The Difference between Each Type of Cybersecurity Service
If you are unfamiliar with cybersecurity, then you likely think that there is just one type of cybersecurity service, and you either have cybersecurity for your website or you don’t. Well, we are here to help debunk this common misconception. We are ACR Solutions, LLC and we are a telecom expense management and consulting company, offering multiple cybersecurity services. Two of the main services that we offer are MSSPs and MDRs. It is commonly thought that these two service types are interchangeable, when in reality they are two completely different security offerings. Today, we would like to discuss what these services are and what the difference between them is.
What is an MSSP?
MSSP stands for Managed Security Service Providers. MSSPs provide a comprehensive set of cybersecurity services that include network monitoring, threat analysis, incident response, and vulnerability management. These services are typically delivered via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, where the MSSP hosts the security infrastructure in the cloud, and clients access the services over the internet. MSSPs are focused on preventing attacks and securing the client’s network and data. The five distinct types of cyber security are:
- Cloud Security
- Network Security
- Application Security
- Critical Infrastructure Security
- Internet of Things (IoT) Security
The MSSP model typically involves a suite of security products and services that cover the different types of cyber security, including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), endpoint protection, and vulnerability scanning. MSSPs offer businesses an affordable way to outsource their security needs and helps to reduce the cost of maintaining a dedicated security team.
What is an MDR?
MDR stands for Managed Detection and Response. MDR services, on the other hand, are focused on detecting and responding to security incidents. MDR providers typically offer a range of services, including threat hunting, incident response, and remediation. The MDR model is more proactive than the MSSP model, with a focus on identifying and neutralizing threats before they can cause significant harm. The seven types of cyber security threats are:
- Denial of Service (DoS)
- Man in the Middle (MITM)
- SQL Interjection
- Password Attackers
MDR services are designed to detect and respond to advanced threats that traditional security tools may miss. MDR providers leverage advanced threat intelligence, machine learning, and behavioral analytics to identify anomalous behavior and potential threats. MDR providers typically offer 24/7 monitoring, providing clients with real-time visibility into their network and potential threats.
How are MSSP and MDR Services Different?
So, both of these are designed to protect your website and data online by utilizing a variety of methods and tools. But how exactly are they different from one another?
The main difference between MSSPs and MDR services is the level of services provided. MSSPs offer a comprehensive suite of security services that are focused on preventing attacks and securing the client’s network and data. MDR services are more focused on detecting and responding to security incidents. MDR providers are proactive and are focused on identifying and neutralizing threats before they can cause significant harm.
Another key difference is the scope of protection. MSSPs typically offer a broader range of security services that cover multiple areas of the client’s network, while MDR services are typically more narrowly focused on specific areas of the network. To put it simply:
- MSSPs are ideal for businesses that need comprehensive security coverage across their entire network, while MDR services are ideal for businesses that need specialized protection for specific areas of the network.
Need Help with Cybersecurity Solutions?
Now that you know more about the different types of cybersecurity services, you can seek out services with more confidence and understanding. Cybersecurity services allow you to be proactive and preventative before a cyberattack occurs, and to be ready and responsive in the event that an attack still occurs.
If you need telecom or technology expense management, telecom consulting, or cybersecurity services, then ACR can help you.
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