Trends Report

Market Overview: Managed Security Services

Look Beyond Cost Savings And 24x7 Support To Select An MSSP

March 10th, 2010
With contributors:
Jonathan Penn , Lindsey Coit , Robert Whiteley III

Summary

The managed security services market is growing at a healthy clip due to a confluence of several factors, most notably staffing and skill pressures, an ever-evolving threat landscape, and an increasing compliance burden. As a result, not only are we seeing a significant change in the services offered, but the demands from the customers are also changing and shaping some of those changes. It's safe to assume that using a managed security services provider (MSSP) today is a lot more than just a cheap alternative to doing the same work in-house. MSSPs are not just managing devices; they also provide insightful analysis that can help with business decisions.

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