Dallas, Texas, April 1, 2008 – Global DataGuard, the premier provider of Enterprise Unified Threat Management for small and medium business to large enterprise environments today announced that it is offering a Managed Security Platform (MSP) module, providing comprehensive managed security service provider (MSSP) benefits and dramatic cost savings through significantly reduced capital expenditures, training and staffing. Part of its technology-leading family of Enterprise UTM security products and services, Global DataGuard’s MSP module provides a cost-effective, unified monitoring system for management and administration of multiple customer security consoles with actionable, real-time remediation information; turnkey service creation; and order entry and fulfillment.
A typical MSSP model requires placing collection devices on the customer network. These devices then send alerts to an offsite central data center for processing and monitoring. With increasing regulatory scrutiny and escalating attacks targeting personal data, many businesses are uncomfortable with any confidential customer data leaving their premises. Global DataGuard’s Enterprise Unified Threat Management system offers a unique solution whereby customer data is collected and processed onsite through the customer’s on-premise security infrastructure. The MSP then pulls the consoles from these discrete customer sites into one master console for use by a MSSP or any company that wants to handle security for each division separately, but have it monitored centrally. This method not only allows for more efficient, secure and cost-effective service delivery, but also reduces the need for an expensive and resource-intensive data center infrastructure.
“Some companies spend millions of dollars in infrastructure and product acquisition to provide managed security services to their customers,” stated Dean A. Trumbull, vice president and chief operating officer for Global DataGuard. “Our MSP module provides for a complete, compliance-oriented security system – which is fully integrated with our unrivaled suite of actionable, predictive Enterprise UTM products – at a fraction of the cost of a traditional MSSP infrastructure.”
Cost-Effective and Secure Unified Monitoring and Administration
Essentially a SOC (Security Operations Center) in a box, Global DataGuard’s MSP module pulls together the various screens from multiple customer security consoles, allowing a service provider to review, research and process alerts and incident response. The MSP module provides a unified monitoring console and administration for up to 10 Master Control Units (MCU) and/or 10 Subordinate MSPs. It also:
- Supports n-tier architecture, unifying up to 1000 discrete UTM systems for national and regional Security Operations Center applications;
- Offers a unified Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS) monitoring and summary console for up to 5000 IDS/IPS appliances;
- Includes a comprehensive SOC service creation environment, enabling providers to set up partners, issue quotes, ship equipment and maintain price lists;
- Enables transparent access to a wide range of customer premise-generated reports and graphs, including vulnerability scanning and security dashboard reports, weekly reports, and intrusion prevention reports and graphs.
Availability and Pricing
The MSP module will begin shipping in May, 2008. Pricing for the MSP module starts at $40,000. Other Enterprise UTM application modules can be purchased separately. Custom configurations can be designed and priced based on an organization’s unique management infrastructure requirements.