MIT Managed Security Services Partner (MIT-MSSP)

What is a Managed Security Services Provider?

An MSSP is an IT service business that specializes in providing security-as-a-services offerings for their customers.

MIT MSSP provides:

  • Intrusion prevention systems (IPS) that detect and prevent identified threats

 

  • Web content filtering that blocks access to web content that may be deemed offensive, inappropriate, or even dangerous

 

  • Endpoint Protection that identifies and manages users’ device access

 

  • Anti-virus (AV) prevents, searches for, detects, and removes software viruses and other malicious software like worms, trojans, adware, and more.

 

  • Anti-spam that prevents email spam (unsolicited bulk email)

 

  • Firewalls (NGFWs) that monitor and controls the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. A firewall typically establishes a barrier between a trusted internal network and an untrusted external network, such as the Internet.

 

  • A virtual private network (VPN) enables private networks and users to securely send and receive data across shared or public networks

 

  • Configuration management that our systems engineers process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product’s performance, functional, and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life.

 

  • A variety of testing such as penetration testing and vulnerability scans

 

  • Security features such as risk assessments, GAP analysis, access management, security updates and compliance
MIT MSSP also including training and education of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, and data from attack, damage, and unauthorized access.