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Get 10x more Visibility across APTs with Red Piranha’s SOC-as-a-Service and Crystal Eye

Get 10x more Visibility across APTs with Red Piranha’s SOC-as-a-Service and Crystal Eye

By Adam Bennett, CEO, Red Piranha

Cyberattacks are on the rise and it’s crucial for organizations to have a reliable security system that can detect and respond to threats in real-time. Crystal Eye Network Detection and Response (NDR) solution is designed to do just that.

Crystal Eye’s integrated platform eliminates the pain of system integration, offering on-demand access to our security professionals via Human-Machine Teaming. This ensures 24×7 protection, detection, and response capabilities.

Additionally, it provides organizations with or without specialists to maintain forensic assurances through real-time threat detection capability using multiple detection methods and supports hunting, forensic and response workflows for best-in-class Threat Detection, Investigation and Response (TDIR).

Deploy Crystal Eye NDR with minimal infrastructure changes, providing a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with world-class detection technology. Enjoy the benefits of integrated Cyber Threat Intelligence, on-demand Threat Hunting, and response capabilities.

Crystal Eye empowers organizations to identify and respond to network attacks swiftly, preventing significant damage. Its advanced detection capabilities cover a wide range of threats, from malware to ransomware.

The Crystal Eye Advantage

  1. Up to 10x Increased Threat Visibility: Gain critical visibility and insight into network operations to deal with APTs and previously unknown attacks through network behavioural analytics.
  2. Detect all known Malware families and CnC call outs like Cobalt Strike, for extra assurance.
  3. Deploy fully Operationalized and Contextualized Threat Intelligence efficiently and receive Automated Actionable Intelligence to Protect, Detect and Respond to threats proactively.
  4. Human-Machine Teaming: Improve incident response and alert prioritization through seamless collaboration.
  5. Proactive Threat Hunting: Detect advanced APTs and embedded attacks, reducing dwell time.
  6. Multi-Tenanted Sensor Deployment: Deploy a single platform for increased detection engineering, enhancing East-West traffic visibility.
  7. Integrated Security PCAP Analysis: Uncover deeper threats and streamline response with Packet Capture (PCAP) analysis.
  8. On-Demand SOC Services: Leverage Digital Forensics for rapid response through our SOC services.
  9. Advanced Heuristics and ML Anomaly Detection: Ensure alert confidence with cutting-edge Threat Intelligence and contextualization.

Security Operations Centre (SOC) is essential for any organization’s cybersecurity strategy. They are technology and dedicated teams of security professionals responsible for monitoring and protecting an organization’s networks and systems from cyber threats.

However, setting up and maintaining an in-house SOC can be a complex and expensive proposition and presents its own challenges in an ever-evolving threat landscape. The effectiveness of a SOC is determined by the technology used in operations, risk to those operations as well as the mean time to detect, respond, and recover. In addition, the challenges faced by organizations are driven by people, processes, and technology.

Functions of a Security Operations Center for an organization will vary based on their mission and goals, which are influenced by the organization’s risk tolerance, level of security maturity, skills and expertise, processes, and procedures, etc.

What’s involved in SOC-as-a-Service?


Resourcing skilled professionals has become a significant challenge for organizations, particularly when it comes to building an effective SOC. It is essential to have a broad range of skills such as CISSP, GIAC, GCHI, SANS SEC501, and SANS SEC 503 when it comes to cybersecurity. These include monitoring and analyzing security logs and alerts, as well as being able to identify potential threats and develop strategies to manage them.


An effective SOC relies on meticulous processes, playbooks, and a deep understanding of common and emerging attack scenarios. These processes promptly identify, mitigate, and remediate security incidents. SOC process issues, such as lack of documented escalation and triage processes, can lead to confusion and delays compromising critical systems.

A mature SOC addresses these challenges by implementing a well-defined incident response plan, regularly updating playbooks, and continuously monitoring and evaluating its security posture.


The lack of interoperability between security tools creates data silo. This results in missed incidents and exploitable blind spots. Integrating and managing multiple technologies is complex, requiring specialized skills and resources not always available in-house.

Effective SOC technology integration requires careful planning and evaluation to ensure seamless interoperability, eliminate blind spots, and streamline security operations.

A true SOC is layered with multiple technology pieces showcasing not limited to Vulnerability Management Solutions, Cyber Threat Intelligence Platforms, Incident Response Capability, SIEM, SOAR, IDPS agents and Log and File transport producing actional alarms in a dashboard.

Red Piranha’s SOC-as-a-Service ensures continuous monitoring of your data to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond rapidly to cyber threats with multi-tier 24×7 Eyes on Glass.

With the best-in-breed TDIR, customers get advanced lateral movement and correlation capabilities.

Our customers get cohesive protection against advanced persistent threats (APTs) without the need for new specialist engineering teams, reducing the total cost of ownership for maximum security outcomes.

