Managed Service Provider (MSP) vs. Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)

In technology, you often see an abundance of acronyms and buzzwords to describe solutions, models, and technology. Sometimes, it's aggravating to keep up with all the terminology of IT (oops that's one we just can't avoid).


Within the cyber security field, you might see or come across the terms MSP (managed service provider) or MSSP (managed security services provider). While they both cover aspects of security there are some major differences between the two types of providers. We put together this infographic on the main differences between an MSSP and MSP.

Our goal is to clarify the differences and illustrate the benefits of using an MSSP when it comes to your security. 

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About CIPHER

Founded in 2000, CIPHER is a global cybersecurity company that delivers highly accredited SOC I and SOC II Type 2 certified Managed Security Services and Security Consulting Services with expertise across ISO 20000 and ISO 27001, and PCI DSS holding the QSA and PCI ASV certifications. We have received many awards including Best MSSP from Frost & Sullivan for the past five years. These services are supported by the best-in-class security intelligence lab: CIPHER Intelligence. Our offices are located in North America, Europe, and Latin America with 24×7×365 Security Operations Centers and R&D laboratories, complemented by strategic partners around the globe. 

Our clients consist of Fortune 500 companies, world-renowned enterprises, and government agencies with countless success stories. CIPHER provides organizations with proprietary technologies and specialized services to defend against advanced threats while managing risk and ensuring compliance through innovative solutions. 

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