Next generation managed security services: What you need to know

  • Posted on July 28, 2021
  • Estimated reading time 3 minutes
Avanade’s Next Gen Managed Security Services

While the world is still adjusting to a new normal, we are seeing increasingly complex and relentless cyber-attacks, such as the recent supply chain and ransomware attacks. What can we learn from these cyber-attacks and what more can we do to prevent them?

Every attack gives us the opportunity to learn from it and reminds us that security is not about implementing controls, but that more robust monitoring is key to stopping these threats.

A real concern is - why did it take the top technology companies about 8 months to realize they had been breached during the SolarWinds attack? This begs the question, is there anywhere near enough security monitoring, detection, and prevention capabilities? Two aspects urgently need to be addressed - getting “security tools in place” and the implementation of the tools at the expected performance that every organization needs.

Many organizations suffer from a lack of in-house security skills and capability to evaluate and predict an incident based on their implemented tools. And unfortunately, there is no “normal” to certify that organizations are on the right path. That’s where partners like Avanade can help to assess, implement and monitor their security ecosystem, resulting in a more robust security posture.

How does continuous monitoring capabilities help to prevent threats?
With the acceleration to hybrid clouds, rearchitecting the security monitoring approach itself is of paramount importance. It’s safe to say that the traditional Security Operations Centre (SOC) is dead, with glass monitoring and alert fatigue. This is compounded by other challenges such as skills shortages, budgetary pressures, and scalability challenges over complex data integration.
With almost every organization focused on keeping their hybrid environment secure and their remote workforce, it’s evident a newer set of attack vectors are growing. Rethink your security monitoring needs to be a top priority. Rather than focusing on traditional SOC monitoring, it’s time to look at rethink how the newer modern SOC would be architected for the future.

So, what makes Avanade’s Managed Security Services and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) different and what do they include?

Our Managed Security Services ensure the following:

  • Next gen security with the right tools, the best processes and methodology
  • Implementation of next gen Managed Detection and Response (MDR) platform (Azure Sentinel) integrating AI, ML based models – all combined with MITRE Industry acknowledged adversary tactics and external threat intelligence sources.
  • Managed Security Services (MSS) across your hybrid and cloud platforms covering apps, cloud, network, data, and identities.
  • Best of breed security engineers to focus on next gen path security monitoring to focus on faster resolution.

Avanade Managed Security Service and MDR offering covers IT, OT and the IoT ecosystem addressing all security domains from cloud, apps, data, Identity to securing hybrid work.

We strive to deliver a quick return on investment through leveraging rapid onboarding of Microsoft Azure Sentinel at the start and build specific Security Operations that focus the realization of SOC values as well as proactively hunting down of threat vectors to reduce the attack surface.

Organizations need a technology partner that can help them meet their business objectives and beat the odds against cyber threats. Our services cover more than just the technology aspects of modernizing the security monitoring. We also focus on aligning the organizations’ goal of cost savings, optimized security environment, advanced cyber defense skillsets, industrialized solutions are metrics as part of an end-to-end service.

In the next blog for the MSS Unplugged Series we will look at topics in more detail including MDR, Security Automation, Next Gen focused SOC, collaborated threat intelligence and Ransomware.

Please visit the Avanade Security page for more information.

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