Partnering with Huntress Labs to Catch Undetected Threats

Partnering with Huntress Labs to Catch Undetected Threats

MNS Group proudly announces a partnership with Huntress Labs, a leader in innovative breach detection software. We are pleased to offer this advanced security service to all of our clients, helping them detect problems commercial anti-virus and anti-spyware software can’t.

Partnership with Huntress Labs

For the past 10 years, the founding team of Huntress Labs has directly supported offensive cyber operations in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Additionally, they won the World Series of Hacking (DEF CON’s Capture The Flag) in 2012 and have instructed at Black Hat cyber security conferences. With this expertise, they developed the Huntress breach detection system, which enables Managed Service Providers to discover and remediate undetected hackers on their customers’ computers in hours/days instead of weeks/months.

Huntress Labs is the 2016 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Finalist and is also in the 2016 Top 40 Cybersecurity Innovators & Entrepreneurs. Kyle Hanslovan, Co-Founder and CEO of Huntress Labs, has trained at Black Hat and presented at dozens of worldwide cyber security conferences. Kyle is a breach detection expert and has a decade of experience with the U.S. Intelligence Community, where he supported defensive and offense cyber operations.

World Class Security

As a proactive MSSP, we adapt our security audits to provide the best service possible to our clients. MNS Group is one of the select few service providers in the world to offer Huntress. Recently adding Huntress to our audit has significantly improved our ability to detect threats.

What Makes Huntress Unique

Huntress Software has a cyber-breach detection capability that:

  • Quickly detects if you have already been hacked
  • Finds the viruses and malware that get past virus protection
  • Reports malicious applications
  • Addresses footholds that allow hackers to go undetected
  • Finds the compromise before the situation escalates
  • Performs “routine health screenings” on each computer, regardless of location
  • Delivers prioritized remediation recommendations (not just alerts) to affected members


There is no such thing as a totally secure network. But catching issues early can minimize damage. Huntress plugs a gap in the typical arsenal of security tools, providing these extra advantages:

  • Drastically decreases the time hackers lurk undetected on computers and servers
  • Minimizes the risk of stolen data
  • Saves money on mediation by catching a breach early
According to Mandiant, in 2015 it took an average of 146 days for an organization to discover it was compromised. It only takes 3 days for a hacker to access domain administrator credentials. A 2012 study by the National Cyber Security Alliance found that 60% of small businesses go out of business within 6 months of a data breach. [Download report, PDF]

Impressive First Impressions

As the technology for Huntress Software continues to develop, we have the privilege of being one of the forerunners to benefit and offer feedback. In May 2016 we started providing this software to all of our clients to protect their networks.

We have already detected malware on client systems that have up-to-date, respected, name-brand virus protection. Even with full daily scans, these virus protections failed to catch them.

Already Saving Companies

We’ve seen immediate results with Huntress, finding malware that slipped past reputable anti-virus software. For example, one of the threats Huntress identified was latent software on an employee’s accounting computer, which could have given access to banking account information. That computer had already been updated with a well-known security software. Out of curiosity, we ran two other top-tier scans; they missed it also. Only Huntress was able to detect the malware. The client was thrilled that we discovered and removed something that could have damaged their business.

Leverage Our Security Services

MNS Group’s cyber security stance is among the best I’ve seen, offering services like vulnerability assessment, which is quite rare in the MSP market,” says Kyle Hanslovan. “Our relationship with them has been extremely valuable. Unlike most MSPs, MNS Group does more than just focus on prevention. With their in-house cyber security expertise, they go above and beyond to deal with compromised networks. They can articulate the threats they see, and they respond in a way that other MSPs can’t. I don’t know of any other MSP that is this proactive about protecting their customers’ data.

As Kyle has observed, we have cybersecurity insight and expertise on what’s happening in the mid-market. If you’re a small MSP, we can partner with you to supplement your security audit services. If you’re a small-to-medium sized business, we want to help protect your data. Contact us for a free consultation. We now come armed with Huntress.