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What did that say about cybercriminal understanding of the average MSP? That MSP is just like every other small business organization out there — a small victim with little capacity to pay out for ransomware recovery. This mantra began to change late last year as MSPs began to be leveraged as the initial infection vector of their larger clients. The Texas ransomware attacks were the first highly publicized examples that served as the catalyst, but certainly weren't the last.
The first books on the topic of managed services: Service Agreements for SMB Consultants: A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Services and The Guide to a Successful Managed Services Practice were published in 2006 by Palachuk and Simpson, respectively. Since then, the managed services business model has gained ground among enterprise-level companies. As the value-added reseller (VAR) community evolved to a higher level of services, it adapted the managed service model and tailored it to SMB companies.
Novatech is a managed IT and printer services provider offering on-site and remote network infrastructure and peripherals support. Novatech's managed office experts enable businesses to maximize efficiency, reduce costs, mitigate risks, and accelerate development through expert guidance in advising, developing, implementing, and promoting cutting-edge business technology. Novatech's portfolio of managed office solutions liberates customers to focus on running their business – leaving the tech to an award-winning provider with over 25 years of industry-leading experience
Managed service providers monitor, supervise and secure outsourced network or application procedures on behalf of the organizations that are using those services. MSPs have specialized infrastructure, human resources and industry certifications, and they provide 24/7 monitoring and provisioning of additional services for their clientèle. MSPs that provide servers and network services have massive data center facilities, which can host a number of different Web applications, private enterprise or vertical software applications, and simultaneously interconnect networks through virtual private networking to many different sourcing organizations and individuals.
With the advent of cloud computing, managed IT services have also evolved to include cloud services. Service providers, for example, may focus on infrastructure as a service (IaaS), providing managed public cloud services in conjunction with cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Microsoft. Service providers may also market managed platform as a service (PaaS) offerings or partner with software as a service (SaaS) vendors such as Salesforce in the CRM space and ServiceNow in the service management market.
Cinter Unison Networks is a business solution hub based in Cincinnati with five other locations. Founded in 2013, their team of about 10 employees works with clients across industries such as financial services, information technology, manufacturing, and telecommunications. They specialize in IT managed services, IT strategy consulting, and cybersecurity.
If your company operates in the private sector, you know that how your data is stored and accessed is under great scrutiny at all times from various regulatory bodies. Regulations such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, or EI3PA govern how companies use data, complete financial reports, and more. Staying compliant with these regulations can be very costly to your business.
One of TCS’s premier offerings is its specialized Customer Intelligence & Insights (CI&I) software, which is available for specific industries, including retail, banks and communications service providers. It delivers advanced analytics and was developed to integrate with the IoT. The firm’s services are designed to address complex requirements across industries and for different types of business and IT needs. This includes cloud integration, cybersecurity and emerging technologies such as blockchain.
Exigent Technologies was initially hired by a law firm as a security consultant, before moving on to also take on IT managed services. Exigent Technologies takes care of hardware and software renewals, handles firewalls and antivirus tools, and manages desktop rollouts, even as it also vetted a document management system and implemented a remote access system. As a result, the client has been able to stay ahead of hackers and phishing scams seeking to grab the client's privileged information.
This is a great primer on MSPs, and your insight on the MSPs struggle to stay relevant in a world where the adoption of X-as-a-Service is mainstream. End customers are led to a false sense of security, often believing the protection of data and configurations are minded by the XaaS provider. That's where we see the greatest potential for MSPs to grow into - efficiently servicing the Services and devices that traditional RMMs currently don't have visibility into. The opportunity to manage a customer holistically is huge if MSPs achieve the right automation.
Indeed! Cybersecurity is not a commodity among service providers. One is not necessarily like unto another. Some MSPs have robust and mature cybersecurity controls while others are lackluster. It is imperitive that the client ask questions to their MSP to better understand their capabilities. Because, as you said -- they inherit the security of their service providers.
Having access to an MSP ensures that your organization will get the dynamic answers you need to solve your most complex IT problems at a moment’s notice. MSPs will also monitor, identify, and diagnose an IT issue before it escalates into a severe problem quickly, thereby reducing IT downtime and other expensive problems. By constantly monitoring your system, MSPs can catch warnings and handle them before a major problem develops, which improves productivity and keeps your network out of hot water.
RSI Security is the nation’s premier cybersecurity and compliance provider dedicated to helping organizations achieve risk-management success. We work with some of the world’s leading companies, institution and governments to ensure the safety of their information and their compliance with applicable regulation. We also are a security and compliance software ISV and stay at the forefront of innovative tools to save assessment time, increase compliance and provide additional safeguard assurance. With a unique blend of software based automation and managed services, RSI Security can assist all sizes of organizations in managing IT governance, risk management and compliance efforts (GRC). RSI Security is an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).
The company offers extensive infrastructure management services, including next-generation data center services, intent-driven network services, and digital workplace services. The approach incorporates a cognitive intelligence platform and advanced cloud infrastructure. LTI offers solutions designed for specific vertical industries. It has partnerships with several key technology vendors, including Maximo, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.
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