Necessity sparks innovation
Costa is a leading maker of high-performance sunglasses. The company was founded by hardcore fishermen who wanted sunglasses as hardcore as their adventures. From day one, Costa focused on creating lenses that provided 100% UV blockage and 100% UV polarization.
After more than 30 years in business, the company has developed significant intellectual property and expanded its operations to multiple U.S. locations. The Internet and ecommerce have played a vital role in accelerating the pace of business, but on the flip side, they have opened the door to cybercrime.
Like most small companies, Costa didn’t have the luxury of a big IT staff or budget. They took all the standard precautions and deployed a firewall from a leading vendor. But when the news broke about data breaches at Target and Sony, they decided it was time to do more to strengthen Costa’s security posture. The challenge was to find a solution that was both efficient and affordable, which led them to Arctic Wolf Networks.
AWN Cyber-SOC redefines cybersecurity
By choosing AWN CyberSOC™, Costa’s IT staff eliminated the need to buy and maintain yet another security product in favor of a turnkey service. They gained the capabilities of a security operations center (SOC), staffed by security experts, with cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) as the foundation. From a resource and cost standpoint it would have been impossible for Costa to implement this level of service on its own.
AWN CyberSOC can be deployed in about one hour. The deployment consists of installing the AWN Sensor at Costa’s operating locations. Once installed, the sensor begins to collect traffic information, SYSLOGs, NetFlow data and user information by integrating with Active Directory.