Managed Security Services


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What is a Managed Security Service Provider?

A managed security service provider (MSSP) is an organization that provides security services to another, typically in an arrangement where the MSSP manages all or a significant portion of the client’s security stack.


In the past, this looked like basic firewall and endpoint management, but these days they do much more. Now an MSSP might provide anything from security monitoring, vulnerability management and tier-one support to SIEM co-management or even a fully staffed security operations center (SOC). For organizations who are struggling to fill security roles – or would just rather the experts handle their security – an MSSP can provide quick value.



What is the Difference Between an MSP and MSSP?


Just like a mountain bike is a specialized kind of bicycle, an MSSP is a specialized type of managed service provider (MSP). There are MSPs for just about any service an organization could need – customer support, IT services, the list goes on – but in the same way a mountain bike is built for rough trails, an MSSP is focused on security.

Optimize Your Security Program’s Managed Security Services


At Optiv, we offer a variety of services to help you reach your security goals.




Co-Managed SIEM


Let Optiv manage your SIEM, including creating detection content based on the MITRE ATT&CK framework.



Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR)


Optiv’s industry-leading security experts leverage our threat detection and response platform with your existing technology investments to stop known and emerging threats before they impact your business.



Advanced Fusion Center


Level up your existing security operations center with Optiv’s proven methodologies, threat intelligence and dedicated security practitioners.



Managed Vulnerability Services


Optiv’s risk-based metrics help you prioritize vulnerabilities so you can focus on the ones that present the most risk.



Managed PAM


Secure your privileged identities while lowering technology and resource expenses and delivering faster time to value with Optiv’s Managed PAM.

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