By Lyndon Brown
As adversaries advance their tradecraft to bypass legacy security solutions, the combination of world-class technology combined with expert threat hunters is absolutely mandatory to see and stop the most sophisticated threats. This is what motivates the Pondurance approach to the security services and consulting we provide: best-of-breed technology combined with the expert human intelligence required to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.
Pondurance has developed an open, modern technology stack that provides best-in-class managed detection and response (MDR) across network, endpoint, log and cloud infrastructures. This open approach means that our MDR solution can be integrated with other industry-leading solutions to deliver the kind of protection today’s threat environment demands. It also means that our clients can continue to get value out of their existing security investments because they can be integrated with Pondurance MDR services. The other great benefit is that they’re not locked into the home-grown, proprietary technologies many MDR providers base their services on.
In keeping with our best-of-breed approach, we are excited to share that Pondurance and CrowdStrike have partnered to make our combined capabilities available to new and existing clients. We’ve worked closely with CrowdStrike to integrate its endpoint security technology, specifically, CrowdStrike Falcon Prevent: Next-Gen AntiVirus (NGAV) and Falcon Insight: Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), with our own award-winning MDR services. The integration, monitoring and management of the combined Pondurance and CrowdStrike solution further enable us to protect clients by preventing advanced attacks, stopping ongoing threats and identifying early-stage, next-generation attacks.
CrowdStrike is trusted by many organizations to provide best-in-class solutions for endpoints and cloud workloads, identity and data. Powered by the CrowdStrike Security Cloud, the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform leverages real-time indicators of attack, threat intelligence, evolving adversary tradecraft and enriched telemetry from across the enterprise to deliver hyper-accurate detections, automated protection and remediation, elite threat hunting and prioritized observability of vulnerabilities.
1+1 = Great
Adding CrowdStrike Falcon to the Pondurance MDR arsenal further enhances our ability to provide a “best of” approach to cybersecurity while delivering the proactive and personal around-the-clock threat protection that our clients rely on. For all those organizations that have already invested in CrowdStrike Falcon, or plan to, this provides them with a great way to extract even greater value out of their investments while benefiting from the enhanced security services and expertise that Pondurance’s MDR solution offers.
Pondurance provides ongoing support and management of CrowdStrike endpoint technology and continuous threat detection and response. By maintaining an active presence on clients’ endpoints, we can deliver real-time threat validation, containment and actionable recommendations. Pondurance MDR services include the following activities:
- 24/7 threat detection, hunting and response
- 360° visibility across networks, logs and clouds, and endpoints running CrowdStrike Falcon
- Proactive, personal collaboration with clients
- Deployment support and configuration assurance to maximize the value of our clients’ CrowdStrike investments
- Detailed threat validation to reduce false positives and accelerated response
- Coordinated support with CrowdStrike
As always, Pondurance MDR services–on their own or in combination with other best-of-breed solutions–provide clients with 360-degree visibility across networks, endpoints, logs and clouds. Our security operations center (SOC) is staffed by a US-based team of security analysts and experts that interacts with clients daily—either directly or online through our cloud-based service platform called Scope. The unique collaboration that we facilitate through our Scope platform significantly enhances our clients’ overall security, knowledge and capabilities. It also provides peace of mind through 24/7 access to real humans who can help when you have a question or there’s a security incident.
We’re excited about our partnership with CrowdStrike and making it easier for organizations to benefit from the protective power of our combined solution.
Contact Pondurance if you’d like to learn more about the combined Pondurance/CrowdStrike MDR services.
Lyndon Brown is the Chief Strategy Officer at Pondurance, where is responsible for product, marketing, corporate development, and driving cross-functional performance.