Managed Security has a lot to offer you and your business – but just what is it, and how does it work?
More and more, you’ll hear companies, thought leaders and vendors talk about managed security and managed security services providers (MSSPs) – but maybe you think you don’t really know what they are, or why you would need them.
Let me let you in on a little secret – you already know what managed security is; in one way, you already have it. In the real world, we all have managed security. For most of us, that’s the local police department – they monitor the cameras, patrol the streets, keep an eye out for known bad guys, investigate crimes and arrest the perpetrators.
Just by existing, good police departments lower crime.
Similarly, MSSPs keep an eye on your security systems (firewalls, routers, log collectors, SIEMs, Antivirus and Antimalware dashboards) and either alert your in-house team to take actions or they resolve the issue for you.
So why do you need Managed Security?
For some of us, managed security is enhanced by installing an alarm system, hiring security guards, etc.
When it comes to managing corporate networks, firms used to rely on their internal IT team or their outsourced IT consultants. That was an acceptable practice for most companies 10 years ago. Today, we know that IT operations management is significantly different from IT Security Management.
The IT Operations team are firefighters – they spend most of their time putting out fires, and if they are lucky (and properly resourced), they implement fire prevention.
IT Security teams are more akin to Armed Guards – they deter bad actors from committing crimes by increasing your security posture, or they work like CSI – they look for clues as to what happened and assist in catching bad actors or preventing problems from occurring again.
Brainlink is proud to provide all three services in order to ensure that our clients are comprehensively protected.
Brainlink’s MSP (Managed Services Practice) provides IT Operations management. We manage your routers, firewalls, servers, email, databases, desktops, printers, etc. Our job is to keep things running smoothly.
Brainlink’s MSSP (Managed Security Services Practice) enhances our MSP practice AND augments your internal IT team by providing additional security enhancements. We can implement our own SIEM in your environment for collecting log data and analyzing it daily and/or we can manage your SIEM (iView, Splunk, etc.). We proactively manage your security posture by increasing systems security, active remediation, penetration tests and network security testing. Whether your systems are in-house, in the cloud or a mixture of both, we can help.
Brainlink’s compliance services leverage Raj’s expertise as a CISSP who has worked on HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NIST-800, ISO27001, SEC, FINRA, GDPR and other regulations to help you develop better policies, procedures and deal with regulators.
Brainlink’s SOPCULTURE practices and approach enhance all our offerings, increase your operations resilience, improve your security posture and lower audit costs by giving our team, your team, regulators and attorneys structured documentation on IT, Security and Operations practices.
SOPCULTURE is the proven way to document any given process in an MSPs’ operation, from macro tasks like budget development, to daily rudimentary duties like sales pitches. As a culture, SOPs will replace the need for strategy by dictating how each and every task is performed in the name of your business.
Once properly implemented, it isn’t long before these standardized processes become second nature to your brand new hires and experienced veterans alike. The benefits of SOP Culture will radiate throughout your business, allowing you to achieve assured quality control, greater return on investment, and a better use of your resources.
In simple terms – here’s what partnering with Brainlink offers YOU:
- You can hire our MSP practice to work with your existing IT staff or you can fully outsource your IT management to us.
- You can hire our MSSP practice to improve your security and keep an eye on things 24x7x365.
- If you need to comply with data privacy regulations, you need good compliance attorneys and good compliance IT experts. We’ll work with you, your attorney (if you don’t know good data privacy compliance attorneys, we can introduce you to good ones!) and your management to update your policies, and help you pass mandatory or required audits.
- We know that most people do good work – and most people suck at writing useful process documentation. In many cases, the process documentation is either missing or really, really outdated. Brainlink’s entire team is trained in SOPCULTURE and we bring that with us to every task. We WILL document our work. We WILL share that with you. We CAN train your staff. At the end of the day, adopting SOPCULTURE makes your company stronger, more profitable, more effective and just plain, better.
See first-hand why Brainlink’s range of unparalleled services are leading the industry – get in touch with the Brainlink team of managed security experts at (347) 460-2238 or firstname.lastname@example.org right away.