Maximize the Value of Microsoft E5 Security with MDR Solutions and Services

Operationalize Microsoft 365 Defender for full threat detection and response outcomes

Cyberattacks are increasing across multiple vectors, including compromised credentials, email phishing and cloud misconfiguration. It’s no longer enough to just monitor endpoints – you need consolidated, comprehensive security coverage that protects your environment’s most vulnerable areas, including email, endpoints, user accounts and cloud-based applications. But where do you start?

Simplified and Effective Security that Stops Business Disruption

Improve security posture with Microsoft security experts who help you better understand your environment and map a strategy.

Get consolidated visibility and coverage across all attack vectors including email, users, identity, endpoints and hybrid, multi-cloud environments.

Detect and disrupt attacks during the attack chain with our expert managed detection and response (MDR) guidance and support.

Speed up investigation and response across Microsoft Security environments with an extended team of security experts.

How Critical Start Helps You Realize Value from Microsoft 365 Defender

  • Protect everything, everywhere.

    Given the volume and complexities of identities, data, applications, devices, and infrastructure, it’s essential to learn how secure your organization is now and how to mitigate and protect against threats moving forward.

    • Develop a strategic plan customized for your organization’s priorities
    • Implementation and onboarding focused on applying Microsoft security best practices and high-fidelity threat detection
    • Continuous fine-tuning as new risks are identified
    • Comprehensive coverage against attacks targeting your organization with the most effective MDR services powered by the industry’s only Zero Trust Analytics Platform™ (ZTAP™)

  • ZTAP an MDR platform
    Extend your capabilities to quickly detect and respond to threats

    When minutes count, our Microsoft security experts can become and extension of your team and provide remediation and response actions to the threat as soon as it’s detected. 

    You’ll get:

    • 24x7x365 monitoring, investigation and resolution of all alerts and incidents
    • Management of out-of-the-box Indicators of Compromise (IOCs)
    • Freedom from intelligence overload
    • Visibility across your Microsoft security controls in one portal
  • MDR Security
    Advance security maturity with a focus on continuous improvement

    With Critical Start, you have access to end-to-end solutions and services that move with you on your Defender journey, helping anticipate risk and strengthening security posture.

    • Microsoft Security tools and ZTAP configured to eliminate false positives (>99% of alerts)
    • Solutions for use cases like email phishing, brute force and stolen credential attacks, and attacks against cloud apps
    • Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) mapped to MITRE ATT&CK Framework
    • Coverage of every alert and incident with 1-hour time to Detection (TTD) and Median Time to Resolution (MTTR) SLAs

Featured resources to learn how to maximize E5 licensing

  • Blog

    Support for Microsoft 365 Defender Extends Critical Start MDR Coverage Enterprise-wide

    Learn how Critical Start MDR services for Microsoft 365 Defender bring you expertise, extend your team and help you stop breaches before they disrupt your business.

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  • Guide

    Guide to Managed Detection and Response and Microsoft Security

    Learn Managed Detection and Response deployment Strategies to maximize protection and performance from Microsoft Security tools.

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  • eBook

    Three Step Guide to Materializing the Power of Microsoft Security

    Within this guide, you’ll find step by step guidance to help you mature your Microsoft Security tools and approach breach prevention with simplified threat detection and response.

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