More will be coming from this collaboration between Open Systems and Microsoft.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

May 9, 2022

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Open Systems has collaborated with Microsoft to develop Microsoft Security Experts. It’s a new set of managed threat hunting and response security service offerings.

Microsoft Security Experts, an expansion of Microsoft’s existing portfolio, launched Monday.

Open Systems’ Managed Detection and Response Plus (MDR+) platform allows organizations to mitigate both threats and risks. It does so by leveraging the Microsoft security tool stack as a multicloud, multi-device control plane.

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Alex Berger is Open Systems’ senior director of product marketing.


Open Systems’ Alex Berger

“Partners will be able to offer customers Open Systems MDR+ as a complement to … Microsoft Security Experts managed extended detection and response (MXDR) service. Using both, … our partners’ customers get the benefits of Microsoft’s standardized threat detection and alert triage augmented with tailored protection and localized response delivered by MDR+.”

In addition, Open Systems can help partners’ customers adopt core Microsoft security technologies required by the Microsoft Security Experts services.

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The combination of Microsoft Security Experts and Open Systems MDR+ is an “extremely compelling” managed security services solution, Berger said. Unlike competitive solutions, it “leaves no stone unturned” thanks to the combination of globalized threat detection and alert triage with localized response.

“To realize these benefits, the Microsoft MXDR service will provide additional signals and data for integration into MDR+, to enable a seamless experience for customers,” he said.

More to Come From Collaboration

Andrew Conway is Microsoft’s vice president of security marketing.


Microsoft’s Andrew Conway

Open Systems has played an important role in helping shape the direction of Microsoft Security Experts,” he said. “We look forward to helping to protect our mutual customers through integration with Open Systems’ industry-leading security MDR services offering.”

Berger said Open Systems is continuing to co-innovate with Microsoft and both companies will share more details at Inspire, Microsoft’s worldwide partner conference in July.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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