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September 2007

At Your Service: Atlas Vigilar

SecurityReview ATLAS Vigilar Price: $300,000 to $500,000 for 100-150 NOC/SOC devices The burden on network and security operating center (NOC and SOC) managers grows larger and more complex as they're responsible for managing and maintaining more devices and applications, collecting and analyzing logs for internal operations and regulatory compliance. That doesn't necessarily mean there's a lot of extra help dealing with the workload or applying new skills and expertise. Vigilar decided this was fertile ground for a new package of managed services. Hence ATLAS--taking the burden of the world on their shoulders, get it?--a collection of five new services: asset and license management, technical support, log management, authentication management and systems maintenance. "Internal audit groups are checking on compliance for FFIEC, PCI and SOX. You have a lot of fatigue around buying security appliances and maintenance requirements," says CEO Jim Fox. "You have 30 distinct technologies and the same six people who managed [them] ...

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