Applications support some of the most strategic business processes and access an organization’s most sensitive data. However, application security continues to receive less budget and attention than network security. Thanks to the high-profile data breaches of the past few years, we can’t blame lack of awareness for the lack of investment.
Security experts and business leaders alike are now painfully aware that hackers are targeting applications as an entry point.
Managed services have emerged as the preferred way to address security concerns and lighten the burden for internal teams. A managed services partner allows you the elastic capacity to only partner for the services you need, skipping the overhead costs that come with hiring and retaining an internal team and providing them with the equipment necessary to get the job done. A highly skilled and efficient managed services team frees up your employees to focus on other core business activities. In fact, nearly half (47%) of businesses are now using managed services to help address cyber security needs, up from 43% two years ago.
It’s critical to find the right managed services partner. Here are a few things to consider when searching for the best partner to meet your business needs.