One word that best describes today’s cybersecurity landscape is: complex.
Many years ago, securing the enterprise was far easier. Everything was tucked securely behind the corporate perimeter. Corporate assets were all on-premise, with few (if any) true cloud solutions. There was no remote workforce with iPads and handheld devices to secure, monitor, and protect. Back then, the corporate firewall and end-to-end security tools could, for the most part, be trusted to protect it all. Now, it’s far more complicated.
More attack surface to manage, more information to secure, more networks to protect and more sophisticated threats to deal with is presenting immense challenges in front of security leaders. This ever-growing complexity of threat landscape is compelling leading organizations to outsource the massive task of efficiently ensuring their enterprise security to Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs). Further, insider threats have long remained the weakest link in an organization’s security strategy. Given this, there is a need for stricter access control systems where everyone is verified even those already inside the network perimeter. In this regards, zero trust security model—which micro segments and shifts the perimeter of the network from external borders to the actual endpoints, systems, and users—is being increasingly recognized as a powerful method.
With data assets spending a lot of time in transit, attack surface widening, and threats getting more sophisticated, more and more organizations are realizing the need to improve the visibility into their environments.
Organizations of all sizes are reaching for greater efficiencies and effectiveness. They’re embracing new technologies to keep up with the pace of change to stay competitive. Remote efficiency tools all have tradeoffs, of course. They enable employees to work in remote locations and stay connected while traveling, but they increase risk and the burden of security management. Managed security providers can be a valuable resource for businesses that want to maximize their network security but do not have the resource to internally build a large cybersecurity team. Businesses might feel that they cannot control the customer’s outlook and a true degree.
We present to you the “Top 10 Managed Security Services / Consulting Companies - 2020.”