Swelling frequency and complexity of cyber attacks clearly highlight the harsh reality CIOs continue to face. While cyber security can be, and to a certain extent is managed in-house, there is no denying that outsourcing this critical function to third parties is a favorable option as it frees up resources to be better focused on growth. Adding to the growing importance of Managed Security Services (MSS) are regulations and compliance requirements that continue to get tighter and more complex, particularly in data sensitive industries such as, banking, finance and healthcare. Moreover, as cloud and mobility go on to take more and more prominence they widen the scope for future attacks due to constant blurring of organizations’ perimeter. All this transpires to an industry that is expected to cross $30 billion threshold by 2022, according to allied market research.
In light of the greater burden MSS anticipates to carry in the future, providers, or MSSPs, are aggressively incorporating innovations in their offerings to ensure they don’t get left behind.
To begin with, there is a gradual shift of MSS into the cloud. One obvious reason is that at times when every other vertical is betting their future on cloud, it is only natural that MSS follows in to be able to offer security umbrella that can optimally shield organizations in this new habitat. In addition, reduction of capex with opex affords IT departments the luxury of scalability on demand making cloud-based MSS an attractive option for organizations. SIEM, encryption, email security and identity access management are some of the other trends that can be seen tied along with cloud MSS migration. In this scenario, a distinguished panel of prominent CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and analysts, along with the Enterprise Security Mag’s editorial board has assessed hundreds of MSSPs and shortlisted the ones that are at the forefront of providing cutting-edge technology solutions. The listing provides a look into how the solutions in this domain are put into use, so that you can gain a comprehensive understanding of how they will optimize business processes.
We present to you Top 10 Managed Security Service Providers 2016.