NetWitness Responds to Cyber Skills Shortage with MDR Service


NetWitness Responds to Cyber Skills Shortage with MDR Service

By Greg Tavarez

The ongoing cyber skills shortage continues to take a hit on the industry. The worldwide gap of more than 2.7 million cybersecurity professionals, according to a (ISC)² study, resulted in misconfigured systems, slow patch cycles, rushed deployments and not enough oversight of processes and procedures. At a time when security has to be top of mind for every company, a shortage of skilled professionals can be devastating.

To address the ongoing cyber skills shortage while keeping organizations protected from attacks, NetWitness combined technology, planning, training and managed detection into a single offering – the NetWitness Managed Detection and Response service.

“As customers struggle with the current staffing and skills shortages, trusted services like NetWitness Managed Detection and Response and Incident Response offer a winning strategy,” said Tod Ewasko, chief product officer at NetWitness.

NetWitness Platform XDR delivers threat detection and response capabilities and an ability to address sophisticated attacks. The platform accelerates threat detection and response and collects and analyzes data across all capture points and computing platforms to enrich data with threat intelligence and business context.

But, customers have requested an MDR service to free up internal staff and allow them to focus more on strategic activities, like planning and systems hardening. To fulfill that request, NetWitness connected security analysts to a NetWitness Platform XDR infrastructure to perform threat hunting, incident management, system administration and upgrades.

“We’ve worked shoulder-to-shoulder with NetWitness customers for decades,” said David Gaik, senior director, NetWitness Professional Services. “It’s a natural evolution to offer an MDR service that assures effective detection and response 24/7 so customers receive the maximum benefit of the NetWitness Platform XDR solution.”

The NetWitness MDR service, ideal for mid-size or smaller enterprises, is initially available in the U.S. and Canada in conjunction with Lumifi Cyber, a managed detection provider. Clients outside North America may be serviced by a different NetWitness certified partner.

Edited by Erik Linask

MSPToday Editor

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