5 Benefits of Outsourcing Your Cybersecurity to an Expert MSP
As an MSP with over 20 years’ experience helping clients secure their cybersecurity infrastructure, we know just how complex of an issue security can be for businesses. Whilst some organisations opt to manage their cybersecurity in-house, others rely on experienced MSP partners such as Fitzrovia IT to ensure they have watertight security systems in place.
One of the most critical services that companies benefit from when outsourcing their IT is the protection and monitoring of networks and servers by cybersecurity MSPs and companies. When a company opts to outsource any work, they can receive the best quality of work from other industry experts. When it comes to outsourcing cybersecurity, there should be no hesitation. Today we’ll be exploring what benefits your business could gain by outsourcing your IT to an expert MSP partner, here are five reasons that explain why.
1. Cost Efficiency
You might think that outsourcing work will cost more than finding a way to do it in-house. However, when it comes to protecting valuable information within your network of devices, outsourcing to a cybersecurity company is the way to go. If you are considering building your own SOC (Security Operations Center) in-house, you should know that the cost can reach as high as three million pounds a year. Instead of having to hire a team of security analysts, implement training, go through turnover, and install a variety of security solutions, you can turn to a reliable cybersecurity company for much less.
Innovative security solutions will undoubtably expedite and smooth your business procedures - but they can come at a cost when you’re forking out without the guidance or implementation of an MSP. Your chosen MSP will likely already have partnerships with leading cybersecurity companies, and can provide specialist advice and services at a fraction of the cost than if you were to shop around.
2. The Work of Experts
Not only is relying on the services of a cybersecurity company cost efficient, but it is also more effective when it comes to reading and creating security solutions. Some companies rely only on software to protect their information, but that is not enough; you need a team of human analysts working alongside the software. Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and security analysts have the deep knowledge needed to combat attacks. They are constantly reading complicated reports, searching for problems, and finding solutions. If that doesn’t sound like a challenge, think again. In fact, individuals can now earn college degrees in cybersecurity.
3. Real-Time Monitoring and Instant Analysis
With the quality software and work of real security analysts that you get from MSPs, you will be able to detect potential breaches in your network as soon as they happen instead of days, weeks, and months later. Here at Fitzrovia IT our cybersecurity experts and helpdesk are working round the clock to keep our clients’ IT running smoothly and safely. Using specialist cybersecurity services provided by our chosen security partners, we keep our clients IT protected 24/7.
As highlighted, MSPs often develop partnerships with companies providing the very best in security services; at Fitzrovia IT we have developed such relationships, using them to benefit our clients. For example, we’ve partnered with ConnectWise, a leading IT solutions provider. Their solutions benefit both us and our clients, with exceptional service management services that enable us to effectively manage incidents through 24/7 tracking and case management.
4. Advanced Monitoring
Diving further into what outsourced services can do for your company, you need to know what different software can do for you when managed correctly. With SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) solutions, you can customize your security defense to watch out for specific threats that are common in your line of work. With constant updates to servers, computers, and other electronics, you can have a team of experts managing your SOC and preparing your network for new threats. They will be able to pinpoint potential problems and threats as soon as they become dangerous.
5. Time Efficiency
As with any service that you outsource, when you eliminate one line of work or task, you simply free up time for you to be able to focus on more important matters. The business you work for is most likely not a specialist cybersecurity company and therefore has other things to worry about. Outsourcing your cybersecurity needs will give your business one less thing to worry about.
If you do have an in-house IT team, it’s likely they are being swamped with tickets - cutting the pressure of maintaining your cybersecurity will free up more time for them to focus on expediting your systems elsewhere. With less pressure internally, you can cut business downtime across the board.
Time to outsource?
Aside from all the other benefits we’ve highlighted, outsourcing your cybersecurity will ensure that you follow the compliance guidelines and get the protection your business needs. These five benefits will truly make a difference for your company, ensuring your cybersecurity infrastructure is the best I can be.
If you are looking for a reliable and experienced MSP who specialises in cybersecurity services, then we can ensure you gain all the benefits highlighted in this blog. Thanks to our team of cybersecurity experts, and the IT solutions companies we partner with such as ConnectWise, we can provide you with all the benefits we highlighted in today’s blog.
For more information about our team and the cybersecurity solutions we provide, don’t hesitate to contact one of our IT experts today.