Four out of every five businesses across the US and UK will change how they deal with security in the coming 12 months, claims SolarWinds MSP.
Its new report, The Path to MSSP, reveals that 17% of companies intend to switch their current service provider in the next 12 months, 10% want to cease outsourcing in favour of in-house management and 49% plan to outsource their security for the first time.
In total, the report identifies five opportunities for IT solution providers and MSPs that are able to prove their security services credentials. Ranked in order of size, they are:
Businesses currently handling security internally that now want to outsource their security primarily due to cost (25% of the market);
Businesses currently handling security internally that now want to outsource it to improve performance (24% of the market);
Businesses currently outsourcing that are considering taking security back inhouse (10% of the market);
Businesses considering switching service provider due to poor performance (9% of the market); and
Businesses considering changing providers to reduce costs (8% of the market).