DirectDefense Launches New Enterprise Security Program Review Offering to Address Overlooked Cyber Risks

Englewood, Colo. January 27, 2021 – DirectDefense, Inc., an information security services company that provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, compliance management, and 24/7 managed services, announced today the launch of the Enterprise Security Program Review (ESPR), a joint security offering with IronNet, Unlimited Technology and Exero. A first-of-its-kind in the Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) space, the ESPR measures the current and desired future state of an organization’s infrastructure against the National Industry Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity controls.

The ESPR will assess, test, and review an organization’s existing security controls, analyze risk exposure, and help implement individually-tailored security solutions. Applying a holistic approach to cybersecurity, this offering addresses cyber risks missed by single-solution providers. ESPR is the only comprehensive solution to support both large and small enterprise customers, ensuring the installation, modification and operation of a successful cybersecurity defense platform.

  • DirectDefense will conduct the information security assessment of the client infrastructure and test the effectiveness of security controls and existing tools. Utilizing the ThreatAdvisor risk management platform, DirectDefense offers an unparalleled detailed strategic roadmap and remediation guidance plan to address findings from the assessment process. As a managed security service provider (MSSP), DirectDefense will also offer managed security services for IronNet.
  • IronNet’s Collective Defense platform provides behavior-based analytics at the network level that detect anomalous activity at individual enterprises — then allows organizations of all sizes to share threat data anonymously, at network speed, to increase visibility into incoming cyber attacks. Collective Defense allows customers to leverage a wider pool of cybersecurity expertise, threat intelligence, and higher-order behavioral analysis.
  • Exero provides health-based monitoring for all endpoint devices in a customer’s network. This increased visibility to endpoints helps visualize trends and patterns regarding the endpoint behavior of a network in real time. Exero offers an API for automation in the kill chain tied directly to malicious threats identified by IronNet’s artificial intelligence.
  • Unlimited Technology provides the procurement of services and technology, manages the rollout, provides additional staffing where required, and delivers physical and logical infrastructure upgrades.

“For the first time, senior executives will have the ability to manage cyber risk across their enterprise with a single solution,” said DirectDefense Vice President of Strategy Christopher Walcutt. “This Enterprise Security Program Review offering was designed and built by people who have spent their careers breaking into computers, and who understand the critical need for an integrated solution to manage asset health, network security visibility, and assessment across all cybersecurity control families.”

For more information, please visit the DirectDefense ESPR page or download the Enterprise Security Program Review service brief for DirectDefense.

About DirectDefense
DirectDefense, named one of America’s fastest growing small private companies in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 by Inc. Magazine, is an information security services and 24/7 managed services provider headquartered in Englewood, CO, with locations across the United States. As the ESPR assessor and an MSSP for IronNet customers, DirectDefense provides consultative and strategic services to coordinate assessment, project planning, implementation, and management of your Enterprise Security Program Review.

About IronNet Cybersecurity
Founded in 2014 by GEN (Ret.) Keith Alexander, IronNet Cybersecurity is a global cybersecurity leader that is revolutionizing how organizations secure their networks by delivering the first-ever Collective Defense platform operating at scale. Employing an extraordinarily high percentage of former NSA cybersecurity operators with offensive and defensive cyber experience, IronNet integrates deep tradecraft knowledge into its industry-leading products to solve the most challenging cyber problems facing the world today.

About Unlimited Technology
Unlimited Technology’s vision is to be considered a provider of best-in-class Cybersecurity, physical security and compliance solutions with an emphasis within the critical infrastructure sector. They provide end-to-end technology solutions to meet all of our customer needs.

About Exero
A cloud-based SaaS health-based monitoring system, Exero is an easy-to-implement data collection, asset management, and managed services platform. Bridge your identified security gaps and receive proactive and automatic response capabilities with Exero, health-based monitoring provided through Unlimited Technology.


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