Aegis – Cyber Citadel’s SOC-as-a-Service
Aegis is Cyber Citadel’s SOC-as-a-service providing you with the people, processes, and technology to continuously monitor and improve your organization’s security posture. Aegis provides you with a team of cybersecurity experts dedicated to monitoring, detecting, and investigating threats across your organization’s entire enterprise.
Aegis acts like your central command post, taking in data from across your organization’s IT infrastructure, including its networks, devices, appliances, cloud, and information stores, wherever those assets reside.
The proliferation of advanced threats places a premium on collecting context from diverse sources. Essentially, Aegis is the correlation point for every event logged within your organization that is being monitored. For each of these events, Aegis collects, evaluates and decides how each event or threat will be managed and acted upon. Aegis is the backbone of our managed threat detection and incident response.
Do you need Aegis?
In one word, Yes! SaaS and mobility trends have broken down the traditional perimeter security model, and many businesses are ill-equipped to handle the change. With the proliferation of mobile, remote users, and cloud services, you will need to monitor and respond to a variety of threats across a wide spectrum of sources. You need a way to extract, collect and monitor vast amounts of data to identify and isolate increasingly complex, advanced threats throughout an infrastructure where you do not necessarily have complete control.
Why use Aegis?
If you are concerned that:
- You have limited internal security and/or SOC expertise;
- There is not enough budget for capital expenditures;
- It takes too long to establish your own SOC; or,
- An internal SOC may not be cost-effective
Aegis provides a far less expensive option than what it would cost your organization to stand up a SOC yourself. In many cases, the monthly cost for SOC as a Service is less than the cost of just the internal security analysts that would need to be hired (let alone the cost of establishing the SOC itself).
With Aegis, the capital expenditure normally involved with establishing your own SOC is traded for a single, simple monthly operating expense. Plus, the time normally associated with building a SOC team, obtaining infrastructure, and licensing and implementing software is offset by Aegis’ already running and manned SOC. At a fraction of the cost of an internal SOC, Aegis is a cost-effective choice.
How does your organization benefit from Aegis?
Reduces SOC complexity
The considerable work necessary to design, implement, configure, test, manage, maintain, upgrade, and operate an internal SOC is not something most organizations have the time or expertise to do well, if at all. Choosing to engage Aegis simplifies the equation; you pay for services utilizing a SOC that already exists.
Increases speed of deployment
Because there is no need to build a SOC, the deployment time is significantly reduced. Instead of taking quarters or years to be up and running, Aegis can be up and monitoring an organization’s environment in about a month.
Not every organization has in-house cybersecurity experts, and not all can afford to hire them. With Aegis, organizations gain the use of a team of cybersecurity experts and analysts that are trained and experienced to monitor for and remediate today’s advanced cybersecurity threats.
Improves threat detection and response
Using the latest threat intelligence, a team of dedicated security experts, best of breed security solutions, and automated response orchestration, Aegis increases the speed, efficiency, and effectiveness of threat detection and response capabilities to enhance the support of your internal security teams.
Those same considerations around SOC complexity (designing, implementing, configuring, testing, managing, maintaining, upgrading, and operating a SOC) add to the overall cost to an organization. The shift from significant upfront capital expenditures to making a single payment each month removes a sizeable barrier to implementing improved levels of security.
How to get started?
It’s simple. Try our service free for 60 days. We’ll have you direct the security logs from your system current systems to Aegis where we’ll begin monitoring your organization.
During the trial, we will identify and categorize your key risk areas, benchmark your current security posture and identify gaps versus best practices and recommend actions to harden your environment against vulnerabilities.
What if I already have an internal or external security provider?
No problem … use us to benchmark their performance against digital risks across your organization’s environment. We’ll work with them to assess, prioritize and implement improvements to harden your defenses.