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What is a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)?

Every business knows how to protect its physical assets. They can set up cameras, hire security guards, and do similar other security measures to ensure protection. But what about the security of business digital assets, such as company data, customers sensitive data, etc. In the present cyber-concerned world, often businesses fail to ensure proper cybersecurity measures and get a victim of attacks when they least expected. The ideal solution to this problem comes in the shape of a managed security service provider (MSSP).

What is a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)?

In simple words, an MSSP is a security guard of your digital assets. An MSSP continuously monitors your digital infrastructure and network to inform you about possible suspicious activity. In case a data breach occurs, an MSSP will immediately take measures to address the situation effectively, reduce the overall damage, and minimize the occurrence of such incidents in the future.

How an MSSP ensures Protection?

An MSSP’s provides a reliable cybersecurity solution based on the following three main points:

  1. Around the Clock Monitoring: An MSSP provides around-the-clock monitoring for security threats which helps to avoid any type of malicious actor to pass through the defense system. If a potential threat is detected, an MSSP responds to it in a minimal time and alerts you instantly.
  2. Managed Firewalls: A MSSP sets up managed firewalls that do not let malicious users penetrate the system. It helps a major role in network protection and data security.
  3. Managed Endpoints: Laptops, smartphones, servers, and tablets, all of such devices have access to your network. When a network is accessed with multiple devices, it increases the chances of security threats. An MSSP identifies and secures all of your endpoints, ensuring that no unauthorized person has access to your network.

How your Business can benefit from an MSSP?

Most businesses don’t have the resources and people power to set up an in-house cybersecurity team. A single data breach can cause you thousands of dollars along with a decrease in market reputation and customers’ trust. But if you outsource your cybersecurity to an MSSP, you are keeping your security budget cost-friendly and getting digital security from an experienced team of cybersecurity professionals that monitors your digital infrastructure 24/7 and respond to threats instantly.

Sun IT Solutions is one of Toronto’s leading IT Companies. We offer leading IT solutions including Managed IT Services, Managed Security Services, Cloud Services, Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR), Cyber Security Training and Dark Web Monitoring, IT Support Services, IT Consulting and IT Outsourcing Services.