Threat Protection Beyond the Endpoint with MDR Solutions and Services

Strengthen your SIEM + XDR defenses to protect against today’s and tomorrow’s threats with Critical Start and Microsoft

Bringing together Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) tools and intelligence enhances threat protection across your digital estate.  When you combine Microsoft Sentinel with the Microsoft Defender Security suite it improves your ability to see attacks across the organization, secure end users and secure your multi-cloud infrastructure.

But you still need the people – the Microsoft expertise and proven methodologies – to derive true value for security outcomes. Don’t let the skills gap impede your ability to operate with maximum protection.  

Access the Right Expertise and Strategy for Integrated Threat Protection

Consolidated visibility, across SIEM and XDR, of your Microsoft environment – all in one portal.

Protection for advanced use cases including identity, email and cloud, with an all-in-one security approach that’s applied at every security layer.

Reduce risk exposure with human-led monitoring, rapid investigation, continuous threat hunting and response.

Strengthen security maturity with an ongoing, strong partnership that helps you get the most out of your Microsoft Security investment.

How Critical Start Helps You Realize Value from Microsoft 365 Defender

  • Critical Start and the Microsoft Security Ecosystem
    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
  • 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 optimize SIEM + XDR

  • Blog

    XDR 101: What is Extended Detection and Response

    Extended Detection and Response (XDR) is by far one of the hottest topics and trends in cybersecurity today. Learn what XDR is, why its important, and how it works with MDR services.

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  • eBook

    Ransomware Protection Guide

    This guide outlines best practices on how to protect and defend against ransomware attacks leveraging the Microsoft Security stack.

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  • Blog

    Beyond the Endpoint: Detect and Disrupt User Account Attacks

    Learn about capabilities developed by Critical Start to extend Managed Detection and Response services to support Microsoft 365 Defender’s user account attacks and credential misuse detection alerts.

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  • Blog

    Three Reasons Companies Fall Victim to Ransomware – and One Big Way the Game is Changing

    What are the key reasons companies fall victim to ransomware? In this blog, we explore 3 main reasons and one thing about ransomware that might surprise you. 

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