Managed network services involve a wide range of networking services and functions that businesses outsource to be maintained, supervised, and operated by a Managed Service Provider (MSP). These services range from basic network and transport access to newer virtual network services, security firewalls, VPNs, etc.
Managed network service providers either substitute a full-time IT staff or assist an organization’s existing IT Department with their IT network support needs and management. This allows businesses to focus on the important tasks at hand while also ensuring that their daily networking operations are carried out at the hands of experts with extensive and up-to-date industry knowledge. These managed network service providers come in all sizes ranging from small niche and highly specialized service providers to larger traditional providers that offer a full package of services. Because managed network service providers take on a proactive approach towards their responsibilities, this ensures that business operations are not interrupted by IT issues.