Three key managed security services questions

Within the managed services realm, managed security services is one offering that more security vendors are urging partners to get into, whether it’s developing their own hosted offerings or reselling those of the vendor or another provider.

For the partner, there’s all the traditional benefits of the MSP model – predictable revenue stream, trusted advisor status, and so on. And for clients, with security becoming increasingly complex and threats evolving more rapidly, an “as a service” model can make real sense too.

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That’s not to say partners and clients should just in feet-first, however. Ryan B. Patrick of expertIP offers three key questions that should be asked before a partner moves their client over to managed security services:

  • What’s the overall risk to the business?
  • Does the math add up?
  • What are the real security implications?

For more on the key considerations in each area, click the link below.

SourceManaged security services: Three can’t-be-ignored questions

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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