NTT MDR Service, Built on Microsoft Sentinel, Improves Cyber Resiliency

NTT MDR Service, Built on Microsoft Sentinel, Improves Cyber Resiliency

By Greg Tavarez

With the shortage of skilled cyber security professionals and budget constraints (as well as stacked-on government regulations), more businesses are taking on a managed detection and response (MDR) approach to cybersecurity.

And for good reason.

MDR is an approach to cybersecurity where a third-party provider monitors and manages a company's security infrastructure. MDR is important for businesses as it provides proactive threat detection, faster response times, cost-effectiveness, 24/7 coverage, and compliance with regulatory requirements. MDR can help businesses reduce the risk of data breaches, financial loss and reputational damage. With these things in mind, it makes sense that the global MDR market size is predicted to increase from $2.6 billion in 2022 to $5.6 billion by 2027, according to a MarketsandMarkets report.

To help companies achieve business performance objectives through improved cyber resilience (as well as get a piece of the MDR market pie), NTT announced the launch of its MDR security service. NTT is a global technology and business solutions provider that offers services in networks, data centers, cloud computing, digital transformation and cybersecurity to clients in various industries.

The MDR service, built on Microsoft Sentinel, leverages AI, automation and threat intelligence to collect and analyze data at scale across all users, devices, apps and infrastructure, on-prem and in multi-cloud environments.

Using machine learning (ML) and analytics, the MDR service hunts for suspicious activities and minimizes false positives. It also offers built-in orchestration and automation of common tasks to enable enterprises to respond to incidents quickly and remotely isolate threats.

NTT offers its MDR base service with various service tiers and deployment options. The service also includes add-ons that enhance detection capabilities and response actions. The current add-ons are MDR for Endpoint and security device management for MDR, which provide additional capabilities for security devices and services.

 “NTT’s MDR service helps organizations stay ahead of attackers and has a direct impact on workforce productivity and customer satisfaction through real-time and long-term threat correlation, advanced analytics and continuous monitoring of digital transactions,” said Charlie Li, Senior Executive Vice President, Managed Cloud and Infrastructure Services, NTT. “It delivers a strong cyber-resilience posture, directly impacting an organization’s operational, financial, and resource resilience.”

The new MDR service is the latest development in the multi-year Strategic Alliance Agreement signed by NTT and Microsoft in 2020. The two companies collaborated on developing advanced solutions in public, private and edge cloud, data and AI, digital and app innovation, modern workplace, and security.

NTT, with more than 25 years of Microsoft experience (including 5,000-plus Microsoft engineers and more than 10,000 Microsoft certifications), offers an advanced combination of application and systems integration, advisory and managed cloud, and security services that are built using Microsoft platforms and can be delivered globally.

“The expansion on our existing strategic relationship with NTT through the launch of the new MDR service, based on Microsoft Sentinel, further helps protect and support our joint customers,” said Csaba Deme, General Manager, Global Security Sales at Microsoft.

Edited by Alex Passett
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