You’re not a technical person. You’re an entrepreneur. You understand that properly working business technology is a necessity. Slow computers, down phones, and faulty printers are not only frustrating but cost your business. You don’t care how your technology works, you just need it to work. You may be wondering how on earth you can accomplish this daunting task… without breaking the bank. Hiring an internal IT person seems like the obvious solution but it can be expensive. The average IT Consultant makes $62,161/year plus the additional costs for training and benefits. Most small businesses like yours simply can’t afford to put an extra employee on the payroll. This is where outsourced IT comes into play; but with so many choices in the marketplace today, how do you know what to choose? Buzzwords like managed services, managed security, MSP, and MSSP can make selecting a technology partner a challenge so we’re breaking down each support option for you.
MSP: A Traditional Approach
A Managed Service Provider, or MSP, ensures your technology systems are operational. To keep your business technology functional, an MSP monitors and proactively maintains your systems. Some MSPs also help their clients develop an IT strategy or dabble in security measures such as firewall installation and antivirus software. However, not all MSPs are created equally. ADKtechs offers an extensive full managed services program that includes:
|Mobile device management – from mobile phones to laptops, you can track, protect, and manage your employees’ devices.
|Endpoint protection – stop worrying about the safety of your IT and rely on ADKtechs to proactively monitor and prevent security threats.
|Asset tracking & risk intelligence – take the guesswork out of budgeting for IT expenses by knowing exactly what and how old your assets are.
|Web content filtering & security – ensure that employees aren’t wasting time or putting your company at risk by accessing unsafe websites or downloading suspicious content.
|Remote monitoring & management – receive insights and 360-degree protection to safeguard you far more than just a firewall and standard antivirus software.
|Next generation firewall – our next generation firewalls utilize purpose-built security processors and threat intelligence services to provide cutting edge protection.
|Managed network services – ADKtechs proactively monitors your entire network to prevent IT problems before they disrupt your business.
MSSP: A Forward-Thinking Approach
As cyber attacks occur at an increasingly alarming rate, focus is shifting to more security-aware tactics. A Managed Security Service Provider, or MSSP, is a trusted advisor that implements robust security solutions to protect your business environment and your name. MSSPs go above any beyond, ensuring your systems and people are secure and compliant. This is especially important for heavily regulated industries such as healthcare, where security practices must align with standardized compliance frameworks. Our full managed security services program offers everything mentioned in the MSP grid above plus:
|Employee training – fortify your “human firewall” through employee security training. Arming your team with the proper tools to defend your organization against cyber threats will be your greatest asset.
|Cyber Tough security program – strengthen your defenses with event correlation & monitoring, breach prevention platform, advanced reports, employee monitoring, data loss prevention, and policy creation.
|Risk assessment – receive business insights by identifying sensitive data and potential liabilities before they can harm your business.
|Vulnerability assessment – find out where your vulnerabilities lie and how to prevent them from turning into full-blown liabilities
ADKtechs doesn’t operate on a “one size fits all” approach to technical services. Your IT needs are as unique as your organization. “We make technology work for you” is what we live by when it comes to delivering solutions for our customers. We adapt each solution to your needs. To find out more about our outsourced IT options, click here.