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The same question is asked by many companies that provide IT support and want to make the switch from a managed services provider (MSP) to a managed security services provider (MSSP): Is it worth it? This is a critical question that anyone contemplating such a move should ask themselves. The simple answer to this question would be yes, transitioning to an MSSP is worth the risk.

As COVID-19 has unlocked the window for hackers to leverage the fears of people to serve their malicious ambitions, the rising security demands of organizations are forcing many MSPs to seriously consider becoming MSSPs. There is a lot to be gained from making the switch. One company that has already done that is ADSS Cyber Security, a provider of managed security, cybersecurity consulting, cyber intelligence, and security awareness training. Here is a look into how ADSS Cyber Security was able to transition from an MSP to an MSSP with the help of Comodo.

What Made ADSS Cyber Security Think about Becoming an MSSP
Based in London, United Kingdom, ADSS Cyber Security is a newly formed MSSP that aims to change the way businesses tackle cyber threats. Initially, ADSS Cyber Security was going to set up as a Managed Service Provider, but after doing some market research and discussing with potential clients, the team found there was a much greater need for security than other managed services. This meant that the company had to do a lot of research into security companies that could offer the technology they needed.

The company researched several security companies, including CrowdStrike and F-Secure but found that they could not offer the protection that ADSS Cyber Security was looking for to secure its clients. After a year of research that included evaluating multiple companies, the company found that Comodo was the only viable solution for them.

How Comodo Helped ADSS Cyber Security Transition to an MSSP
ADSS Cyber Security chose Comodo’s Dragon Platform with Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP), which is a patent-pending auto containment technology with active breach protection that neutralizes ransomware, malware, and cyber-attacks. “Our customers shouldn’t have to worry about cyber threats and so our mission is to provide the most advanced security tools operated by a highly trained staff. To accomplish this, we partner exclusively with global leaders in the security industry, like Comodo,” says Christopher Phillips, Co-Founder & Director of Cyber Operations at ADSS Cyber Security.

“To successfully transition to an MSSP, we needed to provide the most solid security solutions available. We researched multiple security firms such as CrowdStrike and F-Secure and found that they didn’t offer protection that was equal to Comodo. After numerous tests, Comodo’s Dragon platform was the only solution that came out on top, and even when we tried to trick the software, it still offered great protection,” further added Phillips.

One of the main reasons ADSS Cyber Security chose Comodo was because of its next-gen SOC-as-a-platform (SOCaaP). Comodo’s SOCaaP gives the company complete visibility over its clients’ IT estates, which has enabled them to offer next-level protection. Additionally, the quick turnaround helped ADSS Cyber Security to build its solution stack quickly and successfully. “Comodo made it incredibly easy for us to add managed security services to our portfolio. Without Comodo, we would have had needed substantial capital investment for staff, software, and infrastructure,” commented Phillips.

Another reason the team at ADSS Cyber Security chose Comodo was because of its auto containment and threat detection feature. The auto containment runs an unknown executable in a kernel API virtualized mode, thereby offering attack surface reduction (ASR), which neutralizes ransomware attacks. Additionally, Comodo’s AEP utilizes a Default Deny Platform to provide complete protection against zero-day threats while having no impact on end-user experience or workflows. Lastly, Comodo’s Valkyrie analyzes and gives a trusted verdict for 100% of files on a network.

“We initially chose to work with Comodo because of the incredible auto containment technology, but we’re benefiting from the entire platform of security solutions, which enabled us to offer streamlined and extensive protection for our clients. We feel safe knowing that our clients are protected by the best,” revealed Phillips.

Final Word
Comodo’s platform shares intelligence and is, therefore, more secure than disparate products that claim to be the best of the breed but don’t share information. Comodo has architected its cybersecurity product to maximize intelligent sharing between every component of the platform, therefore providing superior security.

According to Alan Knepfer, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Comodo, “We’re ready to help companies meet the explosive demand for managed security services. Our platform makes it possible for an MSP to become an MSSP with one click and with zero capital outlay.”