Managed services are not just a cheap alternative to in-house services any longer for most of the businesses. These services are now playing a pertinent role in transforming and improvising the ways we run our day to day operational activities. Our day to day operations are quite dependent on IT, and among IT our biggest concern is security. Therefore Managed IT service providers are now providing managed services as dedicated stand alone services that are a complete solution for several challenges faced by you including landscaping, industry compliance with technology standards, staffing and skill pressures, data intrusion and malware management and several other similar security factors.
Although there is an economic downturn or global recession, a general market research has revealed the fact that among managed IT services, managed security have grown by 8% since 2009. Previously organizations did not trust a third party to handle their services to prevent any type of intrusion or exploitation of the data. However, recently the trend has grown in completely opposite direction as there have been several security threats from within the organizations either through the employees working there or mismanagement of security implementations. As a result managed security such as entire system management, log analysis of delivery mechanisms, software as a service (SaaS) and cloud services within the premises for device monitoring and management have become a compulsion.
In order to compliment the industrial growth of managed IT and services there have been recent mergers of some big names like VeriSign acquired by Secure Works then Cyber trust, ISS and Counterpane have also been a great success at growing the managed security market, while creating a global / international impact on a huge client base.
Cost is one of the major concerns whenever we need to switch to a new technology or try any new implementation, but managed security have a greater impact or relation with the optimal performance of the business operations overall. Managed services by IT service providers include a huge range of professional and high level services including application security, managed firewalls, application security scanning, and thorough testing to make the applications in use more secure. Moreover, the providers also handle the entire regulatory compliance for risk management and suggest the required investments / attention demanding areas to the business owners. In today’s era even the malware has become so intelligent that we need to take very serious steps for implementing threat intelligence and vulnerability, and managed security seem to the most ideal solution.