Proficio Announces First Half Growth and Top 25 Placement in MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs

CARLSBAD   September 21, 2022 – Proficio, a leading Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider, today announced their significant growth in the first half of 2022, as well as a top 25 placement in MSSP Alert’s recent MSSP 250.

Proficio has continued to see steady growth since its founding in 2010. For the first half of their fiscal year, they had a 60% growth in their Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service business. Additionally, Proficio is excited to once again be placed in the top spot on MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSP list for 2022. This list annually identifies and honors the top MSSPs, MDR, and Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS) providers worldwide. Proficio has moved up four spots this year, from number 27 in 2021.

In addition, Proficio has announced several key new hires and strategic promotions to grow their expanding business.

  • Nathaniel O’Brien joins Proficio from Tanium, where he served as Director of Product Management. He brings a wealth of industry experience with a passion for gaining outcomes from technology to help lead the strategic direction of Proficio.
  • Tim DeMarco joins Proficio from PagerDuty, as their Senior Director of Partnerships and Alliances. He has extensive industry experience on the sales and partnership side and will be leading the charge to build up their alliance partnerships and drive continued growth in the channel partner space.
  • Jessica Doyle has been promoted to Head of Global SOC Operations and will now lead Proficio’s three global SOCs, focusing on analysis and investigations, incident response, threat intelligence, and operational excellence.
  • Bryan Borra has been promoted to Proficio’s Head of Global Threat Detection, where he will help their teams better leverage advanced capabilities. including big data, SOAR, and machine learning, to continually enhance threat detection and response for their global clients.
  • James Crabb has been promoted to Vice President, Global Engineering and Managed Services, where he will continue to spearhead their growth of managed security services and managed endpoint detection and response.

“We are excited about the continued growth and industry recognition for Proficio in the MDR and Managed Security Services sector,” says Brad Taylor, CEO. “It’s an honor to once again be recognized as a top managed security service provider by MSSP Alert and continues to demonstrate the dedication of our team and our focus on bringing our clients unapparelled value. With our new leadership team, alongside the significant investments made in advanced managed detection and response technologies, we will continue to see improvements that help our clients stay better protected.”

Proficio delivers an array of security services, including 24/7 security monitoring, incident alerting, and response capabilities from a global network of Security Operations Centers (SOCs). To further help their customers to reduce risk and meet their security and compliance goals, they have a comprehensive security offering, including Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (RBVM), Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR), and Managed Infrastructure Services.

About Proficio

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed detection and response (MDR) service provider. We help prevent cybersecurity breaches by performing and enabling responses to attacks, compromises, and policy violations. We have been recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for MDR services annually since 2017. Our team of experts provides 24/7 security monitoring and alerting from global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona, and Singapore.  www.proficio.com

Contacts:
Kim Maibaum
kmaibaum@proficio.com

Proficio Extends Industry Leading XDR Offering with Push-Button Threat Response

CARLSBAD   August 17, 2022 – Proficio, a leading Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider, today announced the addition of an innovative new feature to their threat response offering. Proficio’s Active Defense offering now includes automated response and a new push-button response feature. These capabilities work with clients’ existing security tools to contain attacks at the perimeter, endpoint, cloud, and identity layer.

Active Defense XDR, was developed to provide an added layer of protection by instantly containing high-fidelity threats without human intervention. With the addition of the push-button feature, Proficio clients can now respond even quicker to potential threats – taking action at the click of a button, either within the Proficio Incident Case Management ITSM portal or on their workstation, tablet or mobile phone. Depending on the attack vector and use cases that trigger a response, the new push-button approach allows for threat responders within Proficio’s SOC team or a client’s security team to undertake further validation before taking an action like isolating an endpoint or suspending a user account.

“Proficio has always been known for our innovation and was the first in our category to truly offer the “response” capability that is a critical part of Managed Detection and Response (MDR),” says Brad Taylor, CEO of Proficio. “Many of our clients do not have a staff on 24/7, which is why they partner with Proficio. With these new capabilities, we have taken our response capabilities to a new level and given our clients even more peace of mind that their networks are protected around the clock.”

Proficio continues to invest in their MDR capabilities, adding enhancements including data enrichment of alert notifications, so Proficio’s SOC team can more efficiently respond to alerts and provide quick actions for critical threats. With Proficio’s robust service offering, which includes Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (RBVM), Identity Threat Detection and Response, and Managed Infrastructure Services, their clients have access to a full-service cybersecurity solution that can be customized to fit their security and compliance needs.

