Securonix Security Analytics Operational Overhead
Given that the solution is offered as a cloud platform, how has that feature affected your team's operational overhead?
Version 6 is a lot smoother and has a much better user interface. There is less operational overhead, because we don't have to manage it, at all. It's completely remotely managed... It being SaaS, we have no administration overhead.View full review »
We moved to their software as a service and cut over to production, officially, in January of this year (about five months ago). It has significantly reduced the amount of time spent by the technical lead on my team doing hands-on patching, maintenance, and troubleshooting on the host server, as well as fixing the server when there were application incompatibility issues. The previous version we had sat on a standard, company Linux server. Securonix was an application package, a COTS, for the most part, that sat on top of a standard-built server. The server represented a cost to us when purchasing it and there was a cost to maintain it. Moving it to the software as a service model in the cloud has completely cut out all of that. It's a less expensive model for us to operate under.View full review »
In terms of operational overhead, one of the benefits is configuration. With our previous product, the issue was that we had to figure out the use case. It was "do-it-yourself." But Securonix is providing us with packaged "apps" for insider threats or cyber threats. So now I don't have to create my own content. In addition, when we were doing this on-prem, we had to have hardware, to worry about patching the hardware. Then we had to worry about patching the operating system. Then we had to worry about patching the Securonix application. All of that, maintaining compliance, was a full-time job. Now, with SaaS, that's an area where we don't need to do any of that. Securonix maintains it. The third advantage is availability. With on-prem, if you have a network issue, you tend to lose the data for that period of time. With the cloud solution we have SLAs with Securonix for 99.9 percent up-time. That means I don't have to worry about an outage in the data center or a loss of data. I can hold the vendor accountable for that. So another overhead that I don't need to worry about is disaster-recovery planning for my implementation internally. That is something that the vendor takes care of and I can just focus on monitoring the SLAs that I have with them.View full review »
Given that the solution is offered as a cloud platform, it probably reduced the potential need to add additional headcount. Had we gone with an on-premise solution - because it would have a lot of the administrative tasks of maintaining the hardware and doing updates, and some operational costs - we probably would have required an additional headcount. By going with the cloud, it didn't require us to add to our headcount, and yet we were able to add this new technology.View full review »