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Managed Security Services: Not Just for the Well-Heeled

It’s tough for businesses online. While networking sensitive data is a must for companies in virtually every industry, attacks targeting that data are a constant threat. With lots of opportunities to gain from their exploits, cyber-criminals are striking like it’s the Wild West. Yet many organizations’ security efforts are still lagging.

A lot of companies feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to cyber security. Maintaining the status quo with their security isn’t good enough. But building up internal cyber defense operations that keep pace with today’s complex threats is too expensive.

Fortunately, companies facing this predicament have another option with managed security services. By entrusting cyber security to an outside firm with advanced architecture and skilled personnel, even small businesses can afford to deploy a full-scale, round-the-clock security operations center against potential cyber attacks.

Not all managed security services are the same, though, and there are a few important factors to keep in mind if you think managed security is the right option for your organization.

First, you need to ensure that actual cyber specialists are managing your security. Managed security services are often bundled with larger IT services packages, but these solutions tend to take a one-size-fits-all approach. They don’t offer the in-the-trenches experience and knowledge you get from seasoned cyber security experts.

You also need to make sure that data rules the approach to your organization’s cyber security. To stay protected, you need continuous monitoring and ongoing threat intelligence that maps emerging threats to your systems.

The breadth and quality of tools a managed security services provider offers is another important consideration. If you’ve made limited investments in your existing security infrastructure, you need capable and easy-to-use tools to optimize your network security. It’s also helpful to choose a vendor that’s partnered with leading security companies to leverage the strength of all their tools.

As a leading managed security services provider, Lunarline supports some of the most complex security facilities in both public and private sectors. And we can put our expertise to work for you for a fraction of the cost of developing an internal solution.

Tailoring a solution specifically to your organization, Lunarline can protect your organization from the sophisticated threats of today’s challenging cyber landscape. To learn more and discuss your organizations needs, contact us today.

About Spence Witten

Spence has somehow survived ten years at start-ups and small businesses without suffering a (major) nervous breakdown. As Lunarline's Director of Federal Sales, Spence actually loves working on proposals. If there were any doubt, this is proof that he is in fact certifiably insane. While his title says "Sales" Lunarline doesn't let him off that easy. We make him do real work, too. Luckily he's a recognized subject matter expert in security policy and loves helping clients navigate their way around tricky security compliance standards. He's also been known to lead a software development initiative or two, though that pretty much always ends poorly for everyone involved. He can be reached at spence.witten@lunarline.com.