis and remediation of threats on a 24/7 basis. The offering also provides a scoring and triage system to bring deeper correlations of malicious operations across all endpoints on a network.
Finalist: Mandiant Managed Defense
The Mandiant Managed Defense service—which provides frontline detection along with incident response expertise—was recently updated to add support for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. The support enables integration of Mandiant expertise into the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint solution to enhance security for joint customers of the companies.
Finalist: SentinelOne Vigilance Respond
With 24/7 monitoring, SentinelOne Vigilance Respond provides in-house experts that review and act upon identified threats. The service offers a rapid, 18-minute MTTR (mean time to respond)—mitigating and resolving threats quickly and following up with forensic deep dives and targeted threat hunting.
Finalist: Sophos Managed Threat Response
Sophos Managed Threat Response offers a fully managed and customizable approach to finding and stopping cyber threats. Key additions to the offering over the past year have included Sophos Rapid Response, a remote incident response service that activates a 24/7 team to halt in-progress attacks—such as ransomware—and eliminate attackers from the network.