Managed Security Services provides the ongoing monitoring, and other ongoing authentication management tasks. Faster deployment. Immediate security assessment. These are benefits of managed security services, or MSPs.
The primary benefit to a managed security services provider is that it offers a continuous monitoring presence. MSPs have an in-house team with real-time expertise. These experts are often industry experts with decades of experience in various fields. They can instantly assess any new security incident, and also determine if there has been a breach in your business network. Further, because they have in-house expertise, these professionals will be able to quickly resolve any security incidents that do occur.
In addition, a managed security services provider’s team of experts can quickly and efficiently resolve any threat to your network. A threat may only be minor, but if it becomes a major issue, your network may be compromised. While on a one-time basis, your IT team monitors for threats, an MSP can respond to the threat immediately through its threat intelligence platform. Typically, the MSP has access to several types of threat intelligence technologies. Through collaboration with the intelligence team of the provider, the MSP can stop the threat before it even begins.
The benefits to an in-house operation are that you don’t have to pay for the time it takes for your IT team to identify a threat, evaluate it, analyze it, and resolve it. On the other hand, with an MSP, the benefits are that you don’t have to hire the expertise of highly trained computer security experts. Additionally, you will typically have a single point of contact, which is the MSP. Because they are an in-house business, you can expect continued support and assistance no matter what the nature of your business operations.
Another major benefit of on-site consulting for managed security services is the real-time protection it provides. By having the ability to quickly respond to a vulnerability, you can take steps to mitigate the damage done. Some of these steps include fixing the vulnerability remotely using a patch or software download, patching the vulnerability and then enforcing a patch for all network users, scanning the system for vulnerabilities using an on-site vulnerability detection tool, or utilizing network security controls such as firewalls and antivirus software to restrict access to the system. In many cases, the on-site consultant also provides training to network users on how to responsibly manage their networks to avoid any further issues.