More Than an MDR Provider: Armor

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Additional Info

Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Armor Cloud Security
Company size (employees)100 to 499
Type of solutionHybrid

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

• Recognized as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner “Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services,” Armor’s holistic approach expands the boundaries of MDR to include visibility, threat detection, and response using multiple data sources, such as from Armor’s enterprise-grade security capabilities, third-party sources network devices, and cloud-native environments like AWS and Azure.
• Armor Anywhere is one of only a few MDR provider solutions that is also recognized as a CWPP Provider in the Gartner Emerging Technologies: Functionality Spectrum for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP) Report.
• While human threat detection is part of Armor’s offer within the MDR space, our incident detection and response team use automated correlation and analysis within Armor Anywhere to accelerate action.

Brief Overview

Armor stands out amongst other managed detection and response (MDR) providers because of its ability to not just detect and help respond to threats, but to protect customers from threats across their on-premises, public, private or hybrid cloud environments.

Armor provides a holistic solution that helps organizations secure their environment and meet compliance requirements more quickly. Armor provides organizations with enterprise grade security capabilities as part of its core offer and allows customers to utilize their existing security tools investments. Armor collects data from these existing investments, from network security appliances to cloud native services, to enhance the effectiveness of threat detection and response in the customer’s environment. Combined with Armor’s threat intelligence, security orchestration and automation, and 24/7/365 security operations security (SOC) team, Armor provides a compelling MDR solution for its customers.

Unlike most MDR providers, which come from a traditional, network security or managed security background, cloud security has always been Armor’s focus. Armor is uniquely equipped to serve customers with cloud or hybrid IT environments, whether from its underlying cloud workload protection platform (CWPP) capabilities, cloud security posture management (CSPM) capabilities or the ability to collect and correlate against public cloud native logs.

From an operational standpoint, Armor stands out in the fast-growing MDR market for its cost-efficiency. Many MDR providers rely heavily on human threat detection. While the judgment of internal experts is a crucial factor in Armor’s MDR success, Armor’s SOC teams use the automated correlation and analysis to greatly accelerate their activities. This means identifying an anomaly requires fewer human resources, which saves money and accelerates detection for customers.