Understanding Managed Security Services

Network monitoring and management service demands have grown steadily as the corporate world moves towards global Internet-based transport architectures, adding to the range, complexity, regulatory concerns and vulnerabilities of any network, creating compelling benefits in the outsourcing of network operations, management and security.


Nuspire is the chosen Managed Security Service Provider for Fortune 200 companies, monitoring and supporting network security and compliance requirements, taking on full responsibility for the client’s network. This approach to network management has single-handedly evolved the security solution industry.


MSSPs are equipped with deep security knowledge and expertise of purpose-built security technology, implementing a process committed to delivering a true all-in-one security service that facilitates the success of the client’s network by taking on security management responsibilities.


We're pioneers in the MSSP Space.

Companies that are involved in financial transactions or personal customer data are often governed by federal and industry regulations that outline preventative security measure requirements. Nuspire takes on the responsibility of protecting sensitive information and transactions by employing state-of-the-science intrusion prevention tools and detection systems tailored to your specific needs.


Think of it as an alarm company for your private network, built with intricate sensors and systems to prevent an attack or breach. Below, you’ll find an overview of some of the common systems and tools utilized by Nuspire with info on how they work to combat network threats and intrusion attempts before they become a danger.


Why is a UTM appliance preferred over a traditional firewall?

Unified Threat Management (UTM) is a comprehensive solution that has taken over as the gateway security standard for traditional firewalls. An all-inclusive security product that has the ability to perform multiple security functions in one single appliance -- network firewalling, network intrusion prevention and gateway antivirus (AV), gateway anti-spam, VPN, content filtering, load balancing and on-appliance reporting, a UTM solution provides a complete solution with added dependability.


Traditional stateful packet firewalls are no longer sufficient for dealing with the complex threats of today’s electronic world. Firewalls are often spoofed with the intricate tools and methods used by hackers to bypass basic traditional security, giving clients a false sense of security.



An Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is found on a special type of firewall called a Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance. It works on signature-based detection, meaning the threat has been caught and a signature profile has been created to recognize and prevent it from  penetrating the system and/or network.


An Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is a device (or application) that monitors network and/or system activities for malicious activities or policy violations. Intrusion detection is the process of monitoring events occurring in a computer system or network. Analyzing for signs of possible incidents, violations or imminent threats, and violations of computer security policies, acceptable use policies, or standard security practices, IDS devices cannot prevent a threat but only detect it by means of correlation of data while looking for anomalies in traffic patterns or other abnormal network behaviors that may indicate a security event (i.e. A bandwidth spike at an off hours time when no one is at the dealership).


Security Information and Event Management at your fingertips.

UTM’s should be coupled with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) for 24x7x365 network monitoring. This extra layer of protection provides the ability to process data from security devices and systems to determine when security events have occurred using powerful security functions to aggregate and correlate diverse security data in real-time. This helps make more sense of raw log data to determine when security events have occurred along with generating security metrics to reduce the expense of regulatory compliance and security reporting.


The SOC works for you.

A Security Operations Center (SOC) monitors network and data activity at all times, even while the IT team is out of office. The SOC is the central security ‘hub’ for dealership networks, staffed with trained security analysts that are skilled in creating the best solution for your network. Having a SOC available provides a proactive approach to network security; these engineers can respond to SIEM data in real-time, identifying potential threats before it penetrates the network.

Nuspire is a leader in the MSSP space, securing the networks of major automotive, health and retail companies. Wondering if an MSSP could keep your network and data protected? Contact us for a free assessment.
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