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MSSP in a Post-COVID World

by Erik Briceno

In a post-COVID world, is going with an MSSP the right choice for your organization? Let’s get back to basics and examine how MSSPs can still be put to work for you.

What’s an MSSP?

When we talk about managed security services providers, what we really mean is someone who will provide you with cybersecurity monitoring and management. This can include anything from virus and spam blocking and intrusion detection, to firewalls and virtual private network (VPN) management. An MSSP can also handle major system changes, modifications and upgrades for either local office machines or company-wide systems. A lot is taken off your plate — and that’s especially important when you’re relying on cloud-based systems to manage your remote workforce.

Are MSSPs Still Cost Effective?

As we mentioned above, MSSPs take a lot off your plate. We really mean that. Acquiring in-house cybersecurity staff can be expensive, so working with an MSSP can present a far more cost-effective option. Organizations tend to save money on equipment, software tools and many other operational costs. As more is offloaded to the cloud, downtime can be devastating to your bottom line. An MSSP’s ability to monitor your network 24/7 is essential in this new landscape.

How Does V2 Systems Stand Out As an MSSP?

Like any other service, no two providers are alike. Many are good, and many more are not. Here’s what makes us stand out:

  • V2 Systems’ Unified Threat Management service combines critical cybersecurity features (like intrusion detection and prevention, VPN, firewalling, content filtering and anti-phishing/anti-malware filtering) into a single solution designed for small and medium-sized organizations. Assets are continuously protected 24x7x365 with feeds from intelligence on current and emerging threats.
  • We offer the first line of defense against cyber threats on the internet through our cloud-based Secure Internet Gateway (SIG). Protecting your users has never been easier and can be deployed in minutes. We have the intelligence to uncover current and emerging threats, visibility for activity across all devices and ports to block phishing, malware, malicious code, ransomware and callbacks. You’ll receive best-in-class defense, real-time incident response and operational optimization.
  • V2 Systems leverages enterprise technology offering you the latest solution in advanced threat protection as a service. Our services include the latest cybersecurity technologies and the emerging threat intelligence providing detection and protection against zero-day and targeted attacks, including advanced malware (trojan, virus, worm), APT (Advanced Persistent Threats) and malicious callbacks.
  • V2 Systems’ Incident Response and Event Investigation service offers unmatched experience handling cybersecurity incidents to prevent further harm to the organization, ranging from single-system compromises to enterprise-wide intrusions by attack groups. Our Incident Response team can quickly assess the challenges you face and recommend specific actions from short-term remediation to long-term prevention.
  • V2 Systems leverages advanced technology offering you the best-in-class vulnerability and compliance management as a service. We provide accurate internal and external scans across your IT landscape such as network assets, hosts, web applications and databases. We make it easy to identify and fix vulnerabilities, including software flaws, missing patches, malware and misconfigurations.
  • V2 Systems’ Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Log Management service is everything you need to troubleshoot and secure your IT environment. Our full feature log search and analysis tools provide collecting, indexing, monitoring, reporting and alerting of your machine data from virtually any technology and critical information asset in a light, scalable and integrated package.
  • V2 Systems’ Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) service provides small and medium sized organizations with executive-level guidance and leadership but without the costs of hiring a full-time “C-suite” employee. This allows organizations in today’s constantly changing cyber threat landscape to develop a vision, plan and budget that upholds the integrity of a security program.
  • V2 Systems helps your organization achieve the highest level of compliance possible through our comprehensive range of services which include assessment, remediation, implementation and education services. Whether its PCI, HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11 or NIST 800-171, we have you covered.

MSSP in a Post-COVID WorldPerhaps the most important reason of all for choosing V2 Systems is within our own mission statement. You truly can trust us to handle your technology while you concentrate solely on your organization’s vision — no matter how remote your workforce has ended up.

Since 1995, Manassas Park, VA-based V2 Systems has employed local systems administrators, network engineers, security consultants, help desk technicians and partnering companies to meet a wide range of clients’ IT needs, from research, to implementation, to maintenance. Concentrate on your VISION…We’ll handle the TECHNOLOGY!


About ebriceno
Erik Briceño is the owner of V2 Systems, Inc., one of Northern Virginia’s leading Information Technology Managed Service Providers. He is an inspiring leader for its employees and instrumental business partner for its customers. He is passionate about V2’s purpose, dedicated to exceeding expectations and a consummate professional not afraid of jumping in and getting his hands dirty. Prior to joining V2 Systems in 2002, Erik was a co-founder and COO of, a leading provider of online resources servicing over 5,000 independent musical artists. At, Erik spearheaded all aspects of corporate development, funding, strategic vision, and business development for the firm. From 1997 to 1999 Erik held the position of Acoustic Systems Engineer for Electric Boat Corporation, a leading defense contractor. In this role, Erik was responsible for the acoustic fidelity of two noise critical systems and components in the US Navy’s nuclear submarine systems. Erik holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University. When not working, you will find Erik a dedicated family man, raising two young children with his lovely wife Karen. Together, they enjoy building legos, playing baseball, skiing, riding horses, swimming, traveling, and fixing up old Mopars.
MSSP in a Post-COVID World
MSSP in a Post-COVID World