Frequently Asked Questions About CYBERShark
The cost of SOC-as-a-service is infinitesimal compared to the cost of a data breach. Many SOC providers understand this, which is why they charge exorbitant monthly fees for cloud security that may range into the tens of thousands of dollars. This often prices small and mid-sized companies out and somewhat defeats the purpose of choosing a cloud-based security solution rather than paying for and installing your own hardware or large dedicated internal IT security team.
We prefer to offer managed security at a price level you can afford, based on your size, and letting you grow and scale with us as needed, much like some of the best cloud computing platforms. Some of our clients start out with plans as low as $350 a month.
We differentiate ourselves by paying special attention to the needs of smaller and mid-sized businesses. We believe that just because these companies may not have massive amounts of capital at their disposal doesn’t mean they don’t deserve great security.
We offer SOC-as-a-service as a subscription that you as the MSP platform or company seeking security are in total control of. Our lower monthly cost means you don’t have to put off getting the managed security you need until it’s too late, and our easy terms, with no long-term commitment or restrictive contracts give you the freedom to expand or reduce the use of our services as you see fit.
We also offer a free demonstration and a 30-day free network vulnerability assessment so you can get a complete sense of how our services can work for you before you invest in better security for your company.
We also offer a very popular white-label service that allows MSPs and cybersecurity resellers to offer top managed security at low cost under their own brand.
Yes. Every network should have a firewall to protect it. A firewall is a necessary condition for cybersecurity but not a sufficient one. It is only the first line of defense, but it is still vital.
You will still be responsible for endpoint security. CYBERShark is designed to monitor and protect your network. Once a virus or other threat gets into the network, we will find it. The endpoint devices require their own protection. However, we can identify from which endpoint a threat was able to access the network.
Hackers don’t look for specific businesses to target most of the time. Often, hackers and cybercriminals will send bots through the internet to seek out vulnerable targets to attack. These targets often end up being smaller businesses who think they don’t need or cannot afford adequate security. Cybercriminals often attack small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to launch attacks against other larger targets. In addition to their own data, most SMBs have access to partners’ computer systems and access to their valuable data and intellectual property. You might think of yourself as a small company, but there is big risk.
For businesses of up to 1,000 employees the risk of a data breach is 80.2%, which is 35% higher than the risk for large organizations.
If you are in an industry that is governed by one or more regulatory bodies with respect to data security, as most companies are, making sure you can stay in compliance with that body’s security regulations is vital. Failure to do so can put your data at risk, and it can put your company at risk of incurring costly fines and potentially even costlier downtime as you shut down to correct the problem.
With CYBERShark’s advanced compliance reporting capabilities, you will be able to easily see that you are in compliance, as well as have clear reports to present to an auditor should your company be reviewed for potential data security violations.
You are probably aware which industries tend to be the most impacted by data security breaches. The industries that top the list include:
- Healthcare – Nearly one in eight Americans have had some medical information exposed at some time or another. This data can be used by insurance companies or bad actors looking to gain access to prescription medication. Healthcare leaks are often a result of carelessness. CYBERShark includes diligent incident management that can help companies quickly determine if and where a data leak might be happening or be at risk of happening.
- Tourism – Hotels collect a tremendous amount of personal information about people every day, and that information can be extremely valuable if it falls into the wrong hands. Because there is so much traffic on a hotel network, suspicious activity can be difficult to detect. Our advanced correlation engine can help the software learn which suspicious events bear closer examination and root out true attacks faster.
- Finance – Financial industries are a natural target for cyberhackers, and financial companies have lost billions of dollars to data breach attacks. Our real-time alerts and rapid response allow us to spot a breach fast, so we can shut it down before it starts or minimize the damage if it has already begun.
CYBERShark is a flexible SOC-as-a-service platform designed to work with a variety of technologies and environments. Our software is compatible with over 1,000 network devices, operating systems, servers and other appliances and we’re constantly adding more. We integrate seamlessly with popular cloud environments like Microsoft Azure and AWS. The many technologies we support include the following: