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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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Security Services: Security Information Management (SIM) Solutions
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks UK
WHITE PAPER: The intent of this paper is to provide an executive-level summary of the potential costs associated with managing information security in-house and highlights the advantages of using a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) to reduce costs and improve the quality of protection.
Posted: 24 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

Dell SecureWorks UK

FortiGate DoS Protection - Block Malicious Traffic Before It Affects Critical Applications and Systems
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes common DoS techniques, explains the technology integrated into every FortiGate consolidated security platform that helps in blocking DoS attacks, and offers suggestions on how to prevent an organization’s network from being used to attack another organization.
Posted: 01 Aug 2011 | Published: 29 Jul 2011

Fortinet, Inc.

WAN Optimization Made Easy
sponsored by Circadence
WHITE PAPER: Learn the challenges that come with WAN optimization and discover how to choose cost-effective and secure solutions.
Posted: 28 Jul 2011 | Published: 28 Jul 2011

Circadence

Leveraging security from the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is a flexible, cost-effective and proven delivery platform for providing business or consumer IT services over the Internet. This whitepaper discusses the who, what, when, why and how of cloud-based security services.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Jul 2011

IBM

Knowledge of threats and vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: IBM Security Solutions are built on the Secure by Design philosophy, which states that IT infrastructure should be designed, created and operated with security in mind. This paper focuses on how IBM helps clients understand the threat landscape and vulnerabilites.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

IBM

Why Managed DNS Services and Why Now?
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this webinar Yankee Group presents its Managed DNS Service Bill of Rights - what Enterprises need to expect and demand from a managed DNS service provider.
Posted: 03 Jun 2011 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2011

Verisign, Inc.

The MPLS Network: A Future-Proof Engine for Voice-Data Convergence - Addressing network traffic trends with new opportunities for business communications
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the origins and future of Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, highlighting how new applications are demonstrating the potential of these networks and uncovering advantages you can expect to see.
Posted: 01 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

MegaPath Inc.

IBM X-Force 2010 Trend and Risk Report
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: This IBM X-Force offers latest security trends to help you better understand how to protect your systems and networks and offers ways to improve your security strategy. Read this report for an overview of latest security threats and how to detect them, operate a secure infrastructure, develop secure software, and more.
Posted: 23 May 2011 | Published: 23 May 2011

IBM

Balancing Risk and Innovation with Sourcing Alternatives: Helping IT managers and CIOs raise the ROI of IT
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how clients can balance risk and innovation through the use of services from IBM.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

IBM

Simplifying management and lowering total cost of ownership for SSL certificates
sponsored by GlobalSign
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the basics of using a Managed PKI for SSL solution to alleviate such issues, the benefits of using GlobalSign’s Managed SSL Solution and how this solution enables organisations to quickly and simply manage their SSL Certificates, as well as significantly reduce the operating costs of using SSL.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

GlobalSign

Presentation Transcript: Customer Experience Focused Transformation
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript discusses Telecom Service Provider Transformations as well as business strategies and models to improve quality of experience, including customer experience management planning and the role-managed services can play in this transformation.
Posted: 14 Apr 2011 | Published: 14 Apr 2011

Alcatel-Lucent

Taking the Next Step: How to Achieve Breakthrough Success in the IT Managed Services Business
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: The drive to build a company from the ground up and offer a competitive product or service that fulfills a need is a powerful pull. Owners of IT service provider businesses are no different. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Published: 12 Apr 2011

Kaseya

E-Guide: 6 Things Every New MSP Needs to Know about the Business
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
EGUIDE: While many VARs, integrators and solution providers are offering “services,” there remains a substantial portion that either have only a small amount of revenue coming from managed services or no managed services practices at all. This guide will walk you through the 6 best practices you need to know about being a managed service provider.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

Nimsoft, Inc.

E-Guide: 7 Top Services Delivered Via Network Connections
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
EGUIDE: What managed services are getting the most attention? Download this e-guide to learn the 7 top managed services delivered via network connections. Download to learn how you can create opportunities to further client relationships and expand your network of clients.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

Nimsoft, Inc.

E-Guide: PSA Software: the future of the channel business
sponsored by Autotask Corporation
EGUIDE: In this SearchITChannel.com e-guide you will learn how channel business automation software is taking the time and guesswork out of employee management and how a technological partnership can work for you.
Posted: 17 Mar 2011 | Published: 17 Mar 2011

Autotask Corporation

Keep Your Enemies Closer - Get Proactive about Security
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WEBCAST: Forrester Research Inc. guest speaker, Khalid Kark, VP-Research Director, along with Steve Hurst of AT&T, will highlight today's complex enterprise security environments, discuss the latest research on security infrastructure essentials and explain how managed security services can reduce your risk and simplify policy compliance.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Premiered: Mar 1, 2011

AT&T Corp

Security Gateway Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: If you’re currently evaluating Security Gateways, this guide will provide the analysis and decision support that will enable you make an informed choice. The following sections of the guide contain tools you can use to identify the right fit for your security architecture based on business requirements, cost, and complexity.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Intel

Managed File Transfer: When Data Loss Prevention Is Not Enough - Moving Beyond Stopping Leaks and Protecting Email
sponsored by Coviant Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how Data Loss Prevention products can identify high-risk network traffic that require intervention and how your IT staff can use an MFT solution to reduce your business risk from these transfers.
Posted: 15 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

Coviant Software Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Understanding Risk: An Opportunity for IT Managers
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript of the webcast “Understanding Risk: An Opportunity for IT Managers” outlines the results of an IBM Global Risk Study that was commissioned to understand how IT managers are working to understand and mitigate risk.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

IBM

Case Study: GoldenTree Asset Management
sponsored by ESET
CASE STUDY: In this case study you’ll learn how one London finance company did the following: found malware other AV products weren’t finding; secured the environment; witnessing virus protection doing what it is designed to do. Read on to learn so much more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2010 | Published: 22 Oct 2010

ESET

Five Network Security Threats and How to Protect Your Business
sponsored by Qwest Communications
WHITE PAPER: Threats abound in today’s corporate networks. Keeping your enterprise and its assets secure requires a proactive security strategy. Discover the five most costly network security threats and see how you can protect your business with a layered security approach.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 25 Aug 2010

Qwest Communications

Next-Generation Managed Services: The Key to Business Transformation
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper will address various transformational managed services business model options such as Managed Infrastructure, Managed End to End Services Operations and Full Outsourcing (Virtual Telco), and how they help Communications Service Provider achieve not only cost transformation but also business transformation.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 19 Aug 2010

Alcatel-Lucent

Trusted Partners Create Options for Growth
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: Today’s realities make business transformation no longer about if and when it will happen. The questions now are: How? How fast? Can it be done efficiently and effectively? The answers lie in an outsourcing strategy that shares benefits and manages risks. Read this paper to find out so much more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Alcatel-Lucent

Discovery Communications Continues Global Expansion with Help from Savvis Managed Services
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: Savvis delivers a complex, fully managed infrastructure for Discovery to support its real-time advertising deliverables, ad sales, scheduling, and programming for all its international operations. Savvis’ solution allows Discovery to take advantage of a broad portfolio of managed services.
Posted: 25 Jun 2010 | Published: 25 Jun 2010

SAVVIS

Approaches to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection: A Cost Analysis
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Do you know what a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack might cost your organization? This white paper defines DDoS, examines the elements that make up a DDoS protection solution, and compares three different approaches to DDoS protection. Read this paper to learn how to ramp up protection and reduce costs.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

VeriSign, Inc
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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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