Intrigued by the concept of XDR but unwilling to lock itself into a relationship with just one security vendor, Zyston chose Stellar Cyber’s Open XDR platform for its collection of native tools as well as its ability to integrate with popular third-party tools.
“I couldn’t go to a customer and tell them, ‘If you choose XDR, you need to replace your tools, or you’ll have limited visibility because the platform can’t consume their telemetry,’” said Kyle Topp, director of security operations at Zyston. “The idea of Open XDR was like a light bulb going off in my head, and our customers have been very pleased with the services we offer as a result.”
Topp cited not only Stellar Cyber’s seamless integration of telemetry data from hundreds of sources, but also its machine learning capabilities and automated playbooks, which have reduced the amount of time his analysts spend building use cases by 65%. “Efficiency of operations and the level of effort drove our decision to go with Stellar Cyber,” Topp added. “Components like built-in automated response and multitenancy really drive our ability to offer highly effective and cost-effective services to our clients.”
“Traditional SIEMs involve a lot of manual labor in terms of parsing alerts and writing use cases, and all that labor impairs MSSP business models,” said Brian Stoner, vice president for service providers at Stellar Cyber. “Our goal from the beginning has been to meet MSSPs’ business needs by offering built-in multitenancy, automatic correlation, and automated responses that allow them to deliver better security to their clients while reducing their own costs.”