Today, more and more companies are opting to contract outside agencies to provide managed security services for the business. There are many benefits to hiring an outside agency to handle various cybersecurity tasks and after reading this article, you will be able to tell whether it’s the right solution for you.
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What are managed security service providers?
Managed security service providers or MSSPs are cybersecurity companies that provide various cybersecurity services to companies and organizations either as remote contractors or in-house. MSSPs can be contracted to handle the entire cybersecurity system of a business, provide individual services that the company’s own team doesn’t have the expertise, time or resources to handle or even conduct penetration tests, security audits and investigate security breaches.
Is it necessary to hire a managed security service provider?
Hiring a managed security service provider can be a great solution for many companies and organizations. First of all, an MSSP can take care of all the business’ cybersecurity needs remotely without disrupting or slowing down other business operations. This allows employees and management to focus on their day-to-day tasks without worrying about the state of cybersecurity in the company. Secondly, hiring an MSSP eliminates the need to hire additional specialists to handle specific cybersecurity tasks, saving valuable time and improving the time to value ratio on security investments. Finally, utilizing managed security services allows companies to significantly reduce cybersecurity expenses by eliminating the need to employ security specialists full-time.
Advantages of utilizing managed security services
Even though today society is more aware than ever of the need for robust cybersecurity strategies for businesses, many companies still begin dedicating the necessary resources and manpower to cybersecurity only after a security breach. Managed security services can be a great option for companies that need to improve their cybersecurity programs quickly due to their numerous advantages:
- MSSPs offer security support 24/7. Employing enough staff in-house to provide round-the-clock support is too expensive for many companies.
- MSSPs have all the necessary tools, protocols and expertise to respond to cyber-attacks quickly and efficiently, preventing further financial and reputational damage.
- MSSPs work with hundreds of clients, therefore, they have extensive expertise and up-to-date information on the latest trends in cyber-attacks and threats.
Frequently asked questions
How to choose an MSSP?
When choosing a managed security service provider, the first step is to determine which services your business needs and what budget could be allotted to fulfill those needs. The next step is to compile a list of potential MSSPs that provide those services and have a good track record in the field.
Does HackControl provide managed security services?
Yes, HackControl provides a variety of cybersecurity services to businesses, organizations and governments all over the world. You can get detailed information about the services we provide in the Services menu on our website.
What types of managed security services are there?
Managed security services can include everything from full cybersecurity strategy development and implementation to individual services, such as incident response and investigation, penetration testing, employee training, etc.