MSSPs Can Improve Threat Detection
Every day we see a new headline that turns the spotlight on cyberattacks of retail giants and enterprise businesses. It’s alarming and causes a ripple effect of fear across our daily lives. While this intense publicity increases awareness for cybersecurity in general, it’s not always effective at bringing attention to business leaders who think smaller companies are inherently unattractive targets for cybercriminals. In actuality, this sort of misunderstanding leaves companies highly vulnerable, especially those with limited resources, expertise and budgets. As threat tactics evolve, they are more exposed than ever due to:
- New malware variants introduced daily
- Complexity of securing multiple points of access
- Cybersecurity skills shortage, coupled with lack of time and money
What’s more, thinking a company is safe in today’s threat climate is potentially one of the most costly mistakes smaller companies can make. They are easy targets, with slim chances of recovery as an attack averages $117,000 in costs, which factors into a 40% chance of survival.
The Value of MSSPs
Fortunately, there’s a silver lining. With help from a trusted Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), companies with limited resources can ensure their systems are safe and protected without hiring an in-house team. Whether it’s day-to-day monitoring, analysis, detection, response or reporting on vulnerabilities, these security experts offer businesses of all sizes the peace of mind they need–at surprisingly affordable costs.
For more information on how working with an MSSP can help your business mitigate risk, watch this short and informative video
For nearly a decade, we’ve equipped an extensive network of MSSPs with robust technology that allows for quick reaction and response to security challenges, worldwide. AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) is a cornerstone in building successful managed security and compliance service offerings. Trusted by 7,000+ customers, we simplify security, save costs, and reduce complexity and deployment time for businesses of all sizes.
Mike LaPeters joined AlienVault in 2015 and heads up the global channel initiative. Mike has more than 20 years’ experience building and leading channel organizations in security, infrastructure and storage software products. He has led teams at CA and VERITAS Software (Formerly Symantec), and he represented the sales and channel efforts from inception through acquisition at four startups (acquired by Microsoft, Hitachi (WD), SolarWinds, Nimboxx). He is a three-time recipient of CRN’s Channel Chief award.
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