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7 Must-Know Information Technology Acronyms
Tech acronyms are everywhere these days, but unless you’re an IT expert, you may not have a full understanding of these acronyms and what they’re trying to tell us. Some days, it’s hard not to run into a new tech acronym you’ve never heard before.
At Thrive, we are always happy to spend our time developing targeted solutions for clients and providing necessary services. At times, however, all those acronyms can start to add up, which is why we are taking some time to explain what it means, for example, that your MSP is going to provide DR services to protect your organization and end users. (That’s a Managed Service Provider providing Disaster Recovery services, for those of you keeping track at home.)
Let’s take a closer look at some of the acronyms we use on a near-daily basis, what they mean, and what it means for your organization.
SIEM (pronounced “sim”): Security Incident and Event Management
This is a software solution that can collect data from across the IT environment within your organization, helping pick up on trends and detect threats. Thrive’s managed SIEMaaS (that’s Security Incident and Event Management as a Service) is a modern solution designed to monitor IT infrastructure and SaaS based applications without complicated hardware or a large, specialized security team required.
SOC (pronounced “sock”): Security Operations Center
At a Security Operations Center, security professionals monitor network activity, tracking potential threats from around the globe. SIEM and SOC complement one another – the SOC team of analysts tracks any alerts coming from the SIEM, and take f