Why it’s Time to Move from On-Prem to Splunk Cloud

By Jason Thatcher

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

The cloud can be a scary thing, and can be uncomfortable, just like porcupines when held. But, unlike porcupines, you should embrace the cloud… it’s less painful.

…And Here’s Why 

If you outsource your SOC, you should seriously consider outsourcing the environment it’s hosted in as well. Free up your teams to work on impactful and meaningful things, like protecting your brand and focusing on the most important security outcomes. 

We’re a firm believer in the cloud at Deepwatch. Our tech stack was built out with a cloud approach, first and foremost, and we’ve never looked back. We’ve helped numerous customers make that scary move from on-prem to the cloud. Overwhelmingly the feedback we get is: “Thank you, that was less painful than we expected, and we’re excited to have a partner manage Splunk moving forward.”

We make it easy for a Splunk migration from on-prem to cloud. Our large team of Splunk engineers have the highest Splunk certifications and the experience and expertise to make this transition seamless and easy for your team. We’ve done this many times – for numerous Fortune 500 and mid-sized enterprises. You can read about the amazing results from our customers here

Our standard approach: You get a Certified Project Manager, Certified Splunk Engineer and white glove handling from start to finish. We partner with our customers to plan and architect world class SIEM solutions. We then tailor each solution based on our intrinsic knowledge and experience with Splunk. And we do it quickly and efficiently due to a high degree of automation as well as our best practices for cloud migrations. 

How Do We Do It?

It’s the core of our offering . . . so we’ve become very good at it. 

We’ll start with our patent pending Maturity Model and help guide you through what logs and technologies will improve your security posture. 

We’ve automated the deployment, spin up and configuration of Splunk in the cloud. With a few clicks we’re up and running in hours. The longest part of any accurate or worthy Splunk engagement is care, feeding and data collection. This is often the most overlooked part of Splunk. What you put in, is what you get out of Splunk. We’ve automated what should be automated, and hired the best talent to take care of the rest. 

Deepwatch also takes care of data logging QA for you. The burden of analyzing log collection to confirm it’s parsed accurately, mapped to corresponding data models and Splunk Common Information Model (CIM) compliant will no longer fall on you and your team. As your partner, that’s on us – we want our customers to be successful so it’s a standard part of our offering. 

We parallel process the entire ramp-up and deployment of Splunk and the SIEM. While your solution is getting built, we activate monitoring and alerting in tandem. This allows us to test, QA and deploy simultaneously in rapid time. You see the results in real-time and with full transparency.

Verify and Check 

Trust but check and verify. We’re fully transparent in everything we do. We raise the bar by being completely open. Out of the box, you have dashboards to monitor logging health, Splunk, and data model mapping. We give you full visibility into Splunk and the alerts deployed in your environment. No blackbox or mystery in what we do, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. A partnership is built on trust, and it’s for us to earn through hard work and service excellence. 

So What Does This Mean for You?

Deepwatch customers receive automated updates and 24/7 patching. This requires minimal infrastructure support and Deepwatch automatically pushes new security content and alerts to your environment.

We’ve turned common concerns into stress free solutions:

  • The latest emerging threat? Don’t sweat, that’s covered through an update.
  • New detection capability for the latest major cyber event? That’s taken care of.
  • Zerologon? Zero problem. In less than 24 hours, we have detection capabilities in place across our customer base. All due to automation in the cloud. 
  • Need to scale CPU, memory or add processing power for Splunk? That’s a few clicks and done in no time. 
  • Need to be GDPR compliant with data sovereignty? No problem. We’ve done that too and can host globally. 

The burden of managing and trying to get the most out of Splunk is no longer yours to bear (or porcupine). You now have a best in class partner that supports you, knows Splunk cold, and has your best interests in mind. We love our customers and it shows in everything we do. That’s why we’re one of the Top MDR’s as identified by Forrester, CISO Choice Awards — MSSP Winner 2020 and the #1 MDR Splunk Managed SIEM by volume. 

Ready to make the move from on-prem to Splunk cloud? We’ll prove ourselves to you and we promise it won’t hurt.


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