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Managed Security Services

Managed Security Services (MSS) encompass any number of network security services that have been outsourced to a data center or other IT service provider.

Managed security services (MSS) leverage the expertise and resources of a data security professionals to proactively and systematically address an organization’s security needs.

Managed security services include 24/7 monitoring and management of intrusion detection systems and firewalls, oversight of patch management and upgrades, periodic security audits, and rapid response to security emergencies.

The six categories of managed security services are:

  • On-site consulting
  • Remote perimeter management
  • Product resale
  • Managed security monitoring
  • Penetration and vulnerability testing
  • Compliance monitoring