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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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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

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.

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

5 Ways That MSPs Can Capitalize on Cloud Opportunities
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: This insightful white paper details how MSPs can ensure the continued success of their businesses as the popularity of cloud computing continues to grow by offering the kind of indispensible personalized support to their clients that cloud giants can't provide.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

ConnectWise

7 Steps to Next-Gen IT Managed Services
sponsored by LabTech Software
EBOOK: Discover 7 top techniques for expanding your service offerings beyond the traditional MSP model to include next-gen services such as managed security, cloud services, mobile device management and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

LabTech Software

Evolving Your IT Services Offering in a Modern Mobile World
sponsored by LabTech Software
EBOOK: This article breaks down the BYOD risk and outlines the benefits of implementing mobile device management services in your IT service provider business. Gain advice for selling these offerings to your clients to support their mobile demands.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

LabTech Software

Managed Services: Why It's Good for Business
sponsored by LabTech Software
EBOOK: This resource reveals the top 5 reasons service providers should offer managed services and the benefits they can provide to the business and their clients.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 19 Jul 2013

LabTech Software

Protecting Critical Business Information Beyond the Data Center
sponsored by HP Autonomy
WHITE PAPER: Discover why data protection for distributed environments differs from traditional server backup and recovery strategies and view a list of considerations you should use to evaluate potential service providers to ensure you find one that best aligns with your business needs.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Published: 12 Mar 2013

HP Autonomy

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

Security as a Service: Benefits and Risks of Cloud-Based Security
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Uncover the fresh approach cloud-based Security as a Service (SaaS) is bringing to the market and learn the top benefits and risks to get help deciding if this is a viable option for your organization.
Posted: 01 Mar 2013 | Published: 01 Mar 2013

SearchSecurity.com

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

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 SearchConsumerization.com
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


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

Information Security Magazine - March 2013
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: This issue of Information Security magazine explores the outsourcing of security services and the managed security service provider (MSSP) landscape. Also explored are key tips for managing big data privacy concerns, how antivirus evasion techniques show the ease with which attackers bypass detection, and much more.
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 | Published: 01 Mar 2013

SearchSecurity.com
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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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