TCO Calculator

Total Cost of Ownership for Comprehensive Cybersecurity

TCO Calculator

Achieving comprehensive cybersecurity coverage can be costly. The cost of acquiring tools, staffing your team and continuously training them on the latest threats and technologies can put a damper on your organization’s efficiency in the short term and ability to scale up as your business grows.

Use this total cost of ownership (TCO) tool to get an understanding of the costs required to acquire tools, build staff, and train your team to protect your organization from cybersecurity attacks (left of boom) and deploy a rapid response in case an incident occurs (right of boom). Since attacks can happen at any time, this tool will show you the resources required to provide comprehensive coverage to your entire IT environment, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Calculate the Total Cost of Comprehensive Coverage

How many analysts are dedicated to monitoring your security alerts per day?​

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How many total employees in your organization?

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How many security devices, servers, laptops, desktops, tablets, Windows, Linux, and MAC devices in your environment will be monitored by the SOC?

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Which of these prevention technologies are you currently utilizing?

Full cost per analyst (salary, bonus, benefits, onboarding)

SOC Manager Salary

Annual training cost per headcount (certifications, travel, conferences)

Annual turnover

Cost to hire an employee

Number of alerts an analyst can handle per day

Weekly alerts generated per tool/user

The Total Costs of a 24x7 Do-It-Yourself Cybersecurity Solution:

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Total approximate cost to provide
comprehensive coverage.

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Total number of analysts required to provide comprehensive coverage.

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Learn More: Managed Detection and Response

Your Total Cost of Ownership Results
for Building an In-house DIY SOC

Security leaders at mid-size or small enterprises often underestimate the cost and heavy lift of building and maintaining a "Do It Yourself" (DIY) security operations center (SOC). Knowing these costs — and understanding the time it takes to build and experience an effective ROI — will help you decide if building your own SOC is the best decision for your business.

The results below are on the information you input into Fortra's Alert Logic Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator. Take a look at these numbers for developing an in-house SOC as compared to partnering with Fortra's Alert Logic Managed Detection and Response® (MDR), a 24/7 monitoring and threat investigation solution.

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TCO Calculator Estimate* for Your In-house DIY SOC


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Addressing Cybersecurity compliance program requirements:

  • This may include adoption of/adherence to SOC2 Type 2, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, HITRUST, CIS Benchmark, NIST Framework, CCPA/CPRA, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and ISO-27001

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May include but not limited to the following:​

  • SOC management tools: ITSM
  • Datacenter/On-Premises Management, Maintenance and Mitigation Platform: SIEM, EDT/EPP, XDR, SOAR
  • Cloud Management, Maintenance and Mitigation Platform: CSPM, CNAPP, CWPP, CIEM, CASB
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Platform: CTI

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Annual software maintenance/support, floorspace, electricity, employee upskill, internet/WAN, hardware maintenance/support, and cloud services costs.​

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Thinking twice about a DIY in-house SOC?

You've reviewed the numbers … having second thoughts on building your own SOC?

Now that you've seen what it would cost your business to build your own security operations center, it would come as no surprise if you're thinking twice about going down that path. While many organizations think the only way to get the security services they need is by building their own SOC, they quickly realize that there's a better way to get comprehensive security coverage.

Fortra's Alert Logic MDR works across public cloud, hybrid environments, and on-premises to provide vital information on your security posture and detect threats 24/7. With Alert Logic MDR, you decide on the most appropriate level of protection for each of your assets ensuring you achieve your desired security outcome with the right coverage at the best possible cost for your business.

What you can expect with Alert Logic MDR:

  • ▸ A managed security solution that delivers the outcomes your organization demands
  • ▸ An award-winning platform, innovative threat intelligence, and expert defenders working together for you
  • ▸ 24/7 security operations and expert remediation advice
  • ▸ Flexible coverage tailored to your individual business needs
  • ▸ Simple pricing with a lower total cost than assembling and operating an in-house SOC

Ready to get started securing your business with Alert Logic MDR®?

Now that you've downloaded your results, an Alert Logic Cybersecurity Sales Specialist will connect with you to set up a demo of the platform, answer any questions you have, provide more information, and work to get you a customized quote designed specifically for your organization's security needs.

Ready to Protect Your Company with Alert Logic MDR?