June 7, 2016
Comprehensive Cyber Security Defense Center Delivers New Levels of Protection for Symmetry’s Managed SAP and Enterprise Cloud Services PlatformMILWAUKEE, WI — June 7, 2016 —
Responding to the increasing demand for secure and compliant IT infrastructure services, Symmetry, a leading enterprise application management and cloud hosting solutions provider, today announced an expansion to its Managed Cyber Security Services (MCSS) platform—particularly in the key areas of security information event management (SIEM) and vulnerability management. The new solution is designed to holistically address enterprise risk and compliance challenges faced by enterprises and industry regulated organizations.
Partnering with Alchemy Security, a leading information security solutions provider with award-winning expertise in SIEM deployment and operations, and leveraging leading SIEM Solutions including Splunk and AlienVault, Symmetry’s MCSS provides critical security visibility and controls to enterprises who use Symmetry’s SAP cloud hosting and managed IT infrastructure services.
Symmetry’s MCSS establishes a vital consolidation point for an organization’s security monitoring, enabling enterprises to continuously evaluate the risk profile of their IT assets. The MCSS intelligently detects, analyzes, prioritizes, and alerts on new and emerging threats and vulnerabilities as they arise. This addresses a variety of core IT security components required for enterprises that must both protect technology assets and as well as verify that the proper mix of people, process and technologies are in working in harmony to support complex regulatory compliance regimes.
Symmetry’s comprehensive security solutions portfolio is designed to meet these compliance requirements for a range of industries (including 21CFR Part11, HIPAA, PCI and SOX). Symmetry MCSS now encompasses:
- Real-Time monitoring and correlation
- Log management and log analysis
- Kill chain analysis and hunt team activities
- Incident response management & support
- Audit support and compliance reporting
- Vulnerability scanning
- Network and web application penetration testing
- File Integrity Monitoring
- Host Based IDS
- Threat Intelligence
- Compliance Reporting
- Auditor Response Support
- Source code analysis
- PCI DSS ASV scanning
- Compliance Gap Analysis
- Risk Assessments
- Policy Development
The cost of data breaches continues to escalate and security is now a top priority globally. According to data breach analysis conducted by the Ponemon Institute, in 2015 the average data breach cost the affected company $6.5 million, or $217 per record lost or stolen – up 11% from the previous two years. Companies are reporting that shoring up cyber security ranks among the top personal mandates from CEOs.
“Managing information security risk, particularly when hosting critical applications and data, has become the top priority for nearly every enterprise,” said Pete Stevenson, Chairman & CEO of Symmetry. “Vulnerabilities continue to be exploited and sophisticated attacks are increasing in frequency, severity, and financial impact. Our commitment to operate as a true extension of our customer’s IT organization drives us to innovate and deliver pro-active, leading-edge IT solutions, so our customers can focus on running their business.”
“As a certified provider of SAP Hosting, Cloud and SAP HANA® Operations, Symmetry recognizes the importance of offering a comprehensive array of managed security and professional services to protect those applications and related data,” said Joe Bonnell, Founder & CEO of Alchemy Security. “We are pleased to partner with Symmetry to provide these mission critical capabilities. Symmetry customers can take great comfort from the fact that together we are putting Alchemy’s deep expertise in IT security solutions to work so they can both protect vital assets and validate that they are doing it the right way.”
Alchemy Security provides strategic and enduring information security solutions for compliance, security intelligence, and business imperative initiatives. A holistic and cost effective approach to IT asset protection delivers the right balance of support, service and consultation to global retail, banking, technology, and health care organizations. For more information on how Alchemy Security can help secure your organization, call us at 970-453-2827 or visit us at www.alchemysecurity.com.
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