Managed security service providers (MSSPs) offer different services to their clients. Knowing what these top services can give you might help you decide if they are worth investing in.


One of the top services MSSPs offer is finding and resolving security vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals use these vulnerabilities to access your network, systems, data, and applications.

Vulnerability management can only assess your networks, systems, and programs. Then, it is up to you to remediate the problem.

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Some MSSPs, though, offer comprehensive managed security services. These combine vulnerability assessment and boosting your security. Better security is possible through system reconfiguration and auto-patching. Then, another vulnerability scan will be conducted to check the vulnerabilities have improved.

Reliable MSSPs will provide their assessment and actionable recommendations. They will have a clear action plan to address your vulnerabilities.

Intrusion Management

The increasing cyberattacks against big organizations with a large IT budget are alarming. It calls for stricter intrusion management that alerts you of attempts from malicious attackers. Intrusion detection and prevention systems can identify and block suspicious traffic. Make sure to look for these among your future MSSPs’ managed security services on offer.

Threat Screening

MSSPs aim to be proactive in detecting and removing threats. They capitalize on computer forensics, malware analysis, and cyber threat intelligence to do so. They also try to strike before the attackers can bring your system down.

Technology Management

Your organization needs an army of cybersecurity tools. These include firewalls, VPNs, unified threat management, and cloud security, but you don’t need to manage these unfamiliar tools yourself. MSSPs offer security technology management as one of their managed security services.

Endpoint Protection

It’s not enough that you secure your networks and systems. Unfortunately, many businesses often forget to secure the devices that connect to those networks. These include computer workstations, printers, and mobile devices. Endpoint protection is even more important with the popularity of IoT devices.

Printers might seem harmless, given their function, but cybercriminals can exploit their vulnerability. They need the latest antivirus solution to detect and block fileless attacks and malware. The same thing should be done for workstations, laptops, and other mobile devices.

You can ask your MSSP if their managed security services include persistence protection. It includes meticulously going through metadata from apps set to start upon log-in or boot-up.

Backup and Recovery

Cyberattacks can end businesses. If you survive, you might lose thousands of dollars and suffer from a smeared reputation. More than 90% of organizations that faced a data breach usually shut down within a year of the attack.

Remember how costly downtime and recovery are. Fortunately, MSSP services can provide an effective backup and recovery plan. It can secure data by backing up your entire OS. Then, if an attack does happen, you can get your data back and restore your operations. The best thing is you don’t have to do it without costly delays.


It is easier to detect unauthorized access if you have a good credential management system in place. Talk to an MSSP if they have authentication in their list of managed security services. It would mean monitoring system log-ins and using solid and airtight user credentials. It also includes getting usage insights to assess user security.

For your security, your MSSP should offer multi-factor authentication. It works against brute-force attacks and phishing. It’s all because of the extra level of protection it provides for your accounts.

Nonstop Monitoring and Management

You need continuous monitoring of your network and everything that accesses it. It allows your MSSP to analyze and identify potential threats.

Nonstop monitoring comes with real-time network visibility and analysis and recap of security events. These security incidents refer to SIEM solutions, infrastructure logs, endpoint security, and network traffic.

Compliance Monitoring and Management

It is challenging to follow the industry and government regulations and standards. But you can count on managed security services providers to do it for you. They can monitor, study, and document how compliant you are with their rules. MSSPs know how to deal with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They also comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA).

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