If cybersecurity management simply isn't an in-house option for your business, working with an MSP (Managed Service Provider) may be the perfect fit. These experts work as an extension of your organization to fill any IT security gaps through managed service offerings such as deployment, ongoing maintenance, reporting, and more, which means you get back valuable time to spend on other business priorities.
Are you considering partnering with an MSP but not sure how to narrow your search? Here are a few good reasons:
1. Best-in-Class Security Services
Every organization should have access to the best security technologies available, regardless of size or budgetary limitations. MSPs leverage unique product infrastructure to provide you with best-in-class network security, Wi-Fi and multi-factor authentication solutions, without passing along the cost and complexity of ad hoc solutions.
2. Expert Technical Support
Having access to technical support keeps your employees happier and more productive - nothing is more frustrating for your staff than seemingly hopeless technical issues. With managed services, you get access to a team of highly experienced and certified engineers who can help resolve technology issues quickly.
3. Access to Ongoing Threat Research
Because cyber threats are always evolving, a trusted knowledge base that will help you and your security partner stay one step ahead of new threats is critical. An MSP partner is able to leverage research from security vendors like Watchguard's Threat Lab, a group of dedicated threat researchers committed to providing in-depth analysis of the top security threats to your network.
4. Complete Visibility Across Your Network
The benefits of visibility across your IT infrastructure are huge, from better understanding the trends affecting your network to valuable insights into employee productivity. An MSP partner can leverage dashboards and reports to spot network trends, threats, and ultimately make informed decisions that keep your network secure.
5. Compliance Strategy
If maintaining regulatory compliance is necessary for your business, a skilled MSP will offer tools for network assessment, security gap analysis, and more. An MSP partner can set automated reports - for standards like PCI DSS and HIPAA - that document both preventative and corrective actions - exactly what you need for a compliance audit.
As a full suite IT and cybersecurity firm, Restech can help you choose a managed service plan that fits your business needs. We offer managed services with a focus on cybersecurity to keep businesses secure, running and growing. Contact us today to learn more.