Although the world has come to an abrupt halt following the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of sophisticated cyber threats, specifically targeting endpoints, has invariably continued to grow. As more organizations are now setting up remote operations and migrating to the cloud, the challenge for them in terms of endpoint security and gaining overall visibility across multiple domains has increased multifold.
To this end, BlueVoyant—a leading analytics-driven cybersecurity company—is on a mission to defend organizations of all sizes against sophisticated cyber attackers and address the evolving cybersecurity needs of businesses today.
With completely cloud-native managed security services (MSS) and a robust technology platform, BlueVoyant provides round-the-clock detection and response capabilities and helps businesses scale their protections, be it for endpoint scanning, security insights, or even perimeter security and directory services and applications for users. As part of its MSS, the company offers Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, Splunk Security Services, Microsoft Security Services, and Vulnerability Management Services. BlueVoyant provides its MDR services utilizing Microsoft Azure Sentinel—a cloud-native security information and event manager (SIEM), alongside Microsoft 365 Defender, which is an integrated suite of technologies to collectively detect and remediate threats across endpoints, users, email, and the cloud. By operating on Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, BlueVoyant is catering to numerous companies that are leveraging these platforms for digitization and cloud migration.
Milan Patel, Global Head of MSS at BlueVoyant, emphasizes, “Today, the need to effectively address the threats emerging beyond an enterprise’s four walls is more than ever. With remote operations being set up at every corner of the world, endpoints are now not protected behind corporate firewalls and other network-based solutions that allow for traffic to be monitored.”
With the changing dynamics of the security landscape, managed security services providers (MSSPs) need to embrace a holistic approach to endpoint security, and this is precisely what BlueVoyant excels in. “We look at VPN logs, cloud workload logs, connection logs between users and a cloud environment or specific applications. With our cloud-native endpoint solutions, we are providing the same level of threat detection response as is provided within a corporate environment,” he adds.
Moreover, in its efforts to offer comprehensive cybersecurity, BlueVoyant now provides not just MDR for endpoints but also XDR—extended detection and response. It encompasses not just endpoint protection but also emails, firewalls, and cloud workloads. Through its partnership with Microsoft, BlueVoyant seamlessly extends detection and cross-domain threat response capabilities from the endpoint to the cloud. BlueVoyant is also one of the few selected companies to join the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) to help customers better predict, detect, and respond to ever-increasing security threats.
BlueVoyant goes a step ahead of the typical MDR vendors that are capable of identifying the threats to an endpoint but fail to remediate it with effective response plans on behalf of the client. Through its best-of-breed technology and expert partners, BlueVoyant has built its comprehensive managed security platform to not just detect threats but also remediate those on behalf of its customers. Drawing an analogy, Patel notes, “Imagine hiring ADT Security Services to protect your windows and doors, and they also give you a security staff to deal with any bad guys who enter your house—that’s the level of service we offer.”
In its fully equipped security operations center, the company not only neutralizes ransomware and malware in the light but also, with the help of its seasoned SOC experts, discern the things that led the ransomware to execute, providing multilayered remediation. Whether its endpoint protection, incident response, or better proactive defense, the company offers the full spectrum of protection from initial alert to incident remediation.
With our cloud-native endpoint solutions, we are providing the same level of threat detection response as is provided within a corporate environment
BlueVoyant is tirelessly pushing the overall threat detection envelope beyond traditional cybersecurity measures with real-time and customized threat response and remediation. “We even write custom policies in our vendor technology software that allows us to neutralize the lateral movement—the ability of an attacker to move around the network and look for places to attack. Not just this, we also handle advanced persistent threats in a network,” explains Patel.
He goes on to mention that many point solutions that detect threats on the network and endpoints are very aggressive at detecting everything and end up bringing a lot of noise and generating false alerts. This often results in alert fatigue and leads to critical alerts being ignored. Notably, BlueVoyant’s platform is automation-friendly, which enables it to weed out false positives and reduce the noise inside the network while collecting data. Automation works in conjunction with BlueVoyant’s team of elite cybersecurity analysts who help catalog and prioritize vulnerabilities within clients’ systems based on the sorted list provided from automation activities while narrowing down their focus on the real risks. The company prides itself on achieving an 82.2 percent average in automation daily in its SOC. Today, BlueVoyant operates roughly over a thousand playbooks in its automation platform alongside hundreds of correlations that it has custom-built to analyze the data aggregated on its platform.
Governed by the motto of “talent attracts talent,” BlueVoyant focuses on building trust and credibility with customers rather than just selling a product. BlueVoyant has created a niche for itself in the market due to its quality of services and an incredible team of experts. “We built this organization from the ground up with some of the best people in cybersecurity, both in the private and government sector, including not just senior leaders but also technical operators from some of the finest cyber units,” states Patel.
With keen eyes on the future, BlueVoyant aims to fully leverage its Microsoft security partnership and extend its market reach by being closely aligned to Microsoft and its sales strategy. The company is currently building out a program to demonstrate the value of Microsoft security solutions to the customers in a broader sense, not just as a point by point solution. The company’s strategy encompasses not just consulting and advisory services on Microsoft Cloud Security or implementing those security solutions, but also being able to manage those solutions and build MDR capabilities. “It is crucial to focus on not just being an MSSP, a reseller, or an implementer but delivering the combined expertise of all three. You have to align with Microsoft to steer ahead of the competition and help a customer with all their needs, from start to finish,” Patel concludes.