As an SMB, you likely have limited security staff. Your lean IT team does it’s best to provide coverage, but they’re already overwhelmed. You don’t have the time or resources to hire a comprehensive dedicated security team.

As a result, you have no one to monitor your firewalls, examine antivirus, or analyze your security structure. Even if you did find the money to purchase bleeding edge security monitoring and remediation tools, they generate more data than your team could ever hope to keep up with.

You need an intelligent monitoring tool that provides pertinent security intel and the guidance to leverage it properly in your environments. A solution like SOC-as-a-Service.

What AI-Monitoring with Outsourced SOC Looks Like

Properly accessing all the data you can collect from your networks is a colossal task for most teams. In some cases, you’re talking about terabytes upon terabytes of text data. It’s just not feasible. And, unfortunately, most monitoring tools don’t have the filtering capabilities to sift through the fire hydrant of data and present only the relevant insights for your lean IT team to leverage.

This is where AI comes in.

Arctic Wolf developed its own AI-driven monitoring tool that analyzes traffic in real-time. It surfaces only important activity (pertinent to your needs and business goals) while automatically classifying which activity is safe and which is potentially threatening.

Arctic Wolf’s AI is constantly learning what is good and bad data, and the Arctic Wolf in-line agent will constantly monitor the AI performance, eliminate false positives, validate threats, and reclassify data if needed.

Where the SOC-as-a-Service Comes into Play

Since you don’t have the time and resources to improve your cybersecurity posture, an AI-monitoring with SOC (Security Operations Center) offering like Arctic Wolf’s SOC-as-a-Service is a cost-effective hybrid solution that will provide everything your SMB needs for security monitoring, from start to finish of:

  • Onboarding
  • Baselining
  • Monitoring and detecting
  • Reporting and alerts
  • Operational inquiries
  • Periodic reviews
  • Security reporting

Arctic Wolf deploys a security agent directly into your environments to receive and monitor data on your networks and report back to a consolidator. The consolidator will transfer the data files back to the managed SOC who responds and interacts with the security product and provides remediation protocols.

Why the Hybrid Angle?

Arctic Wolf Hybrid AI drastically improves threat detection.

This success results from the Arctic Wolf combination of human intelligence and remediation with the lightning fast productivity and efficiency of artificial intelligence. Consider signature-based security (already a traditional hybrid environment). AI is used to analyze user behavior, such as speed of keystrokes and mouse movements (mostly for EPP and EDR), to determine if the user is authentic or a robot. But, as effective as AI is in these scenarios, human surveillance acts as the final backstop of accuracy and authority.

In other words, AI can auto-detect threats, but if it takes a wrong approach, the human agent (outsourced SOC) is standing by 24/7 to monitor and correct as necessary.

Alleviate the Impossible Pressure on Your IT Team

The reality is that hackers are formulating new attacks faster than cybersecurity can reinvent itself.

Staying on top of your security means moving beyond human capabilities and integrating real-time AI to automatically correlate terabytes of data and identify new and evolving threats in the early stages (before they can cripple your infrastructure). Arctic Wolf relieves the monitoring, threat detection, and remediation burden from your IT team and presents to you only the data that’s applicable to your network security. 

The Threat Landscape is Evolving.

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