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Managed Security Services

Managed Security Services: In computing, managed security services (MSS) are network security services that have been outsourced to a service provider. A company providing such a service is a managed security service provider (MSSP). Also Managed security services (MSS) is a systematic approach to managing an organization's security needs. The services may be conducted in house or outsourced to a service provider that oversees other companies' network and information system security. Functions of a managed security service include round-the-clock monitoring and management of intrusion detection systems and firewalls, overseeing patch management and upgrades, performing security assessments and security audits, and responding to emergencies. There are products available from a number of vendors to help organize and guide the procedures involved. This diverts the burden of performing the chores manually, which can be considerable, away from administrators  ( Source: WikipediA)

10% of all IT Security to be Delivered in the Cloud by 2015


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The cloud-based security technology industry will account for 10% of all IT enterprise security by the year 2015, according to the latest research from Gartner. Cloud is driving changes in the market landscape around a number of key areas, such as secure email and web gateways and it’s thought that by 2016, the cloud-based security services market will be worth around $4.2bn. "Demand remains high from buyers looking to cloud-based security services to address a lack of ...   read more

Cabinet Office Seek Data Centre Partner


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The Cabinet Office and Government Digital Service (GDS) are looking to partner with a private service contractor that can supply "data centre colocation services” to handle "top secret” information, Computer Weekly reports. A service contract notice has been issued alongside funding of up to £700m for a four year agreement. "The operating environment is to be capable of housing computer infras ...   read more

Gartner Revise Cloud Security Services Value


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The forecasted value of the security services market for the cloud-based security services sector has been revised upwards by researchers at Gartner. This year should see the market value rising to $2.1bn and it’s expected that this will rise to $3.1bn by 2015. According to many reports, this is due to the need for stronger encryption ...   read more

Greater London authority issues Business Continuity Advice in time for London Olympics


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In a recent publication, the Greater London Authority (GLA) issued a brief guide for organisations to help maintain business continuity despite disasters or major disruptions. This provides a timely reminder to all businesses that may be affected by the impact of the London Olympics this summer. The GLA, in the publication defines Business Continuity Management as “the process of planning to ensure that your business can return to business as usual “as quickly and painl ...   read more

Providers Respond to Users’ Desire for Transparent Cloud Security Standards


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Over 400 enterprise IT and security managers were questioned in a March 2011 survey by cloud service provider Savvis.  Among those surveyed, security was overwhelmingly cited as their primary concern.  Chris Richter, V.P. of managed security services at Savvis, said, “We’ve seen hesitance in moving enterprise applications into the cloud for fear of security.  A lot of CIOs…don’t believe they know enough about the cloud.” Microsoft’s Tim Rains identified a sign ...   read more

SecureWorks in Dell portfolio to Boost Security delivery


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Dell goes the HP-way, with acquisition of SecureWorks, a popular Managed Security product that has consistently performed well, with revenues exceeding $120 million while supporting 2,900 clients spread over 70 countries.   While HP, with acquiring Fortify software, ArcSight last year prepared itself for a long-drawn battle with competitors- Dell and Cisco; Dell too chose the acquisition path to build capability in the Security Management segment as the industry ...   read more

Security Software Market Continues to Decline


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According to analysts at Gartner, the global security software market grew 4.9% in 2013, representing an overall decline for the second year in row. The figure illustrates a growth rate that was lower than expected and this was due to "commoditization of key subsegments and the decline in growth for two of the top five vendors.” Overall, the global market generated $19.9bn last year, but whilst the growth was slower, Gartner said it w ...   read more

Service Providers Will Play Crucial Role in Digital Era


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According to Gartner, Inc., more and more opportunities are opening up for service providers which means that they should begin to align their business structures and capabilities in order to thrive in the digital era. Those businesses which don’t prepare to help organisations with the innovations necessary to transform into a digital company will lost market share, the analysts say. The research house predicts that by 2017, 60% of Global 1000 organisations will "execute on a ...   read more

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