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Demand for managed security services has never been greater. Telcos, systems integrators, and specialist IT service providers have spotted a major opportunity. But how should customers structure their approach to managed security services?


  • Enterprises and their managed services providers are in an arms race to counter the evolving sophistication of cybercrime. Managed security services providers can deliver much-needed skills and cyber intelligence to bolster hard-pressed security operations.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand how the managed security requirement has moved from perimeter protection to proactive cybersecurity management.
  • Gain insights into the continuum of managed security services offerings from discrete point solutions to fully integrated lifecycle services.

Key questions answered

  • How can MSSPs help with one of the IT organization’s top three challenges?
  • How should customers approach managed security in a phased security operations deployment?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Client recommendations

The global managed security services opportunity

  • The global MSS market is growing fast
  • Sharing skills, experience, and resources benefits all

The evolving shape of managed security services

  • The evolving shape of managed security services is a response to an evolving threat landscape
  • From managing network appliances to managed SOC and beyond

MSS and managed SOC considerations

  • A best-practice approach is needed when considering MSS and SOC requirements
  • Agreed objectives need to be set throughout the project lifecycle
  • MSS and SOC deployment phases

Managed security service providers

  • MSSPs span a continuum from point services to end-to-end security integration
  • Who are the global players?
  • SOC locations and resources


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Authors

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