Comodo Cybersecurity, a Clifton, New Jersey-based company protecting 100 million endpoints and serving 200,000 customers globally, has introduced Comodo cWatch MDR. These new managed cybersecurity services are launched by Comodo in response to mounting cyberattacks on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as well as state and local government and education organizations (SLEDs).

Comodo cWatch MDR addresses the onslaught of SMB-directed cyber threats with “enterprise-grade” Defense-in-Depth (DiD) cybersecurity for organizations that couldn’t afford, or support, these advanced capabilities. Comodo cWatch MDR includes SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) and SOCaaS (Security Operations Center-as-a-Service), and provides cybersecurity on local networks, on the web and in the cloud.

In preparing to launch, Comodo worked closely with analysts Tony Palmer and Jack Poller at research firm ESG, whose testing revealed that “Comodo cWatch MDR enables organizations to quickly deploy and integrate a turnkey SOC for DiD protection of critical assets – endpoints, networks, websites and cloud resources – unifying those different pieces under a common control framework.”

“Organizations of all kinds, particularly large enterprises, report being overwhelmed by the large number of alerts and threats and smaller organizations are not immune,” said Fernando Montenegro, senior industry analyst, 451 Research. “To address this problem, we see increasing interest in service approaches that aim to deliver enterprise class cybersecurity, including defense-in-depth, to small and medium businesses. Comodo’s combination of MDR and SOC-as-a-Service fits into this category.”

Multiple IT Security Domains

DiD entails cyberdefense across multiple IT security domains, layering security controls throughout IT systems – a best practice for combating increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. According to Comodo, the comprehensive nature of DiD and need for integration have traditionally put DiD out of reach of mid-market organizations and even of some enterprises due to needs for specialized staffing, support for complex infrastructure, costly integration of multi-vendor solutions, high license counts and frequent updates and upgrades. With Comodo cWatch MDR, SMB organizations can obtain DiD-as a-Service, either directly or through their preferred Managed Service Provider (MSP), making such comprehensive security “attainable and sustainable.”

To meet the challenge of bringing DiD to all types of organizations, Comodo cWatch MDR would offer the following capabilities:

  • 24x7x365 fully managed cybersecurity platform
  • SOCaaS with global SIEM and SOAR
  • Incident detection and response for network, cloud, web and endpoints
  • Fully integrated DiD as recommended by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) SP 800-53 R5 security controls and ISO 27001 security clauses

“Ransomware and other crippling attacks no longer target only large enterprises. Mid-sized organizations have been largely left to fend for themselves against this kind of advanced threat, until now,” said Carlos Solari, Comodo VP of Cybersecurity Services and Compliance. “Comodo cWatch MDR brings SMBs an affordable and highly capable defense-in-depth solution, bridging key gaps in the cybersecurity stack around complexity, staffing and compliance.”

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