With a seemingly endless list of cybersecurity offerings out there, why pick Vijilant?
Best of Breed and Portfolio Approach – Bad guys are clever and they move fast. Worse, once they breach your organization, they may lay dormant until the right buyer offers them enough bitcoin for your information. Then they strike silently and without notice. Most breaches take months to discover (if ever) after it is too late – 146 days on average.
Because the threat landscape changes hourly, cybersecurity protection cannot be locked-in to one solution or one vendor. Vijilant assembled best-of-breed building blocks for our comprehensive cybersecurity platform. That platform changes all the time when compelling reasons present themselves. These reasons can be a new threat or a new capability for protecting your data. This portfolio approach responds to changing threats and evolving protection technology. No other company has this kind of adaptability and agility when it comes to cybersecurity.
Management Layer – many “point” or category solutions leave gaping holes in your security strategy. Most experts agree that a multi-layered and multi-vendor approach is best. Vijilant provides 24-hour orchestration and management between these layers giving you a common help desk and trouble ticket system for ALL of the various building blocks of our solution. This allows for unified reporting, problem resolution, and compliance to happen seamlessly without you needing to be involved.
Genuine Attention – Do you really think your small or medium sized practice will get the attention it deserves from the mega-vendors? Moreover, will they truly coordinate all the necessary layers of protection? Do they understand healthcare and physician practices? Do you think a vendor driving a battleship will be any match for a lone hacker in the Ukraine driving a kayak? The big is better idea just does not hold up to logic. Speed, agility, cleverness, tradecraft, multi-layer protection models DO stand up to logic for your practice. Small and medium-sized organizations are our only customers so you don’t get neglected is a sea of bigger high-profile customers.
Dirty Little Secret – one of the truths that vendors never acknowledge is that most cybersecurity approaches are wrongly based on a bad guy breaking through your firewall from the outside. They are fixated on hackers “penetrating” your “perimeter”. The result is most organizations spend the majority of the efforts and budget on trying to keep the bad guys on the right side of the fence. This is lunacy since there is no “perimeter” anymore as sharp network lines have given way to the dotted lines of hybrid IT infrastructures. Moreover, bad guys can get in anytime they want for the most part.
We have no such illusions and are focused on detection, response and recovery. That IS money well spent and the only approach that makes any kind of sense. Even the good guys doing sophisticated Pen(etration) Tests for large customers around the world privately admit that penetration and perimeter approaches are not smart as these consultants cash their very large checks with a smile.
No Risk – No Capital – Our managed Security-as-a-Service requires you to take no risk. We take all the risk. You can get started without using a single dollar of capital. We bill you monthly as a operating expense.
A Blizzard of Confusion – picking the correct cybersecurity protection for your practices is nearly impossible. Everyone seems to have a compelling argument for why they are the best. Even if they are the best today, they are likely not going to be tomorrow. Also, vendors only cover a part of the necessary protection needed. A multi-vendor, multi-layered approach covers all the bases and provides layers of protection if one layer fails. Locking yourself in to one vendor platform is a recipe for a certain breach. We allow you to cut through the confusion and get started today using the best solution building blocks available today – and in the future as the threat landscape morphs and evolves.
SIEM it Seems Doesn’t Work – one of the more popular technologies in the marketplace today is called SIEM (consensus pronunciation is SIM with SEEM also accepted). This stands for Security Information and Event Management. This intoxicating idea holds that all we need to do to protect our practice is monitor network, software, and system log files and events. When these events exceed thresholds we define or behavior changes, we alert the right people to let them know. Some SIEM systems will even correlate events across multiple environments and create combined inter-related thresholds and triggers providing an even more sophisticated capability. The lure of SIEM is a very romantic notion that has a bright future. Machines interpreting behavior and notifying you when things look fishy sounds like a good idea, right?
However, there are quite a few scenarios where bad things happening can be interpreted by a SIEM platform as normal. One example is an employee accidentally revealing his password through a phishing scheme (unintentional) or selling it for profit (intentional). Theft can take place without anything being flagged as anomalous or irregular – frankly because it is not. Meanwhile a hacker has pillaged your information without being detected. MANY other similar examples cannot be detected by SIEM-based systems as well. It is only part of a sound solution. Other systems are based on establishing signatures of behavior and then notifying you when it sees deviation from those signatures. False positives and false negatives are frequent with these systems and are only part of a comprehensive platform.
So Vijilant’s significant and different advantage in the market place is very clear and not found through any other solutions. Moreover, because of our business model, we provide this capability in a no-risk offering at a very aggressive price point without needing capital to get started.