Crystal Eye consolidates Cloud, Network and End Point Detection with Extended Response.

Crystal Eye’s best-in-class monitoring and detection capability, with more than 62,900 IDPS rules updated daily, disrupts the attack chain from all known malware families, including APTs and all complex and modern-day attacks. It also detects initial compromise, persistence, and lateral movement. All of this in a single pane of glass.

Red Piranha’s in-house CESOC platform with the following immediate outcomes:

  1. Increase traffic and threat visibility across network, cloud and endpoints.
  2. Monitoring of the traffic mitigative response, investigation, and containment support.

The functions you want your SOC to include will depend on your organization’s specific security needs and risk profile. However, some common functions that most SOCs typically include are:

  1. Security monitoring of events and alerts from tools like firewalls, IDS/IPS, antivirus. Continuous eyes-on-glass monitoring of global network activities and system logs.
  2. Incident response: Swiftly identify, investigate, and respond to security incidents.
  3. Threat intelligence: Stay updated on the latest threats and vulnerabilities that could impact the organization and keep the security team informed about them.
  4. Vulnerability management: Identify vulnerabilities in the organization’s systems and applications, prioritize them based on their severity, and coordinate with the relevant teams to patch or mitigate them.
  5. On-demand digital forensics for investigating security incidents and supporting legal proceedings.
  6. Ensure compliance with security regulations and standards.
  7. Continuous improvement: Regularly review and enhance organizational processes, tools, and procedures.

Benefits of SOC-as-a-Service

SOC-as-a-Service is a type of Managed Security Service that provides organizations with access to a team of security experts and state-of-the-art technology without the need to set up and maintain an in-house SOC. This can provide several benefits, including:

  1. Cost Savings: Outsource SOC operations for substantial cost savings in personnel, training, and technology.
  2. Expertise: Access a team of experienced professionals trained in the latest technologies and techniques.
  3. Scalability: Scale operations up or down based on evolving threat landscapes without hiring new staff.
  4. Continuous Monitoring: Benefit from 24/7 monitoring and support for constant system protection.

Why choose Red Piranha SOC-as-a-Service?

  1. Red Piranha is ISO 27001, ISO 9001, and CREST certified.
  2. Crystal Eye offers high-fidelity threat detection, investigation, and response.
  3. NDR uses ML, analytics, and rule-based matching for anomaly detection.
  4. Crystal Eye redefines SOC-as-a-Service, integrating award-winning technology.
  5. Turnkey delivery, predefined processes, and a powerful SOAR enhance response capabilities.
  6. 24/7 availability for remote response, investigation, and containment by certified experts.
  7. Strengthen security with a follow-the-sun approach and 24/7 “Eyes on Glass” capability.

Red Piranha’s SOC-as-a-Service provides organizations with effective and cost-efficient ways to protect their networks and systems from cyber threats.

Level up your security maturity backed by a team of security experts working round-the-clock to protect your systems.

About the Author

Get 10x more Visibility across APTs with Red Piranha’s SOC-as-a-Service and Crystal EyeAdam Bennett is the CEO of the Red Piranha.  Adam Bennett is a globally recognised cybersecurity leader, innovator, ethical hacker, and qualified industry expert. As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Adam has led Red Piranha from its conception in 2013 to become one of Australia’s renowned and awarded cybersecurity organisations. Adam’s passion and driving vision is to provide comprehensive cybersecurity protection from the growing threat landscape by offering enterprise-grade cybersecurity solutions to businesses of all sizes.

Prior to founding Red Piranha, Adam accumulated over twenty years of industry experience within the network operations, security, and professional management industries. With over two decades employed within the Security and Risk management industry. Additionally, Adam has enjoyed a long career as a board-level advisor and member on a wide array of public and private organisations, including the WA Cyber Alliance and the Electronic Frontiers Australia  as Chairperson of their Business Development Committee.

Adam holds qualifications in Big Data and Social Sciences, Computer Science and Information Security qualifications from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Charles Sturt University, AMTC; and is a regular lecturer on the topics of network security and encryption. Furthermore, Adam has held varies certifications in Auditing and Cyber security and currently holds certification in CDPSE Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer from ISACA. Adam is specialised, trained, and qualified in several disciplines, including but not limited to ethical hacking, digital forensics, risk management, compliance, governance frameworks, cyber laws and project management.

As an industry networker, Adam is a member of several distinct industry groups, including ACS (Australian Computer Society), Foundation member of the Linux Foundation, AISA (Australian Information Security Association), ACSC (Australian Cyber Security Centre), AustCyber and ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association).

A prolific contributor to the IT and Developer industry, Adam is a professional presenter and industry advocate, actively participating within the cybersecurity community industry since the late 1980s. He has authored and contributed to multiple industry papers, including being published with NATO cyber security research, industry research with INTEL and professional blogs, podcasts, amongst other publications.

Adam can be reached online at ([email protected]) and at our company website

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