Managed IT Security Services

IT Security, Risk Management, Compliance

Every organization is vulnerable to a cyber-attack.  Cyber-attacks are growing and becoming more frequent, and the hacking community is growing.  There is nothing you can do to get 100 percent protection.

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Every organization has “holes” in their IT protection.  There are two elements key to maintaining your operational readiness against a Cybersecurity threat:
For a fixed monthly fee Synoptek provides the “focus,” depth, and security services you need in today’s risky IT environment.

  • Visibility – Being able to find, identify and see “into” all of the endpoints (devices) on your corporate network in real-time
  • Control – Assessing the situation and have the staff, skills, and tools to react and respond

Much has been written about threats and tools but the bottom line is to be able to detect something questionable is happening and then quickly remediate the problem.

At a minimum, you must have “essential” tools like virus, malware protection, intrusion protection and intrusion detection.

How vulnerable are you? Really?

Attacks can target; hardware, firmware, wearables, BYOD devices, Internet of Things and through API’s.  Attacks can target employee systems, cloud services, or direct to employees including malware, ransomware, and denial of services attacks.  Attacks could be just simple human error creating IT Security “holes.”

70% of enterprises will be attacked or incur some Cybersecurity issues every year.  It is going to happen…. So get prepared.  Synoptek can help.  It makes sense to have your managed service provider also provide you IT security services on the devices they already manage.

IT Security now requires more resources, more skills

As sophisticated as IT breaches have become, some of the most practical solutions are quite simple.  However, these solutions require constant attention and monitoring of employees, devices, and IT systems.  The problem is companies have IT staff fixing IT infrastructure problems, end-user issues and working on internal projects.  Without an “eyes-on” approach by skilled IT security professionals, you are leaving your company vulnerable to IT security breaches.

To be protected (nothing offers 100% protection) you need dedicated IT security staff, or a Managed Service Provider like Synoptek, which has a dedicated security staff and the needed security protection tools. Synoptek provides security management for hundreds of clients.  Based on our operational experience we have found typical IT security weaknesses include:

  • Network endpoints
  • Employees
  • Malware and virus attacks
  • Highly specialized attacks

Most companies that get breached aren’t aware it has happened.  The sophisticated attacker does not want you to know that they have accessed or are altering your data.  The median time to discover a breach is typically measured in months.

Should a breach occur, most organizations are embarrassed to have customers or law enforcement inform them of a violation.  Well-prepared companies have a breach response plan outlined and tested.

Can My Company Protect Itself?

Most of the investments firms make are in the prevention of intrusions, and almost exclusively focused on the perimeter of their corporate network.  What they fail to realize are two things:

  • No matter how much money you spend on intrusion prevention, there are always vulnerabilities and zero-day exploits to get in.  Just ask Sony, Verizon, and Target.
  • More than half of the attacks are carried out by insiders, and most of those are malicious and intentional.  If you are going to invest in cyber defenses, make certain to incorporate early detection of anomalies, including those which could originate from your staff.  We have dealt with several of these situations.

One of the best ways to protect yourself is to work with a Managed Service Provider, with a Security focus like Synoptek.  Our experience in managing thousands of devices gives us the knowledge to apply the appropriate security software and devices to give you the protection you need.

Companies look to us for ongoing guidance, not to sell them tools.  We meet regularly with our clients to assess and discuss how they can be more secure.  We provide current awareness of trends we see with other clients as well as emerging threats.

Why Solutions are NOT Simple, and it takes certified trained IT Security Experts

  • Broad and complicated attack tactics
  • The IT environment continues to expand and change
  • Perpetrating breaches is getting easier
  • Compromised credentials and broken authentication
  • Bad guys only need to find one crack in your IT Security Wall
  • Hacked API’s (many API interfaces are open)
  • Account Hijacking
  • IT Administrator errors
  • Skills of your IT security staff

At Synoptek we tailor our solutions to fit your needs.  You may have existing security platforms and systems, and we will work with these.  For example, for our customers handling credit card data and must adhere to Payment Card Industry regulations so we perform the daily log review required by the PCI Data Security Standard section 10.6.  Our security professionals can provide an assessment and design a customized solution to fit your unique situation.

How can Synoptek’s IT Security Services Protect Me?

Most companies do not have a Chief Information Security Officer.  We become their virtual CISO.  For the CISO, the scarcest resource, even for those organizations with larger budgets, is often skilled security staff.  Due to this scarcity, they often make compromises on their security posture and find it hard to take on new security initiatives.  They just can’t keep up with all of the quickly evolving threats and changing array of security protection tools.

Synoptek provides experienced security practitioners so busy CISOs or companies without CISOs, can keep up with new threats and government compliance requirements.

Engaging our “Security as a Service” model is very simple and allows a firm to budget a fixed operating expense for outsourced security experts, as well as security solutions that would otherwise require hardware and software outlays.

What Synoptek’s IT Security Services can do for your company

The Synoptek Managed Security Services extends your IT teams capacity to protect applications, computing, and network infrastructure with advanced security solutions that are easy to implement, fully managed and do not require large upfront investments. Synoptek’s Managed Security Services removes the burden of around-the-clock monitoring from organization’s already taxed internal IT staff.

Explore in detail about each of our Security as a Service layers:

  • Perimeter control and security management (Intrusion Protection, Intrusion Detection, End-point Protection)
  • Virtual CISO consulting services
  • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) as a security service.

The Synoptek “Layered” approach to IT Security Protection offers you complete protection for your users and your entire IT infrastructure.  Each “layer works with the others to provide IT Security protection for your organization.

The diagram below represents all of the layers protected by Synoptek IT Security Services.

The challenge of finding, retaining and training skilled IT security staff coupled with the high cost of purchasing and maintaining security software and hardware technology in-house puts IT security protection out of reach for many organizations.  Additionally, if your “core focus” is not that of an IT security organization you are accepting a potentially huge element of risk when “fielding your own teams.

For a fixed monthly fee Synoptek provides the “focus,” depth, and security services you need in today’s risky IT environment.

Contact us now to start the IT Security discussion.

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