Managed Security Services provide cyber security protections, and are delivered by a vendor that acts as an extension of clients’ IT departments.
What Does Managed Security Services Mean?
Not all Managed Security Services vendors offer a complete portfolio. Therefore, it makes sense to measure such providers against the views of global research firm Gartner Inc., which defines Managed Security Services as:
“the remote monitoring or management of IT security functions delivered via shared services from remote security operations centers, not through personnel on-site.
…Managed Security Services include monitored/managed firewalls or intrusion prevention/detection systems; managed multifunction firewalls; unified threat management technology; managed security gateways for messaging or Web traffic; security analysis and reporting of events collected from IT infrastructure logs; reporting associated with monitored/managed devices and incident response; managed vulnerability scanning of networks, servers, databases or applications; distributed denial of service protection; monitoring/management of customer-deployed security information, event management technologies; and monitoring/management of advanced threat defense technologies, or the provision of those capabilities as a service”
What Are The Categories Of Managed Security Services?
There are some general categories that fall under the umbrella of Managed Security Services. They are as follows:
Managed Security Monitoring
Assessments for External, Internal and Vulnerability Threats
Email Security Awareness, User Education
Cyber Incident Response
Perimeter Management of the Client Network