Netsurion Launches Managed SIEM Capabilities
January 13, 2017
has launched two security information and event management (SIEM)-based
advanced threat detection solutions, marking significant
breakthroughs in cybersecurity for highly-distributed companies’
edge locations, including franchisees and branch offices. The
first is a managed SIEM solution called SIEM-at-the-Edge,
designed specifically to protect multi-location businesses
through the implementation of leading SIEM technology directly
on workstations, combining security event monitoring
capabilities with managed detection and response (MDR). The
second offering, Breach Detection Service, is an automated
breach alerting platform designed specifically for businesses
looking for advanced threat detection capabilities that augment
anti-virus, firewall, and other traditional security measures.
Powered by the award-winning EventTracker security management
platform, these services give businesses an affordable level of
protection from cyberthreats that was previously only available
inside the perimeter of large enterprises.
Without the proper security technology and services, it takes an
average of 265 days to discover a data breach. Reputational
damage and revenue loss from a breach headline not only impact
individual edge locations, but the corporate brand as well.
Recent major breaches at Fortune 500 companies and household
names across the retail, restaurant, and hotel sectors
demonstrate that anti-virus, anti-malware, and firewalls alone
are not enough to secure businesses from the ever-evolving
threat landscape. Clearly, more needs to be done to secure each
and every location under a brand umbrella.
Filling this void, SIEM-at-the-Edge provides advanced
cybersecurity technology through an industry-leading SIEM and
MDR solution uniquely tailored to be effective and affordable
for small and medium-sized multi-location businesses.
Underpinning SIEM-at-the-Edge, the EventTracker security
management platform provides easily deployed sensors that
protect critical endpoints, like point-of-sale (POS) systems.
Real-time alerts and recommendations about critical security
events are automatically sent to the customer, and in certain
situations, the sensor can perform automated response actions,
neutralizing the threat before damage to a network can occur.
“SIEM-at-the-Edge perfectly complements Netsurion’s existing
offerings of network security, resilience, and PCI compliance,
resulting in a comprehensive managed security solution scalable
for businesses of any size,” said Kevin Watson, CEO of Netsurion.
“Cyberattacks are succeeding at alarming rates, and the impact
of data breaches on multi-location brands, individual
franchisees, and other small businesses can be catastrophic and
unrecoverable. Adding these advanced SIEM services to our
portfolio enables us to give our customers even stronger
protection without the costs and complexity of full-time,
dedicated resources. Our recent merger with EventTracker made
this possible, and we are thrilled to introduce this capability
to businesses that previously were unable to afford and manage
such sophisticated security measures.”
a cost effective way to know when events that are highly
indicative of a possible breach occur in a network environment,
Netsurion is offering its Breach Detection Service platform.
This fully-automated system alerts businesses to potential
breach threats in real time, including system changes, such as
the installation of unknown or unsigned applications, unexpected
user behavior, and connection with poor reputation IP addresses.
This low-cost system is an added layer on top of firewall and
anti-virus solutions, alerting businesses to possible zero-day
viruses and ransomware.
“Balancing the need for added security without further
over-complicating the IT environment is a challenge for all
businesses, especially those whose IT resources are already
stretched thin. Breach Detection Service directly addresses that
problem through a very simple-to-install application that adds
the next layer of protection beyond anti-virus and firewalls,”
said Watson. “We designed the service to alert on those specific
breach-related events that require immediate action, such as the
installation of a potential ransomware application, and to
provide actionable intelligence to our users.”