Firms to Seek More Security Help From Outsiders

Yankee Group: Managed security service providers to dominate enterprise security.

Enterprises will turn to outside firms for 90 percent of their security by 2010, according to Yankee Group. In the past, enterprises focused on buying affordable security devices with a specific focus. But government regulations and security holes are now driving companies to managed security service providers (MSSPs).

Vendors who sell vulnerability scanning devices will do well simply by marketing their products as "vulnerability management services," said Matthew Kovar, security solutions and services vice president for Yankee Group.

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