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By: Kharmela Mindanao on January 23rd, 2024

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Best Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Software (2024)

Cybersecurity | Managed IT Services

Traditional security measures alone are no longer enough to combat hackers' tactics. 

Luckily, Managed Detection and Response (MDR) software can provide an effective solution to proactively detect, analyze, and respond to potential threats. 

But with so many MDR software options, how do you find the best solution for your business?  

As a managed security services provider (MSSP) we used our experience in MDR and cybersecurity to list down the best MDR solutions for your business.  

In this article, we will delve into the world of MDR software and explore some of the best options available in the market. By looking at these factors, you can make an informed decision about the most suitable MDR solution for your organization's unique security needs. 

We will evaluate them based on the following:    

  • Key features 
  • Benefits 
  • Provider 
  • Considerations 

We’ve found that the top 5 MDR software (listed in alphabetical order) are:  

1. Alert Logic MDR 

Alert Logic LogoAlert Logic MDR (Managed Detection and Response) is a cybersecurity service provided by Alert Logic, which is now partnered with Fortra. Fortra is a cybersecurity company that helps organizations protect their data and become more secure and autonomous.  

Fortra is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, while Alert Logic is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Fortra offers solutions such as:  

  • Data security, 
  • Infrastructure protection, 
  • Managed services, and 
  • Threat research and intelligence. 

On the other hand, Alert Logic MDR combines advanced threat detection technologies, 24/7 monitoring, and human expertise to help organizations detect, investigate, and respond to security threats effectively. 

Pricing and a scheduled demo are available on request. 

2. Covalence 

Covalence LogoCovalence is an MDR solution managed by Field Effect. Their products and services focus on threat detection, monitoring, training, and compliance for small and mid-size businesses. 

Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Field Effect’s expertise spans cybersecurity, systems simulation, cyber range, zero-day exploits/malware, targeted attacks, and more.   

Covalence heavily focuses on a strong security team partnered with efficient technology to keep partners informed about important cyber events. They have features such as: 

  • Endpoint threat sensor and monitoring 
  • Full capture network sensor and monitoring 
  • Cloud threat detection 
  • Mobile protection options 
  • API and SKI capabilities 

Pricing isn’t available on their website, but you can get a free demo to inquire about costs with their team.   

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3. CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection Platform 

CrowdStrike LogoCrowdStrike is a global cybersecurity leader known for its advanced cloud-native platform. They operate in the computer and network security industry and are recognized for their innovative approach to cybersecurity. 

Powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud and advanced AI, the CrowdStrike Falcon platform leverages real-time indicators of attack, threat intelligence, evolving adversary tradecraft, and enriched telemetry across the enterprise.   

This enables the platform to deliver:  

  • Accurate detections, 
  • Automated protection and remediation, 
  • Elite threat hunting, and 
  • Prioritized observability of vulnerabilities. 

CrowdStrike's primary goal is to stop breaches, and they offer a range of services and solutions, such as next-generation endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response (EDR), next-generation antivirus, and managed threat hunting.   

For their MDR solution, they offer different tiered plans instead of a per-product price tag and a free trial if you want to test their product.  

4. Huntress 

Huntress LogoHuntress is a cybersecurity company that focuses on protecting small and mid-market businesses against determined hackers. Headquartered in Ellicott City, Maryland, Huntress is dedicated to cyber breach detection, incident response, endpoint protection, malware analysis, and managed services. 

The Huntress Managed Security Platform combines cybersecurity expertise to prevent advanced cyberattacks and identify hackers hiding within business environments.  

They offer a suite of human-powered solutions, including managed endpoint detection and response (MDR), detailed incident reports with assisted remediation, powerful antivirus and ransomware detection, host isolation for swift response to threats, and security awareness training (SAT) to empower employees to defend against attacks. 

Prices aren’t mentioned on their website, but you can get a demo for your company after contacting their sales team.  

RELATED: What is Huntress? (Why It Should Supplement Your Antivirus) 

5. Sophos MDR 

Sophos LogoSophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is a comprehensive cybersecurity service offered by Sophos, a cybersecurity solutions provider. Sophos defends over 500,000 organizations and 100 million users worldwide against cyber threats such as ransomware, phishing, malware, and more.   

It sells its products and services globally through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Headquartered in Oxford, U.K., the company has been around since 1985. Their expertise lies in IT security, next-gen UTM, mobile device management, endpoint security, antivirus, email and web protection, network security, and server protection. 

The main objective of Sophos MDR is to provide continuous monitoring and proactive threat hunting to promptly identify and respond to security incidents. It goes beyond traditional security measures by incorporating features such as:   

  • Threat Detection 
  • Continuous Monitoring 
  • Proactive Threat Hunting 
  • Incident Response 
  • Threat Intelligence 
  • 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) 

Unlike the other products on this list, they have a pricing calculator for their product, and you can get an estimated cost immediately. After you answer the pricing questions, they’ll also provide a free downloadable cybersecurity report.   

Ready to Deploy an MDR Solution? 

Every company has its strengths and weaknesses, with a company culture that becomes apparent when interacting with them. And so, contacting prospective partners and setting up a meeting is still an essential step in partnering with an MSP. 

At ITS, for example, our representatives conduct thorough interviews, network assessments, and security evaluations to give future clients a holistic, honest peek into what it’s like to work with us – all before finalizing the partnership.   

Here are resources you can use to prepare for your meeting with an MSP - regardless if it’s with us or with any of the other great companies on this list: 

If you think ITS is the partner for you, schedule a meeting with our IT experts.

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