What is the better way to provide network security? That is the question CRN.com, the news source for solution providers and the IT channel, recently posed on its website. Particularly, the website examine whether a managed security services (MSS) provider is the better strategy to use about such security.
If spending is any indication, then a lot of IT professionals do indeed think MSS is the best way to go. According to the article, an estimated $10.9 billion is likely to be shelled out on managed security services in 2013. That figure represents 15.9 percent more than that which was allocated to MSS in 2012. By 2016, that MSS spending figure is anticipated to reach $17.7 billion annually, representing a 16.8 percent annual growth rate within the four-year timeframe.
What has got so many Internet technology managers opening wide their wallets? Managed security services provide a unique way of maintaining critical network assets. Nation Security MSS protects those assets from the relentless threats and attacks, both internally and externally, that occur every single day. Consequently, MSS seamlessly maintain the viability of a business’s performance and continuity.
According to the Network Security Essential Guide February 2013, “the increasing complexity of network attack methods has made it necessary to implement equally complex security tools and–more importantly–strategies.” A managed security services provider can devise this kind of complex scheme of weaponry by customizing a remedy to a business’s individual needs.
A personalized MSS solution provides the peace of mind of a protected and protected environment for a business’s critical network assets. At the same time, it mitigates threats that will impact a business’s network both today and tomorrow.
But why partner with a managed security services provider? Why not just implement these tools and strategies oneself? The Network Security Essential Guide goes onto stress, “To implement these (techniques) effectively, organizations need centralized, over-arching policies and collaborative tuning of security controls.” Unfortunately, most businesses do not have these measures in place, that is where a managed security services provider can bridge the gap.
Being an expert security analyst cited in the CRN article highlights, “If you have in-house resources and you want them to pay closer focus on the more complex security technologies, then outsourcing the more commoditized technologies to managed service providers has changed into a popular option.”
A thorough managed security services solution offers various benefits, including risk mitigation, improved network visibility, 24/7 monitoring, enhanced network performance, peak uptime, flexibility in extending IT resources to strategic projects, simplicity in network management, reduced network maintenance expenses, and a proactive approach to system issue resolutions. But perhaps MSS’s most convincing selling point is that it allows a business to guard its information assets around the clock at a portion of the cost of in-house security.