Outsourced Security

If you are a medium size business, you need every employee and every resource possible to be focusing on driving the growth of your company.  Information security often takes a back seat to increasing sales and streamlining operations.  Unfortunately, it is precisely this pattern of behavior that has led to Gartner’s latest research which indicates that between 2007 and 2009, the SMB sector will become the primary target of malicious behavior on the internet.  

Of course, this makes sense.  If the bad guys can spend ten minutes to gain access to your data, why would they spend months attacking a global enterprise?  The Fortune 500 have been dealing with security threats for many years and have invested millions into protecting their assets.  As a medium-sized business, you don’t have that luxury.

BUT, there is hope!

You are why Pervasive Solutions exists.  We deeply desire to help you protect your business and your clients.  Our goal is to give you the same level of protection that your enterprise-level competitors have, but at a small fraction of the cost.  Pervasive Solutions’ Outsourced Security Services protect you from these global threats while enabling you to continue to focus on what you do best.

What if You Did It Yourself?

If you were to truly secure all of your data, systems and communications, how would you do it?  Where would you need to invest time and money?  At a minimum, you would need to cover the following key areas:

  • Security Team.  You would need to hire at least one and possibly up to four or five full-time specialized (which translates to ‘expensive’) resources to implement and monitor your security posture.
  • Security Technologies.  You would need to purchase all of the technologies necessary to implement a thorough multi-layered security defense.
  • Security Policies & Procedures.  You would need to spend the time to document the policies and procedures that your organization needs to follow on a daily basis.
  • Security Training.  You would need to regularly provide security training to your employees to reinforce the importance of following those policies and to educate them on the threats that they may run into.

 The cost of covering these bases for the next four years is likely to be well over one million dollars.  And that’s not the bad news.  The cost of not doing it could be your entire business.

But if You Outsource…

So how can you receive the benefits of your own security office without incurring the cost associated with it?  What if you could share the costs with other similar sized businesses?  That’s essentially what you’re doing when you outsource your security – sharing the costs with our other clients while still reaping all the benefits of having your own security office.

Pervasive Solutions’ Outsourced Security Office includes the following key services:

  • Perimeter Monitoring.  Our certified security staff will monitor your firewalls, IDS/IPS and other perimeter defenses on a 24x7x365 basis and will alert you and take the appropriate actions should any inappropriate activity be detected.
  • Compliance Support.  Are you subject to HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, GLBA or any other regulatory standards?  Our security team will provide the documentation and monitoring to ensure you meet the security requirements of those regulations.
  • Security Policies.  We provide you a customized manual of security policies and procedures which will lay the appropriate security foundation for your employees.
  • Awareness Training.  Based on the customized security manual, we provide periodic training to your employee base – ensuring that everyone understands and accepts their role in protecting the organization and your clients.
  • Patch Management.  Our team will work with your IT team to identify and validate the patches that must be applied to your systems to keep them current and protected.
  • Anti-X Management.  We monitor and manage your anti-spam, anti-virus and anti-malware systems – ensuring that they are working around the clock to keep the bad guys out.

You get all of these services working for you 24x7x365, provided by a company that lives and breathes security, for only a small monthly cost.  No commitments.  No minimums.  If we don’t provide the top-notch service you deserve, then we don’t deserve your business.

Please don’t overlook security.  Your business is in the balance.  Contact us today to start discussing how to protect your systems, your communications and your data.

We knew from our very first meeting that these people were different. They are just there for us. They provide an excellent service, and the value far exceeds our cost. They just make issues go away. SD