Managed security services (MSS) provide a wide range of cybersecurity assistance and services, which include managing and monitoring intrusion detectors and firewalls, conducting vulnerability and penetration assessments as well as audits, overseeing patch management and upgrades and aiding in the setting up of rules and protocols to limit the risk of a leak of data. MSS providers offer cybersecurity expertise and assistance with compliance with regulations such as HIPAA, PCI DSS and ISO.
Premium MSS solutions come with technology like security information and events data room functionality management (SIEM) cloud access security brokers and container security. Many of the top MSSPs provide 24/7 monitoring from their security operations centers, threat intelligence to amplify the threat’s context, as well as proactive hunting.
MSS can also help clients identify vulnerabilities and evaluate the impact on business functions like availability and performance. This helps clients avoid costly cyberattacks and improve their overall security position.
A majority of the most reputable MSSPs offer a range of managed IT services such as remote assistance, monitoring of networks and security policy development. They typically provide one, central dashboard to provide greater visibility into all of their client’s devices and applications. They also provide backup and recovery services to secure information in the event of a data loss. They may even assist with security and governance of data through tools like encryption and data loss prevention.