Companies implement new technologies and devices into their IT infrastructure to support their business goals and stay at the forefront of industry innovation. This means the IT environment is constantly evolving however, cybersecurity measures don’t necessarily keep pace.
Strength of third party managed services
Cybersecurity can still be perceived as a measure that only has to be addressed one. But the reality is that with every change a company make to their technological infrastructure, be it to hardware or software, automatically generates the need to review how data is protected. Without this approach, the necessary level of security can’t be maintained to protect the digital assets, as well as employees and customers. So, long-term thinking and planning is critical to to prevent or mitigate cyber threats.
Third party managed services are the most effective way to ensure that any organization remains secure as it grows. Working with expert security consultants, monitoring the current security best practices, identifying gaps and examining information flow with business partners can be ensured leading to more secure posture.
Provider agnostic approach
When a company is involved with multiple providers, they may rely on their advice to shore up cyber resilience. However, the protection they offer will rarely extend beyond their own product or service. Relying on one provider’s guidance will rarely iron out the vulnerabilities that come from the points in the digital infrastructure where their product intersects with another.
Managed services from third parties who are not employed by the cloud provider of choice means the advice received will be free of bias towards one particular product. Often, security experts from cloud providers (through no fault of their own) are predisposed to pushing companies to use more of their solutions and services for the simple reason that doing so increases the dependency on their services. However, this can leave organizations exposed to paying more for these services as the business grows.
Experts from cloud providers know their products inside out. It’s their business to do so. However, they can be woefully ignorant of other products, and, in some cases, how their products should interact with them. The tendency is to draw a line of responsibility around their own solution leaving other solution undiscovered.
These characteristics of managed services can help to avoid ever-spiraling cloud spend. And for those who are yet to make the shift to cloud, but are in the preparation process, remember that it's never too early to get some third party eyes on the plan.
From assessment to compliance, Noventiq is here for your company. Thanks to our partnership with key security vendors, our substantial experience from hundreds of successful projects, and our commitment to industry standards, you can be sure that you will receive the most sophisticated security services. Schedule a meeting with our cybersecurity experts.