What Is a Managed Security Service?
A managed security service is a set or functions performed by a cybersecurity service provider, usually on the basis of a subscription. It allows businesses to outsource their security operations instead of hiring full-time staff and maintaining their own in-house team.
The service can include 24-hour monitoring and management of firewalls as well as intrusion detection systems patch management, vulnerability scanning and incident response, as well as digital forensics. It may also include virtual private networks (VPNs) and other security measures to secure devices and data. Many MSSPs are value-added resellers who specialize in managed security or offer it as an add-on to their existing IT services. Other MSSPs offer security services to small and mid-sized enterprises (SMBs) by using direct sales models.
It is important to select the right managed service since it will lower the risk that an organization is attacked, improve its cybersecurity position, and ensure compliance. When choosing a partner, seek out a company that is proactive with regards to security and provides support throughout the day.
UBA, or user behavior analytics, is an example of a software that works. This method is used to establish an baseline of the normal behavior in the network, and then evaluates new actions against that baseline to spot anomalies.
The most effective MSSPs are those who learn and have a better understanding of the environment to deliver tailored guidance to reduce the chances of attackers succeeding, react quickly and efficiently when an incident occurs and advance the organization’s security position. This includes understanding and analyzing information and providing alerts to deter threats, reduce risks and improve and improve a security plan for the long-term.