Introducing MPSS: The new cloud security service from Piksel Group

Posted by The Piksel Team on Sep 29, 2020 6:06:32 AM

Did you know that 86 percent of surveyed businesses experience downtime as a result of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks or from exploits of application vulnerability?

For businesses that rely heavily on their web presence and ecommerce operations, DDoS attacks and other cloud security threats pose a serious continuity threat. If your traffic’s blocked or your application is hacked, you could lose customers and money.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. With one comprehensive service, you could protect yourself against these malicious attacks and provide your applications with the security they need. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to MPSS.

What is MPSS?

MPSS stands for ‘Managed Perimeter Security Service’. It’s a new managed intelligent threat detection and mitigation service, handled by Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partners and the AWS Shield DDoS Response Team (DRT).

As we write this blog, Piksel Group is the first and only UK-based AWS Partner to offer this service. (And we’re proud of it!)

But what exactly does this service involve? Here are the four key components of MPSS:

1. Comprehensive cloud security

Through to 2025, it’s predicted 99 percent of all cloud security failures will be due to the inaccurate design and configuration of the protection. 

When it comes to securing your AWS cloud environment, applications and APIs, it’s essential you invest in the best services and tools available. However, for many businesses this is too complex a task. Correctly configuring and maintaining WAF rulesets can be a burdensome task for large and small organisations alike, especially for those who do not have specialist security teams.

With our MPSS offering, our team design, manage and monitor your AWS services to ensure your applications are even more secure. We actively protect against common web exploitations and threats to ensure your business is up and running 24/7, 365 days a year.

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2. Expert-led service

We run the Piksel Group MPSS service in collaboration with the AWS Shield DRT.

Together, we use our wealth of cloud security expertise to manage your perimeter security, monitor threats and metrics, and adjust your security rulesets.

3. Intelligence-driven threat detection

Only 11 percent of UK businesses use intelligent threat detection to flag cyber security risks.

However, prevention is always better than post-attack firefighting. In doing so, you’ll avoid downtime, continuity issues and the financial and reputational damages that come with data breaches.

The MPSS service, with the help of AWS Shield Advanced:

  • Uses intelligence-driven threat detection
  • Protects against application vulnerabilities
  • Creates alerts whenever pre-defined metrics are exceeded and automatically signifies our Security Operations Centre
  • Is scalable to your unique needs
  • Minimises application downtime

Ultimately, with our expert-led security service, your business can rest assured that your website is protected against DDoS attacks and other threats.

4. ‘Always on’ 24/7 responses

When it comes to blocking a DDoS attack, time really is of the essence.

Fortunately, our MPSS service runs on a 24x7x365 basis. So, no matter when your website (or application) is hit with a cyber threat, the Piksel and AWS team are on hand to respond to your issue quickly and automatically.

Cloud security, made simple

Here’s the truth: your business could create and manage a complete cloud security ecosystem alone.

But not every organisation has the time or expertise to do so.

Our new MPSS service is the one-stop-shop for all your cloud security needs. We ensure your AWS applications run effectively and are as secure as possible, leaving you the time to focus on more pressing business needs.

So far, the service is a huge success and we’re eager to expand our offerings. So, if you’d like to learn more about MPSS in practice, take a look at our case study.

Piksel Groups’ MPSS service offers the 360°-perimeter security managed solution help AWS customers secure their application, their origin as well as their end-users’ data. Commerce, retail, travel, e-learning or media companies need to focus on doing what they do best and with Piksel’s solution they can leave the management of their perimeter security in expert hands fully aligned with the AWS SOC. Security is job zero at AWS and our select MSSP Partners are an important part of delivering on this strategy. Many industries are migrating more and more of their business critical, external facing applications to the cloud and they need to be secured.  – Istvan Polay, Edge Services Partner Lead, Amazon Web Services EMEA SARL

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Topics: MPSS, Cloud Security

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