21 Jul Outsourced Cybersecurity for MSPs: We Can Do That
As everyone knows, technology has quickly become the center of our lives. Streaming Netflix while instant messaging friends and shopping online is so 2019. Walk around your town, and it’s likely that more pedestrians than not will be on their phones.
The reliance of technology holds true in the business world, too. Few companies rely on physical spreadsheets and manual processes when technology can deliver a better user experience quickly and cheaply. We are accustomed to relying on third-party suppliers of, well, nearly everything. We don’t hail taxis anymore – we use an Uber or Lyft app. Hotels are passé, while Airbnb remains in vogue.
Companies of all sizes increasingly rely on managed service provider (MSPs) to remotely monitor and manage their IT infrastructure, from workstations and servers to network connectivity, firewalls and much more. Such an arrangement is often cheaper than employing staff directly and such arrangements are governed by service level agreements to support service quality, uptimes and response times for critical issues.
MSPs also should be providing cybersecurity, but finding (and affording) qualified cybersecurity staff has long been a challenge. That’s why MSPs rely on Overwatch Technology to provide a comprehensive artificial intelligence approach to scan networks and devices for anomalies in system behavior, including detection and prevention of viruses, malware, spyware and data breaches.
If you use an MSP to manage your network, Overwatch Technology could be hard at work behind the scenes, because some MSPs choose to hide their association with a third-party supplier. Other MSPs prefer that the association be out in the open. If the latter arrangement, an MSP client with a cybersecurity issue calls us directly.
Even if your company has its own in-house IT staff, is cybersecurity a specialty of anyone in that group? Cybersecurity is a highly specialized field, so much so that as many as 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs will go unfilled globally by 2021. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the cybersecurity field is expected to grow 32% between 2018-2028 versus a general job growth of just 5%.
Qualified cybersecurity professionals are as rare as hen’s teeth, so make sure that any MSP you use has qualified cybersecurity personnel on staff. Better yet, rely on Overwatch for all of your cybersecurity needs. We only hire the best and make sure that your company’s computing assets and network stay clear of viruses and malware.
That’s our promise to you.