Key Benefits of Managed Security Services

Jan 10, 2018 Steve Weaver - Vice President of Sales & Marketing

images.jpgAs data-driven technologies continue to evolve, one security trend has solidified its case as a growing necessity for SMEs: managed security services.

Research suggests that we’re only at the beginning of the growth period for managed security services. MarketsandMarkets predicted that the worldwide managed services market will jump from $138 billion last year to $258 billion in 2022, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.1 percent.[1]

The need to keep data secure is obvious, but the task is becoming more daunting for SMEs to handle on their own. That’s why countless businesses across the largest industries worldwide are turning to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to aid in their efforts to keep highly valuable and confidential data secure. Are you considering managed security services in your 2018 IT planning? We’ve outlined the benefits below.

Reduce Costs and Complexity of Device Management

Many MSPs have in-house security analysts that are experts at handling complex upgrades, configurations and software patches. This enables your business to reduce costs and complexity. It also empowers your internal team to focus on your core business, because the MSP handles the lion’s share of security-focused initiatives for your business-critical devices.

Reduce Costs and Complexity of Meeting Compliance

It is the job of your MSP to ensure it is operating under the latest compliance protocols, which removes any compliance-related headaches that might have previously befallen your on-site IT team. Many MSPs provide compliance reports and expert analysis of the metrics captured in reports, which can help steer your strategic decision making.

Reduce the Complexity of Working with Multiple Providers

Consolidating the number of vendors that you work with can certainly have its benefits. Working with an MSP that offers a complex portfolio of network security services translates into less work for your IT team, with one contract to manage, one contact for service and support, and one user portal.

Advanced Reporting Capabilities

MSPs provide reports that include summaries of security event activity that ease the compliance burden, are useful in executive summary reports and invaluable for board reviews and audits.

The 365 Data Centers Approach to Managed Security

Our business model is rooted in secure, reliable services. All of our data centers are certified to the highest security standards, and they’re HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and ISAE 3402 compliant. We offer the flexibility to choose a security package that best meets the needs of your organization.

Contact us today to learn how our managed security and other managed services can benefit your organization.