Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) enable organizations to outsource their cybersecurity needs so they can reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while taking advantage of specialized third-parties with hard to find skills. This model benefits small and mid-sized businesses that may not have the resources or expertise to manage their own xIOT security operations. We also see large organizations choose this model when it is difficult to recruit and train XIoT security expertise inside their organization.
Membership in Claroty’s MSSP program provides asset owners and end users with the assurance that these partners have qualified for inclusion in the program. MSSPs are held at the highest level in our partner program with training and certifications based on the ability to prioritize vulnerability analysis, conduct threat hunting and respond to incidents.
Cost savings: MSSPs can provide cost-effective security solutions, as they can leverage economies of scale and provide services at a lower cost than would be possible for organizations to do on their own.
Expertise: MSSPs have specialized knowledge and expertise in cybersecurity, and can provide a higher level of security than organizations could achieve on their own.
Flexibility: MSSPs can offer a range of services and can tailor their offerings to meet the specific needs of each organization.
Proactive monitoring: MSSPs can monitor networks and systems in real-time, detecting and responding to threats before they can cause damage.
Compliance: MSSPs can help organizations achieve compliance with industry and government regulations, which can be complex and time-consuming to navigate on their own.
Overall, the use of an MSSP can help organizations improve their security posture, reduce risk, and free up resources to focus on core business operations.
MSSPs are innovating to incorporate new services and technology capabilities such as:
Extended Detection and Response: New technological approach to threat detection and response that provides holisitic protection against cyberattacks by diversifying security analytics across many disparate security systems and correlating and enriching the data from each providing a much broader view to cyber threats.
Managed Detection and Response: A new name for how MSSPs deliver threat hunting services and incident response to organizations as threats are discovered. Typically following a defined Service Level Agreement with a specified time frame for investigation and response.
Security Orchestration and Automation Response: coordinates, executes and automates common tasks between various people and tools within a single platform.