What are Managed Security Services?

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Third-party providers offer Managed Security Services for the oversight and administration of a company’s security processes. Managed security service providers (MSSPs) conduct services either in-house or remotely, typically via the cloud. MSSPs offer a wide range of security services, from setting up infrastructure through security management or incident response. Organization choosing to work with MSSPs is driven by a lack of in-house resources or expertise for certain areas of security or the need for security monitoring and management outside of normal operating hours. In other cases, organizations will hire managed security service providers to conduct security audits or respond to and investigate incidents.

When a managed security service provider (MSSP) enters the market, security teams need to help maintain their security equipment and respond to incidents in a timely manner. Today, however, it is not enough to just maintain the alert and preliminary classification model. Security professionals must respond to at least hundreds of alerts daily, while proactively identifying threats that have breached the cordon and quickly controlling and correcting them. To ease the burden on security teams, managed security services are now being developed as managed detection and response (MDR) services, broken down into Security Monitoring, Advanced Threat Detection, and Incident preparation as well as response.

  • Security monitoring is the key to detecting the speed of attacks, and it is the real indicator of security effectiveness. MDR service providers provide end-to-end services, including tools and expertise to quickly separate non-events from serious events. They are committed to pinpointing real threats to reduce false positives. Through continuous monitoring and investigation and complete packet capture, you can eliminate security blind spots and have greater accuracy in detecting events to contain attacks, mitigate the impact of damage, and quickly remediate.
  • Advanced threat detection requires in-depth inspections of potentially compromised systems and the use of large amounts of historical data to find malicious activities that traditional alert mechanisms cannot identify. MDR service providers can access big data platforms to collect and store massive amounts of data, real-time threat intelligence, and perform advanced analysis to quickly find and accurately identify malicious activity. This will provide appropriate limits and workable recommendations for remediation.
  • Incident preparation and response cannot be accomplished solely by planning or by dialing an emergency service phone. In order to actively reduce cyber risks and damage and reduce unnecessary expenditures when an attack occurs, enterprises need to exercise and continuously improve emergency plans to strengthen defense capabilities and improve the network environment. MDR service providers can use skilled professionals with IR expertise to supplement internal resources to help take IR planning to the next level. Identify vulnerabilities, simulate attacks, and test detection and response with desktop exercises as well as simulations.

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