INSOMEA IS NOW MSSP « Managed Security Service Provider »

There are 90 000 Microsoft Partners worldwide and only 90 are MSSPs

What is MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) ?

An information technology (IT) service provider that sells security services to organizations is known as a managed security service provider (MSSP). An MSSP’s job is to assist organizations in protecting themselves from security threats, whether by offering software and services that keep business data safe or by establishing a network of security professionals who can respond to attacks as they occur. MSSPs offer cybersecurity monitoring and administration services, including anti-virus and anti-spam protection, intrusion detection, firewalls, and virtual private network (VPN) management. System changes, adjustments, and upgrades are also handled by MSSPs.

INSOMEA is one of the 90 MSSPs

How should a managed security service provider be reviewed ? The following are the five essential areas to examine while evaluating an MSSP :

  • Expertise :  Confirm that an MSSP is staffed with industry experts, including engineers and cybersecurity experts.
  • Services : Determine how well the MSSP’s services align with and can meet an organization’s needs.
  • Staff : MSSPs require enough qualified personnel to be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond rapidly to requirements and crises.
  • Security : Learn how an MSSP protects and manages a company’s sensitive information.
  • Budget : An organization must evaluate an MSSP’s pricing and service levels to see if their budget can support its services.

It’s tough to assess a security service provider because not every service provided by an MSSP is beneficial to a corporation. If a company has a small crew, for example, mobile security may not be necessary. Examining each of these areas of evaluation to decide which is most relevant for a business is required while determining the correct MSSP for an environment.

Certain MSSPs also provide services to businesses in regulated industries, depending on the nature of the business. Some businesses, for example, must comply with regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To summarize :

Outsourced monitoring and management of security devices and systems is provided by a managed security service provider (MSSP). Managed firewall, intrusion detection, virtual private network, vulnerability screening, and anti-viral services are all common services. MSSPs leverage high-availability security operation centers (either their own or from other data center providers) to provide 24/7 services designed to reduce the number of operational security professionals an organization needs to hire, train, and retain to maintain an acceptable security posture.