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World-Class MSS DNA Makes MDR All the More Powerful

By Tom Powledge, Chief Product Officer and Senior Vice President of Managed Security Services at Trustwave

It’s no secret, Trustwave is a global leader in cybersecurity. Trustwave has been named a leader in most recent major analyst reports on Managed Security Services (MSS) and was most recently named a leader in the Forrester Wave for MSS – for all the right reasons.

A key component of this leadership position is due to our ability to successfully integrate our elite SpiderLabs team and their world-class threat intelligence into our core MSS offerings. Leveraging data from across Trustwave’s 5,000+ MSS global customers along with discreet security research to hone in on attack vectors, indicators of compromise (IoCs) and attacker behaviors across a multitude of verticals, SpiderLabs makes Trustwave who we are.

And as an award-winning Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Top Threat Indicator and provider of globally recognized research on industry shaping topics – i.e., GoldenSpy, US election security, SolarWinds vulnerabilities, and more – it's hard to argue that without Trustwave SpiderLabs, your threat intelligence is missing something.

Trustwave’s ability to infuse its MSS offering with this actionable threat intelligence along with advanced analytics in the purpose-built and cloud-native Trustwave Fusion open XDR platform, has been critical in helping to meet enterprises' strenuous needs as they embrace digital transformation and combat the continuously evolving threat landscape.

Trustwave Invests in MDR To Offer Something Unique

Over the past few years, we’ve been bringing our world-class MSS capabilities and our collaborative spirit to a new market – and it is making an impact.

Trustwave was named a Strong Performer and one of the top 9 "Providers That Matter Most" to clients in terms of current capability in the first-ever Forrester Wave for Managed Detection and Response (MDR). Trustwave is also recognized as a leader in the Q3 2020 Forrester Wave for Global Managed Security Services Providers – positioning us to strongly execute in the pure-play MDR market and, with our leadership in MSS, excel in crossover MDR/MSS service offerings.

In the first Forrester Wave for MDR, Trustwave stood out and achieved the highest scores possible in the following categories:

  • Threat intelligence for faster detection and response
  • Collaboration with clients for superior outcomes in detection, investigation, and response
  • XDR collection, correlation, and APIs

Recently, Trustwave has made significant investments in its MDR capabilities and offerings. We've developed the Trustwave Fusion Platform to perform and enable threat detection and response capabilities as well as provide powerful analytics and insights to our customers. Trustwave has also doubled its investment in rapid geographic expansion and top security talent. We continue to add highly skilled and specialized security practitioners to our teams worldwide.

Moving Forward to Lead

As our customers progress in their digital transformation journeys and move to complex hybrid and multi-cloud environments, we will continue to innovate managed threat detection and response capabilities that meet those dynamic demands and to combat the rise in highly sophisticated attacks.

We look forward to Trustwave’s continued growth in MDR, and we are excited at the opportunity to inject our MSS DNA into a new pure-play market, providing a unique global delivery footprint of MDR/MSS under one roof for our customers.


The Forrester Wave: Managed Detection and Response, Q1 2021

Forrester positions Trustwave as a Strong Performer in the published report: The Forrester Wave: Managed Detection and Response, Q1 2021. Trustwave ranked as one of 9 vendors in capabilities that matter most to security practitioners.

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