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The verdict on the ‘in-house vs outsourcing security’ debate has long been out. In the age when mobile-first, cloud-first and digital everything strategy is a norm, keeping mission-critical data safe and ensuring robust protection against cybercrime is proving to be a Herculean task for enterprise security teams. It’s not uncommon to see security teams getting overwhelmed by increasing touchpoints and attack vectors and trying to stay up to date with ever-changing nature of cyberattacks. Lack of skills and budget constraints also limit them from meeting increasing security demands.

Because of this, outsourcing security is emerging as a preferred and practical option. Leveraging managed security services enable enterprises to get access to skilled resources and ensure adequate protection against cyberattacks in line with industry best practices in a cost-efficient manner. In a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) model, an organization has the advantage of a ready infrastructure, advanced tools and intelligence, as well as efficient security techniques, which due to engagement with multiple clients evolve continuously to manage current and future threats.

With benefits out there for everyone to see, ‘why managed security services’ is now no longer the question. The more relevant and strategic question is ‘which’ and ‘what type of’ managed services should be used. To maintain a robust IT security posture, modern businesses need the following managed security services: