Cloud computing is a key priority for CIOs looking to modernize their IT and benefit from an on-demand, pay as you go model.
This is resulting in the slow extinction of massive internal IT systems. The cloud is being used by enterprises for various business reasons, however aligning multiple cloud infrastructures with existing on-premise assets is a very complex and cumbersome process.
Cloud is a new, ever evolving paradigm shift. If you’re adopting public cloud services such as Azure or AWS or using a private cloud, you still require a managed cloud services provider to monitor and manage these hybrid cloud environment. Enterprises need managed cloud services for the following reasons:
- While a public services cloud provider such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon AWS provide basic management of compute, storage and network, you still needs to manage your own workloads running in the public cloud.
- You may have workloads running in a public cloud which uses various cloud resources for compute, storage, and network. The workload may be using native cloud services for user management, collaboration, application integration or analytics. All these building block services and cloud resources have to be monitored and managed.
- Comprehensive Security Operations Center (SOC) to prevent, detect, analyze, and respond to cyber security incidents, using both technology and precise procedures.
The increase in hybrid environments is a challenge to manage security. Cyber-security has long been gaining momentum and mind share within executive teams of large enterprises. It poses a real threat to not just large enterprises but also to small and mid-market enterprises.
An efficient SOC analyses threats from malware to phishing attacks through a sequence of tools. It reduces the time and impact of security incidents that deny, degrade, disrupt and exploit your business operations. A SOC monitors, manages and reports security incidents real-time and provides post-incident analysis. It helps identify and respond before the incidents cause damage and helps recover from them in a reasonable time. Well defined policies and procedures are integral to an effective and efficient SOC.
A Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) approach is the backbone of a smooth functioning SOC. The size and scale of a SOC depends on the size of your business and the amount of sensitive data it is built to protect, and the potential threats.
A SOC from a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) is cost effective (with no upfront capital expenditure) and provides access to the security expertise, research, scalability, flexibility and threat intelligence of the MSSP, streamlined and optimized for the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness for your organization 24×7. They also help you meet any compliance and governance that need to be met in your industry of operation.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to invest in cybersecurity tools.
Service providers with historical core offerings for Network and Data Center technologies, have a significant advantage compared to “cloud only” Managed Services provider. You can leverage Hybrid (On-prem, DC, Private and Public Cloud) environments and hence improve the network performance and resiliency combined with a robust SOC to increase effectiveness of your Hybrid cloud model.
NetEnrich cyber-security services enable you to have peace of mind while we manage and thwart threats and attacks on your digital perimeter and applications. We provide services to help manage and keep pace with frequently changing compliance requirements, emerging threats, and continuous business demands that create havoc with security posture. Contact us today.