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Managed security service provider guide

Breaking into the managed security service field requires time and research to make sure that you get it right. In this managed security service provider guide, you'll find everything you need to get started in this lucrative industry.

An increasing number of security solution providers now offer managed security services. It's a trend that could...

pay dividends for your solution provider company. But before you can just dive right in, you should become acquainted with the managed security services landscape and all of its nuances.

Small customer companies often do not have extensive internal resources to devote to security. Ever-changing compliance regulations are difficult to keep up with when resources are tight. For these reasons, companies often must turn to managed security service providers to take care of their security needs.

This isn't, however, a business venture to enter into lightly. There are many challenges to be aware of before getting started. For this reason, we've compiled our best content on becoming a managed security services provider. Peruse this guide and find out if you have what it takes to enter the potentially lucrative managed security services field.

Understanding managed security services: An intro for VARs: This feature article offers a solid knowledge base for getting started with managed security services, including opportunities and client needs, as well as risks and risk mitigation. Once you've got this information under your belt, you can move along to more advanced managed security service issues, such as the ones below.

Managed services a learning process for VARs, customers: Are you a traditional VAR trying to break into the managed services market? If so, this article is for you. Neil Roiter, SearchSecurityChannel.com's senior technology editor, provides a detailed explanation of why managed security services can be a boon for your business, as well as how to leverage your years of VAR experience.

Technology requirements for managed security service providers: Offering managed service may sound like a great, easy way to bolster the bottom line. But there are some technology investments that you, the solution provider, must make in order to accommodate your customers. Find out what they are and why you need them in this feature article.

How to overcome managed security service provider challenges: Being prepared for the challenges that lie ahead is one way to ensure your managed security service provider venture will be successful. Check out some of the technical and business problems that you may run into when providing managed security services to customers.

MSPAlliance accreditation programs vet managed services firms and practitioners: Finally, put on your headphones and listen to this managed security services podcast. Neil Roiter speaks with Charles Weaver, president of the MSPAlliance. Weaver offers insight into the managed services accreditation program that his organization offers.

Send questions or comments on this managed security resource to ndamour@techtarget.com

This was last published in August 2009

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