Methodology

SEMplicity’s Approach to Micro Focus ArcSight and SIEM

Our Philosophy

In most security consulting firms, consultants are generalists in multiple platforms. At SEMplicity, we specialize in ArcSight; every consultant at SEMplicity is, first and foremost, a technical expert in ArcSight security consulting and the many ways in which organizations can maximize the value of an ArcSight solution. We think of it this way: if you need heart surgery, do you go to a general surgeon who operates on the heart a few times a year, or do you go to a specialist who performs heart surgery every day? We would choose the specialist. Since 2009, this specialization has helped make us the largest Micro Focus Enterprise Security Products services partners.

Beyond deep technical experience in ArcSight security consulting, SEMplicity consultants also have a broad background in enterprise security software. ArcSight is at its best when it is correlating log records from diverse sources, and this is where a broad understanding of enterprise security, as practiced today, is invaluable.

But even more valuable is our client-centric approach. We have deployed at numerous sites, and understand first-hand the enormous stress and difficulties of maintaining an effective cyber-security infrastructure. At SEMplicity, we strive to become part of the solution, rather than just another problem. Our numerous options for services delivery are all designed to flexibly accommodate the needs of today’s security management. We understand the vital importance of executive justification, cost certainty and a superior client experience.

What we avoid are large team meetings that waste time and money, unnecessary services which provide little ongoing value, and cookie-cutter evaluations whose only goal is to sell unneeded services. Our focus is on making your life easier and accomplishing your objectives.

We pair deep technical expertise with a no-nonsense business approach. We respect the demands upon your time, so our packaged solutions ensure no hassles, no long negotiations, no surprises. We focus on making life easier for you by offering right-sized solutions that give you exactly what you need at a price and timetable you expect. One of our best compliments is when a customer tells us that they loved working with us because we are outcome-oriented and we do what it takes to make them successful. We offer technical excellence, defined deliverables, and right-sized solutions provided on schedule and on budget. SEMplicity is ArcSight Done Right.

Our Methodology

At SEMplicity, we create solutions that provide you with the resources you need to be successful. We create successful teams and solutions by ensuring all of our services meet the following three core principles:

  1. Find and employ the best ArcSight security consultants available. We have seasoned experts for long-term deployments, on-site or remote, to assure the largest enterprise clients are getting the most from ArcSight.
  2. Create simple, no-hassle solutions that save you time and money. We have packaged solutions that keep your systems running smoothly and alleviate many of your burdens. With a predictable number of hours and costs, these solutions have pre-determined content and set tasks our consultants perform at each stage. This saves our clients time and money by reducing account strategy meetings that incur a lot of billable hours, but do little to reduce your workload.
  3. Create flexible solutions that meet your exact needs. We offer everything from full-time dedicated consultants to subscription services that deliver concentrated, periodic maintenance and content at defined intervals. We build packages that keep your ArcSight solution running effectively and ensure you get only the deliverables you need with the least overhead possible.

In the final analysis, however, what sets SEMplicity apart is our people. Since all our consultants are ArcSight experts, we have pooled our knowledge to ensure that our clients benefit from our shared experience. Most importantly, all SEMplicity consultants support one another, so if one expert needs help in a particular area, another expert is always ready to assist. When you hire one of us, you hire all of us.