eSentire and Cyxtera partner to bring protection to the midsize enterprise

eSentire, the pure-play managed detection and response (MDR) provider, and Cyxtera Technologies, the secure infrastructure company, have today announced a strategic partnership to bring customers comprehensive security solutions designed to secure today’s modern hybrid IT environment.

24×7

The partnership combines eSentire’s 24×7 managed detection and response (MDR) with Cyxtera’s AppGate SDP zero-trust network offering, which – according to the release – will deliver industry-leading prevention and detection capabilities across customers’ hybrid IT environments. The two companies will jointly go-to-market to maximise customer reach for this midsize enterprise offering.

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“Digital transformation of our customers is accelerating the adoption of hybrid IT, fundamentally changing the enterprise perimeter and the methods required to secure it,” said Kerry Bailey, eSentire CEO.

“Cyxtera and eSentire share a common vision that traditional security solutions and methods are challenged to secure the new highly distributed enterprise. With this partnership, our joint customers gain modern security solutions that were built specifically for the modern hybrid IT environments that span prevention, protection, detection and response capabilities. We established and lead the MDR security category; our customers look for our continued innovation to help them operate securely now, and into the future. Solutions like AppGate SDP, deliver on our commitment to our customers and partners.”

Two-in-one

eSentire MDR and its security operations centres (SOC) investigate and respond in real-time to known and unknown threats, and customers can now include this MDR with Cyxtera’s AppGate service. This two-in-one offer will lead to improved cloud policy enforcement, fine-grained user access controls and better user behavior-based response capabilities.

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“Our analysts leverage the richest datasets available to make fast, informed decisions on behalf of our customers,” said Bailey. “AppGate SDP enriches those toolsets with user behavior and access control data that extends our response capabilities.”

“Organisations understand the need to modernise their security programs to keep up with transformative IT initiatives,” said Manuel D. Medina, CEO of Cyxtera.

“Cyxtera is committed to securing network access in a perimeter-less, hybrid environment. Our AppGate SDP solution combined with eSentire’s MDR services can significantly lower the risk of a security event. eSentire’s security analysts have the benefit of AppGate SDP’s fine-grained and identity-centric access controls and dynamic policy enforcement – a quantum leap over outdated, static IP-based access control methods – so they can quickly detect and respond to threats.”

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Nick Ismail

Nick Ismail is the editor for Information Age. He has a particular interest in smart technologies, AI and cyber security.

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