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Hughes brings MDR and SOC services to SMEs

Hughes brings MDR and SOC services to smaller firms

Hughes Network Systems has expanded its suite of managed cyber security services for distributed enterprises to include managed detection and response (MDR) and SOC as-a-service (SOCaaS) for smaller organisations.

“The new offerings bring network security expertise from Hughes, plus the benefits of in-house, enterprise-grade protections to small and medium-sized enterprises, tailored and scaled to address their needs,” said the provider.

Where large enterprises have in-house experts and even their own security operations centres (SOCs) to help mitigate cyber threats, smaller businesses (those with up to 1,000 employees) can now access the same capabilities from Hughes, it said.

"Small and medium-sized enterprises are at increasing risk of cyber attacks like phishing, malware and ransomware – just as large enterprises are – but they typically don't have the in-house expertise to mitigate these threats," said Dan Rasmussen, senior vice president for the enterprise division at Hughes.

"Built on our 50 years of managing our own networks and those of our commercial and government customers, our managed security services put enterprise-grade protection into the hands of smaller businesses."

The new Hughes MDR service protects enterprises from cyber criminals with proactive intervention, real-time incident response and active threat containment, both through automation and the attention of trained security professionals.

Through the SOCaaS offering, Hughes certified SOC analysts monitor and respond to threats to customer networks 24-7.

With both services, SOC analysts oversee security information and event management (SIEM), and customers gain insight into their network security posture through a real-time dashboard.