From the Vigilant company. A good overview of issues associated with security outsourcing and options of doing it inhouse.
Company has thus decided to explore other options for
IDS and firewall monitoring and management. The first option is to outsource the monitoring and management of Fortune 1000 Company’s IDS and firewall devices to an outside organization experienced in assimilating and processing IDS and firewall log files. The second is to build an internal Security Operation Center (SOC) capable of consolidating the vast quantities of log data and enabling Fortune 1000 Company’s Information Security personnel to be thoroughly effective in identifying intrusions in real-time. This document compares these two options in terms of:
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