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As technology continues to evolve, so does the frequency of sophisticated cyber-attacks. Regardless of size or industry, all businesses are viable targets for cybercriminals. These threats demand that businesses take action to protect their network, systems, information, and people.
With so many solutions to choose from, knowing who and what to choose for your security measures can be overwhelming. Managed security service providers (MSSP’s) have a distinct range of benefits that make them an excellent choice.
Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP): What is It?
A managed security service provider is an outsourced, all-in-one security solution that monitors and manages a business’s security systems. Many organizations partner with an MSSP, often in addition to their existing security program, to protect their network and data from looming cyber-attacks.
Organizations choose to work with MSSP’s to offload the tedious work of managing and monitoring hundreds, sometimes thousands, of security incidents that happen daily. Partnering with an MSSP is a great option for organizations that lack in-house security resources, expertise, or the time to monitor and manage their security environment continuously. Broadly speaking, MSSP’s bring the highest level of security at a reasonable price while solving some of the biggest security problems that businesses face… and here are 6 reasons why:
1. Supplement Existing IT Staff and Security Program
An MSSP can be leveraged as an extension of your current team. Incorporating an MSSP into your business’s security program reinforces your IT staff’s work with an additional layer of protection that wraps around your internal operations. By lightening your IT staff’s load, they can be more focused without being spread too thin. Many people fear that an MSSP will replace their current IT staff but pairing the two actually maximizes efficiency. Having an MSSP to support your in-house IT department fills any existing gaps and ensures 24/7/365 security monitoring.
2. Access Industry-leading Expertise, Tools, and Sophisticated Security Technologies
Partnering with an MSSP connects organizations with industry specialists who are trained, certified, and knowledgeable of the latest cyber developments. This enables companies to stay in front of the ever-evolving threat landscape.
3. Cost Savings
An MSSP can be especially worthwhile if you lack the resources to build your own in-house security team. Outsourcing and selecting an MSSP gives you access to expertise and extensive cyber-technologies at a fixed cost. This is a practical alternative to massive expenses that can pile up from finding, hiring, and training experts, acquiring the necessary security technologies, and more.
After all, an MSSP already has the necessary experts, technologies, and equipment all in one place. Instead of investing the time and money needed to build your own internal cybersecurity practice, you can simply pay a monthly, all-encompassing fee for a more effective, outsourced team.
4. Free up Time and Energy to Focus on Growing your Business
Once your basic cybersecurity needs are met, your business has one less thing to stand in the way of success. This eliminates time spent worrying about whether your data is being protected or when you’ll fall victim to a cyber-attack. Instead, you can sleep better knowing that a team of security experts is at the frontlines protecting your assets.
5. Stay in Compliance
While compliance obligations are critical to protecting your status within a set of regulations or governing body, they can be complex and burdensome. It often takes considerable effort to manage the related legal requirements on your own. MSSP’s can help by extending their compliance knowledge and expertise to your business, and perform any necessary assessments and/or audits to ensure standards are met.
6. Real-time, Around-the-Clock Monitoring
MSSP’s provide continuous network monitoring and 24x7x365 response. This allows for the detection of intrusions as they occur, helping organizations respond to cyber-attacks quickly. The sooner a threat is detected, the less damage it can inflict. MSSP’s are there for you when no one else can be… and this type of reliability is vital –and invaluable– in the fight against cybercrime.
MSSP: Cybersecurity for Your Business Technology
The growing demand for MSSP’s is not surprising given the evolving threat landscape and the increased workload being placed on IT departments. At M.A. Polce, we are committed to developing customized security solutions that meet the needs of local businesses. Not only do we offer a range of cybersecurity solutions, but we also have extensive experience with IT… and that sets us apart from cybersecurity-only firms. Our services include managed IT, cybersecurity, cloud services, assessment and compliance, and a variety of professional services. Learn more about how M.A. Polce can enhance the well-being of your business today.