David Etue, Global Head of MSS
Businesses do not need to be huge corporations or house treasure troves of sensitive information to be frequent targets of cyberattacks. Statistics reveal that despite their size, small and midsize businesses account for the majority of data breaches as they are undefended and relatively easy to exploit. With numerous SMBs around the world, it is essential that the risks involving cybersecurity events are identified. SMBs face different challenges than large enterprises concerning cybersecurity. The organizational barriers that impact the cybersecurity posture of SMBs include budget to procure technology and talent, regulatory compliance, and the ability to find, hire and retain top cybersecurity personnel. As a result of inadequate information technology and cybersecurity staffing, they are mostly unaware if a successful cyber-attack had taken place. The significant challenges SMBs face includes overall their security posture, the ability to know if they have been or are being targeted, and the capability to respond and remediate if an attack occurs.
Based in New York City, BlueVoyant is an analytics-driven cybersecurity company whose mission is to defend businesses around the world against agile and well-financed cyber attackers by providing unparalleled visibility, insight, and responsiveness. The company was founded to give organizations of all sizes the same level of cybersecurity defense capabilities that the best-protected institutions enjoy. SMBs can now outsource their cybersecurity, and they can access superior tools and integrated, around-the-clock coverage—all for a fraction of the typical build cost. BlueVoyant combines an expert team, comprehensive threat data analytics, and comprehensive services and solutions to address the multiple cybersecurity needs of businesses today. BlueVoyant’s Managed Security Services enable clients to scale their protections, whether they need endpoint scanning, detection, and response, security insights, or if they want perimeter security and directory services and applications for users. The firm offers Managed Detection and Response (MDR+), Detection-as-a-Service (DaaS), and Co-Managed SIEM. “We offer comprehensive solutions coupled with a scalable and transparent automation platform and highly experienced SOC analysts and experts,” says David Etue, Global Head of MSS at BlueVoyant.
MDR+ (Managed Detection and Response) from BlueVoyant is remote endpoint monitoring, protection, and incident remediation. Utilizing Next- Generation Antivirus (NGAV) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) software, the firm scans for, investigates, and neutralizes threats on the client’s behalf.
We offer comprehensive solutions coupled with a scalable and transparent automation platform and highly experienced SOC analysts and experts
In addition to identifying attacks, BlueVoyant goes farther than most MSSPs and will respond to and remediate the attack. DaaS (Detection-as-a-Service℠) from BlueVoyant collects logs from applications and on-premise or cloud infrastructure to enable advanced threat detection. DaaS delivers advanced threat detection by correlating disparate data from diverse sources. BlueVoyant simplifies threat analysis and creates actionable information by ensuring all users, network, and endpoints are accounted for and adequately set up. With DaaS, clients can see more through a single-pane-of-glass, enabling greater insights. BlueVoyant’s Co-Managed SIEM provides custom correlation and analysis of disparate log data as well as live monitoring by global cybersecurity operations centers.
BlueVoyant delivers integrated and automated cybersecurity protections that keep watch over a company’s systems and networks 24/7/365—combining several layers of defense, including advanced endpoint detection, ransomware and malware blocking, network defense, threat intelligence and real-time, remote response—backed by modern, fully-equipped security operations centers.
To showcase BlueVoyant’s expertise in this domain, Etue recalls an incident in 2017 where amid-sized municipality came under attack by a sophisticated threat actor. An email-based phishing campaign gave the cyber attacker access to over 1,400 endpoints—the municipality called in BlueVoyant’s forensic investigators requesting immediate assistance. BlueVoyant incident response experts were able to identify the banking trojan malware, Emotet, which had infected much of the network. Within hours of BlueVoyant’s engagement with the municipality, a proprietary endpoint protection platform, combined with custom software, was successfully deployed to eradicate all traces of the malware.
Unlike other traditional MSSPs who generally send critical alerts and notification with further instructions to remediate a situation, BlueVoyant provides continuous monitoring and detection and takes prompt and preemptive action against a range of known and emerging vulnerabilities to protect its client’s business. BlueVoyant democratizes next-generation cybersecurity by delivering services that offer the same level of protection enjoyed by large enterprises to small-to-mid-sized businesses at a fraction of the cost. The firm has already established itself in countries like US, UK, Israel, Spain, and the Philippines and further plans to expand geographically to help more international customers. Recently, BlueVoyant announced total funding of more than $200 million that will be invested in the development of its cloud-based cybersecurity product platform and its growth through Europe and Asia.