Ntrust offers tailor-made engagement models to deliver our bespoke portfolio of governance, risk, compliance and security services which are designed to maximise value to your business.
- ADVISORY SERVICES
- SECURITY ASSESSMENT & TESTING
- SECURITY SOLUTION MANAGEMENT
- OPERATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (ICS | SCADA) CYBERSECURITY
- MANAGED DETECTION AND RESPONSE SERVICE
Security Assessment & Testing
Nclose provides you with reassurance and facilitates regulatory compliance by delivering a comprehensive list of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing services.Regular assessment of your system’s vulnerabilities and testing of its security controls will reveal how vulnerable your infrastructure is from an attacker’s perspective.Depending on your organisation’s requirements, these services can be customised for specific scenarios, such as API and web applications, hosted infrastructure, internal LANs, and any other specific environment in which uptime is critical or where a compromise could place sensitive data at risk.
Knowing your objectives for conducting a vulnerability assessment or penetration test will enable Nclose to design an assessment or test that will best deliver on your requirements.
Consider the following possible objectives:
- Is the assessment purely to meet regulatory or auditing requirements?
- Has there been an attack on your systems and do you now require assurance that security gaps have been closed?
- Has your organisation reached the next security maturity level, which necessitates (deeper) assessments and testing being done?
- Do you have a new system that requires a level of security vetting before being implemented into production?
Contact our team of consultants to discuss your requirements, or for more on a solution that fits your budget.
Service Level and Maintenance Agreements
No matter the size or scope of your network, Nclose is ready to help you extract real value from it. A professional evaluation conducted by our security consultants will help you understand how Nclose can help raise your IT security parameters to the level they should be operating at – with constant respect for your budget. Once an understanding of your requirements and budget has been reached, several pre-defined packages are available to you; featuring dedicated amounts of on-site, remote and emergency visits, and reporting. All our reports are individually customised to your needs and are essential tools for auditors and decision makers alike. And if one of our defined packages doesn’t fit your needs, we’ll work together with you until you are happy that you are achieving maximum benefit and cost-effectiveness.
Many organisations are not able to justify the expense of a dedicated IT security engineer, often resulting in unnecessary IT burdens being placed on unqualified staff members. Ultimately this approach exposes your company to vulnerabilities at several levels – including IT security. Nclose provides professional advice and management of network firewalls, content filters, and other security solutions. Whether your organisation simply requires a once-off advisory consultation, the initial configuration of a new or existing security solution, or regular maintenance and reporting, Nclose ensures that your IT security environment is operating at maximum efficiency.
OT Cybersecurity Consulting
Many organisations that utilise Operational Technology (OT) face growing challenges in securing their ICS/SCADA networks. At Nclose, we are able to provide OT cybersecurity consultancy services to assist organisations in understanding where the risks come from and to help mitigate these risks. Working with ICS/ SCADA systems every day, we have valuable experience and knowledge of the threats to ICS/SCADA systems.
Our consulting services include:
- OT Cybersecurity policy creation
- OT Security Awareness training
- OT Cybersecurity planning in line with industry frameworks like NIST SP 800-82 and ISA 62443
OT Cybersecurity Risk Assessments
Understanding your ICS/SCADA systems and more importantly, trying to find out which assets (PLC’s, HMI’s, etc.) are most at risk, can be a daunting task for most organisations. Our team has extensive experience in conducting risk assessments on ICS/SCADA systems and use specialised tools to help reduce the risk assessment duration. We are able to discover the entire ICS/SCADA network (including nested devices), to include the vendor, version and model of the relevant assets. In conjunction with the OT team, we are then able to quickly map the most critical and vulnerable assets.
OT Cybersecurity Architecture Design
There is an art to balancing ICS/SCADA system performance (Availability | Integrity) and security (firewalls | Diodes | etc.). There are also certain security architecture considerations that are unique to each industry such as manufacturing, mining and critical infrastructure. Our team understands what works and what doesn’t, and is able to assist in designing the most optimal architecture that will work for your organisation. We base our security architecture on industry best practices, and tailor the final architecture based on your specific requirements and industry.
Managed Detection and Response Service
Nview is Nclose’s Managed Detection and Response service (MDR). Nview provides advanced threat detection with a key element missing in most traditional SOC (Security Operations Centre) offerings… the human element. Most SOC’s rely on vendor supplied use cases or traditional technologies like Antivirus or Web Filtering to detect threats. These traditional inputs often generate false positives or require significant tuning, which is rarely done.
Nview is different, we incorporate next generation concepts to detect threats which are missed by traditional security technologies.
- Analyst driven threat hunting – security professionals actively analysing logs to identify anomalies.
- Comprehensive log monitoring – we monitor beyond the traditional security software sources, such as DNS traffic, application processes and other sources which are often overlooked.
- Include honeypots in our offering as standard – honeypots can quickly alert us when intruders or malware is attempting to move laterally in your network.
- Incorporates tailored threat intelligence which is constantly tuned.
- Actively mitigate against “alert fatigue” and “defence regression”.
Nview has a simple pricing model without requiring complex calculations. Our service improves with the amount of data we analyse, and our pricing model reflects this. For more information please contact us.
Nclose understands that employees are the essential building blocks of any organisation. Combine this understanding with our driven, free thinking approach and you have a recipe for providing consistent results that ensure customer satisfaction. We emphasise the importance of professionalism, yet maintain a small company feel which we believe keeps our employees happy, and inevitably improves the smooth operation of Nclose and the services we provide.
