Why use Managed Service Provider or MSP like Kirkham.IT? This article will explain everything you need to know about what a managed service provider is and why you should use one.

Why use a managed service provider in 2021?

IT Departments are often spread too thin

When a company’s internal IT department or staff becomes overwhelmed, they will often turn to an MSP or Managed Service Provider to fill the gaps. Using an MSP is an easy and quick way to deploy a knowledgeable team without spending time hiring and training a new staff.

Cost savings

SIA research suggests deploying an MSP for contingent workforce management can save a client company as much as 20% overall on contingent staffing and placement fees when compared year over year, to operations without an MSP solution.

Cyber threats are constantly evolving

With the cyber threat landscape constantly evolving, it is critical your IT department stays up to date on the latest cybersecurity threats. MSPs focus on keeping up with the latest cybersecurity threats to make sure their clients are secure as possible.

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What is a managed service provider (MSP)?

MSPs or Managed Service Providers provide a range of services from network monitoring to password management. Keep reading to learn more about what MSPs can do for your business.

Continuous Cybersecurity Training

By implementing a continuous cybersecurity training, you are holding everyone accountable for their actions and knowledge. Employees are more likely to take cybersecurity seriously if you do too. You can identify your weakest links and educate them to be your strongest defenses. 

Managed Endpoint Detection (MEDR)

MEDR or Managed Endpoint Detection and Response is what we recommend to keep your system secure. MEDR uses artificial intelligence and human monitoring to stop any anomalies found suspicious. It protects against the widest array of threats preventing known and unknown threats in real-time.

Backup & Disaster Recovery

Having an MSP manage and monitor your backups is ideal. Backups need to be checked daily and if they aren’t, you cannot trust that they are there and ready to go. We have seen some IT departments that just hope they are there when they need them and check backups once a week or once every two weeks. If something happens to your business, you need to have comfort in knowing you are able to get back up and running quickly because of your backups and disaster recovery process.

Password Management

Password managers prevent the reuse of insecure passwords. Password reuse makes hacking other accounts easy for hackers. If they gain access to one site using one set of credentials, they will try other websites in hopes that you have reused those credentials. Password managers create strong and unique passwords for each site you visit, All you have to remember is one master password to then have access to all of your credentials.

MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)

Multi-Factor Authentication or MFA is an additional security layer you can add to dramatically increase your businesses overall security stance. MFA is an electronic authentication method in which a user is granted access to a website or application only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to an authentication mechanism. This can be done via text message, phone call, email, or application. It is unlikely the cybercriminal has access to your phone leaving them unable to access your accounts even if they do have your credentials.

In Conclusion – Why use a managed service provider?

MSPs can be a great way to further secure your network and business data. Our IT management services improve your company’s efficiency, productivity, and most importantly, the bottom line. Our cloud and onsite IT solutions are world-class, leading-edge solutions for world-class businesses. We are driven. We are visionary. We are passionate. We are IT. Hopefully If you’re looking for an MSP contact Kirkham.IT today! Hopefully this article clears up any questions you have about why use a managed service provider.

If you’re looking for a Managed Service Provider, shoot us an email at sales@kirkham.it or give us a call at 479-242-2811!