MSSP

Managed Security Services Provider

For most of human history, small business owners had to worry about one thing and one thing only: establishing and growing the business. Today, it is no longer the case.  Digital transformation has changed everything, including the world of cybercrime.  

 

Attacks on large organizations and government entities may dominate the news, but small businesses are more vulnerable to an attack. Less than half of cyber-attacks are targeting small businesses, yet in 2018, nearly 60% of all cybercrime victims were small businesses. 

 

The average cost of a cyberattack is $200,000 — more than most small business owners can afford to pay. In fact, due to the high cost of cyberattacks, 60% of small companies go out of business within six months of being victimized. These are not the odds that any business owner would like to take. 

Why MSSP is the best option for small business security? 

  • Integrates with SMB tech stack
    MSSPs can handle the integration of security services, as well as other IT assets as required by the business. An MSSP will fit the package to client needs and infrastructure, which is an especially important factor for SMBs whose internal IT resources are limited.
  • Handles licensing
    MSSPs handle licensing and often can offer lower licensing costs than those available from the vendor directly. This solves a common roadblock to better security faced by many smaller companies that can’t commit directly to the vendor’s terms.
  • Manages vendor relationships
    MSSPs have a good command of new technologies and are up-to-date on the latest industry standards. They can provide good advice, and fix the most urgent issues before they become a problem.  

What Are the Typical Security Technologies Managed and Deployed?

 

Typical MSSP technology offerings may include deploying, configuring, and/or managing the following technologies:

 

  • Intrusion prevention systems (IPS)

  • Web content filtering

  • Identity access management (IAM)

  • Privileged access management (PAM)

  • Vulnerability scanning

  • Patch management

  • Anti-virus (AV)

  • Anti-spam

  • Firewalls (UTMs, NGFWs, etc.)

  • VPN

  • Data loss prevention (DLP)

  • Threat intelligence

What Kinds of Services Do We
Offer?

We offer a broad, generalized suite of security capabilities and services, or it may specialize in one or a few core focus areas, such as IAM or privilege management. Our MSSP services may include:

  • Risk assessments and gap analysis
  • Policy development and risk management
  • Solution scoping
  • Solution/tool research and requisition
  • Solution implementation
  • Management of security systems
  • Configuration management
  • Security updates
  • Reporting, auditing, and compliance
  • Training and education
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