More companies are turning to augmented services outside of their organizations to fill gaps in their security program, as evidenced in the massive growth in adoption of managed security services.

According to 451 Research’s 2022 Trends in Information Security Report, 40% of organizations reported leveraging managed security services at the end of 2021 – up from 24% in 2020.

40% organizations report using Managed Security Services in 2021 (source: 451 Research 2022 Trends Report)

What’s causing the trend? The state of the security operations team.

Agentless security relieves alert-fatigued security teams

Whether it’s training new, junior security staff to fill vacant roles, or hiring expensive, qualified, security talent, CISOs are dealing with issues that most HR teams cannot solve fast enough. 

This leaves modern organizations struggling to hire the right personnel to manage, install, update, and deploy security tools on a day-to-day basis.

This challenge is particularly evident in highly dynamic cloud and multi-cloud environments, where tech stacks are continually evolving, deployments occur frequently, and cloud compliance is a non-negotiable requirement. 

Consider a cloud solution that offers agentless security with 100% visibility into the cloud or multi-cloud environment. 

Without it, when a zero-day like Log4j occurs, the security operations center has a number of urgent tasks to complete within a short period of time. 

If agent deployment and maintenance are part of real-time response, the security team has a significantly bigger job to do to manage issues and hunt for indicators of compromise. As time passes, cyber risks increase substantially, and add pressure to SecOps and DevOps teams.

When security practitioners are reporting alert fatigue from hundreds of unprioritized cloud security alerts every day, it’s clear more has to be done to free teams up for critical remediation activities when it matters most. 

Alert fatigue increases security risks and decreases team productivity, and is a natural outcome of mismanaged security tools, specifically in the cloud.

Advanced cloud security solutions that consolidate cloud security tools, elevate cloud visibility real-time, and manage cloud vulnerabilities proactively give Security leaders the new game point advantage they need against today’s most persistent and advanced threat actors. 

In ISC(2)’s latest cybersecurity workforce survey, 38% of security pros reported they’re now using cloud service providers in 2021. Now is the time to help security teams manage cloud risks with their trusted MSP partners using Orca’s agentless cloud security platform.

Orca’s vision to enable Managed Cloud Security

To help teams prevent and detect threats faster with agentless security in the cloud, Orca Security is unveiling our Managed Security Service Partner (MSSP) Portal for global IT and cloud security partners.

Recognizing the need for growing organizations and partners who need cutting-edge, agentless security in the cloud, Orca Security is taking the lead to provide MSSPs and their customers an easy way to leverage the industry-leading Orca Cloud Security Platform as the foundation of their managed cloud security solutions at scale.

Orca Security’s MSSP Portal

With Orca’s new MSSP Portal, large organizations or partners can manage growing cloud environments and ensure their cloud security solution with Orca Security scales to meet their needs.

Orca Cloud Security Platform MSSP Portal UI

Orca Security’s MSSP Portal aims to help managed security organizations in three key areas, with our vision for managed cloud security:

  1. Easily setup and configure managed security instances: With a dedicated MSSP Portal, security administrators can provision cloud instances and manage policies in a centralized, self-service manner.
  2. Improve day-to-day management and operations of instances over time: Security administrators in managed environments want to more quickly and efficiently create, implement, and manage security policies across their clients’ cloud instances. The MSSP Portal will aim to provide a single dashboard for managing these policies, measuring risks, and auditing compliance across the clouds they are managing.
  3. Capture new insights through MSSP Portal analytics: With the MSSP Portal in the Orca Platform, managed security partners will eventually be able to leverage all of Orca’s advanced analytics, breaking threat news, and vulnerability trends to better understand their clients’ cloud and multi-cloud estates.

Learn more about Orca Security for Managed Services

Ready to learn how Orca Security’s agentless security and cloud security platform can add true value to your MSP?

To find out more about how Orca Security can help enable agentless managed cloud security for your organization, contact us or request a demonstration of Orca Security’s cloud security platform and MSP portal today to learn more.


451 Research 2022 Trends Report,
(ISC)² Cybersecurity Workforce Study Sheds New Light on Global Talent Demand Amid a Lingering Pandemic,