Leidos Launches Managed Detection and Response Service, Provides Clients with Early Detection and Proactive Response for Incident Prevention

June 13, 2017

RESTON, Va., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos Cyber, Inc. today announced the availability of its Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service that goes beyond traditional Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) or Incident Response (IR) services. MDR is a continuous, end-to-end service that detects malicious threats earlier, provides comprehensive analysis of intrusions, and delivers immediately actionable guidance for future prevention based on intelligence gained.

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Every breach starts with a threat that went undiscovered.  Finding threats can take security teams 6 months or more and minimizing the time to discover a given threat is critical.  By deploying MDR, security teams can reduce the time to find threats to 0 days - detecting threats at the; delivery, exploit, install, or command and control stage instead of detecting a breach after its damaging "actions on objectives" has occurred.

MDR's strength of detection is achieved by two major components, visibility and human analysis.. We leverage technology, proven processes for analysis, and experienced cyber threat analysts to support our clients' network defense teams.  Together we discover threats sooner and respond to incidents faster, resulting in smarter protection for your enterprise.

"Our clients will see improved security overall, reduce internal alert fatigue, minimize costly IR engagements, improve situational awareness and reduce business exposure," said Mark Sherman, Director - Managed Services, for Leidos. "All without the burden of managing new technology or hiring additional staff resulting in lower CapEx and OPEX expenditures."

Leidos's seasoned security analysts and NSA-accredited incident response teams provide deep expertise enabling them to identify and thwart the efforts of attackers targeting the enterprise. The MDR Service is supported by three key tiers of monitoring and detection technology: world-class endpoint, network monitoring, and log services providing our clients with accelerated detection and response to advanced threats.  We leverage technology that the customer may already have deployed, and integrate it as part of the service delivery.

About Leidos

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.  

Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.



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