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CTC Establishes Security Operations Center, Launches Global-Oriented Managed Security Service

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation

Starting October 1, 2014, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC, headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Satoshi Kikuchi President & CEO) will establish the CTC Security Operations Center (CTC-SOC), a facility to remotely manage customers' security infrastructure and monitor their networks 24x7, and launch the CTC Managed Security Service (CTC-MSS) to undertake emergency response, equipment settings changes, operation and other tasks in a centralized fashion. CTC will primarily offer the CTC-MSS to customers with high security demands, such as those in the finance, manufacturing and public sectors, and aims to bring on 100 customers in fiscal 2015.

Why Launch CTC-MSS?

Enterprise IT systems are continually exposed to new security threats, including targeted attacks aimed at specific companies which are subtle and difficult to detect, such as an advanced persistent threat (APT). In today's threat landscape, systems that can not only defend against attacks but also properly ascertain the extent of damage in the wake of an attack are required. In addition to building highly secure systems, security levels need to be maintained through daily operation, including appropriate monitoring and auditing by security experts.

Features of CTC-MSS

To provide comprehensive support of its customers’ security management operations, CTC will newly establish a monitoring facility, the CTC Security Operations Center (CTC-SOC), in CTC’s data center, which is fully equipped with disaster prevention and security measures. And CTC will launch the CTC Managed Security Service (CTC-MSS) to monitor security equipment such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) in real-time 24x7 and analyze threats based on the collected information.

To deliver CTC-MSS services, CTC will partner with US-based SilverSky (CEO: Tim Harvey; Headquartered in Connecticut, USA), which provides security services to over 6,000 customers around the world with a focus on the financial services and other highly regulated industries. This partnership will enable CTC to leverage SilverSky’s Managed Security Platform, which provides advanced protection to customers by leveraging security data from its large customer base and thousands of correlation rules developed through years of experience in the Managed Security industry.

CTC Security Services

To provide comprehensive support of its customers’ security management operations, CTC will newly establish a monitoring facility, the CTC Security Operations Center (CTC-SOC), in CTC’s data center, which is fully equipped with disaster prevention and security measures. And CTC will launch the CTC Managed Security Service (CTC-MSS) to monitor security equipment such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) in real-time 24x7 and analyze threats based on the collected information.

Future Development

Looking ahead, CTC-MSS will be positioned as a core part of CTC’s security business. CTC will continue to pursue greater sophistication in the analysis technologies employed by analysts, increase the number of personnel, enhance coordination between CTC-MSS and various services including the solutions, maintenance support services and cloud services and data center services offered by CTC, and make ongoing efforts to support customers’ security measures and safe IT utilization.

Conceptual Images of the CTC-SOC

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Security Services of CTC

Service Description
Security Consulting Security policy development and advisory service for customers.
Security Assessment Vulnerability assessment of IT systems.
Security Operation Security operation outsourcing.
Security Systems Integration Integration services of security systems.
Security Products Support Support and maintenance services of CTC’s security products
Managed Security Service (CTC-MSS) 24x7x365 remote monitoring of customer’s security systems, and detection and analysis of illegal/unauthorized accesses, using CTC-SOC

Web page of CTC-MSS

http://www.ctc-g.co.jp/solutions/mss/index.html

About SilverSky

SilverSky is the leading independent cloud-based managed security services provider. Its Security-as-a-Service platform delivers cloud-based software and managed services, such as Email Protection Services with advanced Data Loss Prevention, Network Security Services, and Managed Application Services, that protect critical information simply and cost effectively. By tirelessly safeguarding its customers' most important information, SilverSky enables growth-minded leaders to pursue their business ambitions without security worry. Its growing customer base includes 6,000 organizations in the financial services, retail, healthcare, energy, critical infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. For more information, visit www.SilverSky.com.

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Contact Information

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation
Corporate Communications Dept.

E-Mail : press@ctc-g.co.jp

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