3 Reasons to Move to a Managed Security Service Providers

3 Reasons to Move to a Managed Security Service Providers

Organizations are increasingly vulnerable to a fast-growing range of cyber breaches and exploits. They need to act fast to stem the tide of serious breaches and mount adequate defenses. Managed security service providers (MSSPs) can help bring much needed manpower and other resources to constrained IT departments. Consider these 3 reasons for teaming up with a managed security service provider:

1: Cost Control

MSSPs enable cost savings by reducing capital expenditures, training and staffing needs. What’s more, when enterprise IT teams work with MSSPs, they can increase their own efficiency by focusing staff on strategic initiatives and letting the service provider focus on time-consuming tasks, such as continuous security monitoring and analysis.

2: Access to Expertise

IT security is increasingly complicated, demanding — and important. But building an in-house staff of dedicated IT security experts, and keeping them trained on the latest cyber exploits is time-consuming. The MSSP model helps by empowering your organizations to benefit from the shared knowledge and skill of the service provider’s dedicated security experts. MSSPs provide not only proprietary technology and expertise, but also control and oversight of security systems, measures and countermeasures.

3: Access to Innovation

The bad guys are moving fast, coming up with new ways to compromise your networks and data. To keep them at bay, you need monitoring and incident response capabilities that are agile and responsive. MSSPs can help by offering innovative services and approaches. Behavioral analysis is one area that companies like Masergy use to analyze network behaviors and identify potential intrusions.

Learn more about how Masergy’s patented behavioral analysis can help your organization detect threat activity faster and more accurately than ever before.

About Craig D' Abreo

VP, Security Operations, Masergy
Craig oversees the Managed Security, Threat Intelligence and Security Professional Services departments at Masergy. He is responsible for Masergy’s proactive enterprise cybersecurity threat management and operations program. Craig holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Information Security. He is a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) with over a decade of experience in the security industry and holds various network security certifications. He has written on various security blogs, spoken on a range of industry panels and is a recognized thought leader in the cybersecurity space.