Ontinue ION is a Microsoft-verified MXDR Service 

Protecting your organization against cyberattacks isn’t simply about having the right tools, it’s about knowing how to use them. That means making the most of your security technology investments, by effectively operationalizing them to reduce risk, mitigate threats and continuously improve the strength of your security posture. This is why it’s not only imperative to add MXDR to your security solution but to also partner with an MXDR expert who can maximize your investment.

What is MXDR?

Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) is a cybersecurity solution that builds on previous generations such as MDR and XDR to provide both tech and human support in threat hunting. MXDR provides 24/7 monitoring and detection or continuously managed threat hunting. With the increased advancement of threats, MXDR is needed in the cybersecurity landscape to facilitate in-house efforts and fill the gap for lack of security.

How Does MXDR Work?

One of the main reasons for choosing MXDR is to fill the gap in lack of security staff, security knowledge gaps, increase in threats and shortage of talent. MXDR system combines security professionals with unmatched tech speed and capabilities to deliver 24/7 monitoring, detection and response throughout a company’s network and endpoints. MXDR also has vulnerability management capabilities to detect vulnerabilities in an organization’s digital environment.

“With today’s economic uncertainty and ongoing talent shortages, organizations need comprehensive security that allows them to protect more without expending more,” according to a blog written by Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management.

For customers who want to standardize on the Microsoft security product portfolio, it’s critical to partner with an MXDR provider that knows how to maximize their investment. Ontinue ION managed extended detection and response (MDR) service is specifically designed to do just that. And our MXDR service has been recognized as a verified Microsoft MXDR solution provider.

MDR with Unrivaled Microsoft MXDR Focus and Expertise

Ontinue ION MXDR operationalizes Microsoft’s extensive XDR security suite and augments it with threat hunting, proprietary threat detection, and orchestrated response to protect customers around the clock. Our unrivaled Microsoft focus and MXDR expertise provides three key benefits for Microsoft security customers:

  • Tool Consolidation Without Compromise: Unlike other MXDR providers that only support Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, ION leverages the entire Defender 365 XDR suite and additional solutions like Defender for IoT and Azure AD. By operationalizing all the Microsoft MXDR security solutions, ION enables customers to consolidate on and rely on the Microsoft security product portfolio while ensuring their entire attack surface is covered.
  • Fast Coverage Against the Latest Threats: Thanks to our exclusive focus on Microsoft and MXDR, ION rapidly reduces the time required to adopt new signals and capabilities released in Microsoft security controls. This results in faster coverage against the latest threats across your growing attack surface.
  • Maintain Data Residency: The underlying architecture of ION maintains our customers’ data in their Microsoft Sentinel instance, satisfying even the most stringent data residency requirements and reducing overall complexity.

As customers adopt more of the Microsoft security product portfolio, ION incorporates the new telemetry sources and capabilities into our 24/7 managed service.

Article By

Dave Martin
Vice President, Product Management, MXDR Services

As vice president of product management, managed extended detection and response (MXDR) services for Ontinue, Dave is responsible for all aspects of the company’s product management product strategy, roadmap and full life-cycle management.