Most large modern enterprises use hybrid computing architectures that consist of both on-premises and cloud-based resources. A hybrid architecture provides scale and agility but presents new challenges in terms of security. Cloud systems, by nature, are especially vulnerable to threats such as unauthorized access and data loss.
Many mid-size organizations recognize the threat posed by today’s cyber criminals but lack the in-house cybersecurity expertise and resources to manage their growing security needs. They have basic defenses in place but are vulnerable to sophisticated attacks.
Then there are businesses that mistakenly believe they are too small to be the target of cyberattacks.
The truth is that any company that relies on email, uses web services or cloud-based tools, or interacts with customers over the internet can be hacked.
Attackers will exploit any vulnerability they can find – searching for gaps in security, back doors, and employees who can be lured into divulging critical data and passwords through phishing schemes – and the size of the target enterprise is immaterial.
Because of these threats security is vital to defend on-prem, cloud, and hybrid IT ecosystems, and IT professionals need robust security strategies to protect their companies. There are several choices.
SIEM, MSSP, or MDR?
One type of protection is Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology. Considered the go-to solution for large enterprises that need comprehensive visibility into cyberthreats across distributed IT infrastructure, SIEM solutions are powerful yet hard to manage. SIEM is a technology that collects log records of every endpoint and network activity, scans them against known indicators of compromise, and alerts security analysts when attacks are detected. They are capital intensive to acquire and deploy, complex to manage and maintain, and cumbersome to reconfigure and integrate with various telemetry and threat intel sources. That’s why many firms are transitioning to managed security service providers (MSSPs), which offer quick deployment and affordability through subscription models.
While MSSPs focus on remote device management – configuring firewalls, intrusion detection, vulnerability management, security event monitoring and alerting – they lack in key areas of cybersecurity such as continuous threat detection and response, leaving organizations at risk.
To fully secure their organizations, companies need a cost effective managed security operations center (SOC) that offers managed detection and response (MDR). MDR transcends the traditional MSSP outsourcing cybersecurity model by providing a greater focus on threat detection and response required by firms to secure their businesses from cyberattack.
MDR is an excellent solution for small and mid-size businesses with limited investments in security resources (tools/staff), as well as enterprises that already invest in security resources but seek partners to augment in-house capabilities.
Transcend MDR with Arctic Wolf
MDR is part of a larger umbrella of outsourced security services called Managed Security Operations, and Arctic Wolf®, IIS’ partner for cybersecurity, is the market leader in managed security operations.
The cloud-native Arctic Wolf® Platform goes above and beyond MDR to help organizations end cyber risk by delivering security operations and a continuous assessment and hardening process known as a “Security Journey”, all as an affordable subscription service. Arctic Wolf’s highly trained team of Concierge Security® experts are the single point of contact for all Arctic Wolf security operations solutions and are available to Arctic Wolf customers on an unlimited basis to answer any cybersecurity related questions, provide tactical event-driven remediation steps, and ongoing strategic guidance as part of the customers’ Security Journey.
Arctic Wolf’s mission to end cyber risk focuses on defense-in-depth protection for every layer of cybersecurity. Arctic Wolf security operations solutions encompass three core offerings to reduce the likelihood of cyber incidents and mitigate the impact of events that do occur to minimize cyber risk to organizations:
- Arctic Wolf Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is the industry’s only cloud-native platform delivering security operations as a concierge service. Arctic Wolf MDR monitors networks and endpoints 24x7, eliminating alert fatigue and false positives to promote faster response, with detection and incident response capabilities tailored to the specific needs of the organization.
- Arctic Wolf Managed Risk (MR) provides external and internal vulnerability scanning to improve risk visibility and prioritization. Continuously scan networks, endpoints, and cloud environments to quantify digital risks, discover risks beyond simple vulnerabilities, benchmark the environment current state, and implement risk management processes to harden an organization’s security posture over time.
- Arctic Wolf Managed Security Awareness (MSA) training informs and prepares employees about security best practices and how to effectively respond to social engineering attacks and correct human errors. Awareness coaching provides expertise and guidance to security teams looking to mature their awareness program, sustain new, long-term employee behavior, and foster a culture of security in the organization.
Security Operations Warranty for Ultimate Peace of Mind
However, no single cybersecurity tool can stop every attack every time. Cybersecurity, IT, and risk management leaders need a plan to manage the outcomes and expenses of inevitable cyberattacks against their businesses.
Arctic Wolf has the answer: Security Operations Warranty. Arctic Wolf is so confident in its security operations approach that it stands behind its services with a one-of-a-kind financial guarantee against a wide range of cybersecurity incidents.
In the event of a cyberattack, Arctic Wolf Security Operations Warranty provides financial reimbursement to cover the costs of ransomware attacks, business email compromises that result in funds transfers or other fraud, legal and regulatory expenses, compliance violations, and other associated business losses and liabilities.
Customers are eligible for up to $1,000,000 when investing in Arctic Wolf's full product portfolio. A $500,000 benefit is available to eligible customers leveraging MDR and one additional core product (MR/MSA). This benefit is available to qualified customers at no cost, and the level of financial assistance is not a function of customer spend.
Nowhere else can enterprises of all sizes get this type of protection and insurance against cyberattacks – and for much less than the cost of running their own SOC. That’s why IIS has chosen to partner with Arctic Wolf and bring ultimate peace of mind to our customers.
Contact IIS to learn more about how we can put Arctic Wolf’s portfolio of cybercrime solutions to work at your network door. Put an end to cyber risk with Arctic Wolf and IIS.
International Integrated Solutions (IIS) is a leading managed services provider and systems integrator that delivers compute, storage infrastructure and management solutions for the data center, public and private clouds.
Since its inception in 1990, IIS has built high-status partnerships with the likes of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Dell Technologies, Microsoft, Nutanix, Nvidia, RedHat, Arctic Wolf, and others.