IntelliGO has been named a representative vendor in the Gartner 2019 Managed Detection and Response Market Guide. In this brief video we turn to IntelliGO's senior leadership to explore the outcomes that the guide drives for small to medium-sized enterprises, what inclusion means for IntelliGO, and the reasons for it.
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Voiceover: IntelliGO networks has been recognized by Gartner, appearing for the second year in a row in their Managed Detection and Response Market Guide. We turn to IntelliGO’s leadership team for their reactions, starting with “What drives their efforts at IntelliGO?”
Adam Mansour, Chief Technology Officer: Our motivation at IntelliGO is really simple; we need to find and stop threats.
Jennifer Mitchell, VP Operations and Delivery: So, here at IntelliGO, our focus, first and foremost, has always been client centricity;
Khaled Mansour, Chief Executive Officer: IntelliGO is in the MDR services business to reduce risk, to protect clients, to protect their information.
Effi Lipsman, Vice President Sales & Channels: Being included in the [MDR] Market Guide demonstrates how IntelliGO goes above and beyond fitting a lot of those recommendations and really meeting a lot of the client needs.
What outcomes will the guide drive?
Khaled: It does a great job of explaining the difference between MDR and MSSPs. It also explains the what differentiates some MDR services providers from one another. It identifies the gaps that a number of service providers are still having, and I’m glad to see that many of those gaps have been addressed by IntelliGO.
Effi: This is a validation of the high-value services that our partners can no offer their prospective clients, in a way that complements their offering today, but in a way that’s also differentiated, and is unique.
Adam: I’d say that the guide has done a good job of keeping pace with where the innovations across the board have sort of brought the MDR category to.
Jennifer: So, when I think about Gartner’s recommendations, what really stands out for me is the external validation that we got from Gartner, in terms of the direction that we put our MDR services in, and how we position ourselves to clients.
What factors contributed to IntelliGO's recognition?
Effi: The continuous investment that IntelliGO is making in things like artificial intelligence, sophisticated machine learning algorithms… things that really push the boundaries of cybersecurity.
Jennifer: The first that everybody knows about, is our proprietary platform - which is excellent. But the second, that doesn’t get as much attention, is actually the people – the threat hunters – who operate that platform.
Khaled: We employ threat hunters who are in contact daily with clients, identifying containing and disrupting potential threats.
Adam: I feel like this year we’ve made a lot of advancements in automation, artificial intelligence, and focusing a lot on the proactive element that is so essential to keeping our customers safe.
How does this acknowledgement make you feel?
Khaled: We’re proud and thrilled to be recognized in the guide, and standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the giants in the field.
Adam: I am happy that we’ve been included in this year’s MDR market guide from Gartner!
Effi: We’re thrilled to be recognized by Gartner yet again.
Jennifer: So, for the most part, I read Gartner and thought ‘Well done! Keep it up!’