Without effective security, companies risk losing money and customer trust. With good security, companies have the power to maintain stakeholder value, customer loyalty, and competitive advantage. Faced with the complexity of providing effective security, many companies are turning to outsourcing.
$10 billion in annual sales are using or considering handing over some of their security, such as firewalls, anti-virus software, virtual private networks, or intrusion detection, to a managed security service provider. Analyst firm Gartner Dataquest states managed security services, defined as outsourced management and monitoring of security systems, is the fastest growing segment of the information security services market. Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) use high-availability security