Critical Insight Announces Addition of Endpoint Detection & Response Capabilities with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Integration

Seattle, WA — Critical Insight®, a Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services provider specializing in protecting the networks of critical infrastructure, essential organizations, and mid-market companies, announced today an expansion of existing offerings to include Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Critical Insight's new endpoint integration helps round out the company’s 24/7 detection and response offering, Critical Insight MDR. The combination enables complete visibility into customers’ environments, whether a physical network, cloud environment, zero-trust workforce, or any combination of the above.

“With remote working now the normal for many organizations, information security teams are scrambling to secure this rapidly expanding remote workforce. Employees are accessing sensitive data from all over the globe, causing an increased focus on zero trust architecture and, ultimately, the endpoint,” said Mike Hamilton, co-founder and CISO of Critical Insight. “As we continue outfitting our offering with best-of-breed technology and services, Critical Insight is laying a foundation for enabling the mid-market to plug and play a cybersecurity team to up-level their existing resources.”

Critical Insight’s new endpoint integration will allow the company to monitor events and alerts from Microsoft Defender for Endpoint using analyst-driven hunting and investigation activities, as well as proactively push tickets to analysts for investigation using Critical Insight’s specifically designed detections. Through this integration, Critical Insight analysts can now actively isolate machines based on playbooks developed with each customer. This feature is part of the Critical Insight Rapid Quarantine (CIRQ) offering.

“Increasingly, customers are asking for more services as they advance along their security journeys,” said Garrett Silver, CEO of Critical Insight. “They are asking for MDR and EDR to handle their daily monitoring, and at the same time, asking for security assessments and penetration tests to improve their programs. We are here to provide the range of services our customers need, which is why we created the integration with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.”

Critical Insight chose Defender for Endpoint because it has quickly attained significant market share while demonstrating exceptional execution. CI Security’s own offensive security team reports it’s one of the most difficult endpoint protection solutions to evade.

To learn how Microsoft Defender for Endpoint integrates with Critical Insight MDR and Critical Insight’s suite of cyber security solutions, please visit Endpoint for Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Critical Insight MDR