Security Operations Center (SOC)
A SOC selection process can be complex, with costs and service levels varying significantly among vendors. We guide you through the entire process, all the way to operational use
- Monitoring tools
- Integration and lean operation
- 24×7 models and data security
- Cost scenarios
A selection of our 100+ providers
1. We help you to specify your requirements
- Requirement specification
- Tendering procedure adapted to your processes or specifications
- Provider comparisons
2. CyberCompare tenders your requirements anonymously
- Pre-selection based on our market insights
- Leveraging the CyberCompare database
- Identification of 5-6 relevant vendor
- Tendering along the defined criteria
3. We provide you with an objective comparison of provider offerings
- Consolidation of information and creation of objective comparability of offers
- Comprehensive but clearly structured document with all the details you need for a selection
- Selection of the favored providers by you – gladly with our recommendations
4. You make the last decision with our support
- Favourite providers present themselves in person to the customer
- Documental support with important questions and details to be clarified
- We accompany you until your purchasing department has carried out the final negotiation and the SOC starts operationally
Perspective from one of our experts
One central location for all your security operations – a SOC helps you take action quickly
The core of a Security Operations Center (SOC) is the permanent monitoring of a defined IT environment with regard to security-relevant events. This usually involves analyzing log files and/or data traffic for suspicious information. The aim is to uncover threat scenarios (‘Detect’) and the subsequent, individually appropriate counter-reaction (‘Response’).
While large enterprises often operate their own SOCs or so-called Cyber Defense Centers (CDC), this is often not worthwhile for medium-sized companies, since on the one hand qualified SOC analysts are rare, a lot of specific expertise lies in the platforms and tools of professional SOC providers, and ultimately the complexity increases significantly with 24×7 monitoring.
This 24×7 model is often regarded as the “standard”, but for small and medium-sized companies, reduced scopes that can be supplemented by on-call services, for example, are often also suitable as a start.
In many cases a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is integrated into the SOC
SIEM platforms read log files from various sources and analyze the data for anomalies via correlations. SIEM platforms are often used in security. However, their use is not limited to security, but can also be used to analyze non-security data for anomalies, depending on the use case.