Cybersecurity solutions company Fortinet hopes to support organizations with short-staffed teams through its new security operations center (SOC) augmentation services.
Quoting its own report, Fortinet said 50% of global leaders cite security operations as one of the most challenging roles to fill, and 42% are still in need of security operations analysts. This is what the company wants to address especially when the report also found that 80% of organizations suffered one or more breaches due to a lack of cybersecurity skills and awareness.
Fortinet’s new and enhanced services help SOC teams reduce their organizations’ cyber risk while freeing up their time to focus on higher-priority projects.
Fortinet has expanded its SOC-as-a-Service (SOCaaS) offering, which blends FortiGuard cybersecurity experts with Fortinet’s advanced SOC technology by adding more artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to additional use cases. These updates enhance the offering’s ability to aggregate security alerts in one single cloud-based dashboard for customers to view actionable intelligence and accelerate resolution.
Fortinet is also introducing a new outbreak detection service that alerts subscribers through email of any cybersecurity events.
The company recently added cybersecurity readiness services as part of its Incident Response offering and shifted the purchasing model to prioritize prevention.
While the new and enhanced SOC augmentation services provide immediate relief to strained teams, long-term investment in continued learning and advancing cyber skills is just as critical to keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape.