Granite Telecommunications Press Release




Granite Expands Granite Guardian Solution with Managed Detection and Response Security Service

Granite Guardian MDR Combines Threat Detection with 24/7 Monitoring and Rapid Response by Expert Security Analysts


QUINCY, Mass. – January 1, 2021Granite Telecommunications, a $1.6 billion provider of communications services to multilocation businesses and government agencies, announced the expansion of its new Granite Guardian end-to-end managed network services with the addition of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) security services.   


Granite Guardian MDR is ideal for organizations that don’t have the internal expertise and/or bandwidth to keep a vigilant watch over the security of their

IT environment. MDR efficiently supplements an organization’s security threat management efforts by combining intrusion detection and threat hunting with rapid incident response by expert security analysts and 24/7/365 Security Operations Center (SOC) support.


The introduction of Granite Guardian MDR is timely as MDR is one of the fastest growing segments in the cybersecurity market, driven by a spike in the volume and sophistication of cyberthreats.


“Granite Guardian MDR proactively addresses today’s challenges in protecting valuable assets, including the surge in cybersecurity threats and the shortage of skilled IT and security talent,” said Granite COO Rand Currier. “Granite Guardian MDR allows our customers to focus on what they do best while we focus on what we do best —affordable and reliable managed endpoint protection.”


Granite Guardian MDR includes:

·         Managed next-generation antivirus and antimalware

·         Managed threat intelligence

·         Endpoint detection and response (EDR)

·         Log event collection and correlation (managed SIEM)

·         File integrity monitoring

·         Proactive threat hunting

·         SaaS threat monitoring (cloud IaaS and PaaS)

·         Log data retention


Granite Guardian MDR is available immediately from Granite and Granite sales partners. For more information, contact your Sales Representative or Premier Account Manager for additional details and information.


About Granite
Granite delivers one-stop communications solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.6 billion company serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management. Granite launched in 2002 and grew quickly by helping businesses simplify sourcing and management of local and long-distance phone services with one point of contact and one invoice for all their office locations nationwide. Today, Granite is the leader in aggregating Plain Old Telephone Services (POTS) and has extended its unique value proposition – “one company, one contact, one bill” – to include a range of advance business communications services, including Internet access, SD-WAN, wireless WAN, hosted PBX, SIP trunking, mobile voice and data, mobile device management, managed security, network integration and much more. Granite employs more than 2,200 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Mass., and nine regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit


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