Secureworks Announces Partnership with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Secureworks Announces Partnership with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Secureworks and Microsoft have announced a partnership that aims to help joint customers detect and respond faster, more effectively and with more accuracy to advanced cyber threats.

Red Cloak Threat Detection and Response (TDR), Secureworks’ software-as-a-service (SaaS) application, will use raw data collected from Microsoft’s Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) platform to aid their own analytics in threat detection.

“Secureworks is thrilled to work with Microsoft on this development effort,” said Wendy Thomas, Chief Product Officer at Secureworks. “Pairing Microsoft’s unique optics across the Windows ecosystem with Secureworks’ advanced analytics and investigative workflows will empower our joint customers to rid their environments of hard-to-detect threats that other security analytics cannot identify.”

Moti Gindi, General Manager, Windows Cyber Defense, Microsoft, said, “Partnering with Secureworks, a Microsoft Silver Partner and a recognized leader in managed security services, opens new value to Microsoft Defender ATP customers interested in a managed threat detection and response service from a top player in the market.”

Secureworks’ Red Cloak TDR relies on machine learning, deep learning, and behavioral techniques to supply the system with a number of detectors to piece together the sources of malicious and threatening behavior. Red Cloak TDR also uses intuitive workflows and automation to allow analysts to streamline investigations and focus on critical priorities. This applied threat intelligence allows Secureworks’ analysts to keep up with the emerging threats their customers face.

Using intelligence built into Windows 10 — including cloud security analytics — Microsoft Defender ATP helps enterprise networks prevent, detect, investigate and respond to the increasingly advanced threats that corporations face.

The partnership of the two platforms will also strengthen Secureworks’ position as a cloud-based cybersecurity software provider, potentially adding to their already 4,000 customers across 50 countries worldwide.

Secureworks also has plans to release new features for Red Cloak TDR in the coming months including additional data sources and reporting capabilities.