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Rethink Cybersecurity with Arctic Wolf Networks


'Security operations center delivered as-a-service and managed by a dedicated Security Engineer.’

Arctic Wolf Networks (AWN) provides SOC as a service that makes every link in the security chain stronger. Customer-dedicated security engineers anchor the service, act as the stewards of log data, and are focused on reviewing events, identifying incidents, and eliminating false positives. The turnkey service includes a proprietary SIEM, requires no additional staff, and deploys in minutes. Value is delivered every day without any upfront costs or long term contracts. The cloud-based Arctic Wolf CyberSOC service provides even the smallest companies the peace of mind that comes with vigilant cybersecurity. Founded in 2012, AWN is based in California, USA.

Cybersecurity is easier, more reliable and affordable with Arctic Wolf Networks. Midmarket companies can reap the benefits of a robust SOC to protect against cybercrime.


AWN CyberSOC service installs in minutes and starts monitoring your environment right away to ensure proactive detection and response to threats, intrusions and attacks. The service collects, analyzes and correlates Active Directory information, logs and network traffic. You get timely and actionable security intelligence without the noise of endless false positives.

AWN CyberSOC includes a dedicated Security Engineer who acts an extension of your team. Your Security Engineer configures and tunes your service to your company’s technical and business requirements and monitors your security daily, making recommendations to help you prioritize and resolve issues effectively. The Security Engineer’s goal is to help you eliminate false alerts, expose real threats, and adopt best practices for effective incident response. By offloading the burden of log analysis and reporting, your Security Engineer frees up your team to focus on their top priorities.

Actionable Security Insights: The rapid evolution of cybercrime makes it impossible for machine intelligence alone to deliver the security insights you need. AWN CyberSOC takes a best-of-both-worlds approach to overcome this challenge. AWN’s security experts are constantly tuning and improving the AWN service to address the ever-changing threat landscape so you can get ahead of cybercrime.

In the Cloud: AWN CyberSOC provides the scalability to handle all of your data. There’s no need to buy, tune and maintain more hardware. Our proprietary, cloud-based Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) leverages Web 2.0 technologies such as Elasticsearch, big data and machine learning. In other words, your service self-optimizes over time.

AWN Portal

Arctic Wolf knows that every company is different and that there is no one way to do security that works for every company. That is why AWN CyberSOC is customized to every customer’s operational and security policies so your managed threat detection and response service conforms to the way you do business. AWN Portal is designed to provide you with a definitive view of your security posture. You get an intuitive interface to help you understand your security posture with a clear blueprint for vigilant security.

Get a Handle on Overall Security Performance and Maximize Security Coverage: Dedicated Security Engineers will help you identify and add relevant new data sources as part of your service. Get a simple, clear view of your company’s cybersecurity.

Automated Security and User Behavioral Analytics: AWN Portal provides graphical representations of external vulnerability scans so you can identify the public-facing, internet-connected devices in your environment. What typically takes hours is available to your IT staff with just a few clicks. The scan identifies external vulnerabilities, and your security engineer will provide expert advice and a clear blueprint to improve your security.

Bringing Reports to Life – See Where your Traffic is Going: AWN CyberSOC collects an exhaustive amount of data to understand the security of your people, network and assets. Data is collected from your network and sent to the AWN Cloud where your operational and security policies are applied. Your data is also correlated with third party threat intelligence data to ensure that you are protected against the latest known threats. AWN Portal presents graphical representations so that the data can be easily understood by IT staff or executive management.

Effortlessly communicate with your own personal Cyber Warrior: You no longer have to struggle to deploy, manage and use complicated tools to detect and respond to threats. Each AWN CyberSOC customer is assigned a dedicated security engineer who is truly a cyber warrior. Your cyber warrior is always on the other end running threats to ground and feeding you the information you need to take action against today’s threats.

Meet the Key Executives

Brian NeSmith, Co-Founder and CEO: Brian brings more than 30 years of experience to Arctic Wolf Networks. In his previous position as CEO of Blue Coat Systems, he led the company’s growth from $5M to over $500M per year as the industry’s leading web proxy platform. Prior to that, Brian was the CEO of Ipsilon Networks (acquired by Nokia) which became the leading appliance platform for Check Point firewalls. His early career includes product management, marketing, and general management at Newbridge Networks. He was also a consultant for Network Strategies, Inc.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kim Tremblay, Co-founder and Head of R&D: In her role as Vice President of Research and Development at Arctic Wolf Networks, Kim guides all engineering and product management activities. In her 20-plus years of industry experience she has gained deep technology expertise in hardware, software and Web 2.0 technologies such as big data, the ELK stack and machine learning. Previously, Kim was the Worldwide Vice President of Engineering at Blue Coat Systems, where she managed teams across North America and Europe. She has also led high-performance teams in the development of mission-critical systems in the aerospace and defense industries.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Mathematics with a major in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.