CyFlare is a top 100 global managed security services provider (MSSP) based outside of Rochester, New York. The company wholesales managed security services to small and mid-sized VARs, MSPs and MSSPs, and brings value to its customers by delivering Security Operations Center (SOC) as-a-service functionality that’s comprehensive, cost-effective, and easy to deploy. CyFlare relies on Stellar Cyber’s Starlight solution as the core of its SOC-as-a-service offering.
While many managed security providers cobble together complete solutions from a dozen or more different products, CyFlare CEO and co-founder Joe Morin thinks he has a better way.
“I’m hoping to be at the center of the transition from buying boxes to buying infrastructure as a service and become the premier provider of SOC-as-a-service to MSPs and MSSPs,” says Morin. “Building your own SOC from scratch is wildly inefficient – it’s the same as people building their own datacenters instead of using AWS. By offering SOC-as-a-service, we can accelerate our customers’ time to value, make them more efficient, and improve reseller margins.”
But not all SOC products make a good foundation for SOC-as-a-service. Some security providers are trying to expand their market profiles from firewalling or SIEM to a full-on SOC to provide what’s known as Detection and Response for Anything (XDR), but these efforts typically involve buying all of that vendor’s security systems, which means replacing systems the customer already has. CyFlare has chosen another path: Open-XDR.