Managed Service Providers vs. Managed Security Services Providers

Modified on: May 10, 2021

What is the Difference Between a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)?  

More commercial businesses and government agencies are turning to third-party service providers to fill gaps in their operations, streamline challenging logistics and extend their capabilities efficiently. When it comes to managed services in regulated spaces like contracting with defense agencies, however, the rabbit hole of security and compliance requirements can be intimidating for any business. That’s why agencies and service providers are turning to Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) to help address compliance and scale security measures.