Critical Start Announces Collaboration With Microsoft

PLANO, TX – April 30, 2019 – Combined Technologies Will Reduce Alerts by 99% and Deliver a Full Range of Security Capabilities from Mobile Devices – Critical Start, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to offer a Managed Detection and Response Service for Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a unified platform for preventive protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. With the collaboration, Critical Start has one of the most comprehensive and complete integrations with Microsoft Defender ATP of any Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider worldwide.

The addition of Microsoft Defender ATP to the technology stack of Critical Start’s MDR services is designed for enterprise organizations looking for assistance to combat today’s complex and rapidly evolving human and machine-generated security threats. By integrating Critical Start’s MDR with Microsoft Defender ATP, customers will benefit from the reduction of security alerts by 99%. This reduction is important because the rising number of false positives, redundant and overall security alerts causes significant issues for customers. According to a study by IDC, 37% of respondents said they dealt with 10,000 or more alerts every month, 52% of which were false positives.

In addition, unlike some other mobile SOC apps that are simply ticketing systems, the Critical Start MobileSOC app gives users the ability to isolate machines, initiate endpoint scans, and triage alerts directly from native Android and iOS applications. The ability to quickly gather security information and take action from any location using a mobile device can significantly improve response times and overall cybersecurity effectiveness.

A trusted cybersecurity partner to hundreds of enterprise customers across a variety of industries, Critical Start offers a powerful combination of professional services, strategic product fulfillment, and Zero-Trust MDR services to help customers achieve a mature security posture that meets their specific needs. Critical Start’s CYBERSOC, expert security analysts and Zero-Trust Analytics Platform (ZTAP) allows the company to provide MDR services delivered in a transparent process using a mobile-first approach.

“Microsoft invests approximately one billion dollars in cybersecurity every year and is highly committed to developing advanced security technologies that utilize leading security tools for its existing and future offerings,” said Rob Davis, CEO at Critical Start. “We share a common goal to positively impact the cybersecurity market with better tools, technology, and expertise, and by collaborating with an innovative, industry leader such as Microsoft, we can improve the security posture for millions of organizations.”

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