What is a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)?

Security is one of the biggest problems that any organization faces through its lifetime. Everyone wants to succeed and grow profits in a small business or mid-sized organization. Sometimes, a competitor may attempt to get information from your business that you are trying to secure.  Other times, hackers or thieves will want to steal your business’ information for their own profit. A Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) is intended to fix that:

What is a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)?

MSSP stands for Managed Security Service Provider. Just like any other IT service that you would hire for your computer system needs, MSSP is an IT service that provides one’s organization with some sort of cybersecurity monitoring. MSSP is not something that you can hire an employee for. It is meant to be outsourced, for various security reasons.

Features of MSSP:

We have compiled a list of some of the features that you will find from a managed security service provider (MSSP):

  • Managed firewall – provide both organizations with monitoring and filtering services for all data packets that are either incoming or outgoing through a network traffic.
  • Intrusion detection – detect any anomalies that may have entered the computer system or the organization and take adequate steps like warning the administrator or calling the police, depending on what the MSSP has programmed the system to do.
  • Vulnerability scanning – automatically and thoroughly scan the entire computer network and perhaps even the organization itself to check if there are any grey areas where hackers can enter through.
  • Antivirus services – provide protection against any sort of virus that might be trying to get into the organization’s network either through the internet or through more intimate means like a USB.

Why you might want MSSP for your organization?

Here are some of the reasons why you might want to hire an efficient MSSP:

Improves security:

We have discussed in detail how security is an extremely important component of your organization. Without cyber-security, your computer system-powered organization is nothing more than an exposed turkey that is waiting to get hunted by power-hungry wolves.

An MSSP can use various tools and techniques such as the features we mentioned a moment ago to improve on the security and ensure that an organization is able to work without having to worry about any sort of security-related problems.

MSSP knows the best for your organization:

Like how you would hire a professional to kill termites and other harmful bugs from your home, you would want to hire an MSSP instead of trying to boost your organization’s cyber-security all by yourself. An MSSP is constantly updated with the world of cyber-security and knows what type of protocols and security measures will be the most useful for your organization.

A good MSSP also tries to make your system as efficient as possible, essentially ensuring that your computer system does not get slowed down through the use of security measures.

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We hope that this article was able to shed light on managed security service providers (MSSP). Do you have questions that you need answered? Do you need help implement these strategies in your own business? Please feel free to contact us today and we can give you a free assessment of your company’s IT needs.