What is Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)?

A Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) facilitates managed security services for the end user. This includes security event monitoring and security device management of the customer environment. It also includes monitoring and management of IT security controls and functions delivered remotely via shared services out of security operations centers (SOCs).

Why do you need a MSSP and why should you outsource your security services to a MSSP?

Digitization of business. It’s the biggest enterprise growth engine in recent years. As businesses are becoming more interconnected through technology, opportunities abound. But so do security threats. There’s always a little rain along with the sunshine.This being the case, executives and Boards of Directors are looking to build their businesses into digital age powerhouses and are taking a closer look at their security posture.

But here is where things get really real: The solutions are complicated, and building your own 24/7 cybersecurity department takes time, money and people. Then again, a single data breach can severely damage the value of your business and cost millions of dollars in fines.

The good news is that outsourcing your business’ entire cybersecurity solution to a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) is an increasingly popular decision. This cybersecurity-as-a-service model is popular with businesses regardless of size. That’s because cyber defense is becoming so complex and time consuming that businesses have no other choice than to outsourcing security services to follow best practices.

The even better news is that choosing a managed Logpoint solution through an MSSP program gives your business access to the MSSP’s Security Operations Centers as well as the best practices for working with many similar customers.

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Logpoint for MSSP

Our MSSPs offer a large range of services, and the structure of the Logpoint solution allows a business to keep the daily monitoring and operations of the IT-security environment in-house. That means the MSSP can focus on Level 1 and Level 2 incidents and only involve your business in the critical Level 3 incidents.

At Logpoint, we know Managed Security Service Providers because we work with them constantly. In fact, we have international collaborations with many of them in order to keep developing solutions that meet their unique technical and commercial needs.

When looking to outsource security services to an MSSP, ask the following questions to find out if they’re following best practices and are a match with your business:

  • Do they have a proven track-record of combating cyber threats? Look for references from your own industry.
  • Do they offer 24/7 support?
  • Do they offer implementation and training services?
  • Do they have true multi-tenancy and are they certified?
  • Do they run Logpoint as their managed SIEM solution?

Considering using an MSSP? Let us make an introduction and help create a solution tailored to your specific needs.

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