As security breaches top the headlines, protecting enterprise information has become a great challenge to businesses of all sizes. Besides, most organizations lack security experts and the required budget to secure their crucial network infrastructure and data. Subsequently, firms serving in the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape are on a quest for smarter and more responsive managed security service providers (MSSPs).
The security solutions offered by managed security services companies differ, however, the following features are common to most of them: distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, advanced threat intelligence services, web application firewalls delivered "as a service", managed vulnerability management and identity and access management.
With a vast number of service providers entering the market, CIOs and leaders face the daunting task of narrowing down on a trusted managed services partner. According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) and IDC MarketScape, here are the most promising managed service providers for security.
As a part of security solutions, Symantec offers monitoring services, intrusion detection, and prevention system (IDPS) management, hosted log retention, intelligence services and advanced threat protection. Symantec takes care of administering and managing the customers' entire security environment – right from data collection to incident identification and interactive alerting, with dedicated security analysts to prepare and provide details and recommendations on incidents.
DXC is uniquely positioned to offer a suite of integrated solutions that comprise security advisory, risk management, intelligent security operations infrastructure, and endpoint security, identity and access management, threat and vulnerability management, data protection and cloud security.
IBM delivers a wide variety of MSSP services that include network protection, firewall management, vulnerability scanning, intelligent log management, unified threat management (UTM), secure software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) and more.