About Proficio

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed detection and response (MDR) service provider. We help prevent cybersecurity breaches by performing and enabling responses to attacks, compromises, and policy violations. We have been recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for MDR services annually since 2017. Our team of experts provides 24/7 security monitoring and alerting from global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona, and Singapore.  www.proficio.com

Contacts:
Kim Maibaum
kmaibaum@proficio.com

Proficio Achieves Modern Compute and Identity Behavior Monitoring Specialization Distinctions in the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency

CARLSBAD, CA – July 26, 2022 – Proficio, a leading Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider, announced today that it has achieved both the Modern Compute and Identity Behavior Monitoring specialization distinctions in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Level 1 MSSP Competency. These new distinctions recognize that Proficio has successfully met both AWS’s Level 1 Managed Security Services baseline requirements and additional technical and operational requirements for providing customers with a deep level of modern computing and identity behavior monitoring security services uniquely designed for AWS environments.

AWS launched the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency to enable customers to easily acquire ongoing security monitoring and management, validated by AWS. AWS security experts annually validate the tools used and operational processes of each MSSP address specific cloud security challenges such as continuous event monitoring, triaging, AWS service configuration best practices, and 24/7 incident response. The AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency provides a faster and easier experience for customers to select the right MSSP to help them achieve their goals for business risk and cloud strategy confidence.

Achieving the Modern Compute and Identity Behavior Monitoring specialization distinctions in the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency differentiates Proficio as an MSSP and AWS Partner with 24/7 managed cloud security skillsets to earn the distinction of Level 1 MSSP with specialized modern compute and identity behavior monitoring services.

“Proficio is proud to achieve both the Modern Compute and Identity Behavior Monitoring specializations, in addition to our AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency status,” said Tim DeMarco, Sr. Director of Partnerships at Proficio. “These specializations continue to demonstrate the dedication of Proficio’s teams to keeping our clients’ cloud infrastructures and critical data safe. We are pleased to be one of the first to provide these capabilities for enterprise customers.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

Proficio delivers an array of security services on AWS, including 24/7 security monitoring, incident alerting, and response capabilities from our global network of Security Operations Centers (SOCs). The company’s team of security experts help customers to reduce risk, meet their security and compliance goals and maximize the value of their AWS infrastructure. As a dedicated AWS Partner, Proficio has also joined the AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate program, a recognition of the confidence and focus to collaborate in the AWS Partner co-sell program. In addition, Proficio was also a launch Partner for the MSSP solution area in AWS Marketplace.

“Proficio has been a pleasure to work with, and that is saying a lot for a tech company,” said Carlos Gomez, Director of IT, Naropa University. “I only get impactful notifications and the support team is always comprehensive in their response. Five stars!”

ABOUT PROFICIO

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed detection and response (MDR) service provider. We help prevent cybersecurity breaches by performing and enabling responses to attacks, compromises, and policy violations. We have been recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for MDR services annually since 2017. Our team of experts provides 24/7 security monitoring and alerting from global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona, and Singapore.  www.proficio.com.

Contacts:
Kim Maibaum
kmaibaum@proficio.com

Proficio Awarded Government License to Provide Managed Security Operations Centre (SOC) Monitoring Services in Singapore

Singapore – June 23, 2022 – Proficio, a leading Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider, today announced that it has been licensed by the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore to provide Managed SOC Monitoring Services. Conferred by the 2018 Cybersecurity Act, the new licensing framework is required to operate in Singapore and aims to better safeguard consumers’ interests and improve service providers’ standards.

First established in 2014, Proficio’s Singapore SOC has continuously grown in size and maturity to become one of the largest SOCs in Singapore. Today, Proficio has earned a reputation for excellence by providing Managed SOC Services to some of the best known and most demanding Singapore enterprises and industries. In addition to providing MDR services to Proficio’s global clients, Proficio’s Singapore SOC is also a global Centre of Excellence for Threat Research.

“Singapore organizations are faced with increasing cyber risk from ransomware groups, cybercriminals, and nation-state actors,” said Alex Tok, Proficio’s Managing Director for APAC. “Proficio’s approach to managed detection and response combines advanced threat analytics with human-led threat hunting and investigations to identify indicators of attack or compromise on a 24/7 basis. We applaud the direction the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore is taking in raising the expectations of Managed SOC Service providers and are pleased to be one of the first to receive this license.”

In addition to Managed SOC Services, Proficio is the first MDR service provider to automate containment of threats at the endpoint, perimeter, cloud, and identity layers.

