Introduction to the need of MSSP:
It’s never been more dangerous to be connected to and do business on the internet. Cyber-attacks are at an all-time high, businesses are constantly being breached, and vulnerable data has never been worth more on the black market.
It’s not a matter of IF you’ll be attacked but WHEN you’ll be attacked. We don’t like to run around screaming “the sky is falling,” but it’s hard to avoid the truth.
Sooner or later someone WILL try to break into your IT environment.
The problem isn’t that these attacks can’t be stopped, its that there isn’t always someone in an organization there to stop them. Why’s that, you ask? It’s pretty simple actually. In-house information security is expensive, information security best practices and defensive measures are hard to keep up to date with and unfortunately information security needs are easily overlooked. A Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) can help you to address these needs.
What is a Managed Security Service Provider?
A managed security service provider (MSSP) is an IT service provider that provides an organization with some amount of cybersecurity monitoring and management, which may include virus and spam blocking, intrusion detection, firewalls and virtual private network (VPN) management. An MSSP can also handle system changes, modifications and upgrades.
Why Should Look for an MSSP:
An MSSP offers superior protection by maintaining leading-edge, advanced security technologies that have often been tested across many organizations in diverse geographies handling a variety of threats.
Further, the services offered by MSSPs continue to evolve, and now include endpoint protection, vulnerability scans, web application vulnerability monitoring, firewall management, logging and monitoring and configuration management.
Cost saving Solution:
Modern cybersecurity programs are costly to build and maintain. Annual licensing costs in addition with staff salaries and the training required to use the new tools add to the cost. MSSPs allow businesses to replace large, frequent capital expenditures associated with investing in new cybersecurity tools and capabilities with predictable, ongoing operational costs.
Quality MSSPs provide assistance to businesses to not only meet compliance needs, but also to tailor their cybersecurity program to the unique needs and risks specific to each industry. Quality MSSPs have consultants whose expertise lies in implementing controls, managing risk, and developing customized IT security strategies to meet business goals
How to Select the Perfect MSSP for your business?
Choosing an MSSP requires thought and research. Not all offer the same levels of protection, so you should focus your search on a provider with a solid track record and reputation.
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