Managed Security Services else known as Network Security Service, is a service provided by an outsourced Managed Security Service Provider. In this service, the approach is done very systematically in order to cater to the various needs of the company when it comes to the security of the company. This service can be provided either in the premises of the client’s office or even outsourced to a company which specializes in Networking and Information System Security.
Functions of a Managed Security Service
In order to prevent any kind of intrusion into the company’s firewall, round the clock monitoring has to be done. Included along with this service is the Intrusion Prevention System and Firewall Management. Other things that would be included would be
There is a huge demand for companies that provide MSSPs in the market today as they provide various security services which is done by experts at an economical rate. It also works out beneficial for the company as this way they have someone not just catering to their needs, however they get 24/7 assistance as well as it saves the cost of hiring an individual. The various services that are offered by MSSP companies are as follows
Network Boundary Protection which includes the Firewalls Managed Security Services along with Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IDSs)
It is essential that every company requires the best quality of practical and strategic guidance when it comes to the security of their information. In order for them to understand how these systems and services work, the work a round’s and every other such details, it is only but natural for them to turn to an expert who can help them out. For a constant evaluation, selection, management and maximization of their security services, this is where MSSPs like Immunity Networks come into place.
Immunity Networks is a company which provides its customers different kinds of Security System Management Services. Some of them are as follows
It is the responsibility of any company to ensure that they defend themselves from the various risks when it comes to Business and Information Security, however Immunity Networks walks hand in hand with the client to ensure that this is achieved giving the client breathing time to concentrate on other activities knowing that their business and data is secured.
When a business is not secured properly when it comes to the data and information of the company, it can lead to various risks which can be bad for the company. To ensure this, security policies and processes are the keys to the protection of the business and its development. It is just not enough to have them in place, however it is also essential for us to ensure that they are updated, tested and upgraded so that the data is archived properly.
This is a service that is offered to the customer when it comes to the installation and upgrading the firewall of the client’s company server. This also includes Intrusion Prevention and Virtual Private Network (VPN) software and hardware services, configuration and changes which are essential for the customer.
This is a service which is the first step taken when it comes to Incident response services. The company’s systems are monitored on a daily basis and base on the findings, Immunity helps in the interpretation the various systems which are important to understand what is actually happening on the network of client. This includes an behaviours which is unauthorized, Denials of Service (DoS) and malicious hacks, trend and anomalies analysis etc.
Before the recommendation for any kind of alteration, the Vulnerability and Penetration Testing is very important. This helps us to know what the various loop holes are in the network. It also helps us to know where there are possibilities of any attempts of hacking when it comes to the logical and technical perimeters.
There are many reasons why a corporate business outsource their Managed Security Service requirements to a company that specialize in it. Some of the reasons are as follows
We offer the customers a low-risk and easy approach in the starting and maintenance of the MSSP services. We are a combination of cutting edge technology and innovative business ideas which offers our clients a Low Total Cost of Ownership(TCO) and creates an outstanding business opportunity.
The MSSP solution with Immunity gives an opportunity for businesses to open new streams to generate more revenue for the company using the help of the various capabilities which are provided by the different products that are with Immunity. For example, if a customer wants a service that offers them a high customized real time visibility of the environment which includes the IPS security Policies, firewall, reports and logs, then the Immunity Web Portal is the service for you. With this service, customers can also provide 3rd party auditors a read only access so that it becomes easy for them to remotely audit the security environment.
These services helps making it easy to cater to the various needs of the customer when it comes to MSSP services and devises which is located either in the premises or in the Security Operation Centre(SOC). The customer can go ahead and outsource a minor portion of their security so that various tests can be taken out in order to asses if the MSSP is up to the Service Level Agreements(SLA). Gradually the customer can then move a little more comprehensive outsourcing, however this is advisable only after the MSSP company establishes a good record with the company and has lived up to expectations of the customer.
This is customized assistance in the assessment of business risks, key business requirements for security and the development of security policies and processes. It may include comprehensive security architecture assessments and design (include technology, business risks, technical risks and procedures). Consulting may also include security product integration and On-site incident response and forensics.
Remote perimeter management
This service installs and upgrades the firewall, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and intrusion prevention hardware and software, commonly performing configuration changes on behalf of the customer.
Managed security monitoring
This is the day-to-day monitoring and interpretation of important system events throughout the network, including unauthorized behavior, malicious hacks and denials of service (DoS), anomalies and trend analysis. It is the first step in an incident response process.
Penetration and vulnerability testing
This includes one-time or periodic software scans or hacking attempts in order to find vulnerabilities in a technical and logical perimeter. It generally does not assess security throughout the network, nor does it accurately reflect personnel-related exposures due to disgruntled employees, social engineering, etc.
Many corporates are thinking about outsourcing their security operations to a managed security service provider (MSSP). Possible reasons include:
It makes sense for Corporates customers to outsource their security. With an MSSP, Corporates can concentrate on their core business while getting high-quality professional security services from a centralized location. Operating costs can also be reduced because MSSPs can replicate similar services for multiple customers, lowering unit costs.
The Immunity Managed Security Service Provider solution offers an easy and low-risk approach to starting and maintaining MSSP services. Immunity.s innovative business model combines cutting edge technology and low total cost of ownership (TCO) to create an outstanding business opportunity.
With the Immunity MSSP solution there are several ways to generate additional revenue streams using the different capabilities offered by Immunity products. For example, the Immunity Web Portal can offer highly customizable real-time visibility of the customer environment including firewall and IPS security policies, logs and reports. Each of these elements can be a separate billable item. Customers can also use the Web Portal to give read-only access to 3rd-party auditors, allowing them to easily audit the security environment remotely.
Immunity.s Firewall/VPN and IPS make it easy to provide MSSP services with devices on the customer premises or with devices located in a security operation center (SOC). Typically, a customer will outsource a small portion of their security to test the service and see if the MSSP can live up to its Service Level Agreements (SLA). Gradually customers will then move to more comprehensive outsourcing. After a good track record has been established, customers will be ready to choose from several additional service levels and add-on services that an MSSP can offer.