ABOUT PROFICIO

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed detection and response (MDR) service provider. We help prevent cybersecurity breaches by performing and enabling responses to attacks, compromises, and policy violations. Our team of experts provides 24/7 security monitoring and alerting from global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona, and Singapore. We have been recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for MDR services annually since 2017. https://www.proficio.com/

Contacts:
Kim Maibaum
kmaibaum@proficio.com

Proficio Launches New Service to Protect Enterprises from Identity-based Attacks and Credentials Abuse

Identity Threat Detection and Response powered by ProSOC MDR and Active Defense XDR

Carlsbad, Calif. – April 27, 2022 Proficio, a leading Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider, today announced the launch of ProSOC Identity Threat Detection and Response. This new service is the industry’s only vendor agnostic Open XDR solution that supports Identity Threat Detection and Response and works with existing security tools without proprietary agents or sensors.

Identity-based attacks are one of the top cybersecurity threats facing organizations today. Attackers are increasingly attempting to steal credentials, escalate privileges, and move laterally across an organization’s infrastructure. Proficio’s ProSOC Identity Threat Detection and Response service leverages advanced technology combined with human-led investigations to detect threats to an organization’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) infrastructure. When a high-fidelity threat is detected, Proficio’s automated response solution, Active Defense, can quickly suspend or reset a user account for one or more applications.

“The fact that identity compromises are present in most ransomware and supply chain attacks is a major concern for our clients,” said Brad Taylor, CEO, Proficio. “Traditional approaches to security monitoring with manual incident response are often too slow to react to these attacks and compromises. Our new ProSOC Identity Threat Detection and Response service addresses identity-based threats more effectively than any other alternative, works with your existing security tools, and does not require changes or additions of agents or sensors.”

ProSOC Identity Threat Detection and Response Advantages:

Increased Visibility to Identity Threats: Identity threat use cases, cross-correlation rules, machine learning models, telemetry from security devices, and threat intelligence data are combined to detect identity-based attacks and compromises more accurately. Clients receive prioritized alerts aligned with the MITRE ATT&CK framework and can view identity threat activity in Proficio’s ProViewTM portal.

Fast Effective Response: Active Defense supports both automated and semi-automated functions, allowing incident responders to perform a double validation of a threat before initiating an account suspension through a single click in Proficio’s ServiceNow portal.

Reduced Risk of Ransomware: ProSOC Identity Threat Detection and Response service reduces the risk of ransomware attackers stealing privileged credentials to propagate ransomware across business applications and cloud instances.

Vendor Agnostic: Enhances existing vendor tool capabilities to deliver threat detection and response across all platforms and telemetry without adding sensors or agents.

ProSOC Identity Threat Detection and Response is offered as an optional extension to Proficio’s award-winning MDR service. Learn more.

ABOUT PROFICIO

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed detection and response (MDR) service provider. We help prevent cybersecurity breaches by performing and enabling responses to attacks, compromises, and policy violations. We have been recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for MDR services annually since 2017. Our team of experts provides 24/7 security monitoring and alerting from global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona, and Singapore.  www.proficio.com.

Contacts:
Kim Maibaum
kmaibaum@proficio.com

PROFICIO NAMED GLOBAL SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER (SOC) TEAM OF THE YEAR

Carlsbad, Calif. – February 3, 2022 (updated February 11, 2022) – Proficio, a managed security services provider (MSSP) delivering managed detection and response (MDR) services, today announced they received 3 2022 Cybersecurity Excellence Gold awards for SOC Team of the Year, Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Provider of the Year, and AWS Cloud Security Provider of the Year. The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor companies that demonstrate excellence and innovation and receive acclaim from the broader cybersecurity community.

“We are honored to be named Global SOC Team of the Year,” said Carl Adasa, VP of Global SOC Operations, Proficio. “This award reflects the hard work and commitment of our security experts who provide our clients 24/7 protection from our global network of SOCs.”

Proficio’s global team of security analysts and engineers monitor security events, investigate suspicious behavior, and hunt for targeted attacks. We use an extensive library of threat discovery use cases, the MITRE ATT&CK ® framework, machine learning-based threat hunting models, and our advanced threat intelligence platform to provide superior threat detection for our clients. Proficio also offers automated response and containment services, as well as Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (RBVM) services to prioritize vulnerabilities based on the likelihood of exploitation and the criticality of the assets at risk.

