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UNDERSTANDING MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES
As a definition, Managed Security Services allows a business to offload IT operations to a service provider, known as a Managed Security Services Provider. The managed security service provider assumes an ongoing responsibility for 24-hour monitoring, managing and/or problem resolution for the IT systems within a business. This is administered in the form of a contractual agreement that would include all services provided. To keep labor costs down and to make sure that everything is running efficiently as possible, your IT company will monitor and manage your systems remotely and keep tabs on the company’s IT functions. This proactive approach will allow your IT company to troubleshoot from their office and prevent any mishaps that would occur without constant monitoring. An MSSP would be great for any type of business and any size. Small and medium sized companies typically use an MSSP because most don’t have the capabilities for in-house IT or the need to have someone on staff at all times.
Below is a list of a few services among many that our Managed Security Services offer:
Data Backup Monitoring
Security Risk Assessment
WHY BREAK/FIX IS NO LONGER GOOD FOR YOUR COMPANY
A Break-fix maintenance service fixes problems as they crop up. This means that something needs to go wrong before you receive any service, resulting in an inevitable reduction in IT system performance while you wait for the problem to be fixed. Also, without constant monitoring and updates that your MSSP would offer, you risk the chance of having a major issue as opposed to the minor fixes that your MSSP would handle.
HOW ARE MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES PRICED?
Surprisingly most managed security services cost less than traditional break-fix services, including the true cost of downtime. Remote monitoring, remote maintenance and the prevention of major issues allow a managed services provider to be more efficient than a similar break-fix company who is constantly rolling a truck to visit customer sites. Therefore the managed service company can offer a “better” service without charging more.
Managed security services providers usually price their services on a flat-rate monthly basis. Depending on the services included in the program offered, pricing is usually based on the number of devices, with different packages priced at different levels. Some providers offer on-site customer support as an extra fee.
Basic services often start with a monitoring service, which notifies you of problems, which you resolve on your own. At the upper end of the spectrum, service providers offer fully managed services that cover everything from alerts through problem resolution.
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We offer what we call a Site Evaluation, where we will come to your office and do a walk through to get an idea of the hardware that you are using. This can help us determine the best possible plan of action to secure, update and revitalize your facility. This is a no cost and no obligation option to get an idea of what needs to be done in your company and to see if managed services will be right for you. Please feel free to give us a call for any further questions and to schedule a Site Evaluation with us. Read more below.