24/7 Network Monitoring2019-09-11T10:42:49-07:00

24/7 Network Monitoring

BlackStratus offers 24/7 network performance monitoring as a key element of our cloud-based SOC-as-a-service solution, CYBERShark. The term SOC stands for security operations center and having one is crucial for every business, no matter the size. Network vulnerabilities don’t go away just because it’s after hours. In fact, the times when you are least active on a business computer network are often the times when it is most vulnerable. We offer 24/7/365 security monitoring software because it is imperative in today’s technology-driven world to ensure your business is protected against cyber threats.

As a managed service provider (MSP) or a company with network security concerns, you need eyes on your network all the time — and not just any eyes. You require the eyes of security experts who are trained to work with the latest security software to recognize virtually any threat as it happens. Early detection is critical when it comes to cybersecurity.

If you can identify the threat before it gets into your system, you can eliminate it and prevent similar threats in the future before any damage is done. If a threat does make its way into your system, the speed and effectiveness of your response could mean the difference between a minor disruption to a day’s activity and a major data breach or downtime event that could necessitate a complete overhaul of your business. This is why 24/7 network monitoring is so important.

What Is 24/7 Network Monitoring?

24/7 network monitoring as part of our SOC-as-a-service means that we are performing network inspection every second of every day. Our team of security engineers is highly skilled at malicious activity detection and remediation. Combining state-of-the-art detection and log management software with the skill of our cybersecurity experts, CYBERShark ensures proactive network monitoring, threat analysis on all aspects of your network, including firewalls, IPS and more, around the clock.

Our centralized security monitoring system means we are constantly alert to threats to your system including unauthorized access attempts, suspicious login attempts, DDoS attacks, unauthorized data collection attempts and more. Our asset discovery methods make sure all the assets on a company’s network are safe at all times. Our round the clock cybersecurity threat detection procedures allow us to discover critical network problems and address them before they do serious damage to a business.

Why Is 24/7 Network Monitoring Important?

Threats that come through a company’s computer network are constant. Few companies today can function without the internet, so businesses have no choice but to expose their vital systems to intrusion. Malicious actors look for every possible port of entry to get into a system and do their damage, whether they are trying to steal a company’s data to sell it, conducting industrial espionage, trying to destroy a company’s reputation or are simply malicious vandals who delight in ruining companies and the lives that depend on them.

Some of these actors may give up after one or two tries, but most are extremely persistent. They know that time is on their side, and they have many methods at their disposal of hacking your network. Just as a criminal may spend weeks or months “casing” a house before deciding which one to break into, how and when, a cyberhacker may dedicate a large amount of time to business network analysis, trying to figure out just the right time to strike.

What this means is that if there is any time where your system is vulnerable, a determined hacker will find it. In fact, many hackers may run their hacking programs constantly, setting them to assault your network all day long until they are discovered or find a way in. Constant monitoring is crucial. Without it, you can practically guarantee a data breach or malware attack sooner or later.

How Does 24/7/365 Network Monitoring Help Our Clients?

With 24/7/365 security monitoring software from CYBERShark, managed service providers, their clients and other companies with network security concerns can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that their data and their systems are safe at all times — even when local IT staff are not there to monitor it. They don’t have to rely merely on passive network monitoring, hoping the latest firewall or antivirus update will catch anything suspicious going on. Our 24/7/365 network monitoring allows you to provide quality services to your customers without taking on the stress and worry over what catastrophic threat to your network might be around the corner.

Our 24/7/365 network monitoring isn’t just limited to identifying and alerting you to the threats, either. We can also take fast action. Our software allows us to quickly remove any malware in the system, lock out attackers to prevent them from doing further damage, immediately get rid of any compromised credentials or accounts and even restore the most recent safe backup. We then follow it up by plugging up whatever leak caused the problem to happen in the first place to protect your business against similar threats in the future.

It’s also important to remember that all security threats are not the same. There are many different kinds of attacks that can be launched at many different parts of a network. We offer a complete security solution, monitoring all parts of your network for all potential threats all the time.

What Are the Advantages of 24/7 Network Monitoring?

The advantages of 24/7 network monitoring are numerous. Our network monitors can identify potential threats and categorize them immediately, alerting you in real-time if necessary. There are different levels of threats, including:

  • Events that look like security events that are not
  • Events that are weak attempts at a cyberattack that had no real chance of succeeding
  • An active threat that we need to combat immediately

We categorize these for you and help you respond accordingly.

Our 24/7 network monitoring also allows us to do a complete recording of events, which means we can analyze trends to see where likely attacks may come from in the future and what the greatest threats to your network are. Being able to learn from attacks is a critical tool in responding faster and more effectively in the future, especially given how rapidly cyberattacks evolve and how frequently hacking tactics can change.

You’ll also have the benefit of knowing that you have the most up-to-date, literally up-to-the-minute, network protection. If a certain anti-malware or anti-intrusion method has been rendered ineffective, you won’t have your system vulnerable for hours or days before realizing you need an update.

What Is the Cost of Not Having 24/7 Network Monitoring?

The costs of not having 24/7 network monitoring are truly incalculable. If a company is achieving any measure of success for any significant amount of time, an eventual attack on the network is virtually guaranteed. If that company does not have 24/7 network monitoring, the success of that attack is similarly assured. According to a recent report from IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach in 2019 costs an estimated $3.51 million for businesses who have an incident response team in place, but for those without a response team, the damage is often far worse with the average data breach cost amounting to over $4.74 million!

An immense amount of data can be stolen in minutes when a hack goes undetected. Without 24/7 monitoring, a malicious actor could be mining your data for hours before being uncovered, which could put your entire customer base at risk and completely destroy your reputation. Just do a little research on some of the biggest data breaches of the last decade to see how massive the cost can be. Millions of accounts are compromised, and billions of dollars are lost due to cyberhacks on networks that did not have adequate protection — and that were not able to respond in a timely enough manner to major threats.

How Much Does 24/7 Network Monitoring Software Cost?

The good news is that 24/7 network monitoring is integrated with your CYBERShark SOC-as-a-service, along with other features such as malicious activity remediation, real-time alerts and rapid response, incident management and compliance reporting. CYBERShark is a considerably more cost-effective solution than some other third-party SOC providers who may charge tens of thousands of dollars every month.

Your cost will vary according to your cybersecurity needs, goals and budget, but some clients pay as little as $350 a month for cybersecurity services.

Why Choose CYBERShark?

BlackStratus has tested and researched and patented cybersecurity solutions to make sure you have the most effective protection for your business possible. We have highly trained and experienced cybersecurity engineers who are at the top of their field when it comes to identifying and protecting against network threats.

CYBERShark is a feature-rich SOC-as-a-service platform that is customizable to your needs. Any aspect of cybersecurity that is vital to your network protection is available through CYBERShark, so your network and business are completely protected on day one.

The best way to see how effectively CYBERShark protects the networks of managed service providers and their clients is to see it in action yourself. We are convinced that once you see CYBERShark in action, you will want to subscribe to protect your network as soon as possible. This is why we are happy to offer a free demonstration of the software to help you decide. Schedule your demo now, and if you have any questions about how our SOC-as-a-service products work either before or after you have tried the demo, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right away.

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