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Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider

by Erik Briceno

With more businesses recognizing the benefits of partnering with an IT managed services provider, such as reducing overhead costs and increasing employee productivity, the focus is turning to strengthening cybersecurity with a managed security services provider (MSSP).

By working with the right MSSP, businesses can outsource the monitoring and management of their security systems and devices. With the IT threat landscape constantly evolving, it’s imperative for companies to make sure they have the skilled security talent with the expertise to handle any situation.

That applies to companies of all sizes because cyberthreats can affect any business. In fact, nearly half of small businesses suffered a cyberattack in the past year — and nearly two-thirds of them failed to act following a cybersecurity incident. Take the necessary steps to prevent such a breach.

What Is a Managed Security Service Provider?

Businesses can avoid that outcome by using an MSSP to maintain a hardened and compliant security posture by monitoring and managing all aspects of their security systems, network and devices. That can include such key components as:

  • Firewalls and anti-virus protection
  • Intrusion detection/prevention system (IDS/IPS)
  • Virtual private network (VPN)
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) tool

The Why: 3 Reasons to Rely on Managed Security Services

  1. Evolving landscape: The cyberthreat landscape shifts quickly.A skilled MSSP responds to these risks using agile 24x7x365 intelligence-driven security services that focus on prevention, detection and containment.
  2. Constant monitoring: An MSSP takes on the day-to-day defenseof business infrastructure by leveraging cloud-based security technologies through managed security services — providing the best of both technologies. That means your network security, including systems and data, are monitored and managed from 24x7x365 security operations centers.
  3. Streamlined services: By combining threat intelligence with event correlation, managed security services help eliminate blind spots and provide visibility to what really matters. This results in total visibility and transparency of the IT environment and activities through a single window — a dashboard — into each company’s entire security landscape.

The How: Top 4 Ways an MSSP Can Boost the Bottom Line

  1. Minimize costs: Just like using a managed services provider to oversee your IT, an MSSP allows companies to leverage state-of-the-art services on a limited budget. That means small and medium-sized companies can have seasoned security experts working for them — while staying within budget parameters.
  2. Maximize efficiency: An MSSP has the skills to apply rigorously proven procedures and policies that help minimize false-positives and improve responsiveness when it’s necessary to quickly contain cyberattacks. That allows your internal IT staff to focus on the kind of strategic projects that propel your business mission.
  3. Get intelligence: A best-in-class Intelligence Lab conducts advanced threat and cyberattack analyses, providing our security experts with real-time information.
  4. Manage compliance: We provide analysis based on powerful asset-based assessments, so we can monitor your compliance level for regulatory purposes, such as PCI, GLBA, SOX, HIPAA, FISMA and NIST.

 

Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services ProviderWhen you’re ready to talk about your security needs, call us for a consultation — we are available 24/7. Our expert engineers can design safeguards that are an integral part of your IT network right from the start. Together, we can develop a managed security services plan that meets your needs and fits your budget.

 

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. Managed Security keeps our clients safe, while our IT support keeps them up and running. Reach out to our experts today. Concentrate on your VISION…We’ll handle the TECHNOLOGY!

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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 Ampcast.com, a leading provider of online resources servicing over 5,000 independent musical artists. At Ampcast.com, 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.
Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider
Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider