Paladion is among the 10 top emerging managed security service providers (MSSPs), according to The Forrester Wave™: Emerging Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs), Q3 2018. To build their list, the firm performed a comprehensive review of emerging MSSPs, and evaluated providers on 24 criteria. The results were published in the Forrester Wave report, which stated that “Paladion’s' strength lies in its actionable data and dashboard.
“We are happy that Forrester named us among the 10 top MSSPs,” said Paladion’s CEO, Rajat Mohanty. “We feel honored that Forrester has recognized, in our opinion, our dedication and diligence to our customers. Considering our complete set of managed security services, our global presence, and the increased interest we have received from customers, we think it is not entirely surprising we were named among the top emerging MSSP,” Mohanty explained. “In my view, the Wave’s rigorous research methodology simply quantified the reasons why we both belonged among, and deserved favorable ranking within, the top MSSPs.”
To assess the state of the emerging MSSP market, Forrester evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of top MSSP vendors. After examining past research, user need assessments, and vendor and expert interviews, they developed a comprehensive set of 24 evaluation criteria, which they grouped into three categories, current offering, market presence, and strategy.
According to the report, “[Paladion’s] strength lies in its actionable data and dashboard. [Paladion’s] dashboard is designed to be friendly for general users, yet detailed enough for security analysts. The company's proprietary AI platform, AI.saac, applies security analytics across endpoint, network, application, and user behavior data. Clients appreciate the company's lower costs, integration with multiple security technologies, and easy one-click investigations.”
Through these innovations, Paladion believes that it is upgrading client expectations for MSSPs. They are transforming a slow, reactive, and faceless service into a high-speed, high-touch cybersecurity partnership. While traditional MSSPs only sent security alerts and reports, Paladion combines AI with one of the industry’s largest pools of cyber security experts. The result: Paladion delivers comprehensive hands-on response and cybersecurity consulting services that meet a wide range of organizational security needs— 24x7x365.
Based in Reston Virginia, Paladion is growing rapidly throughout North America, the largest regional market for managed security services (in general) and MDR services (specifically). As organizations increasingly deploy mobile and IoT, and as both internal and external threats grow, the need for full MDR services is projected to continue to explode.
Paladion is a global cyber defense company that provides Managed Detection and Response Services, DevOps Security, Cyber Forensics, Incident Response, and more by tightly bundling its AI platform AI.saac and advanced managed security services. Paladion is consistently rated and recognized by leading independent analyst firms, having received awards from Frost & Sullivan, Red Herring, amongst others. For 18 years, Paladion has been actively managing cyber risk for over 700 customers from its 5 AI-Driven security operations centers (SOCs) placed across the globe. Paladion is headquartered in Reston, Virginia with customers in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia.
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With the two big driving forces of increasing digital systems and tighter government regulation on data protection, you can look forward to strong demand for cybersecurity knowhow. Remember also that technology alone cannot help enterprises to prevent, detect, manage, and recover from incidents. Effective cybersecurity still relies on skilled people.
Well compensated work: If you want to increase your personal earnings, cybersecurity can be an excellent choice.The average salary for a job needing IT skills (of any kind) is often 50 per cent higher than the average private sector job.
Demand for cybersecurity professionals then greatly outpaces that of other IT jobs, pushing salaries up still further. Naturally, money is just one form of gratification, albeit an important one for many people. If you are also passionate about helping people and organisations to stay safe, protect privacy, and fight data breaches and cyberattacks, cybersecurity has lots to offer you too.
Dynamic environment: Cybersecurity work is typically interesting, challenging, and technology focused. The faster information technology evolves, the faster attackers move to exploit it. Today’s hot topics include denial-of-service attacks, ransomware, malicious QR codes, and social engineering such as phishing emails.
Tomorrow could see a whole new range of attack vectors and priorities. Advances in fields like artificial intelligence are changing the way data and systems can be protected.
They are also changing the ways hackers can attack them. If you like keeping up with news about the Internet of Things, machine learning, mobile security, smart cars, and other cutting-edge developments, cybersecurity could bring you a great deal of job interest.
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In addition, cybersecurity skills are highly portable. Those who have them can often be located virtually anywhere.
Another possibility is to join an enterprise specialising in cybersecurity services, to get the double advantage of work diversity and supportive working conditions.
Job security: The unemployment rate for cybersecurity professionals is currently zero – or even below (more positions open than people to fill them). How many other professions could claim the same? Market researcher company Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021. They also found that cybersecurity spending would likely exceed between 2017 and 2021, increasing demand for qualified professionals.
Remember career basics as well: Remember that all careers should offer not only interest and opportunity, but also the r ight ‘hygiene’ factors. This means pleasant, safe working conditions, proper management, and suitable career development.
After all, the fun and the satisfaction you can have as a cybersecurity professional should be a permanent feature of your job, not a temporary one. By choosing carefully, you should be able to find the job and work environment that suits you, and that allows you to reap all the benefits that we have discussed here.