ABOUT PROFICIO

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed detection and response (MDR) service provider. We help prevent cybersecurity breaches by performing and enabling responses to attacks, compromises, and policy violations. We have been recognized in Gartner’s Market Guide for MDR services annually since 2017. Our team of experts provides 24/7 security monitoring and alerting from global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona, and Singapore. Proficio’s cloud-native Threat Management Platform uses a combination of industry leading commercial software and proprietary technology to provide clients with advanced analytics, threat intelligence, Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), patented risk scoring, AI-based threat hunting, Open XDR, and Risk-Based Vulnerability Management. www.proficio.com.

Contacts:
Brock Watson
bwatson@proficio.com

Proficio Included in Gartner’s 2021 Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services for Fifth Year in a Row

Carlsbad, Calif. – October 26, 2021 – Proficio, a managed security services provider (MSSP) delivering managed detection and response (MDR) services, today announced they have been recognized once again as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s 2021 Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services* for the fifth consecutive year.  

Gartner’s research estimates the market will grow to over $2B in revenue by 2025 and sees an increase in the number of MDR service providers in the market, “causing challenges for buyers looking to identify and select an appropriate provider.” In their Market Guide, they highlight the continued importance of organizations using MDR services for 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) capabilities, such as monitoring and threat detection, as well as finding an MDR provider who can assist with threat containment or response processes. 

“We are excited to be recognized in the Gartner Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services for the fifth consecutive year,” said Brad Taylor, CEO, Proficio. “As the first MDR service provider to deliver automated response service and the only on to offer clients real-time insights into their security posture, cyber risk scoring, and gap analysis, we are considered an innovator in this space. We’re proud to be continually recognized in this Market Guide and will continue to invest in our people, processes, and technology to help our clients quickly react to and contain credible threats.” 

Proficio’s utilizes an extensive library of threat discovery use cases, the MITRE ATT&CK ® framework,  machine learning-based threat hunting models, business context modeling, and an advanced threat intelligence platform to provide superior threat detection for our clients. Our clients also receive our patented ThreatInsight® gap analysis and risk scoring, which are included in our ProView™ web portal along with executive dashboards and reports. Through our global network of Modern Security Operations Centers (MSOCs), Proficio experts monitor, investigate and triage suspicious events on a 24/7 basis using either Proficio’s cloud-based Threat Management Platform or a client-owned SIEM, such as Splunk or Elastic. Proficio also offers Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (RBVM) services to prioritize vulnerabilities based on the likelihood of exploitation and the criticality of the assets at risk, and Active Defense service to automate the response to high fidelity security events. 

* Market Guide for Managed Detection and Response Services, 25 October 2020 
By Analysts: Pete Shoard, Craig Lawson, Mitchell Schneider, John Collins, Mark Wah, Andrew Davies   

 ABOUT PROFICIO 

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed detection and response service provider. We help prevent cybersecurity breaches by performing and enabling responses to attacks, compromises, and policy violations. Our team of experts provides 24/7 security monitoring and alerting from global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona, and Singapore. Proficio’s cloud-native Threat Management Platform uses a combination of industry leading commercial software and proprietary technology to provide clients with advanced analytics, threat intelligence, Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), patented risk scoring, AI-based threat hunting, Open XDR, and Risk-Based Vulnerability Management. www.proficio.com. 

Contacts:
Kim Maibaum
KMaibaum@Proficio.com

IGXGlobal to Provide Managed Detection and Response Security Services to Customers Across Europe

Herndon, VA –  September, 2021 – ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS – news) today announced that its London-based subsidiary, IGXGlobal UK Limited, has expanded its Security Services portfolio to include a new Managed Detection and Response (MDR) offering that will help customers across Europe defend against growing cyber-threats.

The addition of MDR services to IGXGlobal’s roster will provide enterprise clients with access to technology that can enhance protection of their organizations with around-the-clock security monitoring and alerting, threat detection, and incident management from global managed security operations centers. In the face of a growing cyber skills gap and on-going budget constraints, the MDR service will enable IGXGlobal customers to more quickly and easily implement technology and expertise that allows them to be proactive and responsive to threats.

“As cyber security threats become increasingly complex and evasive of traditional security controls, many organizations lack the resources and tooling to monitor and respond to these security threats,” said Richard Dunthorne, services director of IGXGlobal. “IGXGlobal now has the ability to provide customers with next generation security technology, including machine learning and behavior analytics, threat intelligence, AI-based threat models and business context modelling, to help identify and analyze threats more efficiently for a quicker and more comprehensive response.”

