Helixstorm’s Three Lines of Defense™

Once upon a time, only big, well-known companies worried about ransomware attacks. Unfortunately, organizations large, medium and small are ransomware targets today. Since experts predict that at least 75% of businesses will face one or more attacks by 2025, securing your business has never been more important.

We solve your IT concerns with a unique three-prong security strategy that sets us apart from other MSSPs. Our Three Lines of Defense™ approach includes enacting preventative measures, training users to detect and respond to potential threats, and implementing a best-of-breed backup and recovery solution to protect critical data.

Keeping Your
Business Safe

As an MSP & MSSP, we know that true security lies in a well-formed Defense-in-Depth strategy at the core of our Three Lines of Defense™ approach.

Protecting you from growing threats and malicious actors looking to wreak havoc on your business is our priority.


Preventive controls

Aim to deflect potential security issues.


Detective controls

Equip users to identify and handle threats.


Restorative controls

Respond to incidents and minimize damage.

All three are necessary
for effective risk management
and security.

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Managed Network Monitoring and Maintenance

Constant security threats put your business at risk.


Continually putting out IT fires is no way to grow your business. We detect system vulnerabilities and deflect issues before they become problems. Our proprietary detect/deflect approach uses sophisticated tools and techniques to protect your perimeter:

  • Email threat protection
  • Intrusion detection
  • Next-gen firewalls
  • Network micro-segmentation 
  • Network security
  • OS patching
  • Penetration testing

  • Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and SIEM
  • Security Operations Center
  • Vulnerability scans
  • Web content filtering 
  • Workstation security
  • Zero-day antivirus software

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User Education and Accountability

Because people don’t know what they don’t know.


Requiring user education and accountability are crucial in securing your systems and valuable data. Educating your users helps them recognize potential threats and prevent security breaches.

  • Train all workers how to identify and handle potentially harmful situations to avoid compromise



    Social media / online safety 
  • Implement multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Monitor mobile devices & removable media

  • Create Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies
  • Institute a clean desk policy (CDP) to protect sensitive information
  • Require passwords & authentication policies
  • Maintain personal data & compliance policies
  • Practice regular patch management

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Backup as a Service (BaaS)

Without repetitive testing, you cannot be certain you can recover.
Without a proper solution, you may not be able to recover.


Protecting critical data from power failures, ransomware, or natural disasters ensures its safety. Our backup solution restores your data and provides business continuity.

  • Best-in-class backup solution
  • Disaster recovery: RTO & RPO

  • Immutable backups
  • Network separation

Why choose

We help organizations
scale and manage
their IT more effectively

We’ll help you translate your business needs into an IT environment that works with you, not against you.

  • Skillset and Experience

    We offer a wide range of managed cloud and virtualization solutions, 24/7 managed IT support, cybersecurity, and professional consulting.

  • Breadth and Depth of Services

    We’ll work with you to integrate the most important facets of
your business, including goal setting, planning and forecasting.

  • Quality Relationships

    We thrive on transparency and openness to build meaningful, long-term relationships with our customers.

We’ve Got Your Back

We know that there’s more to a good technology plan than short-term solutions. We focus on preventing problems before they happen, so you can spend less time stressing about technical issues and more time on your business.

Let’s work together to create a plan that serves your business now and in the future.

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