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What Is a Managed Security Service?

By 26.10.2023No Comments

A managed security service is a standardized method that a third-party takes to manage the cybersecurity needs of a business. This includes monitoring firewalls, managing firewalls and directing intrusion detection as well as implementing patch management and updating, conducting vulnerability and penetration assessments and responding to emergencies and preparing reports. Managed security service providers provide an affordable option for businesses who cannot afford to hire or support their own cybersecurity team or have inadequate capabilities.

A security-focused MSP concentrates on cybersecurity while IT service providers focus primarily on IT operations. MSSPs provide 24 hour security monitoring and management to assist organizations identify, triage and respond to cyberattacks. They usually use an operation center with high availability to provide services such as managed firewalls, intrusion detection and management of virtual private networks threat detection for endpoints, response and vulnerability scanning.

An MSSP must be able to provide a bespoke service based on an in-depth understanding of the environment within which the company operates and its security goals. In addition to providing 24/7 monitoring and threat intelligence, top MSSPs are also able to analyze and evaluate the data they collect from a wide range of sources. This lets them proactively detect threats and eliminate weaknesses.

A MSP with a focus on security should also be able offer advanced endpoint detection (EDR) solutions as well as XDR solutions. XDR analyzes a variety of sources of data, including firewalls, intrusion detectors anti-virus, next-generation firewalls and other enterprise devices. It also offers central management and automation. The platform can identify unknown attackers through multi-layered detection techniques and provides an overview of the entire attack zone to prioritize and remediate any vulnerabilities.