It has been less than 11 months since the launch of Sophos Managed Threat Response, our 24/7 human-led threat hunting, detection, and response service. The service’s rapid growth and success is proof that the strategy we have chosen has struck a chord with customers around the world. Sophos MTR – a fusion of technology, manpower and processes which act as an extension of an organizations’ security and IT teams.
And this is just the beginning.
Today and with immense pride, I am happy to announce that we have just surpassed the 1,000 customer mark. This undoubtedly underlines the profound need for security expertise across all verticals, industries and sectors.
Cybersecurity professionals when you need them
Against the chaotic backdrop of social and economic pressures brought on by the pandemic, those in the IT profession have continued to achieve the seemingly impossible: do more with less, also while in isolation.
Supporting remote workforces to achieve their goals both effectively and safely is a monumental task. Before this pandemic, there was already a global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals: an estimated workforce gap of 4.07 million. Securing an organization has never been a trivial matter, and the current climate has only worsened the impact of this shortage.
As a leader in cybersecurity across endpoint, network and cloud, we are incredibly fortunate. Where most organizations struggle to both hire and retain security professionals, we are resilient to these struggles due to the sheer scale at which we operate.
When our staff walk over to the (albeit now virtual) water cooler, they talk security with other security people. When they’re in need of guidance, they can talk directly with industry veterans and experts within MTR, SophosLabs and across our whole organization.
When they’re looking for a new challenge, that challenge already exists within our various research, development and service groups, as well as within the diversity of our customer landscape. It’s an environment that attracts and hones the best operators in the industry, and that provides a virtuous circle of optimisation between technology and those human operators.
It is an honor to be afforded the trust and responsibility to assist in defending so many organizations across the globe in such a short space of time. This is an important milestone for us, one that enables us to protect more customers than ever in an ever-more effective fashion. But our achievements to date are just the beginning.
Selling Managed Threat Response
On the Sophos Partner Portal, you are able to leverage a number sales assets. There’s also a great case study that gives you and prospective customers a clear example of how Sophos MTR can help secure businesses. Head over to our Sophos News blog for the full article.