Currently, we’re living at the pinnacle of what the World Economic Forum calls the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Technology has far outpaced and solved most of our business problems with agile and effective remediations. While technology forms one of the strongest links of an enterprise, it also gives way to system vulnerabilities and cyber threats.

Cyber criminals are continuously evolving new ways to hack into organizational systems and data. Dozens of malwares like phishing, ransomware, trojans and viruses attack businesses every day. According to M-Trends 2017 report, it takes 99 days on average to identify a malicious attack. Meantime, data privacy and security are heavily compromised. Organizations where instantaneous availability of data is key for client engagement, protecting this asset is a top priority.

While business have enhanced their data security measures, they often do not have well-defined remediation strategies in place. Setting up a security infrastructure from scratch is not only resource intensive, but also involves huge organizational costs. The top 5 reasons why businesses should opt for managed security operations center services are:

1. Leverage an expert security team

Why build a SOC team from scratch when you can take advantage of a highly skilled operations team for your organization? Building your in-house SOC team is not only resource intensive but costly too. Instead, you can leverage the best technology experts from the industry for your managed services.

2. Improved threat management

An expert SOC team will provide you advanced monitoring, analysis, and investigation of all security breaches and threat attempts. The 24x7x365 managed SOC model hunts down the threats before they even hit your systems. They offer latest threat intelligence using sophisticated security technologies to kill your vulnerabilities before the hackers do.

3. Manage regulatory compliance

With multiple compliance regulations in place, it is mandatory to ensure that your organization abides by the rules laid down by acts like GLBA, GDPR, HIPAA, FISMA and others. A highly expert SOC team will ensure that your assets are protected and offer you relevant certifications. Thus, an important benefit of having a managed SOC provider is the expertise of risk management and compliance programs.

OculusIT can help!

SOCaaS from OculusIT leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence that transforms how institutions and companies secure and monitor their enterprise applications, databases and networks. This intuitive SOC works through a self-service portal that augments the decision-making capability and mitigates risks at a faster rate than usual. More than 100 organizations trust our SOC services to protect and manage their information technology assets. Connect with us

4. Minimize your operational costs 

Building and maintaining a Security Operations Center is cost intensive. It often requires dedicated hardware and appliances to run and comes with an additional licensing cost. In addition, new teams need to be employed and trained according to SOC requirements. Organizations can simply go with an expert SOC services provider and avoid all the hassle!  

5. Simplify your processes and focus on your core mission 

While your organization has multiple goals to focus on, managing your cyberthreats and network vulnerabilities shouldn’t be one. If executed properly, managed SOC services become an extension of your IT team. By offloading some of the tedious tasks, your team can focus on work that adds value to your business. With an expert team taking care of your network security, you have one less thing to worry about!

Damon Kathuria,
Vice President, Operations

About the Author

Damon is an accomplished leader in technology-led business solutions, corporate technology function and enterprise digitization. As Vice President of Operations at OculusIT, he is responsible for developing and executing a global operations strategy in organization’s support functions, service delivery, customer billing, information technology, and global procurement.