Included in some cybersecurity platforms, Managed Detection and Response, or MDR, is a service provided by an So, what is a MSP anyways? A Managed Services Provider, or MSP, acts as an extension to your own team to offer on-demand IT support and carry the responsibility of all IT logistics, which could include: cybersecurity, infrastructure, licensing, software and hardware recommendations, purchasing and set up, etc. An MSP can also help keep you aligned on IT rules and regulations so that business owners can run their business without the worry of meeting regulatory requirements. or MSSP, that provides threat hunting services and reacts to the threats once discovered. MDR is a common service that even organizations with in-house IT decides to outsource because of the cybersecurity skills gap. Outsourcing costs less than training an entire team and also gives you access to another set of tools and engineers that are highly trained on monitoring your network for malicious activity.