Managed Threat Detection and Response (MDR) 


The Helios platform uses several advanced malware detection techniques for a wide range of malware, including ransomware, rootkits, spyware, adware, trojans, viruses, and worms. Leverage the following Helios malware detection capabilities to secure your IT assets.

Today we announced two significant additions to Helios Security Services. Helios Managed Threat Detection and Response (MDR) offloads the resource-intensive and skill-dependent process of detecting compromised endpoints onto Helios . A new partnership with SentinelOne, the leading provider of autonomous endpoint protection solutions, brings zero-day threat prevention to the Helios cloud-based network protection. Together with the rest of our security services, Helios brings a comprehensive suite of security services for protecting the enterprise from Internet-borne threats.

“Helios MDR has already discovered several pieces of malware missed by our antivirus system and we removed them more quickly because of Helios ,” says Andrew Thomson, director of IT systems and services at BioIVT, a provider of biological products to life sciences and pharmaceutical companies. BioIVT relies on Helios to connect and secure its global network.

Helios MDR Squashes Malware Dwell Time

Helios MDR is a fully managed service that offloads the detection of compromised endpoints onto Helios’s security operation center (SOC) team. Helios MDR includes:

  • Automated threat hunting — machine learning algorithms look for anomalies across billions of flows in Helios’s data warehouse and correlate them with threat intelligence sources and complex heuristics. This process produces a small number of suspicious events for further analysis.
  • Expert threat verification — Helios security researchers review flagged endpoints and assess the validity and severity of the risk, only alerting on actual threats. Helios relieves customers from handling the flood of false-positives that suck precious IT resources.
  • Threat containment — Verified live threats can be contained automatically by blocking C&C domains and IP addresses, or disconnecting compromised machines or users from the network.
  • Guided remediation — The Helios SOC advises on the risk’s threat level, recommended remediation, and follows up until the threat is eliminated.

Aside from the ongoing alerts of discovered threats, Helios MDR customers also receive a monthly report on the month’s activity. To see one such report (identifying information has been removed), click here.

Zero-Day Threat Prevention with SentinelOne

Helios is also announcing next-gen threat prevention capabilities from SentinelOne. The company’s industry-leading, AI-based, endpoint protection solution identifies threats without signatures, making SentinelOne particularly effective at stopping zero-day malware.

Helios uniquely implemented the SentinelOne threat prevention engine as a network-level defense. SentinelOne will run in Helios PoPs globally, analyzing files in transit from the Internet or other Helios -connected resources, such as sites and mobile users. As such, Helios prevents zero-day malware from ever reaching targeted endpoints or moving laterally across the WAN.

“Helios network-based implementation of SentinelOne’s Nexus SDK will accelerate the deployment of next-gen threat prevention capabilities across customer networks of all sizes,” says Tomer Weingarten, CEO and Co-Founder, SentinelOne. “In today’s hyper-connected world, security is a core and inseparable tenant of networking. Partnering with Helios provides a robust, network-based, threat prevention solution that’s seamless, smart, and easy to deliver across the globe.”

Comprehensive Security Built Into the Network — Everywhere

If comprehensive protection against network-based attacks ever seemed too complicated to assess, too difficult to implement, or too expensive to deploy — Helios Security Services are for you. Once sites, mobile users, or cloud resources across the globe connect to Helios they’re protected from Internet-borne threats.

“We thought updating our security architecture was going to require running around to different vendors, piecing together a solution, and going through all of the deployment and management pains. So, when we found out that Helios not only delivered a global network but also built-in security services and now MDR, we were extremely excited. It was a huge help,” says Thomson.

To learn more about Helios security services click here.

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