All organizations can benefit from the continuous management and monitoring of their security operations. In this regard, an MSSP can help develop a company-wide security policy that sets appropriate access control rules governing all employees. This is essential because it recognizes that the majority of security breaches come from within. (Most MSSP contracts include monitoring of all security-related activities on the internal network.) Before signing on with an MSSP, make sure all employees are aware of the corporate security policy and what the MSSP is contracted to do.
Managed security services can remove the volatility associated with IT staffing and the need to respond to unpredictable network threats, allowing enterprises to better manage their day-to-day business requirements, resources, and costs. This is especially important today as threats increase in severity and complexity. Enterprises that are seriously considering outsourcing their security should know that this can be a smart business decision, as well as one that assists them as they face new reporting requirements.