Intelligent CISO Issue 53 - Page 6

Bitdefender innovates Managed Detection and Response ( MDR ) with new service optimised for organisations with limited resources
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SAS is a leader in anti-money laundering , says research firm report G lobal AI and analytics titan SAS has been named a leader in anti-money laundering solutions by Forrester .
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Bitdefender innovates Managed Detection and Response ( MDR ) with new service optimised for organisations with limited resources

itdefender , a global cybersecurity leader , has unveiled

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MDR Foundations , a new managed security service that provides continuous threat monitoring and response , intelligence-based threat hunting and elite security experts designed to provide MDR capabilities specifically tailored to managed service providers ( MSPs ) and customer organisations with limited resources . The service augments in-house security and IT teams ’ ability to overcome the cybersecurity skills gap and enables faster detection and threat elimination , reduced attacker dwell time and streamlined security operations for improved cyber-resilience .
Unlike many competing MDR offerings which are simply managed antivirus or managed EDR , MDR Foundations provides any size business a full managed detection and response security service .
MDR Foundations key benefits include :
• 24 / 7 threat monitoring , detection and response
• Proactive human-led threat hunting
• Improved security operations
• Easy onboarding and service management
Bitdefender MDR Foundations is built to address security challenges presented by Digital Transformation and the shift towards cloud environments . It adds to the company ’ s existing portfolio of MDR Premium and MDR Enterprise offerings . The service is delivered by leveraging the award-winning Bitdefender GravityZone Business Security Enterprise unified security platform , which incorporates risk assessment and hardening , prevention , endpoint detection and response ( EDR ), cross-endpoint threat correlation and extended detection and response ( XDR ) with sensors that go beyond the endpoint .

SAS is a leader in anti-money laundering , says research firm report G lobal AI and analytics titan SAS has been named a leader in anti-money laundering solutions by Forrester .

The Forrester Wave : Anti-Money-Laundering Solutions , Q3 2022 evaluates the industry ’ s 15 most significant anti-money laundering ( AML ) technology providers , assessing and ranking them based on 26 evaluation criteria .
SAS Anti-Money Laundering attained the highest score of any evaluated vendor in the ‘ current offering ’ category . The AI- powered anti-money laundering software solution scored 4.85 out of five overall and received the highest possible score in 12 of the category ’ s 13 criteria , including :
• Users and roles
• Watchlist management and screening
• Rules-based scoring and alerting
• AI / Machine Learning-based scoring and alerting
• Internationalisation , currencies and reporting
• Scale
“ While anti-money laundering compliance expectations have increased due to more complex regulatory priorities , AI and Machine Learning are delivering on their promise of making AML programs more automated , efficient and effective ,” said David Stewart , North Carolina-based Director of Financial Crimes and Compliance at SAS .
Stephan Wessels , SAS Head of Customer Advisory for South Africa , said : “ We are very proud to be named a leader in antimoney laundering solutions by Forrester . This is a testament to our advanced market solutions that are built to fight against money laundering and illicit finance with AI , Machine Learning , intelligent automation and advanced network visualisation – and to meet the challenges and risks in an ever-changing operating environment .”
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