Managed security services (MSS) provide a wide range of cybersecurity assistance and services that include managing and monitoring intrusion detectors as well as firewalls, carrying out penetration and vulnerabilities assessments and audits, overseeing patch management and upgrades and aiding in the creation of protocols and rules to minimize the chance of a data leak. MSS providers also provide cybersecurity expertise and help with compliance requirements for regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, GLBA, and ISO.
Premium MSS solutions typically incorporate technologies like security information and event management (SIEM), endpoint detection and response cloud access security broker, container security, and much more. Many of the best MSSPs provide 24/7 monitoring via their security operations center, which provides threat intelligence that increases context, and proactive threats hunting.
MSS can also help clients identify the effects of security vulnerabilities on business functions like availability and performance. This can help them avoid costly cyberattacks and improve their overall security posture.
A majority of the most reputable MSSPs offer a wide range of managed IT services, including remote assistance, monitoring of networks and security policies development. They offer a centralized dashboard that allows them to look at all the devices and applications of their clients. Additionally, they can provide change management services as well as backup and recovery solutions to safeguard data in case of an incident. They can also assist with the protection of data and management with tools such as encryption and data loss prevention.