What Is a Managed Security Service?
A managed security service is a method that a third party uses to manage a business’s cybersecurity needs, including managing firewalls, monitoring and controlling intrusion detection systems in addition to implementing patch management and upgrades as well as conducting vulnerability and penetration tests in response to emergencies, and supplying reports. Managed security providers are generally a cost-effective choice for organizations that cannot afford to hire and manage their own cybersecurity team, or have limited capabilities in-house.
A security-focused MSP concentrates on cybersecurity while IT service providers focus primarily on IT operations. MSSPs provide monitoring of security information and management 24/7 to assist companies in detecting and respond to cyberattacks. They typically utilize a high-availability security operation center and offer services such managed firewalls and intrusion detection as well as virtual private network (VPN) management security, endpoint threat detection response and vulnerability scanning.
An MSSP must be able to provide specific services that are based on a thorough understanding of the company’s security objectives and the environment. Premium MSSPs provide monitoring 24/7 and threat intelligence as well as data analysis. This enables them to detect threats and to eliminate crucial weaknesses.
A MSP that is focused on security is also able to offer advanced endpoint detection (EDR) solutions as well as XDR solutions. XDR monitors and collects information from various technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion detection, anti-virus, next-generation firewalls and other devices for enterprises. It also provides centralized management and automation. The platform can find unknown attackers with multi-layered detection methods and provides access to the whole attack surface to prioritize and fix vulnerabilities.