Innovative Solutions for Outsourced Security Operations

The outsourced security operations market, historically run by Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), has become stagnant. MSSPs are spending more time incorporating industry buzzwords into their sales campaigns than adding enhanced capabilities into their service offerings or tools. The same vanilla, one-size-fits-all approach is failing to execute on the promise of better security through outsourcing.

Foreground Security has spent years studying the outsourced security market, analyst optimization strategies, and the gaps left by single-point security controls. The result of this research was the development of our Virtual Security Operations Center (V-SOC). The V-SOC picks up where MSSPs leave off by adding innovations in all phases of customer engagement and service delivery. In return, our customers maximize the return on their current security investments; they take back control of their security events/logs; and their internal security operations mature.

Foreground’s Virtual Security Operations services take a proactive, intelligence-driven, and customized approach to defend customers against the most intricately-conceived threats. Foreground’s approach is derived from the sources and methods analysts use to manually investigate and respond to threats. We automate these processes to reduce the “noise” factor, allowing more time to focus on true threats. Through a combination of automation, process refinement, alert monitoring and streamlining, our security analysts will cull through massive amounts of data to pinpoint events of interest. As a result, Foreground emerges as a key part of the customer’s incident response team, providing analysis “in the background” to help the customer isolate, remediate, recover, and learn from discovered incidents. We collaborate with our clients’ personnel and third-party vendors to support a coordinated investigation, develop an accurate timeline, and execute a cohesive response to incidents.

Foreground is committed to the long-term maturity of our clients’ information security programs. We deliver on this promise by:

  • Educating client personnel through the use of expert staff and cultivated personal relationships that result from Foreground maintaining an industry-leading client-to-analyst ratio
  • Ensuring our clients maintain historical situational awareness by keeping their security data within their perimeter
  • Thoroughly understanding our customers’ information assets, business drivers, and current security posture during an extended "Service Transition" phase
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OUR VIRTUAL SECURITY OPERATIONS SERVICE OFFERINGS

Our Managed Security Services are characterized by breadth of coverage, scope of monitoring, and engagement level.

ServiceCoverageScopeEngagement
Focused
  • Periodic
  • NSM
  • SIEM
  • Security controls (ID/PS, firewall, proxy)
  • Active hunting
  • Automated threat intelligence (optional add-on)
Monitored
  • 24x7
  • Off hours
  • NSM
  • SIEM
  • Traditional monitoring
  • Active hunting
  • Automated threat intelligence
Managed
  • 24x7
  • NSM
  • SIEM
  • Traditional monitoring
  • Active hunting
  • Automated threat intelligence
  • NSM/SIEM management
Managed+
  • 24x7
  • NSM
  • SIEM
  • Security controls (ID/PS, firewall, proxy)
  • Traditional monitoring
  • Active hunting
  • Automated threat intelligence
  • NSM/SIEM management
  • Security control management