Managed Security Service Providers

Best Managed Security Service Providers include:

Accenture Security Services, Cofense Managed PDR (Phishing Defense Center), Kaspersky Cybersecurity Services, AT&T Managed Threat Detection and Response, Rapid7 Managed Security Services (Rapid7 MDR), BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Security (UES) Implementation by ThreatZERO, XeneX SOC-as-a-Service, Clear Infosec, Mandiant Expertise On Demand and Trustwave Managed Security Services.

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Webroot Endpoint Protection

Webroot Endpoint Protection is the OpenText company's business class multi-vector endpoint protection application, providing centralized endpoint management, deep learning intelligence, and advanced behavioral analytics. For SMBs, Webroot Smarter Cybersecurity solutions were designed…

Cofense Managed PDR (Phishing Defense Center)

Cofense Managed PDR (formerly Phishing Defense Center, or PDC) is a security service designed to relieve security operators of the repetitive tasks needed to qualify, investigate, and document alerts. With it the user can focus on responding to verified threats, instead of spending…

XeneX SOC-as-a-Service

Xenex SOC delivers a Cloud Security Operation Center (SOC) managed service solution using a global security team becoming the cybersecurity group extension of IT departments. On-premise, cloud, and hybrid cloud and 700+ connectors monitoring is backed by global physical locations.…


Masergy provides managed communications and contact center (powered by Cisco Webex), managed SD-WAN (powered by Fortinet), as well as managed security services.

Cisco Managed Security Services

Cisco Managed Security Services focuses on advanced threat and anomaly detection, as well as providing updated threat intelligence.

Windstream Managed Network Security

Managed Network Security (MNS) from Windstream Enterprise is a comprehensive suite of managed security services that can be applied to minimize network threats and maximize uptime. Its security controls and safeguards protect network services and customer information, and continuously…


3Cloud is a “born in the cloud” Gold-Certified Microsoft Azure technology consulting firm and Azure Expert Managed Services Provider headquartered in Downers Grove, IL, that provides cloud strategy, design, implementation, acquisition and ongoing managed services to its clients across…

IBM Managed Security Services

IBM Managed Security Services include firewall management, intelligent log on cloud, intrusion detection and breach management, security analytics, unified threat management, and endpoint security services.

Clear Infosec

Clear Infosec is the Information Security subsidiary of Ana-Data Consulting Inc. Clear Infosec aims to create value for clients by identifying, evaluating, designing, controls and technology service to help mitigate risks. The vendor states their belief that secure business processes…

Advanced Cyber Security

Advanced's certified experts deliver accredited managed services, coupled with technology from chosen partners, to support maintenance of a strong security posture, desktop to Data Centre and into the Cloud. The Advanced portfolio of modular tiered service offerings for Cyber Security…

Kaspersky Cybersecurity Services

Kaspersky Labs' managed cybersecurity services include vulnerability asessment, threat hunting and threat intelligence services, and managed incident response.

Accenture Security Services

Accenture provides managed security services, managed identity, and managed application security.

Cisco Security Services

Cisco Security Services is a collection of available services including Active Threat Analytics as well as consultatory incident response services, strategy, risk and vulnerability management.

Entersoft Security Managed Security Services

Entersoft Security's managed cloud security services offer a comprehensive approach to cloud security that can help organizations reduce the risk of security breaches and ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data and applications in the cloud. The company…

Webonise Cyber Security

Through relationships with enterprise cybersecurity technology companies, including as Blue Voyant, Webonise guides customers in the implementation of new cyber threat intelligence systems. Webonise can also deploy AWS WAF (Web Application Firewall) and Akamai’s Web Application Protector…

Red River Consulting & Managed Services

Red River, headquartered in Claremont, New Hamsphire, offers a variety of IT professional services and managed IT services that encompass security, managed communications, and managed Azure, among other services.

ConnectWise Security Operations Center (SOC)

The ConnectWise SOC team includes certified security techs, including security analysts, incident response analysts, security researchers, and threat hunters. The ConnectWise Cyber Research Unit is dedicated to identifying the latest threats. The service includes continuously monitoring,…

Netrix Global - Managed Security Service Providers

Netrix Global provides advisory, professional, and managed services for Microsoft security solutions, provide a proprietary MDR solution called RADAR, provide perimeter security solutions leveraging Cisco and supporting vendors.

Stroz Friedberg Incident Response

Stroz Friedberg Incident Response, a service from Aon, boasts an incident response teams are made up of integrated specialists including forensic examiners and former regulators. Their involvement will help to deliver less damage, and ultimately less reputational and financial fallout.…

at1 Security
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At1Security headquartered in Wayne is dedicated to providing a complete suite of professional services designed specifically with small to mid-sized business needs in mind.

