Does your business need a guardian angel?
“Firewalls and endpoint protection which SMBs have traditionally relied on are no longer adequate as experienced hackers can easily find ways round them.” – Tim Thurlings, CTO bluedog.
If there is one thing that we can all agree on it is that the cyber world is steadily becoming a more dangerous place. Before the Internet exploded into popular existence at some point in the 1990s, if you were going to get robbed or conned, then the robber or conman generally had to be in your general vicinity, and you tended to know about it pretty quickly. These days, the criminals sit on the other side of the planet and it may be a while before the penny drops that something is not as it should be and you get that creeping realisation in the pit of your stomach when you spot that your credit card is max’d-out and it might have something to do with that email from your bank that seemed a bit odd…
Here at Brigantia, there are experts in lots of fields to do with keeping your information secure from the bad guys: We have specialists that know about end point protection, others that can tell you all about online training including phishing-simulations and we even boast ISO 27001 expertise amongst all of the various services and products. However, up until now, Brigantia has not been able to provide cost-effective SOC / SIEM* type solutions: this has remained something for very large organisations that are wealthy enough to afford the huge costs of such things.
bluedog has seen this gap in the market and in effect created the SOC / SIEM* solution for us mere mortals, aka the vast majority of small to medium sized businesses and organisations. Those in the SMB space really should have the protection that this service can bring, but in the past, they simply could not afford it.
It is at this point in the article that you, the reader, may find yourself still not really clear about what a SOC or SIEM* is, let alone why a business would need one. To put you out of your misery, the solution that we are talking about is akin to having your own team of massively qualified cyber security experts that watch over all your business communications and infrastructure 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When something looks wrong, bluedog notices and helps you to take whatever steps are required to put it right again. These experts don’t have to see your data, they watch various metrics and are there to help steer you away from any trouble before you get too far into it. If you consider bluedog to be your own guardian angel, then you are probably not too far off the mark.
Luckily for the would-be bluedog clients, this guardian angel does not cost an arm and leg. In fact the pricing is so reasonable that organisations which trouble themselves to run desktop simulations of their networks with probabilities of falling foul of ever-increasing threats from cyber criminals, find that the costs of utilising bluedog are vastly lower and more predictable than the alternative of relying upon existing security and that eventually being successfully bypassed by the bad guys.
My question to you is simple: can you afford to not check this out for your business?
To be put in touch with your local specialist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Brigantia on 020 3358 0090.
*Security Operations Centre (SOC) / Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)