50 Most Trustworthy Companies of the Year 2021

Raising the Cybersecurity Poverty Line and Delivering World-Class Services and Education to SMBs: Huntress


“The company’s mission is to elevate SMBs through education and community—one hacker at a time.”

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) represent 99 percent of firms in the US—and as their technology environments have become more complex, they’ve also become more vulnerable.

Despite knowing they’re at risk, these SMBs don’t have the budget, staff or resources needed to stand up a proper cybersecurity practice. To help protect themselves from today’s savvy hackers, they outsource their technology procurement and management to a third-party reseller.

Huntress partners with these resellers to deliver a crucial underlying layer of security—one that combines automated detection with human threat hunters to analyze suspicious activity, detect hidden threats and stop attacks that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Fighting Back Against Hackers

Huntress enables you to find and stop hidden threats that sneak past preventive security tools. By focusing on a specific set of attack surfaces, vulnerabilities and exploits, Huntress platform helps IT service providers protect their customers from persistent footholds, ransomware, and other attacks.

The company combines automated detection with real human threat hunters so even the most advanced threat actors won’t stand a chance against your defenses.

How Huntress works: Detect, analyze, respond, and report.

Detect: Find attackers who abuse legitimate Windows applications and processes to bypass other security systems and establish persistence.

Analyze: Receive custom incident reports that combine automated intelligence with human expertise to understand the scope and severity of potential threats.

Respond: Get rid of hackers who are dwelling in your environments. With one click, you can execute a series of automated actions to harden your security posture—and reduce future risk.

Report: Track incidents, review investigations and generate client-facing collateral to demonstrate the value of your detection and response services.

The Huntress Security Platform

Persistent Footholds: Catch hackers who are hiding in plain sight while plotting their next attack—and give them a taste of their own medicine.

Today’s hackers are getting smarter.

To evade detection, attackers are abusing legitimate applications and processes to slip through the back door undetected. Once inside, they establish a quiet foothold and plan their next move—often the deployment of malware to cripple systems, or ransomware to encrypt and steal sensitive data.

Huntress detects these persistence mechanisms to identify—and eliminate—persistent actors who are dwelling in your environments through unauthorized access. The company protects your customers from today’s clever attackers with custom incident reports, human-powered threat hunting, and one-click approval of remediation steps.

Ransomware Canaries: Enable quicker ransomware detection and removal to reduce risk and maximize uptime.

There’s a reason ransomware is such a popular form of malware in the modern hacker’s tool belt: it’s effective. The sooner you can detect ransomware, the more likely you’ll be able to stop it from spreading and taking down an entire network.

Like the old canary in the coal mine, Huntress’ Ransomware Canaries enables faster detection of potential ransomware incidents.

When deployed, small lightweight files are placed on all protected endpoints! If those files are modified or changed in any way, an investigation is immediately opened with Huntress ThreatOps team to confirm whether those changes are the result of a ransomware infection or malicious encryption.

Managed Antivirus (Beta): Reclaim existing investments in Microsoft Defender Antivirus and leverage Huntress to extend your front-end protection! Please note this service is currently available in public beta.

Even though antivirus (AV) has been on the block for decades, it’s become more important for small and midsize businesses that find themselves in the crosshairs of today’s cybercriminals.

Managed Antivirus enables you to maximize the value of Microsoft Defender Antivirus—a built-in and often untapped Windows OS security solution—so you can strengthen frontline virus protection and improve your margins.

With multi-tenant support from the Huntress dashboard, Managed AV enables you to centrally manage detections and events, monitor scans and protections, set exclusions and execute remediation actions for all protected endpoints.

External Recon: Highlight external attack surfaces and expose easy entry points—so you can strengthen defensive perimeters and improve your security posture.

Hackers are constantly looking for low-hanging fruit. Don’t make it easy for them to break in.

External Recon monitors for potential exposures caused by open ports connected to remote desktop services, shadow IT and more—so you can identify tactical opportunities to improve your external security posture.

Partner Enablement: Scale your cybersecurity practice with plug-and-play templates, threat landscape education and client-facing resources that help you capture new business.

Let’s face it—even the best cybersecurity tools won’t configure and sell themselves.

Without proper training, documentation and enablement, it can be difficult to showcase the value of your offerings (or convince customers that they need to level-up their security).

Huntress’ Partner Enablement service is designed to help you make the most of its platform, capture new security revenue and have more impactful discussions with your customers and prospects.

In a Nutshell

Hackers are constantly evolving, exploiting new vulnerabilities and dwelling in small business environments—until they meet Huntress. Discover the power of managed detection and response backed by ThreatOps.

Huntress protects your customers from today’s clever attackers with custom incident reports, human-powered threat hunting, and one-click approval of remediation steps.