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What is a SOC?

A Security Operations Centre (SOC) is a centralised, collaborative unit that manages all individuals, processes and technologies pertaining to cyber security within an organisation. This usually includes databases, servers, networks, endpoints, applications and any other relevant system.

The primary purpose of a SOC is to assess and improve existing security measures, and ensure regulatory compliance – whilst also constantly monitoring for cyber threats, and responding to any incidents or breaches before they permeate critical infrastructure, networks and devices.

Why outsource security?

Cyber threats continue to grow both in number and sophistication. Organisations can no longer sit passively, and rely on perimeter security. Nothing short of proactively searching for threats around the clock will do. In addition, cyber security technical challenges, risk management and compliance legislation place an extra burden on in-house IT teams.

A safer, cost-efficient alternative is to outsource this to a managed or dedicated SOC, and Protos Networks offers a comprehensive service pioneered by our team of industry experts. Our SOC packages encompass 24/7 monitoring, with next-generation threat detection and incident response services – all of which is underpinned by the latest in security technologies, including AT&T AlienVault, Cisco Meraki and Cisco Umbrella.

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Our approach

Protos Networks’ SOC service combines industry-leading technologies with a highly skilled team of IT engineers, cyber security analysts and compliance experts. This unity between man and machine underpins the quality of our security management, with first-in-class automation of threat monitoring and detection offering real-time reporting and analysis. This gives our highly-skilled experts the visibility to identify vulnerabilities, and deal with any threats before they pose a risk of a breach.

Furthermore, we’ll shoulder the responsibility for ensuring your cyber security complies with the various regulations and legislation. Our managed SOC packages can be tailored to suit organisations of all shapes and sizes, comprising a fixed monthly cost with no upfront fees.

The 4 SOC pillars


  • Access to the latest threat detection and incident response technologies underpinned by AlienVault USM Anywhere

Human Expertise

  • A team of industry experts managing your security operation full-time, dedicated to keeping your organisation protected


  • Leveraging AlienVault technologies means our SOC receives real-time threat intelligence, with automated incident reports and vulnerability analysis


  • Focus on all aspects of information security compliance, including Cyber Essentials, IASME Governance, PCI DSS and ISO27001
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How our technology works

Although Cisco technologies such as Talos and Umbrella’s SIG form the basis of our cyber security solutions, we’ve consolidated this with advanced threat intelligence underpinned by the AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) platform.

This state-of-the art software takes threat monitoring to a new level, and provides real-time intelligence and insights. It also generates automated reports continuously, thus giving our experts 360-degree visibility of your IT estate across all endpoints, and preventing threats and intrusions from going undetected – or even hiding in plain sight, as is often the case.