Why outsource to a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)?

Posted on 05/12/2019

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With the current increasing threat of cyber attacks on businesses worldwide, it’s more important than ever to take a systematic approach towards your organisation’s security. Many businesses don’t have the internal resource, technology or expertise to manage their cyber security in-house, so partnering with a managed security service provider (MSSP) is the best solution for top-level protection. 

Despite huge breaches over the past several years involving big organisations, some businesses are trying to take security into their own hands without the required systems or experience, which is leading to drastic numbers of cyber attacks and vulnerabilities. Whether this is to save money, reduce outsourcing or just lack of awareness – it is costing businesses, and their customers, millions of pounds each year.

We have put together 4 reasons why outsourcing to an MSSP is the only viable option for businesses looking to secure their data environments.


Benefits of outsourcing to a managed security services provider

1. Top-level protection

The primary benefit of managed security services is the advanced level of protection they offer. With many organisations facing a digital skills shortage, they simply do not have the in-house expertise required to effectively keep their networks and data secure. With the threats of today’s world increasing, this problem is only set to rise. 

An MSSP takes on the responsibility of managing and mitigating cyber security risks and attacks. With additional capabilities and specialist skills, outsourcing to an MSSP provides a dedicated team of experts equipped with the latest knowledge to ensure threats are minimised and protection maximised. 

From dark web monitoring and user awareness training, to penetration testing and incident response, the services provided by MSSPs should be a critical factor in any modern business’ security strategy. 

2. Advanced technology

One of the biggest advantages of partnering with an MSSP is the advanced technology and systems they will leverage to protect their clients. 

As the cyber landscape continues to evolve, businesses and IT teams are unable to keep up with the increasing demands they face for safeguarding against attacks. Doing so would also require significant investment financially and of staff members’ time. 

MSSPs have the skills and resources to continually develop their tools and implement the latest systems and solutions, ensuring their clients are protected from newly emerging threats. 

3. Cost savings

Operating and developing security operations in-house would require dedicated hardware and appliances, as well as long-term financial investment. Additional costs to consider include staff salaries and the ongoing advanced level of training required. 

MSSPs allow businesses to replace the large capital costs that come with investing in in-house cyber security with predictable, ongoing operation costs. 

Not only does it save you money this way, but it could save you in the long run by reducing the risk of costly breaches that may occur from a cyber attack.

4. Security & compliance expertise

In the modern business environment, organisations of all different sizes must comply with a number of different data protection and compliance regulations to avoid penalties, loss of customers and reputational damage. MSSP teams are experts in creating strategies that provide guidance on achieving the appropriate regulations


Why choose Air Sec for your MSSP?

Our advanced managed security services are designed to suit any sized organisation, in order to safeguard your business from any threats and vulnerabilities in your devices, network or online systems. 

Our team is made up of experienced, knowledgeable staff members who are dedicated to security and keeping your business safe. We work side by side with industry-leading information security and business continuity partners to ensure that we provide you with the most advanced solutions available.

Find out about our Cyber Security packages or contact us to see what we can do for you.

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