A managed services security provider offers outsourced monitoring and management of your security systems. Services commonly include firewalls, intrusion detection, virtual private network, vulnerability scanning, and anti-viral services. MSSPs use security operation centers (either from their facility or a data center) to provide 24/7 services designed to reduce the number of security personnel needed for your company.
Companies with sensitive information that needs to be kept secure will typically choose to work with an MSSP. There are many benefits to using a managed services security provider:
You can focus on doing the work that only you can do. No one else knows your business like you do, and there are tasks that only you can handle. With an MSSP as your partner, you can let the experts focus on keeping your network secure while you focus on running and growing the business.
MSSP solutions are scalable. These services are cloud-based, which means adding or removing them is simple. If your company expands, your security services can likewise expand to meet those needs. When you need to pull back a bit, that’s also an option. Because everything is done as licenses through the cloud, there are no copies of software going unused or hardware to store.
You have a team of experts on your side. A MSSP has an experienced team with years of experience in computer and network security. Even if you were to hire several IT professionals to work on your security, you wouldn’t be able to get the range of experience a MSSP has. Everyone working on your security solutions is trained in this area and has a deep understanding of what is necessary to protect your data.
You save money by paying one price for your security solutions. Again, if you were to hire an in-house team, you would have to pay salary and benefits, purchase equipment for them to use, allocate facility space for them to work, and more. The MSSP handles all of these costs so you don’t have to budget for them. Instead, you budget the one single fee for security, helping you better anticipate your overall IT costs for the year.