What is a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)?

A Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) is a company that offers consistent monitoring of enterprise networks coupled with the management of key security tools like SIEMs, firewalls, endpoint detection, and more. Monitoring tends to include data sources ranging from workstations, network equipment, mainframes, servers, and security devices. Most MSSPs provide real-time analysis of log files through aggregation and analysis of gathered information.

MSSPs focus on actionable security events for customer notifications and real-time monitoring schemes which reduce/prioritize the volume of data that must be quickly analyzed. Once the data has been analyzed, the MSSP applies their expert knowledge of external threats, and of the types and numbers of attacks encountered across the devices monitored for all of our customers to add value to the analysis of alerts.

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