What is Managed Security Services?

Managed security service is the day-to-day monitoring and interpretation of important system events throughout a network. This includes, and not limited to, unauthorized behavior, malicious hacks, denial of service (DoS), anomalies, and trend analysis. 

Companies are investing in expensive systems to monitor network activity, vulnerability assessment and trying to get the infrastructure to an acceptable security posture. After installation, the systems need to be constantly monitored and updated frequently, require specially trained personnel to detect when an incident occurs and react appropriately to return the value of the investment. Unfortunately that is not always the case. The monitoring systems usually are handed over to the already overloaded IT department and become an extra responsibility of system or network administrators.

How does it work?

Syndis MSS is designed with modular and scalable approach to meet the needs of customers of any size. Any combination of modules, listed below, can be in the service level agreement. With the Syndis MSS approach, even small companies can readily maintain a similar security posture as larger companies without investment in expensive equipment and knowledge.

Security Operations Center

The Syndis office runs a fully equipped Security Operations Center (SoC). From the SoC, operators monitor and react to alerts and events coming from different sensors and nodes within the MSS network. The SoC is also responsible for deploying vulnerability scans against customer networks and other tasks defined in service agreements.

Intrusion Detection Systems monitoring

Intrusion detection systems (IDS) are a key factor in the Syndis MSS monitoring. Some customers will already have invested in an IDS system.

Syndis will offer an integration plan to selected major IDS vendors to be included in the MSS.

For customers with no IDS, Syndis will offer an entry level IDS built in-house. The Syndis IDS will be lower in price compared to major IDS vendors.

Vulnerability management

Syndis can manage vulnerability assessment on customer networks, both internal networks and Internet facing systems. Crucially, we separate the wheat from the chaff in the automated findings, only contacting customers when they actually need to react.

Externally facing systems are evaluated from an Internet vantage point while the internal networks are evaluated with a deployed hardware appliance, custom built to meet Syndis MSS requirements. Syndis can adapt to existing vulnerability management infrastructures in which companies have invested.

Endpoint Security management

Syndis can monitor system alerts through endpoint management solutions chosen by customers. We can also help guide organizations to select appropriate solutions for their environments. Syndis notifies its customers when their attention is required.

Web Application Firewall monitoring

Specialized application defenses such as web application firewalls (WAFs) can be useful in defending against attacks on websites, but generate a lot of noise. Syndis's experts can properly digest and distill information to hone in on actual attacks as a part of its managed service. 
 

Why is it relevant?

By outsourcing security monitoring to Syndis MSS, customers get a team of experts to monitor their networks and to identify vulnerabilities before they become a concern. The approach is cost-effective, complementing existing staff with dedicated and specially trained security professionals.

Syndis MSS can take care of all security monitoring for companies, enabling them to instead focus on their core competencies.
— Mr. Gislason, CTO Syndis

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Increase your company’s security posture

  • Lower operation cost on information security management

  • Reduce risk working with Iceland's information security leaders

  • Real-time 24/7 security monitoring

  • Scheduled vulnerability assessments


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