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[April 08, 2019]

RFA Launches First-of-Its-Kind Co-Managed Security Operations Center ("SOC") for MSPs

- First Co-Managed Security Operations Center ("SOC") model.

- Allows Managed Service Providers ("MSPs") to build out their own security operations.

NEW YORK and LONDON, April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- RFA, globally-trusted managed IT, development, Cloud and cybersecurity services provider, today announces the launch of RFA Security-Platform-as-a-Service ("SPaaS"), a first of its kind solution purpose-built to help MSPs start a managed security services practice and grow it into a major profit center. RFA SPaaS is powered by RFA's AiRE (Automated Incident Response Engine), a proprietary SOC compliance and automation tool, and Seceon aiSIEM™, the award-winning, industry leading adaptive and intelligent security information and event management platform.

RFA (Richard Fleischman & Associates) is a next-gen managed IT services provider for the financial industry. RFA was one of select Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) member organisations who collaborated on the production of the implementation guide. RFA UK Managing Director George NW Ralph provided guidance and advice, "having worked with clients in the alternative investment sector over the past few years." This official AIMA GDPR guide will help provide clarity and guidance.

Operational complexities, security platform pricing models, and demand for industry-certified talent represent significant barriers to entry for MSPs wishing to establish effective managed detection and response ("MDR") services for their clients. RFA co-managed security platform solves these issues through a turnkey co-managed security platform, helping MSPs of all sizes and complexities start their own MDR practices without expensive upfront investment in operational infrastructure and supporting talent. MSPs looking to offer managed security solutions now have full access to the RFA platform, which, powered by Seceon aiSIEM™ and RFA's AiRE, offers:

  • Effective real-time detailed alerting leveraging AI & machine learning capabilities and predictive analytics.
  • Comprehensive inegration across multiple devices and security layers, granting instantaneous and contextual data ingestion for comprehensive visualization.
  • Automated response for threat mitigation by full integration with Public and Private Cloud networks and identity management systems.
  • Integration of 3rd party workflow and remediation solutions; achieve lower investigation thresholds and remediation efficacy by adding endpoint detection response ("EDR") systems with natural language investigation capabilities to the RFA security platform.
  • Compliance reporting and auditing.

The new offering, available immediately, can be deployed on public or private Cloud environments and has three service models for MSPs to choose from:

Security-as-a-Service: The most comprehensive model includes the full IT Infrastructure (a multi-tenant aiSIEM™ and RFA's AiRE system), partner professional services automation ticketing system integration support, and full white-labeled SOC support (24/7 monitoring, end-to-end alert handling, SOC compliance reporting).

Co-Managed Security: Includes the IT Infrastructure (a multi-tenant aiSIEM™ and RFA's AiRE system), partner PSA system integration support, night and weekend SOC monitoring and security escalations, as well as SOC compliance reporting.

Hosted aiSIEM™ + AiRE: Allows partners to maximize profits by integrating its own systems with hosted multi-tenant aiSIEM™, and RFA's AiRE system.   

Michael Asher, Chief Information Officer at RFA, stated: "MSPs looking to continuously increase revenue and improve service efficiencies can now benefit from both RFA's security expertise and leading MDR platforms. The three service models offered by RFA are specifically designed for MSPs of all sizes and complexities and will allow them for the first time ever to establish their own managed security services practice and turn it into a major profit center."

Chandra Pandey, Founder and CEO of Seceon, added, "As a leader in enterprise cyber security solutions, we're excited to be partnering with RFA. RFA's AiRE is the most effective SOC workflow automation tool available today, and the combination with Seceon's powerful behavioral analytics, machine learning, threat intelligence and contextual analytics capabilities was a clear winner."

Clients looking to find out more, can reach out to Sales@RFA.com or visit https://rfa.com/aire-platform/.

Press release issued by Peregrine Communications on behalf of RFA.

Notes to Editors

About RFA

RFA is a unique IT, financial cloud and cyber-security provider to the financial services and alternative investment sectors. Headquartered in New York City and London (EMEA), RFA serves over 800 clients globally with additional facilities in Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, California and Luxembourg. RFA brings together a seasoned executive team and a committed group of over 200 highly skilled consultant technicians. RFA redefines the future of technological support through R&D, DevOps, automation and machine-learning, providing clients with tomorrow's edge, today. RFA offers bespoke solutions to clients that are system-agnostic, secure, transparent, best-in-class and supported by holistic advice and creates a customized strategy for each client to get business processes and workflows to run with greater speed, security, ease of use and outmost efficiency. For more information on RFA, please visit www.RFA.com.

About Seceon

The combination of Seceon's Dynamic Threat Model (DTM), machine learning, AI with actionable intelligence for proactive threat detection of known or unknown threats, and automated containment/elimination, empowers enterprises and MSSPs to provide "Comprehensive Cybersecurity For Digital-Era", collecting intelligent raw data (streaming logs, netflows, identities), threat intelligence and processing it through Seceon's Open Threat Management (OTM) platform to provides comprehensive visibility of users, hosts, applications, services — proactively surfacing relevant threats in real-time for actionable intelligence to automatic and/or push-of-a-button containment/elimination of threats with fine grain granularity. aiSIEM™ and aiMSSP are solutions born out of the OTM platform. To learn more, please visit: www.seceon.com or call (978) 923-0040.

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