Managed Security Services
Managed security services (MSS) is a systematic approach to managing an organization’s security needs. The services may be conducted in house or outsourced to a service provider that oversees other companies’ network and information system security.MSSP provides outsourced monitoring and management of security devices and systems. Common services include managed firewall, intrusion detection, virtual private network, vulnerability scanning and anti-viral services. MSSPs use high-availability security operation centers (either from their own facilities or from other data center providers) to provide 24/7 services designed to reduce the number of operational security personnel an enterprise needs to hire, train and retain to maintain an acceptable security posture.
An information security operations center ("ISOC" or "SOC") is a facility where enterprise information systems (web sites, applications, databases, datacenters and servers, networks, desktops and other endpoints) are monitored, assessed, and defended.
Managed Enterprise Firewall service includes network based firewalls that are capable of providing network security protection for large or complex deployments. These firewalls are highly scalable and can also include virtual versions as options depending on specific vendor capabilities.