Press Release: 03/26/2015
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HP Opens Security Operations Centre in Canada

New Security Operations Centre to help enterprises of all sizes defend themselves against costly and disruptive security attacks

Mississauga, Ontario— HP today announced a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) located in Mississauga, Ontario, providing Canadian enterprises day-to-day security management and threat detection services as well as protection against growing cybercrime attacks.

In the face of increasing threats, HP’s new state-of-the-art SOC will provide security management services to help clients improve their information security, reduce risk and alleviate the burden on internal resources. The new Canadian facility will enable better threat detection, faster response times and quicker restoration of services. The centre, designed to meet federal government security requirements, will be operational and staffed 24/7, 365 days a year by dedicated security teams with a deep knowledge of local regulatory requirements.

“With limited IT resources already under pressure to deliver new business solutions such as cloud and mobility, enterprises are struggling to defend themselves against increasingly organized and highly motivated cybercriminals,” said Bruce Pearce, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Services, HP Canada. “The HP Canadian Security Operations Centre will give clients access to cutting edge security technology, expert staff and the most up-to-date information on vulnerabilities, to help monitor threat activity and respond quickly to minimize disruption to the business and free up in-house IT resources to drive innovation.”

Access to qualified security teams and capabilities is increasingly important according to HP’s State of Security Operations 2015 report, which found that while the number of successful attacks per company has increased by 144 percent in the last four years, one in five SOCs globally fail to meet minimum security threat detection and response capabilities. Additionally, 87 percent of SOCs do not provide the recommended maturity and capability levels1.

The Canadian SOC will allow clients to leverage HP’s global network of SOC facilities and the HP Managed Security Services portfolio to prepare, mitigate, restore and repair in the event of an attack. Through HP’s global workflow and platform, which detects more than 23 billion security events every month 1, organizations will be able to initiate preemptive measures earlier and enable quicker service restoration in the event of a security breach.

For smaller enterprises in Canada, who typically incur a higher per capita cost than larger organizations as a result of a security breach3, the new facility will make it possible to address long-term data protection and reduce the impact of cybercrime. Additionally, entrusting security operations to HP reduces the ongoing training costs of ensuring enterprise security experts are capable of handling new types of security threats.

The Canadian SOC will use HP ArcSight Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to aggregate data from client SIEM implementations for more effective monitoring and response times.

Using firewalls to protect internal access and enterprise networks is still a critical element of corporate security, and the Canadian SOC will enable clients to use state-of-the-art managed firewall technology. With HP Security Threat Intelligence, SOC analysts are continuously updated with the latest information on new security vulnerabilities to provide insight into the most critical threats facing organizations.

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(1) HP State of Security Operations 2015 report.

(2) HP Security Research.

(3) Cost of Cybercrime study, 2014, a global study of U.S.-based companies conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of HP Enterprise Security.

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