Five Mistakes Managed Security Service Providers Should Avoid

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Not Automating

The merits and wonders of automation cannot be understated, and AlienVault has a rule: "Do it Twice and Never Again." Why such intolerance to repetition? Scale. How do MSSPs generate profit and increase margins? Scale. How do you grow your business and expand? Scale. Automation, especially process automation, is a key element to an MSSP's ability to scale. The more you keep security researchers researching and analysts analyzing, the more customers they can help.

MSSPs, or managed security service providers, are at an exciting point where market acceptance, awareness and demand have converged. This is positive for a potential MSSP but also for the customers and businesses it will protect, enhancing security for everyone. However, excitement and the prospect of profits can create haste, and with haste comes an increased risk of mistakes. AlienVault, which has been fortunate enough to work with and help ensure the success of a number of our MSSPs, has identified five key lessons learned and mistakes every MSSP should avoid in order to be successful.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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