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Preston Broesche
Director of Information Technology at Kirby Corporation
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
Aug 27, 2020
Saves my team time and alert fatigue, allowing us to concentrate on more important things

What is our primary use case?

I have a very small team and anytime I can maximize efficiencies within the work I'm trying to do with Kirby, it's a good thing. That's what I was trying to do by using CRITICALSTART.

Pros and Cons

  • "The new mobile app is awesome. It is one of the best I've ever seen. It's much better than its predecessor. It's more intuitive, a whole lot easier to navigate and get where you need to go. It's less repetitive and just generally easier to use. It allows me to not have to be sitting at my computer all the time. I can be on my phone or tablet or wherever I'm at. It makes it a lot easier to answer tickets and do that kind of thing."
  • "The main difference between the other options and this one is the quality of the personnel within the SOC. It's their knowledge and depth and the way they handle customers."
  • "The only thing I can think of that I would like to see, and I'm sure they could work this into a service pretty easily, is not only alerts on issues that are affecting my company, but some threat intelligence of a general nature on what's out there in the environment. That might be a nice add-in."

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest using a phased approach, instead of dumping everything in from the beginning and then trying to sort it out, triage-wise. If you add types of sources or tools to it one at a time, instead of "everybody into the pool" right away, that really helps you. That way it allows you to get your handle on the smaller piece of the pie first and then work your way forward. As for what to start with, it depends on what you're pushing to them. I didn't start necessarily right away with the MDR, but I did have my endpoint protection being looked at by them, at least. Then I added in my SIEM…