Bitdefender Introduces Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Foundations

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We are thrilled to announce the availability of Bitdefender MDR Foundations, a true Managed Detection and Response service that provides organizations with limited resources, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and their customers prevention, detection and response, 24/7 monitoring and proactive expert threat hunting.

MDR to enhance the cyber resilience of organizations with limited resources

Due to the rise in digital transformation and remote work, organizations have become more digitally dependent, and their attack surfaces have increased, opening them up to new threats. At the same time, threat actors have become both more sophisticated and more frequent in their attacks. While some assume these attacks (think APTs or ransomware) are largely targeted at enterprises, that’s not the reality. The economics of cybercrime have advanced in such a way that organizations with limited resources, MSPs and their customers have become increasingly profitable targets. 

For these organizations, which may be constrained by budget and access to top cybersecurity talent, an MDR solution is critical for achieving and maintaining cyber resilience. MDR Foundations is an ideal solution for organizations with limited resources, MSPs and their customers because it provides an army of experienced cyber practitioners who provide prevention, faster detection and response, reduced attacker dwell time, and streamlined security operations that is affordable, easy to implement, and scales based on business needs.  

The service is delivered by leveraging the award-winning Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security Enterprise unified security platform, which incorporates risk assessment and hardening, prevention, endpoint detection and response (EDR), cross-endpoint threat correlation and extended detection and response (XDR) with sensors that go beyond the endpoint.  

Unlike many competing MDR offerings which are simply managed anti-virus or managed EDR, MDR Foundations is a veritable managed detection & response solution. It provides 24/7 security operations, threat management, human-led threat hunting, expert recommendations, monthly reporting, and customized notifications – all at an affordable price point.

MDR Foundations helps keep your organization safe 24/7

MDR Foundations first hardens environments to help prevent breaches in the first place and then continuously monitors for and eliminates threats such as ransomware, zero-days, phishing attempts and more across endpoints, networks and cloud environments. Highly skilled security analysts in the Bitdefender Security Operations Center (SOC) lead alert prioritization, threat analysis, recommendations and response actions.  

“People are the foundation of stellar cybersecurity programs. Recent workforce cuts across cybersecurity vendors illustrate a rare opportunity for organizations to recruit talent into their security teams. We strongly believe that, given the privilege to have invested millions into building a modern, global SOC, it is Bitdefender’s duty to provide any organization, regardless of their size, the opportunity to defend themselves against advanced threats. We created MDR Foundations to be that opportunity.”

Jadon Montero, Senior Director of Product Management, MDR

Bitdefender threat hunters actively seek and destroy advanced persistent threats (APTs) quietly residing in systems, investigate anomalous behavior from internal and outside sources (users and applications) and takes into consideration each customer’s industry, technology environment, and most likely threat actors. Threat hunts apply real-time threat intelligence from Bitdefender Labs and the Bitdefender global network of millions of sensors. With military and law enforcement backgrounds, Bitdefender threat hunters are renowned for having deep insights into advanced adversarial techniques to stop attacks fast. 

MDR Foundations improves how organizations with limited security capabilities defend and respond to threats by working side-by-side with Bitdefender security analysts. Key pain points such as alert fatigue, running complex tooling, maintaining data compliance, and establishing security procedures are dramatically reduced or eliminated from day one. The dedicated MDR Portal allows businesses to connect and communicate with their Bitdefender team 24/7, view alerts, manage endpoints and take recommended actions to contain or eliminate threats all from a single dashboard. 

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Bitdefender MDR portfolio

MDR Foundations joins the existing Bitdefender portfolio which includes MDR Premium and MDR Enterprise offerings. Bitdefender Managed Detection and Response gives you 24/7 access to an elite team of cybersecurity experts. Our service is also backed by industry-leading, trusted Bitdefender security technologies like GravityZone eXtended Detection & Response (XDR).

Bitdefender MDR combines endpoint, network, cloud, identity, and productivity application telemetry into actionable security analytics, augmented by the threat-hunting expertise of a fully staffed security operations center (SOC) with security analysts from global intelligence agencies.

Learn more about MDR Foundations and check out the on-demand webinar now.