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Evaluating MSSP security before taking the plunge

Posted on March 17, 2009 in Articles | by

As the economy continues to tumble and organizations of all kinds seek ways to reduce costs, the promise of security savings by outsourcing certain infosec tasks to managed security service providers (MSSPs) can be quite alluring. Using an MSSP can lower your payroll expenses and provide you with the talents of highly specialized engineers. Managed security service providers now exist for a wide range of security functions, including: Firewall management, Antivirus management, Intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS), Virtual private networks (VPNs), Workstation, server and network device configuration and management

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Published in SearchSecurity on 03/17/09

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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

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