Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) are increasingly offering cybersecurity solutions to their clients to protect against evolving threats. The market for cybersecurity vendors and solutions is vast, and it can be challenging for MSPs/MSSPs to navigate the landscape to find the right fit for their clients. In this article, we will provide an overview of the MSP/MSSP ecosystem and the various types of cybersecurity vendors and solutions available, including inSOC as a leading vendor in the industry.
SOC as a Service (SOCaaS)
SOC as a Service (SOCaaS) provides companies with a team of security experts who monitor their systems and alert them to any potential threats. This is often paired with a suite of integrated tools such as SIEM and vulnerability management. This model is ideal for companies that do not have the budget or resources to build their own Security Operations Center (SOC) or pay for enterprise-grade tools. SOCaaS vendors typically offer a range of tools and combined services, including threat intelligence, vulnerability management, and incident response. inSOC provides a comprehensive SOCaaS solution specifically designed for MSPs and MSSPs.
Managed Detection and Response (MDR)
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is a type of service that provides 24/7 monitoring of a company’s systems and rapid response to any detected threats. MDR vendors typically use advanced analytics and threat intelligence to identify and mitigate threats in real-time. This solution is ideal for companies that want to augment their existing security team with additional expertise and capabilities. inSOC’s SOCaaS service goes a step beyond MDR by focusing on both the proactive and reactive ends of the cybersecurity threat landscape, reducing alert noise by 98% by working with recognized frameworks such as the NIST-CF and providing expert remediation guidance via a dedicated CISSP resource.
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a type of solution that focuses on protecting endpoints such as desktops, laptops, and servers from advanced threats. EDR solutions typically use advanced behavioral analysis and machine learning to detect and respond to threats in real-time. This solution is ideal for companies that want to protect their endpoints from advanced malware and other sophisticated attacks. inSOC integrates with many EDR solutions, for example, SentinelOne.
Threat Intelligence involves collecting and analyzing data to identify emerging threats and trends. Threat intelligence vendors provide companies with actionable insights that they can use to improve their security posture. This solution is ideal for companies that want to stay up-to-date on the latest threats and vulnerabilities. Threat intelligence is built-in to inSOC’s Open-XDR SIEM tool and is a core part of the SOCaaS service.
Vulnerability Management involves identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating vulnerabilities in a company’s systems. Vulnerability management vendors typically use scanning tools and automated processes to identify vulnerabilities and provide recommendations for remediation. This solution is ideal for companies that want to proactively identify and mitigate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. inSOC provides weekly vulnerability management as part of their cybersecurity offering for MSPs/MSSPs.
Building a Comprehensive Cybersecurity Service Portfolio
To offer effective cybersecurity solutions to their clients, MSPs/MSSPs need to build a comprehensive cybersecurity service portfolio. This portfolio should include a mix of cybersecurity solutions, including SOCaaS, MDR, EDR, threat intelligence, and vulnerability management. MSPs/MSSPs should evaluate vendors based on factors such as expertise, capabilities, and pricing to ensure that they can offer their clients the best possible solutions. By partnering with inSOC, MSPs/MSSPs can offer their clients a turnkey cybersecurity solution as part of their layered cybersecurity stack.
Navigating the MSP/MSSP ecosystem can be a daunting task, but with the right approach, it can be a profitable one. By understanding the various vendors and solutions available, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses, and building strategic partnerships, MSPs and MSSPs can create a comprehensive cybersecurity service portfolio that meets the needs of their clients.
At inSOC, we believe in bringing enterprise-grade cybersecurity solutions to the Channel through our SOC as a Service offering. We partner with MSPs and MSSPs to provide them with the tools and expertise they need to build successful cybersecurity practices and grow their businesses.
Whether you are just starting out in the MSP/MSSP space or are looking to expand your offerings, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you navigate the MSP/MSSP ecosystem and build a successful cybersecurity practice.
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