As cyber criminals continue to target small- and medium-sized businesses in greater numbers, it’s becoming apparent that many smaller companies don’t have the necessary time or expertise to properly defend themselves. Many Managed Service Providers (MSPs) now offer security services, but how does an SMB know that it’s time to seek outside assistance? WatchGuard Director of Product Management Himanshu Verma wrote a column in Help Net Security discussing these issues and providing several key signs that indicate a small business should turn to a third party for security help. Here’s a brief excerpt from that article:
“Traditionally, small businesses focus their limited IT resources on everything but network security. To overcome this issue, many SMBs have turned to the cloud and to small, local managed service providers (MSPs) to handle their IT needs. New security solutions allow traditional MSPs to easily “plug in” security services such as prevention, detection, and response capabilities as an affordable subscription for SMBs with very little hassle or setup required. This creates a new kind of service – the managed security service provider, or MSSP.”
To learn which five signs mean it’s time to call an MSSP, read the full article on Help Net Security.