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  • Philip Osadebay - Tech Journalist

NTT MDR service improves cyber resilience based on Microsoft Sentinel

As businesses face a shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals, budget constraints, and mounting government regulations, many are turning to managed detection and response (MDR) as a solution. This approach involves a third-party provider monitoring and managing a company's security infrastructure to provide proactive threat detection, faster response times, cost-effectiveness, 24/7 coverage, and compliance with regulatory requirements.

With its ability to reduce the risk of data breaches, financial loss, and reputational damage, it's no wonder the global MDR market size is expected to grow from $2.6 billion in 2022 to $5.6 billion by 2027, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets.

NTT a global technology and business solutions provider, recently launched its own MDR security service. The service is built on Microsoft Sentinel and utilises AI automation, and threat intelligence, collects and analyzes data across all users, devices, apps, and infrastructure, both on-prem and in multi-cloud environments. The service also incorporates machine learning and analytics to hunt for suspicious activities and minimise false positives.

NTT offers its MDR service in various service tiers and deployment options and includes add-ons that enhance detection capabilities and response actions. The current add-ons are MDR for Endpoint and security device management for MDR, which provide additional capabilities for security devices and services.

This service allows organisations to stay ahead of attackers and improve workforce productivity and customer satisfaction through real-time and long-term threat correlation, advanced analytics, and continuous monitoring of digital transactions.

NTT's MDR service is the latest development in the multi-year Strategic Alliance Agreement signed by NTT and Microsoft in 2020. As part of this collaboration, the two companies developed advanced solutions in public, private and edge cloud, data and AI, digital and app innovation, modern workplace, and security.

According to Charlie Li, Senior Executive Vice President, Managed Cloud and Infrastructure Services, NTT, "NTT's MDR service delivers a strong cyber-resilience posture, directly impacting an organisation's operational, financial, and resource resilience."

The expansion of NTT's strategic relationship with Microsoft through the launch of this new MDR service based on Microsoft Sentinel further helps protect and support joint customers, as stated by Csaba Deme, General Manager, Global Security Sales at Microsoft.

NTT offers an advanced combination of application and systems integration, advisory and managed cloud, and security services that are built using Microsoft platforms and can be delivered globally.


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