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Security Operations Center(SOC)

  • Security
  • CNAM
  • VAPT
  • What is Cyber Security ?
  • Facts about Internet Usage in Africa
  • Simba Cyber Security Center
  • Simba Managed Security Services
"I don't care if my computer gets hacked, there is nothing on it"
About internet security ?

Your organization's computer systems - and the information they hold - can be compromised in many ways. It may be through malicious or accidental actions, or simply through the failure of software or electronic components. And we need to consider all of these potential risks, it is malicious attack from the Internet that is hitting the headlines and damaging organizations.

The Year 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey1 found that 81% of large companies had reported some form of security breach, costing each organization on average between $600,000 to $2.5m. These findings are supported by almost daily stories of large scale cyber incidents, such as the Gameover ZeuS botnet.

Understanding the capabilities behind these attacks, the vulnerabilities they exploit, and how they are exploited is central to your organization's ability to defend itself against them. Security professionals often focus on the security mechanisms or controls employed without explaining why they are needed, and what they mitigate.

Internet Security - Cyber Defense

In East African scenerio, Specifically Kenya & Tanzania the internet footprint is growing very fast pace as more organizations are offering internet based business and taking advantage of internet reaching their customer base to offer them internet based services. For example, Kenyan BFSI industry has seen a tremendous expansion in terms of internet related services in last 2 years thus becoming vulnerable to intrusions and exploitation. The fast-growing digitally enabled service systems in Kenya is victimized by increasingly sophisticated insiders and outsiders launching more frequent and targeted attacks.

These attackers are using very clever tactics to penetrate inherent weaknesses in basic information security platform and systems, rendering standard methods of detection and incident response is becoming obsolete. Real time threat detection and mitigation is the need of the hour. This is where Simba Technology Limited steps in to provide a platform towards these new requirements.

Hacked Systems can be used for

  • Send Spam and Phishing Emails
  • Infect and over load other systems
  • Harvest and Sell Email Addresses & Password
  • Illegally distribute of Software / Music / Movies
  • Distribute Pornography
  • Become a Malware download site
  • Steal Password and used for hacking into other systems
  • Steal information from other systems
Internet Penetration in Africa

What about East Africa ?

Kenya – Population (2014 Est.) – 45,010,056 Internet Users till 31st December 2000 – 200,000 Active Facebook Users till 31st Dec 2012 – 2,045,900 Active Internet Users till 30th June 2014 - 21,273,738 Internet Penetration till Q4 2014 - 47.3 % Internet % for Africa - 7.1 %

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics released the 2015 economic survey highlights on May 2015. According to the report the economy expanded by 5.3% in 2014 compared to 5.7% in 2013. One of the sectors of the economy that experienced the biggest growth was the ICT sector that expanded to 13.4% from 12.3% in 2013.

An interesting takeaway from the report was Kenya’s internet penetration which stood at 54.8% of the population or 22.3 million Internet users. Currently around three billion people of the world’s population access the internet which is around 40% of the global population. This means Kenya has by far beaten the global average by far. This growth is attributed to increased affordability of Internet services as provided by ISPs which saw the price of browsing the Internet become more affordable. The growth of E-commerce has also led to increased usage of the internet with Kenyans taking up online shopping. Kenyans have also used the internet for utility services such as online reading of newspapers and online banking services. The government has also heavily invested in e-government services such as online renewal of driving licenses which, have driven the surge in internet usage.