ConnectWise SaaS Security

A managed security monitoring and investigation of security incidents for Microsoft’s SaaS services such as Microsoft 365, Azure AD, and OneDrive. ConnectWise SaaS Security offers users the ability to lockdown clients’ cloud data and keep them secure. The solution also provides access…

GoSecure Managed Security Services

GoSecure offers a suite of managed security services, including vulnerability management as a service, managed SIEM, and managed firewall.

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The rediSecure service portfolio from ATSG in New York is a managed threat monitoring and response solution that spans the complete IT security lifecycle, and aims to help clients eliminate vulnerabilities, stop attacks in their tracks, and get on the path to recovery should business…

Commprise, Inc

Commprise, Inc is a managed IT and managed security services company located in Hartford, CT that services all of Connecticut and the entire United States. The vendor states their goal is to work with clients to optimize an organization’s IT to strategically align its long-term goals.…

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FRSecure in Minnetonka applies industry standards to assess existing information security programs (administrative, physical and technical security controls), and develops, implements and manages information security programs tailored to each client’s specific security needs.

Learn More About Managed Security Service Providers

What are Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs)?

Managed security service providers, also known as MSSPs, provide cybersecurity outsourcing options covering a range of security needs. These services may include patching and vulnerability management and reporting, threat intelligence, incident response, and other services. Additionally, MSSPs provide their own expertise and knowledge on emerging threats and security developments.

MSSPs can use either their own security technology or deliver 3rd party technology to their clients and end-users. The security software itself is managed remotely by the provider. This outsourcing reduces or eliminates the client business’s need for in-house hardware, IT resources, or knowledge experts. Managed security service providers also offer more specialized expertise than many smaller in-house operations would be able to source themselves.

MSSPs vs. MSPs

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) are a subset of Managed Service Providers (MSPs). MSPs encompass a much wider range of IT functions and operations, including managing cloud infrastructure, cloud computing, and other resource or operationally-intensive functions. In contrast, managed security service providers specialize in removing digital security burdens from their clients’ IT or operations teams. In order to focus on the unique expertise and resources required in digital security, there is very little overlap between managed security service providers and broader MSPs.

Managed Security Service Areas

Most security capabilities can be managed in some capacity by a third-party provider. Some of the most commonly outsourced security services include:

  • Firewalls, including network or web application firewalls

  • Intrusion detection

  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

  • Anti-virus

  • Endpoint security

  • Network monitoring

  • Compliance monitoring

  • Identity Management

Managed security service providers give clients the added benefit of various services around the core functionalities. These services and support areas include:

  • Configuration management

  • Incidence response

  • Policy development

  • Security updates

  • Reporting

  • Training and education, particularly training against behavioral threats like phishing

Managed security service provider comparison

When comparing managed security service providers, consider these factors:

  • Ease of implementation: The largest burden on end-users when working with a managed security provider is the initial implementation process. Consider how intensive a process implementation is, including necessary agent installations on devices or networks. For more complex organizations with a wider range of devices, the implementation may also be a more complex process.

  • Point Solution vs. Security Suite: Some MSSPs focus on delivering specific security services, such as firewalls or identity management. Others provide comprehensive security packages, in the vein of Unified Threat Management offerings. While UTM-level services can provide all-in-one security services, some organizations may only need certain security services, or may just need to supplement existing security capabilities in specific areas.

  • Additional services offered: Consider what non-capability services that each MSSP offers. Depending on the organization, additional training around behavioral security may be particularly beneficial, while others with a greater focus or protecting sensitive data may place greater emphasis on white glove policy development.

Pricing Information

Managed security service providers price their offerings on a subscription basis, usually monthly. Some providers give a flat fee company-wide, while others price their services per user. Pricing varies dramatically depending on the range of security services offered, from $20/user/month to hundreds of dollars per user, per month.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why use a managed security service provider?

Managed security service providers are best used when organizations do not have the in-house resources to purchase, implement, and manage all of the security functions necessary to protect the business, its data, and its customers.

What is managed detection and response?

Managed Detection and Response (MDR) is a subset of MSSP that focuses on endpoint detection and response, network behavioral analysis, and other next-generation capabilities.

What are the benefits of managed security services?

Managed security services lower the costs of in-house security efforts, both in terms of technology purchases and IT labor. It also gives organizations access to a higher level of expertise and updated information on evolving security threats.

What’s the difference between an MSSP and an MSP?

An MSP can be any provider that remotely manages an IT service or services of any kind for clients. In contrast, MSSPs provide only security services to their clients.

How much do managed security services cost?

Costs can vary dramatically depending on the size of the organization and the comprehensiveness of the services offered. Pricing can range from $35/user/month to hundreds of dollars per user, per month.