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Trustwave Debuts Security Operations Center (SOC) Threat Detection and Response Enhancements

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Trustwave, a Top 250 MSSP, has launched a new version of its Co-Managed SOC (security operations center) designed to maximize threat detection within security information and event management (SIEM) deployments.

Accordingly, Trustwave Co-Managed SOC can help organizations avoid unnecessary costs and reduce alert noise by up to 90%, the company said in a prepared statement.

Trustwave is a cybersecurity company specializing in managed detection and response (MDR), managed security services (MSS), consulting and professional services, database security and email security. Through its Co-Managed SOC, Trustwave offers is a “holistic partnership that serves as an extension of its clients’ security operations teams,” the company said.

Trustwave Opens Up Security Colony Platform

The Co-Managed SOC now includes access to Trustwave’s cybersecurity collaboration platform, Security Colony. The platform provides instant access to actionable, best practice knowledge and years of consulting output from hundreds of companies.

Tom Powledge, Trustwave chief products officer, explained the advantages of Co-Managed SOC:

“Our enterprise-proven processes, global scale, and unique SpiderLabs threat intelligence enable our clients to align their SIEM deployments to business and security outcomes. Our decades of experience are combined with an end-to-end consultative approach and deep cybersecurity expertise to provide clients with a tailored service that improves cyber resilience while avoiding runaway costs. Moreover, the improvements we make for clients are theirs to keep, we don’t hold their SIEM hostage.”

24/7 Threat Monitoring

Trustwave notes that Co-Managed SOC clients receive 24/7 global, real-time threat monitoring to help detect and investigate threats. Also, Trustwave doesn’t force clients to work inside its tools, allowing them to retain the valuable SIEM use cases if they move to another provider.

New Capabilities to Trustwave Co-Managed SOC include:

  • A dedicated cyber success team who will review changes to client architecture, recommend updates to security policy, provide custom reporting, external threat monitoring, and frequently review the state of operations
  • Access to Security Colony’s 400-plus resources and tools to help clients be proactive and improve security maturity, including vendor risk insight, daily breach monitoring, and ransomware readiness.

Focusing on the potential impact for MSSPs, Powledge told MSSP Alert:

"A SIEM has numerous advantages, but it’s far from a turn-key solution. In order to get the most value from a SIEM investment, organizations are looking for MSSPs with an end-to-end solution that deliver tangible business outcomes. With Trustwave's dedicated Cyber Success Team, paired with the recent addition of Security Colony, clients now have instant access to decades of deep cybersecurity expertise to continuously improve their cyber resilience."

More Trustwave Advancements

Trustwave has been busy on the R&D front. Along with the MDR launches, the company has unveiled extended security orchestration, automation and response (XSOAR) and supply chain security solutions, MSSP Alert reported.

Trustwave in April 2022 announced two XSOAR services for the Palo Alto Networks' Cortex XSOAR and Cortex Xpanse solutions. Security teams can use Trustwave’s SOAR services to use a zero-code approach to automate threat response and incident management.

In December 2021, Trustwave released its Managed Vendor Risk Assessment (MVRA) solution. Organizations can use these solutions to gain security insights and use them to vet suppliers and vendors and guard against supply chain interruptions.

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.