The ongoing management and upkeep of information security devices requires significant time and resources in any organization. Research estimates that over 80% of IT resources are spent maintaining existing systems¹. Many organizations address maintenance in an ad-hoc manner, causing configuration errors to run rampant.
Configuration Errors as a Security Risk
Configuration errors are not only an inconvenience, but they also pose a major security risk. According to Gartner Group, 95% of attacks result from misconfigured or unpatched systems². Regular maintenance of devices is critical, not only to performance and effectiveness, but also to the security of information assets.
Managed Security Services Through ATLAS
The ATLAS Systems Maintenance, Monitoring and Management module provides organizations of all sizes with software maintenance and upkeep for security devices such as firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). Delivered as a managed security service, the module addresses the required maintenance, monitoring and management tasks that otherwise tie up the best information technology personnel within an organization.
Vigilar’s security experts continually test patches and upgrades for various environments, and perform these routine updates and upgrades across a number of enterprise clients. This provides the Vigilar team with the experience to deliver a streamlined process and smooth upgrade with minimal downtime.
The risk of successful attacks is reduced by keeping systems running, up-to-date, correctly configured and patched by Vigilar’s team of security experts. New patch requests and historical patch information can be viewed through the ATLAS portal.
24X7 Monitoring and Management
Device Monitoring and Management services provide constant 24X7 monitoring of security devices by certified security experts in Vigilar’s Security Operations Center (SOC). These managed security services address the monitoring and management aspects of network security that otherwise tie up IT and security staff. In the event of a security event, Vigilar’s SOC experts can alert you by phone or e-mail so that the appropriate mitigation steps can be taken.
Reduce Your Burden
ATLAS Systems Maintenance, Monitoring and Management reduces the burden of vital, but time-consuming routine tasks, freeing up IT and security staff to focus on other initiatives rather than maintenance without reducing the level of security for the organization.
The module provides maintenance, monitoring and management services for leading third-party security devices, including Check Point, Juniper, TippingPoint, Blue Coat and Cisco. It also includes monitoring for Windows® servers³.
¹Forrester, June 2006
²Gartner’s John Pescatore Q&A, SearchSecurity.com
³Maintenance and Management not available for Windows servers. Includes Monitoring service only