8 BENEFITS OF SOC-AS-A-SERVICE
8 August 2022SafeAeon Inc.
24/7x365 SOC Monitoring
Outsourcing SOC monitoring to a SOC-as-a-service vendor ensures that the corporate environment network is continuously monitored 24x7. SLAs commitments in the Statement-of-work (SOW) guarantee that a SOC provider will meet specific incident response times for network threats to allow prompt mitigation opportunities. This guarantee with measured SLA KPIs gives peace of mind knowing that even in the middle of the night or on weekends, SOC monitors the environment and allows threats to be recognized quickly and appropriate measures initiated in time.
Every industry has to meet specific regulations, such as HIPPA, SOX, and PCI. Each regulation requires a particular set of specifications regarding how data must be handled, protected, and stored. An outsourced Turnkey, Fully Managed SOC-as-a-service can help ensure that an organization not only meets minimum compliance requirements but can also provide visibility and ground for recommendations to identify areas that need improvement.
Detecting Advanced and Unknown Threats
The cybersecurity landscape is changing rapidly, and it is becoming pertinent for organizations to leverage a next-generation suite of security solutions that can detect and respond to both known and unknown security threats in real-time. It's important to consider that the product can weed out false positives to reduce the noise of alerts that overwhelm any security monitoring team, so they can act on true positives in a timely fashion and know which incidents to prioritize for containment and remediation.
Network and Asset Visibility
Aggregating all corporate asset logs across both on-premises and cloud-based applications, databases, servers, etc., allows the team a pan corporate-wide single-pane of glass deeper insights into users' activity, endpoints, traffic, and file modifications, etc. This visibility enables the SOC provider to maintain oversight into your network and beyond the perimeter as your company scales.
Cut Down SOC Setup Costs
Building an in-house SOC requires more upfront capital and time investment to procure software, implement, find skillset, train employees, and shell out additional licensing fees based on various SIEM pricing models. Some SIEM vendors price by the amount of data ingested, and others charge by the number of users.
Improve Incident Handling Efficiency
One of the many SIEM benefits is that a properly tuned SIEM significantly increases the incident handling efficiency and eliminates noise. This efficiency, in turn, allows incident handlers to focus on true positives, perform quick triage, and minimize the time to notification and action. More effective and efficient incident handling allows speedy incident prioritization, incident escalation, and containment, thus reducing the meant time to action and the impact that a security breach causes.
A SIEM tool also helps in quick triage and improving efficiency by providing a single pane of glass interface to view all the incoming security log data from all in-scope corporate assets. Here are a few examples of how a SIEM can expedite incident handling:
- Ability to triage and identify an attack's ingress route through the corporate network.
- Enables rapid identification of all the hosts impacted by a particular attack.
- Provides the API-based automated integrations to stop attacks still in progress and contain compromised hosts.
Integrating a SIEM with an organization's security architecture can be difficult and time-consuming. Outsourcing to a SOC-as-a-service provider will take the burden off the in-house team and shorten the go-live timeline, thus allowing a speedier onboarding and transition to protect the company faster than an in-house solution which takes years to mature.
Comprehensive custom weekly and monthly security posture reporting is another advantage that you will enjoy by outsourcing to a SOC-as-а-service provider. Out-of-box reports from most SIEM tools are minimal on what they provide to meet customer requirements. Creating custom build security-related reports with limited in-house resources саn becomes a challenge.