Today’s cyber criminals are clever, sophisticated, organized and typically determined to profit from the theft of sensitive data – by selling it on the dark web or by extorting organizations with ransomware and distributed denial-of-service bombardments.
Meanwhile, the security professionals who have the cybersecurity skills to perform threat hunting and forensics analysis are in high demand but low supply.
It’s the perfect storm to stress small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): A harrowing cyber threat landscape paired with a shortage of the necessary experts to protect these businesses from criminal hackers.
SOCaaS stands for Security Operations Center as a Service. Today, this service is mainly offered to large enterprises, given its hefty price tag. However, a cybersecurity incident can have disastrous consequences for any enterprise, and everyone is a possible target. The time when only large, international enterprises were in the crosshairs is a thing of the past.
Implementing a security operations center (SOC) provides an ideal approach to protecting organizational resources from cyberattacks. However, SMEs until recently have lacked the means to deploy the requisite people, processes and technologies for a fully functional SOC.
SOC-as-a-service, or SOCaaS, provides the following benefits:
- Access to a team of security experts
- Centralized visibility with actionable outcomes
- Never deal with annoying false alarms
- A simplified and predictable pricing model
Tech Data offers SOC-as-a-Service
Tech Data provides two standard solutions to its partners, so that the partner can initiate the conversation with the customer. Of course, it is always possible that, in spite of this, an opportunity ends in a customised offer for the customer.