Once you decide to find a reliable managed IT security service provider, you need first to finalize your business requirements and vendor selection criteria. Then, create an RFP (request for proposal) or similar document listing all the necessary criteria and related questions for an effective selection process. This will make your selection and comparison process way easier.
If you decide to outsource your IT security services to a remote vendor, you will gain the top security expertise available globally, higher flexibility, optimized IT expenses, and even reduced costs. You may search for a potential IT security provider on platforms like Clutch, SoftwareWorld, or a freelance site like Upwork. These platforms have preliminary filters for the region, hourly rates, expertise, etc. Then, by checking a company's websites and online materials like their portfolio, tech specializations, processes, years of experience, expertise, client references, you can create a list of 4-5 vendors.
In the next phase of personal contact with each IT security company, ask a range of questions to base your decision around. Pay close attention to the level of team involvement, communication flow, transparency, the ability to give added value, and security solutions regarding your business. In addition, check out how the IT security services are provided, which methodologies, approaches, and cyber security protocols are used.