Keeping Your Company Secure Using the SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Have you ever heard of the SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls?

In case you haven’t, The SANS Institute is the largest cooperative research and education organization for information security training, certification and research. The SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls list essential security controls that help define and guide strategies and solutions for effective cyber-defense. That comes in kind of handy these days.

The SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls is a valuable checklist that security and IT managers use to evaluate how systems and strategies address major threats and vulnerabilities. And it has become an accepted standard for developing security controls and functions that are effective against the latest cyber-threats.

The SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls are a valuable structure to build your organization’s readiness to counter cyber-attacks, but it can be difficult to meet the demands of all 20 controls without holistic command over the environment. As the high-profile recent breaches at companies such as Target and Neiman Marcus demonstrate, even organizations with advanced security systems and adequate staffing find it difficult, if not impossible, to effectively fend off cyber-criminals without processes to control the discovery and management of security blind spots.

AccelOps is a virtual appliance that employs an automated discovery-driven approach that shortens the path to comprehensive IT monitoring and prevents future security blind spots. Customers have found that AccelOps is the most effective and comprehensive solution available to address the SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls criteria and benefit from an advanced security monitoring platform that analyzes and automates the discovery of advanced cyber-threats and attacks.

Read our new whitepaper, “Defend Your Organization from Cyber-Thieves: Don’t Be the Next Target,” to see how AccelOps approaches 17 of the SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls and how you can take steps to better secure your organization.





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AccelOps provides the leading IT operations analytics platform for the modern data center. The virtual appliance software monitors security, performance and compliance in cloud and virtualized infrastructures – all from a single screen.


AccelOps automatically discovers, analyzes and automates IT issues in machine and big data across organizations’ data centers and cloud resources, spanning servers, storage, networks, security, applications and users. AccelOps’ patented analytics engine with cross-correlation and statistical anomaly detection sends real-time alerts when deviations occur that indicate a security or performance-impacting event.


The AccelOps platform scales seamlessly and provides unmatched delivery of proactive security and operational intelligence, allowing organizations to be more responsive and competitive as they expand their IT capabilities. 

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