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SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER PRICING CALCULATOR

What does it cost to run an in-house Security Operations Center (SOC)?

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SOC Pricing Calculator

With so many security products and solutions on the market, you may be thinking about building your own in-house SOC. Security leaders often underestimate the cost of building and running an internal SOC. You need to consider the up-front cost and ongoing investment involved as you weigh your options. We have created the eSentire Security Operations Center Pricing Cost Calculator to provide a quick snapshot of the tools, personnel, operating expenses and overall costs you should consider when deciding whether it makes sense to build an in-house SOC. We also let you compare in-house costs against eSentire multi-signal MDR with improved detection, 24/7 threat hunting, deeper investigation, end-to-end coverage and most of all, complete Response.

Build vs. Buy a SOC?

The eSentire Security Operations Center Pricing Calculator lets you quickly model what it would cost to build and run your own SOC compared to the cost of 24/7 threat investigation and response with eSentire Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and SOC-as-a-Service.

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We define users as any employee or person acting on your behalf who utilizes a computer, network service, application, or other asset which is under the protection and monitoring of the SOC.

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IN-HOUSE SOC EXPENSES


SECURITY TOOL EXPENSE

Endpoint Protection (EPP)/ Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) PlatformS

(1.5x number of users) $108,000 To get a detailed breakdown of these costs, please complete the form to download your SOC Calculator results.

NETWORK SECURITY

(NGFW, IDS/IPS, etc.) $60,000 To get a detailed breakdown of these costs, please complete the form to download your SOC Calculator results.

CLOUD SIEM / LOG MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

(LIcensing and log ingestion) $85,800 To get a detailed breakdown of these costs, please complete the form to download your SOC Calculator results.

EXTENDED DETECTION & RESPONSE (XDR) PLATFORM

(estimated at $50,000 per security FTE) $150,000 To get a detailed breakdown of these costs, please complete the form to download your SOC Calculator results.
ANNUAL TOTALS
SECURITY TOOLS
$403,800

PERSONNEL EXPENSES

INFORMATION SECURITY FULL TIME EMPLOYEE (FTE) TOTAL COMPENSATION

(min. 4 required for 9-5 coverage / 8 for 24/7 coverage) $780,000 To get a detailed breakdown of these costs, please complete the form to download your SOC Calculator results.
PERSONNEL
$780,000

OPERATIONAL EXPENSES

PRODUCT IMPLEMENTATION & MAINTENANCE

(20% of total tech costs year 1) $80,760 To get a detailed breakdown of these costs, please complete the form to download your SOC Calculator results.
Operations
$80,760


TOTAL IN-HOUSE COSTS

ANNUAL TOTAL $1,668,360

ESTIMATED eSENTIRE COST*

89% SAVINGS
ESENTIRE ANNUAL TOTAL $181,600
89% SAVINGS
*The eSentire cost displayed in the calculation is an estimate.
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Rethinking building your own internal SOC?

You aren't alone. The vast majority of organizations do not have the resources to navigate today's threat landscape on their own.

As cyberattacks and zero-day threats become more common, many organizations are realizing they need 24/7 SOC capabilities. Building an in-house SOC means considering the security tools, staffng, and operational expenses it takes to effectively do this.

eSentire MDR protects the critical data and applications of 2000+ organizations in 80+ countries from known and unknown cyber threats. We help you accelerate your security program at a fraction of the cost to building an in-house SOC. Combining cutting-edge machine learning XDR technology, 24/7 Threat Hunting, and proven security operations leadership, our service mitigates business risk, and enables security at scale.

Partnering with the eSentire Cyber Resilience Team means you are protected by the best in the business with a named Cyber Risk Advisor, 24/7 access to SOC Cyber Analysts & Elite Threat Hunters, and industry-leading threat intelligence research from eSentire’s Threat Response Unit (TRU). eSentire is different from other SOC-as-a-Service companies. You can rely on the fact that our Security Operations Center (SOC) Cyber Analysts will pick up the phone - live, 24/7 - to give you guidance, reassurance, and a quick response when you need it most.

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