The most important questions to ask your MSSP

From SearchMidmarketSecurity (Mike Chapple)

Many SMB IT administrators face a serious challenge when it comes to delivering serious security to their users. They may not have the budget or expertise they need and outsourcing can be expensive and troublesome if it’s not approached in the right way. As Mike Chapple writes on SearchMidmarketSecurity.com, asking a few key questions up front can be the difference between success and failure.

From SearchMidmarketSecurity (Mike Chapple)

Many SMB IT administrators face a serious challenge when it comes to delivering serious security to their users. They may not have the budget or expertise they need and outsourcing can be expensive and troublesome if it’s not approached in the right way. As Mike Chapple writes on SearchMidmarketSecurity.com, asking a few key questions up front can be the difference between success and failure.

To begin with, decide what exactly you’re interested in handing off to your MSSP:

Once you’ve decided that MSSPs are an appropriate part of your security mix, you’ll need to identify the scope of services you wish to outsource. Are you looking for a vendor to serve as a soup-to-nuts security department? Or, in the more likely case, are you looking for products and services that allow you to extend the capabilities of your existing staff and use human resources more effectively?

Read Chapple’s full article here.

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