Managed security services (MSS) are a service model or capacity provided by cybersecurity service providers to monitor and manage security devices, systems, and even software as a service (SaaS) applications. The customer of an MSSP remains ultimately responsible for their own security and, as such, must be prepared to manage and monitor the MSSP and hold it accountable for the services for which they are contracted. MSS go beyond standard managed service providers (MSPs), which focus solely on more general IT maintenance, such as software as a service (SaaS). The functions of a managed security service include 24-hour monitoring and management of intrusion detection systems and firewalls, as well as the monitoring of patches.
Managed Security Services (MSS) is an offering from DIR's shared technology services program to provide robust and consistent management of state data security. It's clear that it's not a managed service in and of itself, but that product resale is an important source of revenue for many MSS providers. Managed security services (MSS) are also considered the systematic approach to managing the security needs of an organization. A managed security service provider (MSSP) provides 24-hour information security monitoring and management (often support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or 8 hours a day).
While the organization remains responsible for defending its network against information security and related business risks, working with an MSSP allows the organization to focus on its core activities while remaining protected against network vulnerabilities. A company that provides such a service is a managed security service provider (MSSP). The origins of MSSPs are found in Internet service providers (ISPs) in the mid-to late 1990s. MSSPs offer a variety of trained professionals, such as onboarding specialists, security analysts, or experts in service delivery, engineering and support, project management and customer service.Managed security services (MSS) are cybersecurity services for devices and complete networks, both public and private.
Compliance with MSS is essential for organizations to ensure that their data is secure and protected from malicious actors. Organizations must ensure that their MSS provider is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations in order to protect their data from potential threats.