Dimension Data and its parent company NTT Ltd have launched a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) security service to help companies achieve business performance objectives through improved cyber resilience.
The cloud-native, analytics-driven offering combines human and machine expertise with leading technologies and threat intelligence to reduce the mean time to detect and respond to cyber-attacks.
The MDR service is built on Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft’s leading next-gen security information and event management (SIEM) platform, powered by AI, automation, and threat intelligence. Sentinel enables organisations to collect data at scale across all users, devices, apps, and infrastructure, both on-prem and in multicloud environments.
Using analytics, machine learning, and threat intelligence, the service hunts for suspicious activities and minimises false positives. With built-in orchestration and automation of common tasks, enterprises can respond to incidents rapidly and remotely isolate threats.
“With the increasing complexity of cyber threats, and the need for compliance with tighter regulations, necessitates organizations to invest in best-in-class security tools. In most scenarios these tools are not integrated and are unable to give actionable insights to drive business decisions for organizations to stay ahead of these threats. Even with the right tools, the shortage of security expertise is a challenge for most organizations” says Ishmael Mulli, Head of Intelligent Cyber Security, Dimension Data East Africa.
“For these and other reasons, organizations are not able to fully realize the return on security investment. NTT’s MDR is an end-to-end cybersecurity service that will unify your organization’s security ecosystem, offering a single solution for attack detection, threat visibility, and response both on premise and in multiple clouds, all delivered on a state-of-the-art global platform combined with decades of security expertise, both local and global,” he added.
With over 25 years of Microsoft experience, including 5000+ Microsoft engineers, and more than 10,000 Microsoft certifications, NTT provides 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.
“Organisations are typically utilising a patchwork of security technologies that lack alignment,” said Charlie Li, Senior Executive Vice President: Managed Cloud and Infrastructure Services, NTT Ltd. “This disjointed approach has left businesses often unable to detect hard-to-find threats and lacking the necessary agility to mitigate them. Many are simply adding more security layers, increasing complexity, and generating even more logs and alerts that go untreated.”
“NTT’s MDR service helps organisations 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. It delivers a strong cyber-resilience posture, directly impacting an organisation’s operational, financial, and resource resilience,” he said.
The global managed detection and response market size is predicted to increase from $2.6B in 2022 to $5.6B by 2027. Some of the factors that are driving market growth include a shortage of skilled cyber security professionals and budget constraints, government regulations, and strict compliance for adoption of MDR services.