Advances in remote communication technology and reliability, coupled with the growing political and commercial access to technically-literate developing countries, allow larger and more aggressive providers to dramatically reduce their operational costs through off-shoring. This paper form ExaProtec suggest some of the recommendations to survive as an MSSP against multi-national players offering global, yet centralized, delivery of their services.
If information security is a battle, most companies have the problem of managing a motley army of corporate systems, security devices and solutions. IT teams are running the equivalent of a multilingual UN taskforce of databases, ERP systems, transaction processing systems, email systems and more. Each of these systems makes a key contribution to the overall view of the companys current information security status. But each also speaks its own language, with its own reporting, event logs and rules - even its own management console.