Nclose is dedicated to enterprise development and seeks to assist incubation phase businesses with the following:
Accelerate development, sustainability and ultimate financial and operational independence
Improve cash flow
Assist with the transfer of skills and technology
Contribute towards the overall economic growth and transformation of South Africa.
Nclose’s economic development partner partner is TOMPSA [Pty] Ltd – an emerging micro-enterprise within the Health and ICT Sector. TOMPSA (PTY) Ltd is led, and wholly owned, by black doctors and other dedicated professionals who seek to make a difference in the provision of health care services and patient outcomes by capacitating healthcare workers using clinical mobile technology. TOMPSA (PTY) Ltd specialises in the development of mobile clinical decision support tools, the digitisation of clinical practice guidelines, as well as health management systems for healthcare workers and health facilities within the developing world and globally. TOMPSA (PTY) Ltd offer diversified custom services within a niche that spans ICT and the Health sector via clinical mobile solutions and support tools. They adopt a collaborative and agile approach to the conceptualisation of robust, high quality, effective, contextually relevant and customised products which will drive and enhance uptake, ease of usability and effective implementation within Health sectors across the world. TOMPSA (PTY) Ltd is committed to identifying deficits and areas of concern in settings where the growing burden and mismanagement of diseases contribute to declining economic performance and social wellbeing.
Nclose is dedicated to assisting the less fortunate in Southern Africa, and supports DreamWorker’s vision of getting as many people as possible into employment in the Cape Metropole. DreamWorker’s long term vision is to expand its model across South Africa. They rely entirely on grant funding and donations from satisfied employers and corporate donors. Most importantly, their employees take home every cent they earn – no commission and no charges! DreamWorker has continued to contribute to the economically disempowered in our land.
As at the end of February 2015, after six years of operating, they have
Engaged and registered over 18500 unemployed people
Facilitated over 1,2 million days of work, which has put estimated wages back into the hands of the unemployed of over R150 million.
Account Manager (CPT)
We are looking for a passionate Account Manager who will partner with and ensure the long-term success of our customers.
You will be responsible for developing long-term relationships with your portfolio of assigned customers, connecting with key business executives and stakeholders. You will liaise between customers and internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our security solutions according to your customer needs. 3 – 5 Years of account management experience essential. If you are interested, please forward your CV or questions to the link below. Apply
Pre-Sales Engineer (JHB)
Do you enjoy being on the cutting edge of Information Security? We are currently looking for self-motivated individual that want to perform, grow, and move to the next level.
In this role, you will be the primary technical liaison with our customers pre-sales, for pilot and roll out of our security solutions. You will work directly with the customer’s IT Security and Nclose sales staff to design, set up, configure, integrate and troubleshoot the our security solutions being positioned. You will be required to deliver online presentations, solution workshops, product demonstrations, technical education, and Proof of Concepts. You will support technical escalations, designing solutions, and answer technical questions throughout the sales process in order to progress sales. 3 – 5 Years of security engineering or presales experience essential. If you are interested, please forward your CV or questions to the link below. Apply
Nclose offers internships to interns that are interested in permanent positions in the company. Your interest in IT security is paramount, and the role will primarily focus on assisting our engineering department with reports and daily health checks. You will, however, have exposure to many of the other areas in the IT security business. If you are interested in an Nclose internship, please forward your CV or questions to the link below. Apply
MEET THE TEAM
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Stephen started his professional career in London at eBookers.com where he assisted in the growth and development of an online booking product. This experience marked the beginning of his passion for IT, and his entry into a career in the field. Being proudly South African and optimistic about our country’s future, he returned in early 2004 where he joined the local IT security industry. His first post was at a large IT security solutions distributor where he spent four years. During this time his IT Infrastructure and security solutions knowledge grew substantially. As well as developing a sharp focus on product perfection and client satisfaction, he also grew his determination to fulfil the market ‘gap’, hence his current involvement with Nclose. His passion for customer service has led to strong relationships with customers from across the IT security industry, including many of the Fortune listed companies of Southern Africa.
Martin has extensive experience in a wide range of network and system technologies, both open source and proprietary.
He has a passion for IT security which was sparked in 1999 when he installed Snort for the first time and noticed over 50 000 attacks after just one weekend of monitoring. Since then Martin has gradually become more involved in the information security industry.
Since helping establish Nclose in 2006, Martin has gained further experience and developed a keen interest in building and running a business from the ground up. Being able to bridge the gap – and identify the right balance – between business and risk has been a key factor in his success. Martin’s ability to communicate at all levels, and his hands on approach, are key ingredients in his recipe for success. A “techie” with good communication skills is a rare combination.
HEAD OF MANAGED SERVICES
Paul has worked in the South African IT industry since 1996. During his career he has gained significant experience in the areas of security engineering, architecture and consulting in general. His passion and experience in the security arena helps Nclose deliver excellent value to clients by constantly evolving our service offerings to cater for the ever changing security market. During his time as engineer and consultant, Paul spent significant time designing, deploying and managing technologies that include Check Point, Cisco, BlueCoat and RSA. His deep understanding of all network security technologies drives him to continually create and innovate within the managed security services arena.
Tel: 0860 625 673 / 0860 NCLOSE
The Nclose head office is situated in Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa; a few minutes from the city centre, and 15 minutes from Cape Town International airport.
Unit D02 Collingwood Building
Black River Park, Fir Street
Observatory, Cape Town
South Africa 7925
Bull & Bear House
58 Peter Place
South Africa 2060