Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

A managed security service provider (MSSP) provides outsourced monitoring and management of security devices and systems. Common services include managed firewall, intrusion detection, virtual private network, vulnerability scanning and anti-viral services. MSSPs use high-availability security operation centers (either from their own facilities or from other data center providers) to provide 24/7 services designed to reduce the number of operational security personnel an enterprise needs to hire, train and retain to maintain an acceptable security posture.
    • Related Articles

    • Service Provider

      An individual or entity that performs services for a service recipient in exchange for compensation or other taxable benefits. Common types of service providers include: Employees. Independent contractors. Outside (non-employee) directors.
    • Software-defined security

      Software-defined security is a set of the security model in which the information security in a computing environment is regulated and managed by security software. Most of the security controls like segmentation of the network, detection of ...
    • Managed Antivirus

      Managed Antivirus is a centrally managed software option that protects all of the computers at a business from virus threats. The “managed” part means that an IT provider installs the software on a company’s computers and other devices and schedules ...
    • Service Level Agreement (SLA)

      A service level agreement (SLA) is a contract that establishes a set of deliverables that one party (the service provider) has agreed to provide another (the client). An SLA defines the level of service you can expect from a vendor, laying out the ...
    • SOC-as-a-service

      A subscription- or software-based service that manages and monitors your logs, devices, clouds, network and assets for internal IT teams. The service provides companies with the knowledge and skills necessary to combat cyber-security threats.