This is the final installment of our 12 weeks of Q&A, but don’t let that deter you from ever asking more questions. I’m always available to answer any questions that you might have, whether general or technical, so don’t be bashful and hit reply to this email and let me know what’s on your mind.
Over the course of these few months since we started this Q&A journey, we received a few different questions with the same intent:
- “How are you different from your competition?”
- “What makes you stand out?”
- “Why should I choose Milton?”
These are all great questions that really get to the heart of what makes Milton, well, Milton. But before we get started, let me say this. Of course I want you to choose Milton for all of your MDR and XDR needs. But, if it comes down to a decision between not being protected and being protected by someone other than Milton - make the wise decision to be protected.
It doesn’t take but a few minutes for an attacker to make their way into your system and start wreaking havoc before you find yourself in a nasty position. Please make whatever decision you need to ensure your environment is protected.
Where we’re not a good fit
Before we can dive into what makes Milton Security stand out above the rest, it’s important to understand where we’re not a good fit. This doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t be effective in these situations, and actually, we have some customers who fit into these categories. What this does mean is that when deciding on who can service your cyber security needs best, we understand that you want to get the most bang for your buck.
Amazon, Bank of America, and Northrop Grumman. What do all of these companies have in common?
- Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of endpoints.
- Fully-staffed and mature security teams who stay current on best practices and certifications.
- Tech-forward for both hardware and software.
Could they get breached? Absolutely. And I’m sure they have a solid plan in place for if and when that happens.
Would we be able to provide value? Maybe. We’d definitely be an extra set of 24x7 eyes that could help keep watch over the network, but they don’t need “just another security vendor.”
On the flip side, we’re also not a good fit for organizations who don’t take security seriously enough, but need to hire someone so they adhere to some sort of compliance regulations. These are the organizations who don’t have a security team, or might just have a small IT team that has been with the company for their entire career. What we’ve found is that these types of teams are generally set in their ways, have dated equipment, and think that they won’t be breached because they are not important enough.
Could they also get breached? You know it! And chances are, they may have already been breached and they don’t even know it.
Would we be able to provide value? Most definitely, but it would require a lot of resources which would take away available support for other customers.
Where we can make the most difference
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Jim, you just spent a lot of time telling us about where you are not a good fit. That doesn’t leave a lot of room for where you are.”
Exactly. But where we are a good fit, we can make the most difference.
You see, like the larger organizations, you don’t need “just another security vendor” who is going to be an added expense to your bottom line, but instead, an extension of your team, filling in where you need them most.
You understand that cybersecurity is vital to the health of your organization and you know that your team isn’t staffed to monitor, detect, and respond when necessary because your IT team already has enough on their plate.
You don’t have a 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC) and rather than taking on the expense of building your own, it makes more sense to bring someone in.
You know that you have gaps, but you may not know what they are or where to find them and you could use some guidance to help close them out. Your systems are getting a bit dated but your team has kept them patched and there is discussion about what to do in the next 1-3 years and you’re already budgeting and planning for it.
You need a professional organization with a personal touch. Someone who stays up to date with all the vulnerabilities, exploits, and best practices so you can focus on what matters most - building the business.
Why choose Milton?
We take security seriously. We’re the protectors of your brand and everything that goes along with it, including your customers, partners, employees, and network. We’re there 24x7 with a trained group of Threat Hunters and Incident Responders. We’re a diverse cybersecurity group who attacks problems from a lot of different angles in order to keep the bad guys out. And since we’re interested in more than just doing a job, we’re easy on the bottom line.
If you are interested in learning more about Milton, what we do, and how we do it, drop us a line. If you meet any of the qualifications where we could make a difference in your team and organization, drop us a line. If you want to chat about how to mitigate PrintNightmare or Kaseya vulnerabilities, drop us a line. The point is, don’t hesitate to reach out for anything regarding cybersecurity (or bourbon, you can definitely reach out to chat about bourbon).
Until next time,