Managed Security

Fortis experts manage and maintain your established security infrastructure

Organizations often face a number of challenges when attempting to maintain strong security operations. Underfunding, understaffing, evolving/advanced threats, and frequent maintenance/updates are just a few of the factors that can result in dangerous gaps or inefficiencies within a security infrastructure. Fortis Managed Security services aim to improve your protection and reduce the burden on your team by handling the monitoring, management, and support of your security systems and devices.

Managed Detection and Response

Fortis ActiveDefense Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services add advanced and cost-effective protection to your organization’s security operations capabilities via 24x7x365 threat monitoring, analytics, and remediation.

Maintaining your own internal security team capable of handling the challenges associated with keeping your users, network, and data safe takes an exceptional amount of time, money, and effort. Fortis ActiveDefense MDR services provide your organization with an easy and inexpensive alternative approach to hunting and containing threats quickly, with expertise and features designed to enhance your overall security posture. It functions as a supplemental line of defense, intended to fill in gaps or immaturities within your security infrastructure as well as go beyond traditional SOC monitoring to include incident management and remediation services using our pool of security experts and engineers.

Fortis ActiveDefense MDR services primarily focus on rapid threat detection and validation; to disrupt attacks that have evaded firewalls and other perimeter security measures. Our SOC team of experts monitor your environment 24x7x365 and use data provided by your existing security tools integrated with our own unique blend of security technologies to proactively analyze and investigate suspicious activities. If a legitimate threat is discovered, ActiveDefense MDR analysts will immediately send alerts and begin incident management processes.

  • Identify – Review indicators of compromise (IOC) from the MDR service
  • Investigate – Check alarms and further explore potential compromises
  • Notify – Send email and phone notifications for confirmed compromises
  • Remediate – Manage white list and black list incidents, and provide guidance to customer remediation response teams when applicable

Extended Detection and Response

Fortis ActiveDefense Extended Detection and Response (XDR) leverages a single platform that can ingest endpoint agent data, network level information, and device logs. This data is correlated through custom development work from the Fortis DevOps team, and detections can occur from one or many sources of telemetry.

A benefit of XDR is that it allows analysts to view correlated detections in a single pane of glass and take appropriate response actions. This enables faster response, recommendations, and guidance to help you arrive at a solution sooner, reducing both the probability and impact of a disruption to service.

Proactive Monitoring and Threat Hunting

Your security technologies must be continuously monitored to ensure they are functioning properly and providing the maximum amount of protection to keep your organization safe. If a critical error occurs or a piece of your infrastructure suddenly stops working, you need to know immediately so you can address the issue and eliminate any vulnerabilities that may have been created as a result. Fortis Managed Security provides 24x7x365 proactive monitoring of your environment, alerting you to any changes in status or availability as well as keeping an eye out for potential performance issues or threats that could harm your operational integrity in the near future. This advanced level of visibility is overseen by the certified experts from our Network Operations Center (NOC) and Security Operations Center (SOC), who are trained to identify risks and uncover threats so you can take action and prevent escalation.

Security Maintenance and Updates

It is essential to keep all of the security technologies deployed in your environment running at full capacity, ready to respond to the latest threats as they emerge. However it becomes exceptionally difficult to ensure every piece of your security infrastructure functions properly and remains up to date with the latest patches when there are so many other important things to do. Fortis Managed Security provides regular maintenance and updates to security solutions from a wide variety of industry-leading vendors, so you can worry less and focus more on efficiency, growth, and innovation.

Access Control

User permissions and access management is one of those relatively simple yet occasionally frustrating parts of any security infrastructure. You need to closely control what users have access to each piece of technology within your environment in order to keep it as secure as possible and maintain compliance requirements. Permissions change, employees leave and must be removed from the system, new applications get added with multiple levels of access, users lose/forget their passwords and need a reset – these are a few of the minor yet meaningful security tasks the highly qualified and experienced Fortis Managed Security team can handle for your organization.

Governance and Compliance

As cyberattacks continue to increase in complexity, governance and compliance requirements continue to change in response. It can be difficult to keep up with these regulations, and even the most minor misconfiguration can result in financial penalties and audit failure, not to mention potentially create security gaps that place your organization at risk. Fortis tracks the latest governance and compliance requirements, and our Managed Security experts will assist with adjustments as needed to ensure you meet reporting standards.