14 June 2018
Exponential‐e reckons its new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) will disrupt the status quo and equip companies with a real‐time view of their compliance status.
According to the company, as networks and requirements change, disparate security systems across the IT environment have their own GUI.
It says this creates a “significant compliance headache” for businesses, making it “near impossible” to accurately assess compliance adherence across a multitude of interfaces. “The result is a fragmented view of compliance that is prone to error,” states Exponential-e.
The firm says the CSOC is capable of monitoring for compliance to multiple standards, from PCI-DSS and ISO 27001.
It has been designed to correlate and aggregate information from any device or service across a customer’s security estate to provide analysis based on each individual company’s priorities through one single ‘pane of glass’.
By layering analyst capabilities over monitoring services, it’s claimed the CSOC is able to monitor and report on external and internal vulnerabilities, threat and network intrusion detection, and network security.
During the last 18 months, Exponential‐e says it has developed a comprehensive range of security services and partnerships, all of which will be integrated into the CSOC.
The firm adds that the SLA for reporting an event is one hour – it says this ensures a dedicated analyst has investigated the incident before it is reported to avoid providing false positives.
“In the mid‐market, where firms are evolving fast, sometimes it’s simply not possible to skill‐up as they evolve and neither can they leave data security to chance,” says Jeff Finch, cyber security product manager.
“It’s this segment of the market where the cyber skills crisis bites hardest, and so they need a partner that they can work with.”