Security Operations Center
Security Operations Center (SoC) helps you keep an eye on your assets and protect them. Our experts configure your SoC so that you only receive the messages you really need and can minimize costs!
What is a Security Operations System (SoC)?
Security Operations System or SoC for short is the center of IT security of a company. A SoC monitors and analyses all security-relevant systems such as networks, servers, computers at the workplace or Internet services. In order to fulfill its task, a SoC must be integrated into all systems that are to be monitored. An expert is recommended for the integration, since the possible information and warnings can be overwhelming.
Based on the analyzed systems and depending on the configuration, the SoC alerts and can automatically take protective measures for assets and applications.
How does a SoC work?
A SoC is the headquarters in which all employees responsible for IT security are gathered; it could be described as a further development of current IT security. Experts watch over the systems day and night. All security-relevant information about the integrated systems converges here and is summarized, evaluated and displayed for monitoring purposes.
Many monitors display ticker messages about events within the network, security alerts warn of suspicious activities on the mail server.
The security specialists analyze and react to the security messages from the SoC and take action if necessary.
The measures can be configured on the physical level as well as on the application level. Examples for physical security measures are: Firewalls and intrusion detection systems. At the application level, these can be antivirus programs, authorization and authentication solutions, or login procedures.
SoC is actively involved and tries to identify and eliminate weak points in IT security at an early stage. It also works reactively with direct protective measures against DoS/DDoS attacks.
The IT managers are regularly informed with reports about the work of the SoC and the current security status.
What central functions does the SoC have?
- Active monitoring and analysis of all integrated systems
- Detection of IT vulnerabilities
- Central management of all integrated devices
- Notificates you about attacks and threats
- Defensive measures to limit damage
- Security assessments
- In case of problems, the software will support you
- Reporting to IT managers
Who needs a SoC?
In principle, we would recommend a SoC as a service to every company! Crime has now acquired an industrial character and is well organized. IT security should be just as well organized within a company. If the IT infrastructure is constantly monitored, the danger of a serious data leak and the damage decreases.
A SoC is an important tool for corporate security but often costly.
Tailor-made solutions are our speciality!
What is SoC as a service?
SoC is also available as a service from security service providers who operate the SoC on behalf of the customer. At a SoC operator, the information of many customers converges into the systems and is managed by their security experts.
It is also possible to have a separate SoC set up by the service provider to guarantee physical client separation.
Why should ndCS configure and optimize my SoC?
Our experts analyze your environment, integrated systems and previous events. Based on this information, events are summarized into so-called "bubbles". Bubbles then summarize events that are logically related and could indicate an attack, anomaly or virus. The advantage of this summary is the minimization of your costs and the effort to monitor the assets, since you receive fewer warnings overall.
Furthermore, our experts can offer you advice or support in integrating services, hardware or security mechanisms.