What is Cloud Managed Security?

Cloud Managed security providers take strategic and day-to-day oversight of your business' IT infrastructure and place everything in the care of a specialized vendor to handle everything from vulnerability and penetration monitoring to log control, network intrusion prevention and 24/7 surveillance of threats and cyber-attacks.

Many organizations are already mindful that information security must be at the forefront of their IT agenda. And with 68% of large businesses identifying a cyber-attack or breach in the last 12 months, companies are having to go even further with their cyber security planning to remain safe and secure in light of more sophisticated and complex attacks.

 Why use Managed Cloud Security services

Companies are facing increasing risks around:

  • Malware attacks
  • Social engineering and phishing activities
  • Cyber-attacks
  • DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacked
  • Data theft

Since data is so vital to company processes, customers and credibility, it is crucial to have the best protection in order to avoid interruption or data loss.

 What Cloud Managed Security services are available?

Cloud Managed Security covers a wide range of services, but typically, Cloud Managed Security solutions center around:

  • Penetration testing
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Log management
  • Network intrusion detection
  • Proactive threat monitoring
  • Compliance and regulatory security planning
  • DDoS protection
  • Security consultancy services to configure, review and manage your Cloud environment

 Why work with an external provider for your security needs?

The complexity of cyber-attacks and security threats is rising last year. When you have a team of in-house security experts focusing on defending the cloud environment and continuously watching the market for potential risks, it is very difficult for most companies to stay up to date with the knowledge and resources required to secure the enterprise cloud community.

Many specialist cloud and managed hosting providers have a dedicated security department whose role is to continuously monitor the market and the security environment for emerging risks, in tandem with advising clients on the most safe solution to their The plan.Some services provide 24/7 threat monitoring to mitigate the risk of cyber-attacks on a day to day basis, which may be too complex and resource-heavy to undertake in-house.


Security is inevitably linked to compliance – and in order to ensure conformity with data privacy policy and industry regulations, companies need to show that they have placed in place appropriate security mechanisms, from personnel training to data center security measures.

Cloud Managed Security services can help you fulfill your compliance requirements, while a professional vendor can manage and proactively track the system to reduce the threats and effects of security breaches. This protects your company, your clients, and day-to-day activities, but also protects you from the damage to your brand image in the event of a cyber breach.

It's time to start being proactive when it comes to defense, rather than just responding to threats after they've occurred. Security is always low on the list of the CIO ... before an assault happens. Don't wait for protection to be compromised until you act – set up a strategy now to prepare you for the future.

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