Our Managed Solutions span the security
technology landscape. From firewall monitoring and management to
VPNs, from network and host intrusion detection systems to authentication
systems, each one of our services is designed to add another layer
of defense to help safeguard and defend your information assets.
And our services are vendor-agnostic, enabling you to leverage
your current security technology investment.
SecureDogs IT Security Management Process
Through years of consulting in the field, SecureDog's professionals
have honed a balanced method to creating a continuously improving
and sustainable approach to IT security management. We call this
approach our IT Security Management Process. It embodies the characteristics
of a quality system within an information security contextto
deliver sustainable IT security management to each of our customers.
The IT Security Management Process
defines a continuous implementation and evaluation cycle with six
essential activities. Each modular solution is based on one of these
activities to form SecureDog's solution set. Within the set are Planning
Solutions, Preventive Solutions, Managed Solutions and Integrated
SecureDog's Integrated Security Solutions
remove the guesswork and frustration that are typically associated
with the creation and implementation of an in-house enterprise security
program. Each solutionwhether Planning, Preventive or Managedis
modular and therefore, adaptable to your organization's dynamic
and specific security needs.
What are Managed Solutions?
Managed security solution
providers (MSSPs) help organizations safeguard their corporate networks
by providing information security on a 24x7 basis -- at a fraction
of the in-house cost. MSSPs provide a host of outsourced security
solutions, including managed intrusion detection services, firewall
integrity monitoring and vulnerability assessments.
Managed solutions not only benefit
companies by reducing costs; they also allow you to have more control
and greater visibility over the state of their network security.
An MSSPs team of security experts can augment your existing
staff, freeing them to work on other priorities. In addition, outsourcing
information security offers enhanced reliability and better scalability,
effectively enhancing the ongoing security, performance and availability
of your corporate network.
Why do I need Managed Solutions?
Securing technology and protecting
information assets are the most pressing business issues facing
companies today. Enthusiastic adoption of new technologies has advanced
the pace and competitiveness of business, but at a cost: your corporate
computer system is now more vulnerable than ever, and malicious
outsiders and insiders have ever-increasing opportunities
to remotely gain unauthorized access to your companys valuable,
confidential information. Moreover, current and emerging regulations
such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and HIPAA, which impact the financial
and healthcare industries respectively, are forcing companies to
improve the way they monitor and safeguard their corporate networks.
Unfortunately, many companies do not
have the personnel, expertise or the budget to build an in-house
security program. According to the Yankee Group, developing your
own infosec program can cost more than $750,000 in the first year
alone. Compare this to the average outsourcing
But building an effective program requires
more than money. It requires knowledgeable staff to implement and
manage the program and respond to threats, during and after normal
business hours. But finding security expertise is difficult. As
a result, IT departments are stretched so thin that they often overlook
even simple fixes and software patches that can prevent damage to
Security concerns and vulnerabilities
are increasing exponentially; more than 52,560 information security
incidents were reported to the Computer Emergency Response Team
(CERT) in 2001 more than double the amount reported in 2000,
and quadruple the 1999 total. Most companies simply cannot keep
up with IT security breaches and cyber-crime on their own while
staying focused on their core business objectives.
This is why businesses choose to partner
with SecureDog. We can help reduce the costs associated with installing,
maintaining and monitoring an effective information security program.
Our monitored and managed security solutions and expertise can help
you protect your corporate assets.