Managed Security Services

Managed Security Services

Discover how Colorado College and Benedict College raise security standards with OculusIT’s Managed Security Services. Explore Now!


Higher Education Institutions being entrusted with millions of student and institutional data are often vulnerable to security breaches and threats. From common phishing scams and ransomware to high-level denial-of-service attacks can cause ample damage to both institutions’ and students’ data. Therefore, it can be said that the education industry has become one of the most common targets of cyber thieves that needs immediate support and attention.

Why Managed Security for Higher Ed?

Implementing Managed Security Services in higher education institutions enhances operational efficiency by offloading the complex task of cybersecurity management. This allows staff and faculty to dedicate more time and resources to academic pursuits, research, and administrative functions, rather than worrying about potential cyber threats. With a secure and resilient IT infrastructure in place, institutions can streamline their operations, improve productivity, and provide a safer and more conducive learning environment for students and faculty alike.


Managed Security Services (MSS) offer several advantages, including:

  • Expertise and Specialization
  • 24/7 Monitoring and Response
  • Cost-effectiveness & Scalability
  • Access to Advanced Technologies
  • Compliance and Risk Management
  • Focus on Core Business Objectives
  • Enhanced Threat Intelligence

Our Approach to a Complete Secure Cyber Posture

To ensure the complete security of your institution, OculusIT’s comprehensive approach includes two broad strategies

Proactive Security

Before threat detection

– Threat Hunting
– Staff Training
– Proactive Network Monitoring
– Proactive Endpoint Monitoring

Reactive Security

Before threat detection

– Firewalls & Antivirus
– Incident Response
– Spam Filters & Ad Blockers
– Password Protection

OculusIT’s Managed Security Services Offerings

Managed Security Services Bronze Shield Silver Shield Gold Shield
24×7 Staffed SOC (Security Operations Center) Yes Yes Yes
vCISO (Chief Information Security Officer) Hours Per Year 500 1000
Security Analyst 500 1000
Security Awareness Workshop One Time Annually
Weekly Reporting (Gaps, Threats, Handling Reports, Risks) Yes Yes Yes
Vulnerability Scan and Report 1x per year 2x per year 2x per year
Network Operations Center Yes Yes
GDPR / GLBA Compliance Assessment One Time
Named Customer Success Manager Yes Yes Yes
Managed Security Services Bronze Shield Silver Shield Gold Shield
Security Awareness Workshop One Time Annually
Subscription to OculusITEye™ – CIO real-time Security Event Dashboard Yes Yes Yes
Firewall Review and Management Yes Yes
Application Security Review and Management Yes
OS Hardening Yes
Project Management Yes Yes
Named Service Delivery Manager Yes Yes Yes
Reporting: Monthly Executive Summary (SLA, Incident Handling Reports) Monthly Monthly Monthly
Executive Review and Planning Meeting Quarterly Monthly Monthly