Sumo Logic extends from Cloud SIEM, SOAR to Open XDR Security



Ramin Sayar, CEO of Sumo Logic

Within the MSSP partner ecosystem, Sumo Logic is best known for its cloud-based tools SIEM (security information and event management) and SOAR (security orchestration and response). But take a closer look and you’ll notice Sumo Logic is expanding its security efforts.

Indeed, Sumo Logic President and CEO Ramin Sayar today announced a “Modern Workload Protection” initiative. He also described an Open XDR (eXtended Detection and Response) strategy that aligns with partner solutions. Details surfaced at the Sumo Logic Sumo Logic Illuminate 2021 virtual conference.

The Modern Workload Protection effort is designed to protect workloads in modern and legacy environments, including servers, virtual machines (VMs), containers, and serverless functions through the multi-cloud cloud and hybrid, the company says.

The open XDR effort is designed to provide threat detection and response support using native capabilities and vendor-independent integrations among Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Network Detection and Response (NDR) partners. ), Threat Intelligence and Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Sumo Logic said.

Sumo Logic: Extensive Security Integrations

Dig a little deeper, and Sumo Logic also offers new security integrations with:

  • Several Amazon Web Services (AWS) tools – like Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, AWS Web Application Firewall, AWS CloudTrail, AWS VPC Flow and AWS Network Firewall.
  • Third-party cloud security tools – including Zscaler Internet and Private Access, Cybereason, Nucleon, CrowdStrike Falcon Endpoint Protection, Cyral, Tessian, VMware Carbon Black, ServiceNow Security Incident Response (SIR), Mimecast and Palo Alto Networks.
  • SaaS and system software such as Salesforce, Workday, Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Microsoft Active Directory.
  • Compliance and audit tools and technologies.

Sumo Logic also announced multiple broader observability efforts that extend beyond the security market.

Partnerships with Sumo Logic service providers, business growth

Sumo Logic continues to gain traction with MSSPs and MSPs, company executives told analysts on Wall Street during an earnings call on September 9, 2021. Other anecdotes shared on the call include: Channel business generated triple-digit year-over-year growth in APAC (Asia-Pacific) and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), according to vice president of finance Jennifer McCord.

Sumo Logic’s partnership strategy includes a multi-account management solution for MSSPs. The company also continues to develop new third-party integrations and ecosystem partnerships.

Yet competition in the SIEM and SOAR cloud markets continues to intensify. And just about every detection and response (DR) company advertises some sort of XDR strategy.

Sumo Logic’s revenue was $ 58.8 million for the second quarter ended July 31, 2021, up 19% from the corresponding quarter a year earlier.


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