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Kocho unveils managed XDR service, extending its clients’ ability to detect, respond to, and investigate complex cyber threats

New service leverages Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Sentinel to provide a single ‘pane of glass’ across the client’s entire infrastructure

Kocho, the UK-based provider of cyber security, identity, cloud transformation and managed services, has today unveiled its new extended detection and response (XDR) service, which enables organisations to detect threats and respond to incidents more quickly, while also improving their investigation capabilities to counteract future cyber attacks.

The new managed service combines the endpoint focus of Microsoft Defender and advanced AI technologies of Microsoft Sentinel to build a single, 360-degree view of each of its customer’s infrastructures, spanning on-premise deployments, the cloud, remote workers as well as business-to-consumer platforms. This holistic, real-time visibility shortens the window of opportunity for cybercriminals to infiltrate – or remain hidden within – business networks.

Threats are constantly evolving and hackers work tirelessly to find the cracks that inevitably emerge when organisations adopt emerging technologies and introduce new working practices. As cybercriminals become more sophisticated and the attack surface continues to grow, traditional cyber security approaches of deploying isolated security tools offer limited protection. In contrast, Kocho’s XDR service works to monitor, track, and contextualise all event data across endpoints, cloud workloads, and IoT devices. It has the power to connect seemingly isolated, often minor incidents – such as unexpected login attempts or the receipt of a single phishing email – with other suspicious events, in order to quickly uncover and mitigate the most serious and complex of threats.

Kocho’s XDR service is fully managed by the company’s security operations centre (SOC) in Cardiff. The service has been designed to help organisations that are built on Microsoft infrastructures to maximise their existing licensing agreements. These licenses often include robust cyber protection, but few companies have the in-house resources to implement and manage these features to their full potential. This new XDR service helps companies unlock these capabilities, strengthening their ability to identify and withstand cyberattacks.

“We have to constantly improve our security standards, not just to keep up with cyber criminals’ evolving techniques, but also to keep pace with our customers’ changing infrastructure requirements, which now encompass the cloud, IoT devices, mobile devices and more,” said Neil Coughlan, Chief Strategy Officer, Kocho. “This new XDR service joins the dots between all the different Microsoft solutions deployed within our customers’ infrastructures, empowering them to take charge of their cyber security and stay one step ahead by detecting new and future threats. Kocho unveils managed XDR service, extending its clients’ ability to detect, respond to, and investigate complex cyber threats

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Kocho combines the power of Microsoft cloud technology with world-class identity and cyber security expertise, to steer UK organisations on a course to secure cloud transformation. Founded in 2001 and previously known as TiG Data Intelligence and ThirdSpace, the company rebranded as Kocho in 2022, following the acquisition of security and ID specialist, ThirdSpace in March 2021. Headquartered in London, it also has operations in Cardiff and Manilla. Customers span mid-market organisations up to large enterprises, operating in the financial services, health, manufacturing and professional services sectors. Brands relying on Kocho include BUPA, AVIVA, William Blair and Liontrust Asset Management

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