How To Choose An MSSP
Given the benefits above, it should come as no surprise that managed security service providers are in high demand. Nevertheless, picking the right one is essential for your company. Here’s what to look for when choosing.
1. World-class security intelligence
The MSSP you are choosing must have the highest knowledge and expertise within the industry related to cybersecurity strategies, the latest vulnerabilities and threats, able to carry out proactive research on current threats and keep your company protected from emerging attacks.
2. Understands regulatory standards & compliance
A managed security service provider should have a thorough understanding of various regulatory standards and compliance such as HIPAA, SOX, FISMA, FFIEC, and PCI DSS with the continually evolving regulatory environment and threat landscape. Therefore using skilled and certified MSSP that understand the impacts of these standards is important
3. Capable of delivering threat detection & response
Not all managed security service providers can deliver threat detection and response due to the variety of log sources required to detect threats. A qualified and certified MSSP will have the infrastructure to ingest these logs. They will have the infrastructure and technology to support threat detection and response by providing you with alerts and allowing change management on your systems.
4. Diverse & innovative technology
You need to find out if the Managed security services provider supports existing systems or can offer new technology and process to accelerate your security maturity. MSSP offers technologies that will complement your working environment and add value to your network and gateway, intrusion detection and prevention, firewall management, managed SIEM, endpoint protection, anti-virus, security analytics, vulnerability, and compliance management, and more.