ProSOC Express From Proficio Delivers Enterprise-class IT Security on an SMB Budget

By   muhammad malik
Chief Editor , Information Security Buzz | Jul 15, 2015 09:16 pm PST

Proficio Inc. introduced ProSOC Express, providing mid-sized businesses 24×7 enterprise-class security monitoring and alerting services.The cloud-based security services leader is including the same advanced SIEM technology and 24×7 expert monitoring in the affordable SaaS subscription service that Proficio provides its large enterprise customers.

Tim McElwee, COO and Chairman, Proficio, Inc. noted:  “A major reason for this shift to small- and mid-sized firms is that large companies have improved their IT defenses and security procedures. Cyber criminals view mid-sized organizations as soft targets for data theft, bank fraud, and ransomware.  While businesses often have the right tools to help identify attacks, they seldom have time to analyze firewall logs or investigate suspicious activity and as a consequence security breaches are often only discovered after the damage is done. With ProSOC Express, our goal is to offer mid-sized companies similar security monitoring and breach prevention services to those we provide our enterprise customers, but as a simplified service offering and at a very affordable price”

Proficio offers the new mid-size business security monitoring service in response to the increased targeting of SMBs by malicious players. For example, the company’s Security Operations (SOC) team has seen a more than 30% increase in the instances of suspicious use of remote control software among small and mid-sized customers. “We were able to identify indicators of ransomware and notify our customers before any data was affected, McElwee reported.”

“When it comes to protecting their business from cyber crimes, mid-sized businesses face similar challenges as large enterprises,” said Sanjeev Aggarwal, Founder and Partner, SMB Group. “The rise of sophisticated new security attacks poses a clear risk to SMBs challenged with limited and generalist IT staff and budget resources. They cannot afford to build internal security teams or purchase and administer advanced security software tools, and should evaluate cloud-based options.”

Cloud-based Breach Prevention

Offered as a subscription service, ProSOC Express works with customers’ existing systems including firewalls, anti-virus software, and servers. It does not require customers to purchase any software or hardware to use the service. ProSOC Express includes the following capabilities:

  •          24×7 security monitoring and threat detection
  •          Real time analysis and correlation of security events using cloud-based HP ArcSight SIEM technology
  •          24×7 security alerts and escalation for critical events requiring action
  •          Security experts available to address your questions
  •          Threat intelligence and reputation service
  •          12 months of log storage to meet compliance requirements
  •          Easy to understand weekly reports that summarize activity
  •          30 Day Money Back Guarantee

ProSOC Express is also offered with options for specific enterprise needs:

  •          ProSOC Express Healthcare – includes HIPAA Reporting
  •          ProSOC Express NG Firewall – includes a fully managed Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall
  •          ProSOC Express PCI – includes ProSCAN – Vulnerability Scanning and PCI Assessment powered by QualysGuard

ProSOC pricing starts at $99 US per device, per month, with volume discounts available.

About Proficio

Proficio, a leader in cloud-based security services for utilities, major healthcare entities and F1000 companies, today introduced ProSOC Express, providing small and medium-sized businesses 24×7 enterprise-class security monitoring and alerting services. ProSOC Express is offered as a highly affordable SaaS subscription service and includes the same advanced SIEM technology and 24×7 expert monitoring as Proficio provides its enterprise customers.


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