IGXGlobal will work in collaboration with Proficio, a long-standing and trusted partner of ePlus Technology, to provide and accelerate the use of their MDR security technology in key European markets.

“We are excited to expand our successful partnership with ePlus and join together with IGXGlobal to provide this service,” said Tim Capps, managing director, EMEA for Proficio. “IGXGlobal has a well-established name in the technology sector and is trusted by large corporate and public sector organizations for their expertise and technical capabilities. As the need for cybersecurity continues to grow, we are pleased to enter into this strategic relationship to accelerate our market leadership, expand our coverage, and help organizations reduce their business risk.”

Organizations based in Europe who would like to learn more about protecting their business with MDR are asked to complete and submit an online form.

About IGXGlobal UK Limited

IGXGlobal UK Limited (IGXGlobal) is a UK-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of ePlus Technology inc. ePlus & IGXGlobal support customers commercially and technically on a global scale. As a technology systems integrator at the forefront of digital transformation IGXGlobal designs, builds and secures automated multi-cloud infrastructures that meet the rapidly changing needs of enterprise businesses. Our company is built upon technical and service excellence, which is exemplified by our skills and capabilities across multiple technologies.  Our biggest differentiator remains our local, personalized approach that is ingrained into our heritage. We are in the unique position to have both the capabilities of a Global Systems Integrator and the agility and flexibility of a smaller organization. IGXGlobal UK Limited is registered in England and Wales.  Its registered number is 05551268, and it’s registered office address is Camburgh House, 27 New Dover, Road, Canderbury, Kent, CT1 3DN.

About Proficio

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed security services provider (MSSP) offering a full range of cybersecurity services through global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona and Singapore. Proficio’s services include managed detection and response (MDR), 24/7 monitoring and alerting, Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), AI-based threat detection, Risk-based Vulnerability Management, and Risk Scoring. Proficio’s innovative approach to managed cybersecurity services combines proprietary software, credentialed security analysts, and the industry’s most advanced technologies to help organizations defend against advanced threats.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading consultative technology solutions provider that helps customers imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology.  With the highest certifications from top technology partners and lifecycle services expertise across key areas including security, cloud, data center, collaboration, networking and emerging technologies, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler.  Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,500 associates serving a diverse set of customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pac.  The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171.  For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.  Connect with ePlus on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.  ePlus, Where Technology Means More®.

ePlus®, Where Technology Means More®, and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries.  The names of other companies, products, and services mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements.”  Actual and anticipated future results may vary materially due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the duration and impact of COVID-19 and the efficacy of vaccine roll-outs, which could materially adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations and has resulted worldwide in governmental authorities imposing numerous unprecedented measures to try to contain the virus that has impacted and may further impact our workforce and operations, the operations of our customers, and those of our respective vendors, suppliers, and partners; national and international political instability fostering uncertainty and volatility in the global economy including an economic downturn, an increase in tariffs or adverse changes to trade agreements, exposure to fluctuation in foreign currency rates, interest rates and downward pressure on prices; our ability to successfully perform due diligence and integrate acquired businesses; the possibility of goodwill impairment charges in the future; reduction of vendor incentive programs; significant adverse changes in, reductions in, or losses of relationships with one or more of our largest volume customers or vendors; the demand for and acceptance of, our products and services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; our ability to implement comprehensive plans to achieve customer account coverage for the integration of sales forces, cost containment, asset rationalization, systems integration and other key strategies; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; our ability to secure our electronic and other confidential information or that of our customers or partners and remain secure during a cyber-security attack; disruptions or a security breach in our or our vendors’ IT systems and data and audio communication networks; future growth rates in our core businesses; our ability to protect our intellectual property; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to adapt to changes in the IT industry and/or rapid change in product standards; our ability to realize our investment in leased equipment; our ability to hire and retain sufficient qualified personnel; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

 

Contact:
Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP
ePlus inc.
kparkhurst@eplus.com

Proficio Achieves AWS Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider Competency Status and Becomes an MSSP Seller in AWS Marketplace

CARLSBAD   August 24, 2021 – Proficio, a managed security services provider (MSSP) delivering managed detection and response (MDR) services, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Competency status. This designation recognizes that Proficio has successfully met AWS’s requirements for a baseline of managed security services to protect and monitor essential AWS resources 24/7, known as Level 1 Managed Security Services. This new baseline standard of quality for managed security services was introduced by AWS to benefit cloud environments of any size and it spans six security domains: vulnerability management, cloud security best practices and compliance, threat detection and response, network security, host and endpoint security, and application security. The six domains contain multiple MSSP services, each with technical skillset and operational process requirements specific to AWS.

