Managed Security ServicesThis is basically a systematic approach of managing an enterprise’s security needs. This particular service may be conducted in house or outsourced to a third party service provider who is mandated with overseeing the network and information security systems.
This particular trend of managed security has emerged because computer attack patterns are radically shifting, and new threats to computer networks are also changing and growing on a daily basis. It is in view of this fact that enterprises need to obtain more reliable information security. Information risk can be transferred, avoided, mitigated, or accepted, and the organization can outsource certain managed security services, (MSS) by entering into partnerships or alliances with organizations which have the know how to manage information security services. Managed Security Services are practical solutions that can be applied to transfer information systems security responsibilities and operations of an enterprise.
Even though the enterprise is in possession of its information security risk and business risk, having a contract with MSSP enables the organization to spread out its information risk-management approaches.
Enterprises are shifting towards MSSP's in order to reduce operating costs, and also to take advantage of vendor certified information security specialists. Some of the common services provided in a MSSP context include: Network boundary protection. This entails managing the virtual private networks, intrusion detection systems and firewalls. Security monitoring which is also involved in network boundary protection and Incident management and this may include emergency response which may proceed to information systems forensic analysis. On site consulting Data archiving and restoration Anti-virus applications and content filtering Vulnerability assessment and evaluations are also used with testing services.