What Is a Managed Security Service?

Managed security services (MSS) provide a wide range of cybersecurity assistance and services, which include managing and monitoring intrusion detectors and firewalls, completing assessments of vulnerability and penetration, as well as audits, coordinating patch management and upgrading and aiding in the creation of protocols and rules to minimize the chance of a data leak. MSS providers also provide cybersecurity advice and assistance with compliance requirements for regulatory compliance like HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, GLBA, and ISO.

Premium MSS solutions incorporate features like security information and events management (SIEM), cloud access security broker and container security. A majority of the top MSSPs provide monitoring 24/7 through their security operations center, threat intelligence that amplifies the context of threats, as well as proactive threats seeking.

MSS can also assist their clients prioritize vulnerabilities and determine the impact on business operations, such as availability and performance. This helps them to avoid costly cyberattacks and improve their overall cyber security level.

A majority of the top MSSPs offer a variety of managed IT services like remote assistance, network monitoring, and security policy development. They offer a centralized dashboard that lets them view all the devices and applications of their customers. They also offer services for managing changes and backup and recovery solutions to protect data in the event of an incident. They can also assist with data protection and governance using tools such as encryption and data loss prevention.

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