AWS launched the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency together with a dedicated MSSP solution area in AWS Marketplace to enable customers to easily acquire ongoing security monitoring and management, validated by AWS. AWS security experts annually validate the tools used and operational processes of each MSSP to address specific cloud security challenges such as continuous event monitoring, triaging, AWS service configuration best practices, and 24/7 incident response. The AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency along with the AWS Marketplace MSSP solution area provide a faster and easier experience for customers to select the right MSSP to help them achieve their goals for business risk and cloud strategy confidence.

Achieving the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency differentiates Proficio as an MSSP and AWS Partner with essential 24/7 managed cloud security skillsets to earn the distinction of Level 1 MSSP. In addition, Proficio is also a launch Partner for the MSSP solution area in AWS Marketplace.

“Proficio is proud to be one of the first AWS Partners to achieve AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency status,” said Brad Taylor, CEO, Proficio. “Proficio’s team is dedicated to ensuring our clients keep their critical data and assets secure, which includes having the knowledge and expertise to manage industry leading cloud infrastructures.”

 

“Achieving the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency is no small task,” said Ryan Orsi, Global Security/MSSP Practice Team Lead, AWS. “The company’s dedication to ensuring their clients are set up for success helped Proficio become one of the first to achieve this competency.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

Proficio delivers an array of security services on AWS, including 24/7 security monitoring, incident alerting, and response capabilities from our global network of Security Operations Centers (SOCs). The company’s team of security experts help customers to reduce risk, meet their security and compliance goals and maximize the value of their AWS infrastructure. As a dedicated AWS Partner, Proficio has also joined the AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate program, a recognition of the confidence and focus to collaborate in the AWS Partner co-sell program.

About Proficio

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed detection and response service provider. We help prevent cybersecurity breaches by performing and enabling responses to attacks, compromises, and policy violations. Our team of experts provides 24/7 security monitoring and alerting from global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona, and Singapore. www.proficio.com

Contacts:
Kim Maibaum
KMaibaum@Proficio.com

MDR Service Provider Proficio Enables Rapid Threat Containment with Microsoft Defender ATP

CARLSBAD   May 4, 2021 – Proficio, a managed security services provider (MSSP) delivering managed detection and response (MDR) services, today announced that its proprietary automated response solution, Active Defense, now supports Microsoft Defender ATP. This feature allows Proficio to quickly quarantine or isolate hosts from the network that are determined to be an immediate threat to their clients.

Microsoft Defender ATP is a key tool helping enterprises detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks within their organization. As a Gartner leader in endpoint protection service, it provides a host of solutions including cloud security analytics, threat intelligence and endpoint behavioral sensors, for comprehensive built-in endpoint protection capabilities. Proficio continues to expand their Open XDR automated response and containment capabilities by adding this support and provide an extra layer of protection by enabling rapid actions to critical threats detected within their networks by Microsoft Defender ATP.

“In cybersecurity, every second matters, so it is essential to take both fast and effective actions to contain active attacks,” says Brad Taylor, Proficio’s CEO. “Proficio developed Active Defense to aid our clients when a high-fidelity threat is detected within their network. This new integration allows our clients to extend their cyber protection by taking advantage of Proficio’s cloud-based security service alongside Microsoft’s leading endpoint protection solution.”

Proficio’s Active Defense platform currently supports a large number of vendors, including on-premise and cloud-based firewalls and industry-leading endpoint security solutions. This service is part of Proficio’s managed security services offering that enables clients to reduce risk, meet their security and compliance goals, and maximize their investments in security technology. Alongside 24/7 MDR services, Proficio offers clients a full suite of cybersecurity services, including management for security devices and Risk-Based Vulnerability Management, to ensure comprehensive protection against threats.

About Proficio

Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed detection and response service provider. We help prevent cybersecurity breaches by performing and enabling responses to attacks, compromises, and policy violations. Our team of experts provides 24/7 security monitoring and alerting from global security operations centers (SOCs) in San Diego, Barcelona, and Singapore. Proficio’s cloud-native Threat Management Platform uses a combination of industry leading commercial software and proprietary technology to provide clients with advanced analytics, threat intelligence, Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), patented risk scoring, AI-based threat hunting, Open XDR, and Risk-Based Vulnerability Management. www.proficio.com.

Contacts:
Kim Maibaum
KMaibaum@Proficio.com