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DEFINITION: An MSSP (managed security service provider) is an Internet service provider (ISP) that provides an organization with some amount of network security management, which may include virus blocking, spam blocking, intrusion detection, firewalls, and virtual private network (VPN) management. An MSSP can also handle system changes, modifications, and upgrades. MSSPs have evolved in various ways. Some traditional  … 
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The Capabilities of a Successful MSSP
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores one company's unique MSSP platform and how it can greatly enhance your revenue and your customer's security.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

AlienVault

Recovery Performance-Based Pricing: An Innovation to Drive Business Growth
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores how service providers offer data protection in the marketplace and how they can adapt to data growth, BYOD and mobile workforces.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Asigra

Cloud-Based Security Threats Present Challenges and Opportunities for MSPs
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current cloud-based security threats and how MSPs can face the challenge head on.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Webroot

Why European Data Protection Law Supports the Use of Managed Security Services
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper debunks common misconceptions about European data protection law, considers the characteristics of an excellent Managed Security Services Provider for data protection law purposes, and more.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Dell SecureWorks

How to Deal With a Perfect Storm of Disruption in the Managed Services Business
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores some practical strategies for adapting your services to the rapid IT changes your customers are facing and how you can continue to provider top-notch services.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Solarwinds N-able

MicroScope January 2014: A special issue looking at software defined networking
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: The first issue of 2014 provides some insight in managed services, software defined networking, security and data centres
Posted: 15 Jan 2014 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Targeted attacks and how to defend against them
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Bob Tarzey and Louella Fernandes assess the scale and real impact of targeted attacks the measures being taken to defend against them.
Posted: 16 Aug 2013 | Published: 16 Aug 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Special report on Symantec
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth profile from Computer Weekly, updated for 2013, gives you the key facts on Symantec's products, financial performance and strategy.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Understanding Cloud-Specific Security Technologies
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This security school will teach you how to cut through vendor hype and understand the differentiators between traditional and cloud-specific security products and how to prioritize your investments.
Posted: 03 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 01 Apr 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Information security trends
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: This report from CompTIA, based on original research, assesses the current trends in information security.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 11 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

TELUS leverages HP ArcSight and TippingPoint
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
CASE STUDY: This informative whitepaper explores how managed security service providers are utilizing effective intelligent analysis for their SIEM solutions.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Providence Health & Services is Reacting to Threats Five Times Faster
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This case study features Providence Health & Services experience with a managed security services provider that offered reliable and efficient security management.
Posted: 25 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Symantec Corporation

November Information Security Magazine
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: Companies have embraced virtualization and cloud computing but virtualization security, the subject of this issue's cover feature, is still bolted-on. Find out what needs to change.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Strategies for Secure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
sponsored by Citrix Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how by integrating an extensive set of network and application-layer protection mechanisms, advanced access and action control capabilities, deep visibility, and other key capabilities can help you deliver the security and available you need to be successful with VDI.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 17 Oct 2013

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Security Intelligence – Is Security a Battle You Can Win
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the need for IT teams to discover the benefits of security intelligence (SI), and how it can simplify the complex security environment for better security analytics.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

IBM

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device – or Bring Your Own Danger?
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource reveals the major issues plaguing BYOD – from data loss and viruses to policy enforcement and lack of IT insight – and outlines ten strategic points you should include in your BYOD planning process to ensure success.
Posted: 26 Aug 2013 | Published: 11 Jan 2013

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Webroot Projects Appleby as it Grows into the Largest Offshore Law Firm in the World
sponsored by Webroot
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how the leading offshore law firm Appleby Global leveraged the right security service in order to overcome the security challenges introduced by business growth – including web policy inconsistency, managerial complexity, and more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2013 | Published: 02 Aug 2013

Webroot

How to Overcome Security Skills Deficiencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Research report explores how security leaders are confronting the challenges in recruiting and retaining technical security architects, specialists and staff, paying special attention to how managed security services providers (MSSPs) are critical to staying one step ahead of the security curve. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

CA Technologies Strategy & Vision for Cloud Identity and Access Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This resource details a cloud-based identity and access management (IAM) solution designed to secure access to cloud-based services and apps, simplify IAM both on-premises and in the cloud, and improve efficiency. View now to learn more!
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

CA Technologies.

The Financial Benefit of Cisco’s Elastic Core
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore how three Cisco software-based initiatives for the core network can help you address the challenges facing core networks today – including the increasing volumes of traffic, diversity of services, and adoption of cloud services.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IT Services: A Management model for CIOs
sponsored by CenterBeam
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how IT services and managed service providers (MSPs) deliver strategic value to the organizations that use them, and offers tips for choosing the right MSP. Also inside, learn why savvy CIOs are flocking to cloud computing.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

CenterBeam

FAQ Guide on Endpoint Management
sponsored by CenterBeam
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com features an FAQ to help you understand the best methods of endpoint management and why cloud-based services should be considered a viable option.
Posted: 24 Jun 2013 | Published: 24 Jun 2013

CenterBeam

Webroot projects Appleby as it grows into the Largest Offshore Law Firm in the World
sponsored by Webroot
CASE STUDY: This case study describes how the leading offshore law firm Appleby Global leveraged the right security service in order to overcome the security challenges introduced by business growth – including web policy inconsistency, managerial complexity, and more.
Posted: 15 May 2013 | Published: 15 May 2013

Webroot

Choosing and Managing Mobile Devices Chapter 2: Evaluating Mobile Device Management Products
sponsored by SearchMobileComputing
EBOOK: This expert resource will help readers examine the capabilities of contemporary MDM products and their desirable features. Find out how these tools can help boost workplace performance as well as the limitations you should watch out for.
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 22 Apr 2013

SearchMobileComputing

PassMark Success: Endpoint Protection
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Check out this video to find out more about a solution that has been given might marks by PassMark in terms of performance, and find out what it can do for your organization.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation
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MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES DEFINITION (continued): … An MSSP (managed security service provider) is an Internet service provider (ISP) that provides an organization with some amount of network security management, which may include virus blocking, spam blocking, intrusion detection, firewalls, and virtual private network (VPN) management. An MSSP can also handle system changes, modifications, and upgrades. MSSPs have evolved in various ways. Some traditional ISPs, noting the increasing demand for Internet security that has occurred in recent years, have added managed security to their repertoires. A few security vendors have added Internet access, thus becoming MSSPs. Still other MSSPs have come into existence as brand new entities.An MSSP offers cost savings by allowing an organization to outsource its security functions. But some organizations are reluctant to give up complete control over the security of their systems. In addition, there may be considerable variability in competence among MSSPs.
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