Tanzania – Population (2014 Est.) – 49,639,138 Internet Users till 31st December 2000 – 115,000 Active Facebook Users till 31st Dec 2012 – 705,460 Active Internet Users till 30th June 2014 – 7,590,794 Internet Penetration till Q4 2014 - 15.3 % Internet % for Africa – 2.5 %

Uganda – Population (2014 Est.) – 35,918,915 Internet Users till 31st December 2000 – 40,000 Active Facebook Users till 31st Dec 2012 – 562,240 Active Internet Users till 30th June 2014 – 6,523,949 Internet Penetration till Q4 2014 – 18.2 % Internet % for Africa – 2.2 %

Sudan – Population (2014 Est.) – 35,482,233 Internet Users till 31st December 2000 – 30,000 Active Facebook Users till 31st Dec 2012 – N/A Active Internet Users till 30th June 2014 – 9,307,189 Internet Penetration till Q4 2014 – 26.2 % Internet % for Africa – 3.1 %


The Simba Technology’s Cyber Security Centre (SC²) monitors the activities and events in the client’s IT environments to ensure that anomalous traffic and activities are detected, identified, classified depending upon used cases with reference to the rules & policies defined and actioned upon each of these identified anomalous activities. Simba Cyber Security Center (SC²) engagements are managed along with the active involvement of customer’s IT Team where ever actionable are recommended in the event of identified threat or malicious activity. Simba Cyber Security Center (SC²) engage in reviewing of all activity and create reports to provide technical security overview with meaningful data versus non-threatening anomalies. Customer control environment procedures are also monitored to ensure that breaches of these procedures and the possible precursors of malicious activity are identified and reported.

Simba Cyber Security Center (SC²) engagements

The Simba Cyber Security Center (SC²)’s main focus is to provide security and compliance. Cyber Security monitoring at SC² guards client’s critical IT Infrastructure analyzing the events happening with relation to the infrastructure and co-relating these events with automated event co-relation engine, any indication of malicious activity or event is automatically detected with in few seconds and SC² team get alerted with in few seconds of the anomalies detection. Entire process is automatic no manual intervention, which is less expose to human errors in detecting an attack or event of security breach. SC² team will alert clients immediately of a potential security breach being detected that could compromise the integrity of client’s network and can assist with remediation. It’s a cost-effective, peace-of-mind solution to safeguard your network and your business critical data.

Daily and monthly analysis and reports provide the enough evidence required to take action against threatening anomalies that are detected and can be acted on time, while managing ISO / SOX / PCI compliance demands of all events recording and identification.

In the event of Security breach, SC² provides actionable counter measure the event. SC² will also provide forensics report where ever applicable and appropriate, and will help maintain the proper evidence for legal action.

Simba Cyber Security Center (SC²) offerings

Our Enterprise Security Services perform comprehensive testing and audits and provide the security solutions to protect your business-critical systems including:

The services offered by the SC² allow to identify, plan appropriate answers and react to cyber threats, ie, SC² offers the following services,

  • Event monitoring with automatic event co-relation with co-relation engine and signatures.
  • Incidents detection and management
  • Maintenance of systems in secure conditions
  • Cyber Intelligence, threat and vulnerability monitoring, assessment and mitigation
  • An security audit and analysis of the compromised network and a posterior analysis of the extent of attacks
  • Audits and tests (technical infrastructure)
  • Crisis management assistance
  • Security and footprints indicators
Simba Cyber Security Center (SC�) differentiator

Operational Differentiator

Correlation focused on identifying threats against prioritized events,

  • Pre-identified threats that are evaluated for false positives provide better accuracy
  • Manpower required for analysis is minimal and non- skilled
  • Threat are detected in real-time
  • Consistency in detecting threats impossible for manual processes
Simba Managed Security Services
Comprehensive Network Attack Management (CNAM)
  • Leverages a custom developed correlation engine
  • Analyses event data from firewalls, NIDS/IPS,HIDS/HIPS,OS, Databases
  • Recommends action to deal with the attack
APT (Automated Penetration Testing) & VA (Vulnerability Analysis)
  • Artificial intelligence based technology that emulates the hacker
  • Eliminates vulnerabilities missed out by scanners and manual PT/VA
  • How CNAM Works ?
  • CNAM Features
  • CNAM Architecture
  • CNAM – the system and its components
  • Plans & Comparison

Comprehensive Netowrk Attack Monitoring (CNAM) is a complex engine that simplifies threat management. It builds threat models from around the globe and delivers quality decision making to customers.

