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- Top Software Company of 2021
Secureworks is a global cybersecurity leader that protects customer progress with Secureworks® Taegis™, a cloud-native security analytics platform built on 20+ years of real-world threat intelligence and research, improving customers’ ability to detect advanced threats, streamline and collaborate on investigations, and automate the right actions.
The company recently launched Secureworks Taegis™ XDR (Extended Detection and Response), a cloud-native SaaS solution that combines Secureworks’ security operations expertise and threat intelligence capabilities to detect and respond to attacks across cloud, endpoint, and network environments. Ultimately, the software is helping InfoSec teams bridge their cybersecurity skills gaps while reducing costs where security blind spots previously existed.
Taegis XDR covers more than 90% of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) across all categories of the MITRE framework and provides a comprehensive view of environments through 40+ third-party integrations. In April 2021 Secureworks jointly announced Dell Technologies Managed Detection, and Response service is now powered by Taegis XDR. This year Secureworks also announced a worldwide Managed Security Service Provider initiative to their Global Partner Program to expand and empower the cybersecurity community.
Secureworks Taegis is a cloud-native security platform that brings together extended detection and response (XDR and ManagedXDR), vulnerability management (VDR), and comprehensive threat intelligence. It is based on 20+ years of running security operations for customers and leverages AI powered analytics, automation engines, curated threat intelligence and comprehensive attack vector coverage to improve SecOps efficiency and security outcomes for customers.
Secureworks Taegis XDR (Extended Detection and Response) detects and responds to attacks across cloud, endpoint, and network environments. It also helps SecOps teams bridge their cybersecurity skills gaps while reducing costs where security blind spots previously existed.
Built for security experts, by security experts
With threat actors increasingly exploiting gaps in point solutions and vulnerabilities, Taegis is built on 20+ years of experience managing a SOC and understanding that security teams require a simplified, integrated, and holistic cybersecurity solution. That’s why Secureworks takes a more inclusive and open platform approach than most vendors. Secureworks Taegis XDR ingests telemetry from leading security products to provide holistic visibility and security and provide as much additional support as may be required through an ManagedXDR offering.
Threat researchers work in lockstep with product engineering teams
How Secureworks uses its threat intelligence, and puts it in the hands of customers, is what differentiates the company from competitors. Its Counter Threat Unit, or CTU, conducts proactive research on threat actors, tracking malicious groups, tactics, and techniques to ensure customers are up to date on the latest and greatest threats. Additionally, Secureworks’ SOCs generate some of the best live intelligence on the planet as teams work against threat actors across the globe every day. All these learnings are constantly synthetized by the CTU and fed into machine learning and AI systems to be baked into the company’s software. The embedded threat intelligence and years of experience running a SOC is what helps Secureworks customers secure their organizations.
The platform has been battle-tested during global cyberattacks including, among others, the Sunburst backdoor, Supernova malware, Microsoft Exchange zero-day and REvil and Ryuk ransomware—and continues to help Secureworks keep more than 2,500 global organizations secure day in and day out.
Secureworks believes that future growth and innovation depends on a company culture that promotes diversity and inclusion, and it seeks to advance these values in hiring, development, and advancement practices. Talent acquisition efforts are aimed at ensuring that candidates from underrepresented groups are included in external candidate interview slates, including at the executive officer level. Teams will continue to pursue inclusive employment policies that support women and diverse members of underrepresented groups.
On the environmental front, Secureworks recognizes its responsibility to contribute to the health and prosperity of society and of its customers, suppliers, and communities. The company is seeking to shrink its carbon footprint and migrate workloads to a more efficient and sustainable public cloud / SaaS environment.
“Taegis XDR combines security analytics with additional advanced tools previously unavailable to us. It’s picked up threats we wouldn’t have seen. Taegis XDR isn’t just the next generation of SIEM, it’s an evolution.” – David Levine, Vice President of Corporate and Information Security, CSO
“We generate around 2 billion events each month. With Secureworks, we are able to crunch down that number to 20 30 high fidelity alerts — and that makes my team’s job much easier.” – Sunil Saale, Head of Cyber and Information Security, Minter Ellison
“With Secureworks Taegis, we are continually integrating our 20+ years of deep security expertise and current understanding of the threat with the latest advancements in software engineering and data science, Taegis VDR, unlike traditional vulnerability management systems, provides a risk- based approach that combines continuous scan data and threat intelligence with the power of machine learning, saving security professionals hours of manual work analyzing, integrating, and utilizing the data required to keep a company’s IT infrastructure secure.” – Steve Fulton, Chief Product Officer, Secureworks