December 3, 2021
The benefits of being able to visualize complex and changing IT infrastructure environments were recognized immediately by those show guests who worked in Security Operations Centers (SOCs).
A member of the Alacrité France portfolio, OverSOC enables clients to make important cybersecurity decisions through interactive 3D maps of their IT infrastructure that highlight and help analyze in real time any vulnerabilities or risks they may be exposed to. The solution was born out of extensive research with prospective enterprise customers who expressed a perhaps surprising but common pain-point: “The most burning security issue for us is not the number of cyber-attacks we face, nor the large internal campaigns we must launch to fix any weak spots. Rather, it is the fact that no one on staff has a complete picture to understand fully what is going on across all our IT infrastructure.”
That gem of insight set off a year of focused development during the pandemic, and this Quarter, the team finally got to meet in person with some of those prospects, at the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC) in Lille France. More than 100 visitors stopped at the OverSOC booth to get a demonstration of the easy-to-use new software that provides any IT team with “next-generation visibility” into the what, where and why of their cyber-security exposures.
The Forum provided the perfect environment to showcase the benefits of the product so far, and to gather feedback for further refinements. For example, another common refrain was that large organizations collect large amounts of data from the firewalls securing their networks, but leveraging that data in meaningful ways is not simple. Could it be folded into these 3D maps? Suffice it to say you now have a hint as to what one of the new features will be in the next OverSOC software release …
The benefits of being able to visualize complex and changing IT infrastructure environments were recognized immediately by those show guests who worked in Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Importantly, those benefits also resonated strongly with guests who operate Network Operations Centers (NOCs). This points to another enhancement opportunity for OverSOC: combine both dimensions — SOC+NOC — in a unified application. That work is now underway as well, including the additional step of integrating it with network performance monitoring technology from portfolio company Martello (see Page 4).
Further synergies across the portfolio, to the benefit of the companies and the collective clients. Very encouraging … oversoc.com