Donald C. Monistere, General manager
Enterprise security has become a major component of the IT world, driven by the stringent data privacy regulations, increasingly interconnected world, and shifts in technology and communication. As hackers and cybercriminals prove to be highly sophisticated and insidious, protecting the valuable enterprise asset—data—is one of the main concerns perturbing CIOs and CISOs today. Besides, many organizations are plunging into cloud-based technology without adequate knowledge and resources for provisioning their security.
In such scenario, to combat the growing cyber threats, businesses including government organizations today are in search of the right security service provider that can minimize risks, protect critical asset, and effectively reduce the cost and complexity of security infrastructure. One company making great strides in providing a robust security culture through full-stack managed security services is Mississippi- based C Spire. Drawing on nearly three decades of experience in the security industry, C Spire and their team is well- positioned to offer a suite of managed security services including professional consulting services and managed cloud services. C Spire also serves as a reseller for tech giants like CISCO, Amazon, Microsoft, Dell EMC, VMware, and more. “We don’t just protect critical enterprise asset, but we also provide security services to show people how hackers might breach and access the asset, and this is what makes us second to none,” says Donald C. Monistere, general manager of C Spire.
As a part of managed security services, C Spire offers consulting and testing services, risk assessments, training programs, and Security-as-a-Service. The consulting and testing services include penetration testing, incident response, compliance, and risk assessment, security assessment, social engineering, security awareness training, and program maturity review.
We don’t just protect critical enterprise asset, but we provide services to show people how hackers might breach and access the asset, and that is what makes us second to none
“Our ultimate objective through managed security services is to identify and quantify vulnerabilities and reduce business risks, while spreading security awareness across organizations,” says Monistere. Leveraging the program maturity review, clients can assess their entire security portfolio to understand their security posture and determine the areas in need of improvement.
Further, C Spire’s Security-as- a-Service includes email protection, endpoint protection, content filtering, managed firewall, vulnerability management, and multiple authentication solutions that allow complete network protection. “We also offer a robust threat management solution, to quickly and efficiently remediate detected threats in customers’ environment,” emphasizes Monistere.
To elaborate on the effectiveness of C Spire’s managed security services; Monistere cites a scenario of a particular client who approached C Spire for a penetration test. The client was confident that their network could not be infiltrated as they had invested heavily in security. When C Spire carried out the penetration test, they identified almost 12 vulnerabilities in the client’s network. Subsequently, C Spire recommended and offered their threat management solution to spot and address these vulnerabilities. Out of 12 potential gaps, C Spire successfully eliminated ten vulnerabilities, and mitigated risks for the remaining two with their threat management solution.
When customers approach C Spire, as the first step the team analyzes customer’s environment, the data storage, the way data is accessed, and the associated potential risks. Accordingly, the company comes up with a scalable and sustainable solution. Along with cybersecurity consultants, the company’s ethical hackers also explore the data, from a hacker’s perspective, which is greatly appreciated by clients.
As C Spire steers away from a one-size-fits-all approach, the team is dedicated to deliver a robust security culture by finding the right mix between the availability and accessibility of precious data. “We continue to innovate our products and services, continuously enhancing our solutions with AI and other current trends to keep up with the changing needs of the market,” concludes Monistere.