Dedicated SOCs and NOCs – SOC as a Service (SOCaaS)

Dedicated SOCs and NOCs – SOC as a Service (SOCaaS)

How does it work?​

It’s really easy! You tell us what you need and what you are aiming to achieve. This is as simple as you specifying the number and level of staff that you require.

We will then recruit, train and manage the complete team to operate your Operations Centre, and we will ensure that you always have at least a minimum number of staff per shift.

We take care of all the HR, Training, Management and Regulatory requirements associated with employing a team of workers. You will have one predictable invoice per month which covers all the costs of your team.

We would generally operate your OC 24 hours a Day, 7 Days per week, but we also have OC that we operate outside of the principle’s usually working hours, allowing the principle to offer 24/7 coverage.

Everything about our service is customisable, it’s your OC! You tell us how you want it running and our managers will follow your rules, philosophy and guidance.

We have our own academy in Manila which is constantly recruiting good quality candidates with degrees in IT. We then train them in Security and Networking which means that we have a consistent supply of experienced, motivated and highly skilled staff.

If you already use a SIEM solution for your security monitoring or you are looking to implement one, then you know that you need to train staff to use that system. We can have the staff for your dedicated SOC trained on your SIEM solution so that they can either become a seamless extension of your local team or your main security team. Our experienced SOC Engineers can also add a level of Remediation and Mitigation to your chosen SIEM solution which you don’t get with just a SIEM solution on its own.

Customer Case Studies​

Example 1​

An established MSP wanted to increase the coverage they were offering their clients, but the cost of expanding their NOC operation to 24 hours per day was a worry. They contact us and within 2 months they had two extra shifts consisting of Microsoft Certified Engineers, Tier 1 Engineers and a Supervisor. They estimated that they were spending less than half of what the cost would have been in the UK.

Example 2

A manufacturer of specialised electronic components in Europe was implementing a large SIEM system and needed to create their own SOC for the first time. They had neither the experience in house, nor the budget to cover a 24/7 operation within Europe. We managed to create a SOC, train their remote staff on the SIEM system and have everything up and running within 3 months for a fraction of the cost in Europe. What’s more the SOC team log into the head office via secure VPN keeping all data within the EU.

Advantages of Outsourcing a Dedicated SOC

A Security Operations Center (SOC) is a vital component of an organization’s security infrastructure. It is responsible for monitoring, detecting, and responding to security incidents and threats. However, building and running a SOC can be a complex and resource-intensive task, which is why many organizations are opting to outsource their SOC to third-party providers like Bluedog. Let’s look at the advantages of outsourcing a SOC instead of creating and running your own.

1. Expertise

Outsourcing a SOC gives you access to a team of security experts who are trained and experienced in detecting and responding to security incidents. These experts possess specialized knowledge and skills that are not readily available in-house. With an outsourced SOC, you can leverage the knowledge and experience of security professionals who have worked with multiple clients across various industries, gaining a broad understanding of the latest security threats, trends, and best practices.

2. Cost savings

Building and running an in-house SOC can be expensive. You’d need to invest in hardware, software, and personnel to build and maintain the SOC infrastructure. You also need to train your employees to manage and operate the SOC effectively. Outsourcing a SOC eliminates the need for these investments, and you can benefit from a shared infrastructure and expertise that is more cost-effective than building and maintaining an in-house SOC.

3. Scalability

Outsourcing a SOC means that you can scale you security operations up or down as required, without the need for significant capital investment. As the business grows, the outsourced SOC can easily adapt to meet your evolving security needs. In contrast, an in-house SOC requires significant investment in infrastructure and personnel to accommodate growth, which can be a challenge for small and medium-sized businesses.

4. 24/7 monitoring

An outsourced SOC can provide 24/7 monitoring of your security infrastructure, ensuring that any security incidents are detected and responded to promptly. This level of vigilance is difficult to achieve with an in-house SOC, which may require significant investment in personnel and infrastructure to provide 24/7 monitoring.

5. Compliance

Outsourcing a SOC can help you meet compliance requirements without the need for significant investment in personnel and infrastructure. SOC providers typically have a deep understanding of compliance standards and can help you ensure that your security operations are compliant with relevant regulations and standards.

6. Access to advanced technology

Outsourcing a SOC provides you with access to advanced security technology that may be beyond your budget or expertise. SOC providers invest heavily in security technology and can provide you with access to the latest security tools and technologies to protect your infrastructure.

7. Focus on core business

Finally, outsourcing a SOC allows you to focus on your core business activities, rather than worrying about managing and operating a SOC. By outsourcing a SOC, you can free up resources and personnel to focus on your core business activities, while still benefiting from a robust and effective security infrastructure.

Outsourcing a SOC can provide you with significant advantages over building and running an in-house SOC. Outsourcing provides access to expertise, cost savings, scalability, 24/7 monitoring, compliance, access to advanced technology, and the ability to focus on core business activities. These benefits make outsourcing an attractive option for organizations looking to enhance their security infrastructure and protect their assets from security threats and incidents.

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