Managed Security

Managed Security

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SMBs face the same type of threats that much larger organisations do. So it only makes sense that they should also have access to professional cyber security services.

Managed cyber security fulfills that need and ensures comprehensive around-the-clock protection. Because a hacker does not work a 9-5 shift.

What is Managed Security?

This is an outsourced cyber security model where your company goes through a managed security service provider (MSSP). It’s a partnership where the MSSP is responsible for the administration of your organisation’s security processes and is a very “hands off” approach.

Gartner explains, “MSSPs use high-availability security operation centres to provide 24/7/365 days services designed to reduce the number of operational security personnel an enterprise needs to hire, train and retain to maintain an acceptable security posture.”

You’ll typically have a specified cyber security manager who will provide you with the one-on-one attention required to meet the demands of your organisation. It’s like having your own dedicated IT staff but without the high price tag of hiring an in-house team.

NetPillar Provides the Following

We provide critical services that not only make your company secure but ensures that it stays that way. Some specific types of services include:

  • Initial Assessment

We will determine what the current state of your security is like and identify any critical vulnerabilities. We may also see whether or not you’re compliant with applicable security standards such as the GDPR and PCI DSS.

  • Ongoing Security Monitoring

Cyber security isn’t a one-off type of deal; it requires continual effort. Your cyber security manager and their team will perform 24/7 monitoring to keep your network protected.

  • Vulnerability Management

Vulnerabilities are what inevitably lead to breaches. This process revolves around proactively managing vulnerabilities so that any issues can be identified and resolved as quickly as possible.

A key component is managed security vulnerability scans where your internal and external networks are continually scanned. This way any threats can be eliminated before they’re able to be exploited by cyber criminals.

  • Intrusion Detection

An integral part of managed cyber security is the use of a network intrusion system (IDS), which alerts a cyber security manager of any questionable activity. It can also involve file integrity monitoring, which examines files to see when they change, who changed them, how they were changed, and so on.

If anything looks out of the ordinary, we will be able to quickly spot unauthorised modifications that could be detrimental.

  • Emergency Response

Taking fast action is essential. One of the main benefits of outsourcing your cyber security is that an MSSP is equipped to swiftly respond to incidents so they can be quickly neutralised and contained.

  • Endpoint Detection and Response

This involves utilising tools and equipment to focus on detecting and investigating questionable activities on hosts/endpoints. It works by logging and examining data to search for anomalies, which ensures a timely response to potential attacks. Endpoint detection and response is integral to swiftly diagnosing threats and preventing them from escalating.

  • Network Maintenance and Upgrades

Agility and adaptability are two words used to describe fundamentally secure organisations. This of course requires ongoing maintenance and upgrades to ensure that your network/system are up-to-date and able to handle evolving threats. Partnering with an MSSP is ideal because it spares you from this often arduous task.

  • Keeping Your Company Safe with Managed Security

There are many reasons why businesses choose an outsourced cyber security model. Whether it’s due to a lack of expertise, financial limitations or simply the impractical nature of assembling an in-house team, many turn to a third-party provider and experience great results.

It’s actually one of the great equalizers between SMBs and much larger companies. So if you’re looking for comprehensive security services at a reasonable cost, managed security is definitely worth considering.

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