OMAHA, NE--(Marketwire - Aug 21, 2012) - Solutionary, the leading pure-play managed security services provider (MSSP), today announced the availability of its latest white paper, "Contextual Security Provides Actionable Intelligence." Security professionals accessing the complimentary paper learn how they can leverage an MSSP to enrich both legacy and next-generation security logs and alerts with context and get the actionable intelligence needed to efficiently make the right decisions. This capability increases the security value of existing IT and security investments to provide organizations the maximum situational awareness and granularity where it is needed most -- around sensitive and regulated information assets. In addition, readers learn how different types of context can be effectively utilized to minimize false positives and operationalize both negative and positive security models.
"Headlines, advanced threats, hacktivism, compliance and regulatory pressure to monitor more and more devices, platforms, and applications in combination with tighter and tighter budgets are backing security and risk professionals into a corner. The inability to discriminate true attacks from the ever increasing log and alert noise and respond quickly and accurately is leaving the enterprise wide open to breaches, compliance violations and brand damage," said Don Gray, chief security strategist for Solutionary. "This white paper leverages Solutionary's client experiences and uses real-world examples to demonstrate how enterprises can incorporate context into their security monitoring program, giving them the actionable intelligence they need to fortify defenses, spend effectively and reduce risk throughout their organizations."
Security in Context: Critical to Enterprise Security and Compliance
Understanding security in context is the key to making better and faster decisions about protecting the enterprise from escalating risks. What is actually new and different about contextual security today is that advanced technology now exists that enables organizations to achieve it, harness it and benefit from it.
Organizations that are managing and reducing risk successfully already know that effective information security is all about building good context. The more that is known about the environment, the systems being protected and the data residing on those systems, the better the ability to protect them. Context also bears on compliance strategy. The context around regulatory requirements and the data they affect is critical to achieving and maintaining compliance in a cost- and resource-effective manner.
Included in the paper are a number of use cases that highlight how to place security in context and key industries that are benefiting most from it. Although lessons learned from the examples apply across all sectors, primary industries highlighted include retail, banking and healthcare.
"No enterprise can afford to waste time chasing down false positives, guessing at how its security budget should be spent or waiting until after a breach or compliance incident occurs," said Rob Kraus, director of the Security Engineering Research Team (SERT). "Security and risk professionals in charge of enterprise-class security programs need ready access to actionable intelligence to answer their security and compliance questions. This white paper provides those answers, enabling readers to stay a step ahead of the threats and defend against the unknown."
To download a copy of the complete white paper and to learn about how to place security into context and gain actionable intelligence within your organization, please visit http://www.solutionary.com/index/intelligence-center/white-papers/Contextual-Security/index.php.
Solutionary is the leading pure-play managed security services provider. Solutionary reduces the information security and compliance burden, delivering flexible managed security services that align with client goals, enhancing organizations' existing security program, infrastructure and personnel. The company's services are based on experienced security professionals, global threat intelligence from the Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) and the patented, cloud-based ActiveGuard® service platform. Solutionary works as an extension of clients' internal teams, providing industry-leading customer service, patented technology, thought leadership, years of innovation and proprietary certifications that exceed industry standards. This client focus and dedication to customer service enables Solutionary to boast a client retention rate of over 98%. Solutionary provides 24/7 services to mid-market and global, enterprise clients through multiple security operations centers (SOCs) in North America. For more information, visit www.solutionary.com.