If you’re in the business of providing internet security services to your clients, then you may have already heard about managed service providers (MSSPs). If not, don’t worry; we’ll explain it all.
An MSSP is an expert team of IT professionals who manage and monitor your network for any signs of cyberattacks or other threats that may affect your clients’ security. This way, you can focus on doing what you do best: providing top-notch protection from cybercrime.
What is MSSP?
MSSP stands for Managed Security Service Provider, a security service provider that provides security services to a customer on a subscription basis.
Enterprises and other large organizations often use MSSP security, but it can also be used by smaller businesses or individuals who want to outsource their IT security needs. These include antivirus software, firewall management, spam filtering, data backup and recovery services, forensic investigations and incident response plans—the list goes on and on!
Why Do You Need an MSSP?
MSSPs are third-party, independent companies that help businesses manage and comply with data security regulations. They provide web and mobile application firewall (WAF/MFA) solutions, threat intelligence solutions, vulnerability management solutions, incident response services, etc.
The benefits of using an MSSP are clear: you can outsource the work of keeping up with compliance requirements to them so that you don’t have to risk getting hacked or being late in submitting reports due to a lack of resources or knowledge.
1. Focus on the business
MSSPs focus on the business, not the management of security or operations. They don’t manage your technology; they enable you by giving you access to experts who can help protect your corporate data. You can focus on running your business while MSSPs do what they do best: provide world-class managed security services.
MSSPs also offer a one-stop shop for all things required for cybersecurity – from device management to threat protection – so customers don’t have to navigate through multiple vendors for these different services.
2. Cost savings
MSSPs can help you to save money in several ways. First, they have a lot of experience managing risk and reducing costs. They know what works and what doesn’t so that they can optimize spending on security tools based on their effectiveness.
MSSPs can also help you to use existing resources more effectively by integrating them with existing processes and technologies. Finally, MSSPs are experts at negotiating contracts with vendors that give you the best possible price for your services.
Experts at ConnectWise suggest, ”security operations center (SOC) network delivers around-the-clock monitoring, threat analysis, and rapid incident response to identify suspicious activity and stop cybercriminals in their tracks.”
3. Increased level of protection
If you own a company, you know that security is not just about the network. It’s about your entire organization and its customers’ data. And that’s where MSSP comes in.
MSSPs help companies protect their data from attackers by protecting them from inside and outside threats. MSSPs can be hired to take care of all aspects of security, including:
- Network security (firewall, IDS/IPS)
- End-point protection (antivirus)
- Data loss prevention (DLP)
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of MSSP, how it can help manage your cybersecurity needs and how it differs from other security solutions. For example, if you want to switch from traditional managed services or a SIEM vendor,