DirectDefense Launches New Enterprise Security Program Review Offering to Address Overlooked Cyber Risks

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DirectDefense Launches New Enterprise

First-of-its-kind multi-vendor approach aligns with NIST cybersecurity controls

DirectDefense, Inc., an information security services company that provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, compliance management, and 24/7 managed services, announced today the launch of the Enterprise Security Program Review (ESPR), a joint security offering with IronNetUnlimited Technology and Exero. A first-of-its-kind in the Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) space, the ESPR measures the current and desired future state of an organization’s infrastructure against the National Industry Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity controls.

The ESPR will assess, test, and review an organization’s existing security controls, analyze risk exposure, and help implement individually-tailored security solutions. Applying a holistic approach to cybersecurity, this offering addresses cyber risks missed by single-solution providers. ESPR is the only comprehensive solution to support both large and small enterprise customers, ensuring the installation, modification and operation of a successful cybersecurity defense platform.

  • DirectDefense will conduct the information security assessment of the client infrastructure and test the effectiveness of security controls and existing tools. Utilizing the ThreatAdvisor risk management platform, DirectDefense offers an unparalleled detailed strategic roadmap and remediation guidance plan to address findings from the assessment process. As a managed security service provider (MSSP), DirectDefense will also offer managed security services for IronNet.
  • IronNet’s Collective Defense platform provides behavior-based analytics at the network level that detect anomalous activity at individual enterprises — then allows organizations of all sizes to share threat data anonymously, at network speed, to increase visibility into incoming cyber attacks. Collective Defense allows customers to leverage a wider pool of cybersecurity expertise, threat intelligence, and higher-order behavioral analysis.
  • Exero provides health-based monitoring for all endpoint devices in a customer’s network. This increased visibility to endpoints helps visualize trends and patterns regarding the endpoint behavior of a network in real time. Exero offers an API for automation in the kill chain tied directly to malicious threats identified by IronNet’s artificial intelligence.
  • Unlimited Technology provides the procurement of services and technology, manages the rollout, provides additional staffing where required, and delivers physical and logical infrastructure upgrades.

“For the first time, senior executives will have the ability to manage cyber risk across their enterprise with a single solution,” said DirectDefense Vice President of Strategy Christopher Walcutt. “This Enterprise Security Program Review offering was designed and built by people who have spent their careers breaking into computers, and who understand the critical need for an integrated solution to manage asset health, network security visibility, and assessment across all cybersecurity control families.”

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