What are Commodity Managed Services?

Our new Commodity protective monitoring and incident response service is an accelerated security management service designed to move customers into a secure and compliant position as quickly as possible while lowering the cost-barrier to entry.

It does this for a fixed annual cost and the pricing structure is simplified into 10, 50, 100 and 500 device "packs" that can be comprised of a variety of existing security technologies and network fabric plus appropriate server and end-user computing.

In summary this specialist Security Operations Centre service will provide real-time threat monitoring Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, qualification, and triage across your estate.

Consider the following

  • The first six months of 2018 marked a 229% increase in ransomware attacks over the same time frame in 2017, with more than 181 million attacks recorded – SonicWall’s 2018 Mid-Year Threat Report
  • 44% of large UK organisations have been infected by ransomware in the past 24 months, with over a quarter of them being hit more than once – Trend micro
  • 25 million new malware samples were captured recently in Q1 of 2018 alone – Panda Labs
  • 4% of people will click on any given phishing campaign – Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report
  • According to Small Business Trends, 55% of companies have experienced a cyber-attack and experienced data breaches with customer and employee information

Worse still, industry analysts have told end users that they should now expect to be in a state of continuous compromise.

Security has never been a joined-up discipline and is frequently made complicated. Likewise, no matter how good the technology, security is a process; not an event and never solved by deploying technology alone.

We have always maintained appropriate IT security should not only be exclusively available to those with the deepest pockets, instead it should be available to all – view of Zepkos MD and Founder, Steve England’s opinion on this at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/we-must-make-security-affordable-all-steve-england.

Simply put, we have designed the programme to be a high-value, low risk, low-cost service. To assess if you think our commodity protective monitoring and incident response service is right for you, perhaps you can relate to a number of characteristics shown in the table below.

No dedicated security staff yet do not want a full SOC service Want a protective monitoring and incident response service, delivered by experts
May have already fallen prey to some form of general breach or phishing attacks Do want to have "something" to get them started in order to declare due-diligence to the board and external regulatory bodies (e.g. ICO)
Want to be able to not spend a lot of time or money "solving" the problem Accept there has been a historic under-investment in IT security
Want to just get on with business so would appreciate a "tick-box" solution Only have a finite budget or appetite support from the board
Need great value for money and view "best of breed" products as just too expensive. Do not want a 3-5 year commitment

Commodity – What you get compared to our standard service

In terms of what you get from the Commodity protective monitoring and incident response service:

Users like the fact that we appreciate that they almost always have some security technology already which is why our services are designed to work with what you already have – meaning current investments are preserved.

Zepko do not stop working at the network perimeter, as part of our alliance they can become a part of your company DNA – your very own "virtual" security department.

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