Build an In-House SOC or Outsource SOC operations to an MSSP?

9 July 2021

Over the years, the industry has seen a constant rise in cyber-attacks in the form of ransomware, advanced persistent threats (APT), botnets, malware, and various other threats. Nowadays, businesses are left with no option but to increase security awareness and deploy enterprise-grade security solutions to protect against cyber threats.

Every business should take control of its cybersecurity infrastructure and invest in robust threat protection tools and services. Deploying endpoint protection solutions, firewalls, IDS/IPS, web proxy, and anti-malware solutions are good starting points. But to ensure real-time threat protection, 24×7 Security Monitoring of internal assets, endpoints, and cloud applications via a Security Operations Center (SOC) is the need of the hour to monitor and investigate threats proactively.

In-House SOC or Outsource?

The dilemma every organization faces at one point or the other is whether to build an In-house SOC or outsource the SOC operations to a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP).

The idea of building an In-house SOC capability looks attractive at first on paper. Still, very soon, organizations realize that it is a daunting task, given the associated expenses, lack of skilled labor, training, and experienced labor retention issues. Moreover, without the expertise, it takes years to mature the SOC processes and building efficiencies to scale operations. Thus, most organizations shy away from the idea of building an in-house SOC from the ground up.

On the other hand, outsourcing the SOC operations to a third-party MSSP SOC provider enables instant access to the benefits of already professionally implemented SOC infrastructure, expertise, and a full spectrum of capabilities. But this turn-key outsourced benefit comes with a prohibitive price-tag that only very few large organizations can afford. Hence the idea of a 24×7 SOC stays out of reach and on the wish-list for small to medium businesses.

Why to Choose SafeAeon SOC-as-a-Service?

SafeAeon SOC-as-a-Service is designed from ground up as a lean operation focusing on delivering SOC services at the most aggressive SOC prices while keeping the service experience at the level expected of the best SOC provider vendors.


We provide US, UK, Canada, or Global based fully managed or co-managed SOC-as-a-Service at the price point that you have never seen before. Our fully managed service is based on IBM QRadar, which is the industry leader in Gartner SIEM Magic Quadrant, 2020. We have a complete vendor-agnostic approach, and our cybersecurity team holds the in-depth knowledge and skill-set to support most of the industry-leading security products out there in the market.

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