Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Arctic Wolf Offers Security Operations Center (SOC)-as-a-Service

Arctic Wolf Networks, a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California with offices in Ontario, Canada, is launching a Security Operations Center (SOC)-as-a-Service aimed at mid-sized companies.

The Arctic Wolf service provides a cloud-based security incident and event management (SIEM) application combined with a team of expert security engineers committed to the client's operational requirements.

The company said that for less than the salary of a single security engineer, its turnkey service can provide a fully operational cyber-SOC to mid-market companies and give them the peace of mind that comes from vigilant cybersecurity. Each customer is assigned a dedicated security engineer, who analyzes logs, weeds through the all alerts to eliminate false positives and conducts any necessary security forensics to definitively identify any breach or attack.  The AWN cloud, with its proprietary SIEM, expedites the process using its advanced machine learning capabilities and automated user behavioral analytics and integrates data from external threat feeds to proactively identify suspicious behavior.

“While working with nearly every Fortune 500 company as the CEO of Blue Coat, I saw first hand how large enterprises combatted cyber attacks with some of the most advanced SOC operations in the world and realized that this was what every company needed,” said Brian NeSmith, co-founder and chief executive officer at Arctic Wolf.  “AWN cyber-SOC is based on this experience and is specifically designed to deliver affordable, enterprise-class SOC services to companies of any size.”

  • Arctic Wolf Networks has raised $27.2 million and is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Redpoint.
  • Arctic Wolf is headed by Brian NeSmith, who previous was CEO of Blue Coat Systems. Before that, he was the CEO of Ipsilon Networks (acquired by Nokia).