Partnering for NOC is an attractive alternative to MSPs who are serious about scaling up.
Network Operations Centre (NOC) is important to scale up your business, and coordinate your entire managed services operation.
The key is monitoring and managing your clients’ IT infrastructures to keep them running smoothly and efficiently, detect and resolved issues before they impact client business operations.
An effective NOC, supported by state-of-the-art remote monitoring tools, is an essential component of growth. The investment required to set up, staff and run a NOC in-house can be financially out of reach for many MSPs.
Are you able to offer a true 24/7 NOC service with ‘always on’ monitoring, remediation, maintenance and support? Can you prevent engineer overload when you add more working hours and intermittent sleep?
Partner for NOC
Here are some of those benefits:
Your team will be increased and complemented with our system administrator team, monitoring 24/7/365, who will also be available to cover holidays, sick leave and ‘double up’ during busy periods.
Our team is highly experienced people with up-to-date training in the latest, in-demand technologies and tools.
Partnering offers a cost-effective way of acquiring the skills and support you need to deliver high-quality service to your customers – Avoid higher costs and headaches when recruiting, training, managing and replacing staff.
Working together with our technicians you are more likely to meet and exceed customer expectations, doing more business with you.
Reasons to partner for NOC
Out-of-Business-hours, only working ours and 24/7 support, 365 days a year
Access to an expert team to run the NOC and work proactively.
Ability to focus on new projects rather than being distracted by day-to-day ‘noise’
Our solutions are scalable offering resources on-demand
Benefit with our pay-as-you-grow approach for a cost-effective business model
Source code analysis tools, also referred to as Static Application Security Testing (SAST) Tools, are designed to analyse source code and/or compiled versions of code to help find security flaws.
Some tools are starting to move into the IDE
For the types of problems that can be detected during the software development phase itself, this is a powerful phase within the development life cycle to employ such tools, as it provides immediate feedback to the developer on issues they might be introducing into the code during code development itself. This immediate feedback is very useful, especially when compared to finding vulnerabilities much later in the development cycle.
Strengths and Weaknesses
Scales well — can be run on lots of software, and can be run repeatedly (as with nightly builds or continuous integration)
Useful for things that such tools can automatically find with high confidence, such as buffer overflows, SQL Injection Flaws, and so forth
Output is good for developers — highlights the precise source files, line numbers, and even subsections of lines that are affected
Many types of security vulnerabilities are difficult to find automatically, such as authentication problems, access control issues, insecure use of cryptography, etc. The current state of the art only allows such tools to automatically find a relatively small percentage of application security flaws. However, tools of this type are getting better.
High numbers of false positives.
Frequently can’t find configuration issues, since they are not represented in the code.
Difficult to ‘prove’ that an identified security issue is an actual vulnerability.
Many of these tools have difficulty analyzing code that can’t be compiled. Analysts frequently can’t compile code because they don’t have the right libraries, all the compilation instructions, all the code, etc.
Open Source or Free Tools Of This Type
Bandit – bandit is a comprehensive source vulnerability scanner for Python
Brakeman – Brakeman is an open source vulnerability scanner specifically designed for Ruby on Rails applications
Codesake Dawn – Codesake Dawn is an open source security source code analyzer designed for Sinatra, Padrino for Ruby on Rails applications. It also works on non-web applications written in Ruby
FindBugs – (Legacy – NOT Maintained – Use SpotBugs (see below) instead) – Find bugs (including a few security flaws) in Java programs
FindSecBugs – A security specific plugin for SpotBugs that significantly improves SpotBugs’s ability to find security vulnerabilities in Java programs. Works with the old FindBugs too,
Google CodeSearchDiggity – Uses Google Code Search to identifies vulnerabilities in open source code projects hosted by Google Code, MS CodePlex, SourceForge, Github, and more. The tool comes with over 130 default searches that identify SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), insecure remote and local file includes, hard-coded passwords, and much more. Essentially, Google CodeSearchDiggity provides a source code security analysis of nearly every single open source code project in existence – simultaneously.
Graudit – Scans multiple languages for various security flaws.
PMD – PMD scans Java source code and looks for potential code problems (this is a code quality tool that does not focus on security issues)
Progpilot – Progpilot is a static analyzer tool for PHP that detects security vulnerabilities such as XSS and SQL Injection.
PreFast (Microsoft) – PREfast is a static analysis tool that identifies defects in C/C++ programs. Last update 2006.
Puma Scan – Puma Scan is a .NET C# open source static source code analyzer that runs as an IDE plugin for Visual Studio and via MSBuild in CI pipelines.
.NET Security Guard – Roslyn analyzers that aim to help security audits on .NET applications. It will find SQL injections, LDAP injections, XXE, cryptography weakness, XSS and more.
RIPS – RIPS is a static source code analyzer for vulnerabilities in PHP web applications. Please see notes on the sourceforge.net site.
phpcs-security-audit – phpcs-security-audit is a set of PHP_CodeSniffer rules that finds flaws or weaknesses related to security in PHP and its popular CMS or frameworks. It currently has core PHP rules as well as Drupal 7 specific rules.
SonarQube – Scans source code for more than 20 languages for Bugs, Vulnerabilities, and Code Smells. SonarQube IDE plugins for Eclipse, Visual Studio, and IntelliJ provided by SonarLint.
SpotBugs – This is the active fork replacement for FindBugs, which is not maintained anymore.
VisualCodeGrepper (VCG) – Scans C/C++, C#, VB, PHP, Java, and PL/SQL for security issues and for comments which may indicate defective code. The config files can be used to carry out additional checks for banned functions or functions which commonly cause security issues.
Our System Administrator team wish you Happy Easter Holidays, we are going to be 24/7 looking after our customers networks and systems, so their clients can enjoy a safe and very nice week. THANK YOU to our customers. We greatly value your trust and confidence and sincerely appreciate your loyalty to our business
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