BlueVoyant Honored to Win 2023 Microsoft Excellence Awards Security MSSP of the Year

May 4, 2023 | 4 min read

Milan Patel

Global Head of Managed Security Services

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The company is excited that the Microsoft community recognizes BlueVoyant’s commitment to advanced technologies and scalable services to help joint clients maximize their Microsoft Security investments.

BlueVoyant won the Security MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) of the Year award at the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards 2023. The best accolade we receive is the trust from new and existing clients and vendor partners. We are honored to receive this award from the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs) and MSSPs that have integrated their security products and services with Microsoft’s security technologies. Being acknowledged for excellence by both Microsoft and our peers validates the time and energy we have invested in maximizing our clients’ Microsoft investment.

BlueVoyant and Microsoft both recognize that cybersecurity is a team sport, and have been working closely together for years to build technologies and services for the industry and help our joint clients protect themselves from the latest attacks. One way is through MISA, which brings the Microsoft Security community together to protect and empower clients. The Microsoft Security Excellence Awards recognize outstanding contributions from MISA members and have been awarded at RSA for the last four years.

This award recognizes BlueVoyant for its innovative Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Solutions for Microsoft Security. Our solutions include a comprehensive range of capabilities, such as onboarding, proactive security information and event management (SIEM) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) management, and 24x7 security operations, enabling organizations to detect and respond to security threats quickly and effectively through unparalleled collaboration. BlueVoyant's next-generation MDR prioritizes data privacy, ensuring that clients maintain control of their sensitive data and leverage their existing security tools in a co-managed within their existing experiences and operations workflows. Our approach is to maximize the technology our clients have already invested in through our platform, while securing new critical attack vectors, like supply chains and digital assets.

Our main goal is to bring our cutting-edge technologies, scalable security operations, and expertise closer to our clients. As part of this effort, we've developed advanced client analyst experiences within Microsoft Sentinel, as well as robust APIs enabling a user-friendly experience within case management systems like ServiceNow, while still maintaining a robust user experience within BlueVoyant’s platform. By adopting this innovative approach, our clients have been able to enhance their security capabilities and accelerate their threat detection and response, while also maintaining compliance with enterprise IT and security workflows across teams. Ultimately, our solutions empower organizations to work more efficiently and proactively mitigate security risks where and how they feel most comfortable.

Excellence is in our DNA. BlueVoyant achieved Microsoft verified Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) solution status in October, and is now offering options to expand the scope of MXDR by combining it with Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR). In addition, we realize that the threat landscape extends beyond organizations’ networks, so we recently introduced MDR with Scan & Protect, which adds the ability to see threats outside an organization's perimeter. “Pure Play” MDR providers, while focusing on breadth of technology, are not anchored on the SIEM side.

With hundreds of Microsoft Sentinel deployments across every major sector, including government, we have learned clients want to maximize the features and benefits of a cloud-native SIEM and XDR stack while simultaneously relying on complementary technologies only and MDR can bring. The latest award highlights our deep Microsoft expertise and is among a long list of accolades we have received from Microsoft. Recently, BlueVoyant’s Director of Product Management, Mona Ghadiri, and Technical Product Manager, Eric Mannon, were named MVPs (Most Valued Professionals) for Microsoft Security. They are among a small group of just over 100 Security MVPs worldwide that Microsoft consider the best and brightest. This comes on top of multiple badges our team earned from Microsoft Private Security Community, where our team contributes every week to building the future of Sentinel, M365 Defender and Defender for Cloud.

Last year, BlueVoyant was honored as the Microsoft Security U.S. Partner of the Year, was a finalist in the Microsoft Canada Impact Awards in two categories — Healthcare Impact Award and Security Impact Award — and was one of Microsoft’s top 150 managed security partners. In 2021, BlueVoyant was named a Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards Winner for Top MDR Team.

In addition to BlueVoyant’s award-winning Managed Detection and Response for internal network security, BlueVoyant offers full-spectrum cyber defense. Also included in the platform are Supply Chain Defense, which rapidly identifies and resolves critical cybersecurity issues in supplier, vendor, and third-party ecosystems; Digital Risk Protection, which detects and eliminates cyber threats on the deep, dark, open web; and Professional Services, which our experts help organizations improve their security posture and respond to incidents.

Thank you to our Microsoft teammates and MISA for the honor, and thank you to our clients for trusting BlueVoyant for your security needs.

If you are interested in learning more about BlueVoyant’s Microsoft services and other offerings, please contact us.

Milan Patel is the global head of managed detection and response (MDR) at BlueVoyant. He is the former chief technology officer of FBI Cyber Division and recipient of the Federal Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

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