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Five Benefits of Outsourcing IT Services

Businesses can benefit from outsourcing crucial services such as monitoring, managing, and securing IT infrastructure. Hiring third party experts helps you safeguard your systems using tools that do everything from detecting anomalies and threats to automatic alerting, remediation and even rollback in extreme cases. Third party experts bring with them industry experience that is valuable, especially when faced with unexpected outages or threats.

When a company decides to outsource any service, they should expect to receive top-quality work. When it comes to entrusting cybersecurity to external professionals, there should be no difference and no doubt. Here are five explanations which outline why.

1. Cost Efficiency of Access to Real Experts

You shouldn’t assume outsourcing work is more expensive than maintaining expertise in-house. One key responsibility of support and threat management is maintaining knowledge and skills. This takes time and effort. Third party Managed IT Service Providers benefit from economies of scale in terms of knowledge of best practices and changes to the IT ecosystem by virtue of the fact that they support and manage many environments.  These same service providers also invest in building and partnering with NOC (Network Operations Center) and SOC (Security Operations Center) Teams which even further broadens and deepens skillset available.

2. There is a human component to Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is not just about running a piece of software or setting up multi-factor authentication. Effective cybersecurity services require not only a technological solution but also human components. Experts who understand workflows and combine that knowledge with technology to develop solutions that are effective and secure, have the most impact on the bottom line of a business. Experts who don’t just depend on software to defend against threats but know how to analyze, therefore stay ahead of threats, go farther in keeping a business safe than anything else. 

3. Real-time Monitoring and Instant Analysis

Real time should mean real time. When a threat, whether known or unknown, is detected, it must be addressed. It should be addressed immediately, not in an hour or sometime today. Solutions like Endpoint Detect and Response Software monitored through a SOC ensure systems cyber-hygiene in ways that traditional definition-based threat protection can’t. The bottom line is, the quality software and work of experts, you can promptly detect potential breaches as they occur.

4. Logging, Monitoring, Testing, and Auditing

It is important to understand what different security solutions offer, when managed effectively. For example, depending on what regulations your business may be subject to, you may require Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions that would allow you to collect data about the effectiveness of your defenses. Or you may be required to perform routine vulnerability testing on your network to ensure there have been no changes nor breaches in your perimeter security protections. Maybe you simply need IT asset management, software license or version control. Regardless, partnering with the right IT Service provider can help you implement and manage the right solutions for your business.

5. Focus on your Core Business

Unless you are an IT Service provider or offer cybersecurity services, your core business is likely not technology. Having someone on staff who has a passion for technology and handles your system as part of his or her responsibilities is not enough. You should be working with an expert. You should be eliminating tasks and workloads that are not core drivers for your business. Outsourcing is one way to accomplish this. By outsourcing your cybersecurity, you ensure you implement the right safeguards, make use of the relevant solutions, and obtain necessary protections.