SOC-as-a-service vendor Arctic Wolf Networks has added an endpoint monitoring tool to its Arctic Wolf Managed Detection and Response and Arctic Wolf Managed Risk service offerings. The new Arctic Wolf Agent, which is provided at no additional cost, provides unified inventory and asset management functionality in a bid to enrich behavior analytics and help eliminate endpoint blind spots that traditional technologies can miss.
“Having an increasingly mobile workforce means that companies need to manage more and more devices on their networks, and network detection by itself is no longer good enough,” said Brian NeSmith, chief executive officer and co-founder of Arctic Wolf Networks, in a press statement. “Endpoint visibility is a critical requirement of securing the mobile workforce, which is why we are including the Arctic Wolf Agent as core technology for our Managed Detection and Response and Managed Risk solutions.”
The Arctic Wolf Agent provides telemetry to understand the status of endpoints including asset information, operational metrics, and key behavioral insight from vulnerability scans. This audit and alert data enables the Arctic Wolf Concierge Security Team to provide continuous risk assessment and threat detection in order to proactively alert organizations of potentially dangerous events, and to create rules to respond to and neutralize threats before they become larger incidents.
“Arctic Wolf has helped us to monitor our environment for threats and assess vulnerabilities,” said Jerod Lindblom, chief information officer at JM Swank, a food ingredients distributor, in prepared remarks. “The addition of an endpoint agent will help to provide greater internal visibility and improve our security posture.”
Key features of the Arctic Wolf Agent include in-depth asset inventory and alert data; security coverage from proactive risk management to managed detection and response services from a single SOC-as-a-service solution; alignment with security control benchmarking providers to identify gaps in an organization’s risk posture based on industry standards; and support for major operating system platforms including Windows, Windows Server, and MacOS.
The Arctic Wolf Agent is available immediately as an enhancement to the Arctic Wolf Managed Detection and Response and the Arctic Wolf Managed Risk solutions. The latter offering debuted in June.
Arctic Wolf embraced a channel-only sales model in May.