Security Operations Center (SOC)
A centralized unit that deals with security issues on an organizational and technical level. A SOC within a building or facility is a central location from where staff supervises the site, using data processing technology. Typically, a SOC is ...
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.
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 ...
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Software as a service is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. It is sometimes referred to as "on-demand software". The remote hosting, management and support ...
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 ...