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Both managed security services providers (MSSPs) and their enterprise customers recognize that IT security is about more than protecting the network perimeter. It is about adopting a strategic, holistic approach to protecting the enterprise and its strategic assets.


  • A new generation of MSSPs must help businesses combat new and emerging cybersecurity threats. But they are going to have to follow the lead of other IT disciplines and integrate, orchestrate, and automate. In cybersecurity too, lack of skilled security practitioners will hasten the trend for service automation and the demand for analytics and machine learning capabilities.

Features and Benefits

  • Defines what characteristics a next-gen managed security services provider should possess
  • Assesses the gaps in MSS today, and looks at what needs to be done

Key questions answered

  • What are the challenges for MSSPs today?
  • How should MSSPs evolve to serve their clients in the face of emerging cyberthreats?

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  • Summary
  • The focus of managed security services has evolved from protecting the network to strategically protecting the business
  • The next-gen MSSP harnesses the power of the collective global security ecosystem
  • In the digital world, cyber-automation will be a necessity


  • Further reading
  • Author

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