CNAM uses five primary function modules at the core of the threat detection engine, these modules are tuned by experts for each deployment scenario. Here is a breakdown and brief function of each module.

  • Traffic anomaly engine - detects DDoS, BotComs, proxies and p2p violations
  • Managed intrusion detection - detects custom attacks on systems and applications
  • Malware detection engine - detects worms, malware and APT
  • Threat intelligence - shortens the detection time using external threat awareness
  • Event correlation - qualifies attackers across locations and provides measurability

CNAM helps you improve the visibility of your network and detect threats accurately in the smallest time window. The primary function modules have direct integration with application libraries.

How does CNAM integrate ?

A good threat management system is required to be flexible, it should be able to integrate and operate seamlessly with existing infrastructure. CNAM offers simplicity in design to its customers.

CNAM delivers a comprehensive set of unique features that streamlines and automates your threat detection capabilities. Real-time results from CNAM deliver the missing threat visibility in enterprise networks.

A Comprehensive Threat Management Platform

CNAM brings all the right components required to operate an effective security program but without the expensive overheads

  • Entire threat detection stack in the managed framework, available in SaaS model with no upfront investment
  • Learns your environment and can be customized to meet your needs
  • Visibility at all layers to detect the most sophisticated attacks before they happen
Cutting-Edge Packet Analytics

CNAM delivers next generation threat detection using packet level profiling and analytics capabilities.

  • Auto’magically’ identify ratio deviations in packet trends to call-in correlation modules
  • Detect changes in your environment using a profile based anomaly engine identifying every new destination, domain, URL, filename, or user.
Triggered Threat Correlation Engine

CNAM’s engine is built ground up to correlate around the attack. CNAM’s triggers can concurrently process several hundred correlation module

  • Reduced implementation time required for tuning and environmental learning due to attack centric correlation
  • Expand correlation and graph logic without worrying about the number of active rules
  • Respond to threats in real-time, as modules are triggered at the time of the event and not on a set time window.
Real-time Data Science And Continuous Integration Engine

CNAM’s continuous integration engine profiles threats, packets and data usage to identify attack indicators. CNAM is designed to work autonomously on customer policies to maintain accuracy and real-time capabilities.

  • Managed detection and correlation systems give customers the freedom to operate without in-house expertise
  • Threat intelligence is continuously shared and integrated in real-time
Distributed Core Control plane And A Meshed Data Transport Framework

CNAM’s distributed control plane architecture is used for instant deployment and management of remote systems and policies.

  • Enforce standardized security rules across your vast enterprise network
  • Instantly scalable to new devices added with easily configurable node-specific correlation and detection

Advanced Threat Detection, Attack Correlation and Enabled Response are delivered as a single solution with CNAM. Plus further integration with your business application gives you complete information security coverage.

  • Threat management that encompasses the complete enterprise architecture
  • No backdoors or vulnerabilities open to exploitation

We drive the entire deployment process efficiently while you can safely concentrate on your business. CNAM's deployment is quick, easy and trouble-free enabling it to be up and running in no time.

  • Deploy quickly and easily on commodity hardware without the hassles of large scale project management and expensive consultants.
  • Our Big Data back-end enables a flexible and seamless threat management solution that can evolves as you do.
  • Dedicated deployment resources to provide support whenever needed
Log Management

Instead of giving you bulky log reports of all events, CNAM gives you summarized logs after performing aggregation, storage, indexing and searching of large amounts of system data.

  • Easy to read log reports
  • Conveniently shared for audit and security requirements

With CNAM, you don’t need any additional compliance tools. CNAM satisfies your compliance requirements by generating logs and reports as per your needs.

  • On boot compliance with regulatory requirements
Data Residency

All transactional and attack data remains on the customer's network with only summarized result-sets leaving the network for correlation

  • Comply with stringent data privacy and data security regulations
  • Confidential business critical information stays within your network

Ease of deployment is one of the primary design goals of the service. CNAM deployments are easy to design and offer several customization options. CNAM provides some key benefits for system architects.

