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Why Choose MDR Over MSSP or SIEM?

by Arctic Wolf NetworksJan 10, 2018

Software-as-a-service models increasingly deliver popular business applications through the cloud, and cybersecurity applications are no exception. This is good news for small-to-midsize enterprises (SMEs) that can't easily afford in-house security technologies like SIEM, and lack security experts on their IT staff to manage them.

SOC-as-a-service is a turnkey security solution with several advantages over in-house SIEMs and MSSPs. It employs a scalable, cloud-based SOC with

Gartner’s Security Event Monitoring Options for Midsize Enterprises

by Arctic Wolf NetworksJan 10, 2018

A recent Gartner paper explains that, "Resource-challenged security and risk management leaders at midsize enterprises (MSEs) are increasingly concerned about detecting threats and complying with regulatory mandates. Selecting the proper technologies and services will improve security event monitoring capabilities when facing staff and budget constraints."

Gartner recommends MSEs, "Outsource security services to a MSS or MDR provider if the IT team does not have enough staff to dedicate

Unified Security Management® (USM) vs. SIEM: A Technical Comparison

by AlienVaultApr 03, 2015

Get a full overview of the changing security landscape, and more importantly insight into the rapidly changing SIEM category, and the reasons that have led to those change. To offer a complete picture of the changes to SIEM technology, it is valuable for some to understand the context of the SIEM market and how (and why) AlienVault differentiates itself from the traditional approach.

Download the full report to explore:
• The History of "SEM, SIM, or SIEM?"
• What's Wrong

GDPR Compliance Checklist: A 9-Step Guide

by AlienVaultJan 05, 2018

The GDPR, or General Data Privacy Regulation, will come into force in May of 2018 and requires organizations to maintain a plan to detect a data breach, regularly evaluate the effectiveness of security practices, and document evidence of compliance. If you don't already have the required security tools and controls in place, your organization will need to start planning now to achieve compliance. This GDPR compliance checklist lays out 9 steps you can take now to best prepare for the new

5 Steps to Implement & Maintain PCI DSS Compliance

by AlienVaultJan 05, 2018

Maintaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance can be both difficult and expensive. For most small to medium sized organizations, it doesn't have to be as long as you have the right plan and tools in place. In this paper you'll learn five steps to implement and maintain PCI DSS compliance at your organization by:
• Determining your true business requirements
• Inventorying locations and assets
• Segmenting environments

Frost & Sullivan: What you SIEM is what you get

by AlienVaultJan 05, 2018

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is a foundational cyber security technology. However, a properly executed SIEM strategy is difficult to execute even in static network environments with limited assets, much less for companies that have heterogeneous networks, transient end users, and plans of expansion.

In this analyst report from Frost & Sullivan, you'll read about several factors that companies big and small need to consider when purchasing and deploying a SIEM. You'll

Cyber threats are growing at an alarming rate. Get the protection you need to build an effective security strategy.

by GRA QuantumJan 04, 2018

As dependency on digital infrastructures grow, vulnerabilities rise. What do companies stand to lose that don't take proper precautions?

Did the Equifax Breach Make the CISO’s Job Easier for 2018?

by GRA QuantumJan 04, 2018

If you're accountable for your organization's security, it's safe to assume you're up against some internal challenges in creating an effective security strategy, implementing it, and having support and adoption by leadership and the workforce.

The Future of Cyber Regulation: New York’s Cyber Security Rules for the Finance and Insurance Industry

by GRA QuantumJan 04, 2018

Banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions are now required to meet the standards of the 23 NYCRR Part 500 regulations.

Are you keeping up on the evolving NYFS regulations?

See how penetration testing helped a CISO overhaul his company’s security strategy.

by GRA QuantumJan 04, 2018

See how security leadership of an asset management firm leveraged a comprehensive penetration test to develop a realistic budget proposal for an effective cyber security strategy.



At AlienVault, we believe that open and collaborative is the best way for all companies to gain the security visibility they need. Our Unified Security Management (USM) platform provides a fast and cost-effective way for organizations with limited security staff and budget to address compliance and threat management needs. With all of the essential security controls already built-in, through out of the box integrations with dozens of sophisticated open source security technologies, USM puts enterprise-class security visibility within easy reach of smaller security teams who need to do more with less. AlienVault USM customers include government and educational entities, and enterprises of all sizes around the globe. For more information visit, or download the free 30-day trial:

Arctic Wolf Networks

Headquarters: 111 W. Evelyn Ave, Suite 115, Sunnyvale 94086

Arctic Wolf Networks provides SOC as a service that makes every link in the security chain stronger. Customer-dedicated security engineers anchor the service, act as the stewards of log data, and are focused on reviewing events, identifying incidents, and eliminating false positives.

GRA Quantum

GRA Quantum is a pioneering information security firm founded upon the belief that every organization has the right to keep their data private and secure.

Our mission is to build close partnerships with our clients, serving them not as just a vendor, but as trusted advisors helping them to build effective, proactive plans.

Our focus is always on both the technical and human elements within an organization. We believe in comprehensive strategies designed to harden networks, deflect attackers, and rapidly recover from any accidents.

As technology progresses, so too do our tactics, ensuring our experts are always prepared to serve forward-looking leaders eager to stay ahead of emerging threats.