Managed Security Services (MSS) offer organizations comprehensive cybersecurity solutions through third-party providers known as Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs). These experts use their experience, advanced tools, and technologies to monitor, manage, and maintain an organization’s security infrastructure – guaranteeing robust protection from cyber threats.
MSS provides the following core functionalities:
MSSPs continuously monitor an organization’s network for suspicious activities and potential threats. This proactive approach helps detect and remediate problems before they escalate into security incidents.
Intrusion Detection and Prevention:
MSSPs employ intrusion detection systems (IDSs) and intrusion prevention systems (IPSs) to detect and block unauthorized access or malicious activities within their networks.
MSSPs perform routine vulnerability assessments and penetration testing to detect, resolve, and mitigate weaknesses in an organization’s systems and applications to minimize the risk of exploitation.
In the event of a security breach or incident, MSSPs provide rapid response services, containing the threat, uncovering its origin, and aiding organizations in recovering from its effects.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM):
MSSPs employ SIEM tools to collect, analyze, and correlate security events and log data from multiple sources to gain a comprehensive overview of an organization’s security posture as well as timely threat detection and mitigation.
MSSPs assist organizations in meeting industry-specific regulations and standards by confirming that their security measures meet all necessary criteria.
By outsourcing security functions to MSSPs, organizations can access industry-leading expertise and cutting-edge technologies, allowing them to focus on their core business operations while enjoying enhanced cybersecurity protection.