  • CNAM is able to deploy in a variety of network types and conditions
  • It is able to offer virtualized deployments for smaller requirements
  • For medium and small enterprises, CNAM components can be consolidated
  • Clustering features allow CNAM to scale seamlessly
  • CNAM offers scalability at all levels with a single threat management window

A large number of complex deployments are delayed or fail due to the inability of a system to adapt to the environment. CNAM is different, it is able to comply with the demands of the architecture and still deliver value to its customers. CNAM provides highly effective detection profiles for attacks from the internal and the external networks. CNAM allows a large amount of customization in attack detection modules across deployment architectures.

CNAM brings extreme flexibility and scalability into your security infrastructure. With its distinguished component blocks, CNAM can be deployed effortlessly into your organization.

Benefits of CNAM

SIEM tool powered by Netmonastery and SOC support provided by Simba Technology – Customer does not have to go to 2 different vendors

** SOC : Security Operations Center

Hardware, Software, Hosting and People – All included in one package

False positives are reduced by mapping threats with asset vulnerabilities through a VA module

Competing solutions provide analysis of the event with a delay

Simba technology as a service provider has access to multiple client’s security architecture

Logs are maintained within the customer network

CNAM uses cutting-edge algorithms and the power of the cloud to actively detect and respond to attacks on your critical IT infrastructure. It implements advanced correlation rules and detection mechanism coupled with a global intelligence network to deliver top notch security presented in an intuitive dashboard.

The Umbrella Network (UNET)

The UNET is a global facility used by CNAM to deliver real-time threat intelligence to its customers. The UNET aggregates intelligence from two networks viz. the CNAM customer network and the partner network. UNET is a network of global presence points called as Point-of-Presence (POP).

  • Each POP has a correlation management and intelligence processing facility
  • All POPs are directly controlled by the CNAM team at NETMONASTERY
  • Customization on each customer is performed centrally from the CNAM Threat Center
Intrusion Detection Device (IDD)

The IDD is the primary whistle blower for the CNAM service, it uses multiple technologies for detecting attacks in real-time. Each IDD is customized to the needs of the network and is monitored using unique correlation rules deployed by the CNAM Threat Center. Detection modules in the IDD are updated continuously to keep up with the changing threat landscape.

  • The IDD contains industry standard and proprietary technology that detect attacks
  • It houses a traffic anomaly engine for floods
  • It also includes a collaborative worm detection engine to detect outbreaks
Network Aggregator (NAG)

NAG is a local event collection and analysis engine, that is responsible for executing the correlation logic on the accumulated data. The NAG ensures that all the data collected by CNAM remains within the network perimeter. The NAG is in constant connectivity with the UNET which supplies real-time threat intelligence for accurate decision making.

  • The NAG collects event logs from various sources and locally processes them
  • This device pulls up correlation strategies from the UNET
  • The NAG applies the correlation strategies on the current event thread to develop local intelligence and a trend

Real-time threat intelligence Includes CNAM Plus features Includes CNAM Pro features
Attack detection system Server / device log integration Application integration
Multi-layer correlation Dedicated reporting console Detection signature customization
Dashboard and reporting Custom correlation rules Custom correlation modules
Profile management Collaborative outbreak detection Application integration support
24x7 Support-ops Event monitoring and archiving Local decoy strategy
Dedicated account manager Threat strategy consulting
Instant threat notifications API Integration
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SIMBA CNAM Comparison
Dedicated intrusion detection
Continuous signature updates
Traffic anomaly engine
Collaborative outbreak detection
Customised signatures
Dedicated correlation engine
Multi-devide correlation
Real-time event processing
Customised correlation rules
Customised correlation modules
3rd Party intelligence
NM Honeynet intelligence
UNET intelligence
Global threat intelligence
CARD(web based) analysis console
Threat management system
Periodic reports
Real-time incidents reports
Dedicated reporting console
Instant threat notifications
Periodic exposure evaluations
Application security analysis
Advisories on application security
Application security integration lifecycle
VAPT Drivers

Simba VAPT Offerings