More than one in three SMB organizations partner with managed security services providers (MSSPs) for IT security functions, Keeper research reveals.
On average, 32 percent of an SMB’s IT security operations are supported by MSSPs, a three point rise from last year’s study, according to Keeper’s report, entitled the 2019 Global State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. The third such edition draws on the input of some 2,200 respondents in SMB outfits globally. A closer drill down reveals some specifics of how SMBs deploy MSSPs:
- 70 percent engage MSSPs to monitor or manage firewalls or intrusion prevention systems.
- 39 percent of SMBs deploy MSSPs to monitor or manage multifunction firewalls, up from 28 percent in 2017.
- Fewer respondents said they use MSSPs to monitor or manage intrusion detection systems security gateways for messaging or Web traffi