An MSS platform gives the organization an advantage when defending against zero-day threats, emerging vulnerabilities, and ransomware that can easily evade identification.

FREMONT, CA: Managed Security Services (MSS) is becoming a new reality for businesses of all sizes today. Hiring an MSS provider offers more than a few advantages to an enterprise's security team. With this, the security team can start to focus on strategic security projects while the MSS provider handles the day-to-day monitoring and security environment management. More and more enterprises are investing their security budgets into managed security services. Here is why.

• Threat Monitoring and Management

Today's security landscape demands continuous monitoring and investigation of threats. Security data is gathered from various sources, and MSS providers can use this to identify correlations in an enterprise's security incidents, ultimately pinpointing anomalies and unusual activity. A security analyst team at an MSS will evaluate the security data and determine if these incidents should be turned into security events with alerts.  If so, tickets are opened, and notifications run per a collection of escalation profiles, which set a priority and notify timely, forming an incident response playbook for the organization.

• Incident Response and Investigation

Once a security alert is generated, the MSS team will work on solving the incident. The internal team may be overwhelmed with other security tasks. Offloading incident response to a provider allows the organization to accelerate handling incidents that require multiple shifts or even days to fix. An MSS team can contain threats and minimize the duration and impact of a security incident by employing a team of skilled analysts that have worked in several customer environments.

• Security Intelligence

Security intelligence comes from open and private sources and aids an organization to improve its detection and response activities. If the organization cannot dedicate full-time staff to threat intelligence, then managed security services are beneficial. MSS providers can offer relevant threat intelligence for enabling security technologies, monitoring, and reporting to the organization. Threat Intelligence provides the security team the insights needed to proactively hunt threats. For all organizations, the benefit of threat intelligence from an MSS provider is that it's based on various scenarios across its entire client base to have it analyzed by security specialists.