Considering Security as a Service? Partner With a Managed Service Provider - CWPS

Posted by Shirien Elamawy on March 24, 2017
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47677359_s.jpgCyber security is becoming a bigger, more complicated issue than many organizations are prepared to handle on their own. In fact, a single data breach can cost an organization up to $4 million in damages. This is where security-as-a-service shines. Security-as-a-service can provide your organization with a sophisticated, easy to deploy security systems at a fraction of the cost. A managed service provider can help you select a security-as-a-service solution and integrate it with your current environment.

1. What is Security as a Service?

Through security-as-a-service, an expert security provider is able to offer their security solutions to an organization on a subscription basis. The security service provider manages the day-to-day operations, upgrades, and troubleshooting of the security system, while the organization is able to reap the benefits of a more advanced security system than they could otherwise support.

2. What are the Advantages of Security as a Service?

Superior knowledge. A security-as-a-service company focuses on a single thing: providing security. They are able to stay current on modern security trends and risks, and react proactively to potential vulnerabilities. When engaging a security-as-a-service provider, an organization is able to engage a wide array of expert specialists within their field. Otherwise they would have to rely on their internal IT team, which will often be comprised of generalists.

Superior resources. Modern security systems don't just require expertise -- they also require resources. A security-as-a-service provider will have the hardware and software resources that an organization would not be able to acquire -- at least, not without them being prohibitively expensive.

Superior savings. Because a security-as-a-service provider operates on a subscription basis, the organization only needs to pay a low, flat rate fee every month. Otherwise the organization would need to invest in on-site security professionals, off-site security consultants, and a physical infrastructure.

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3. Why Choose a Managed Service Provider to Implement Security as a Service?

When it comes to implementing security-as-a-service technology, an organization still needs someone to integrate the system with their own current infrastructure. A managed service provider can help. MSPs can be brought in anytime during the process and will be able to advise the organization on the right security system for them. Not all security-as-a-service systems will support the same types of business or features; an MSP provides a valuable third-party link between the technology and the organization. The only alternative would be to bring in a costly security consultant.

Security-as-a-service is a fantastic solution for any organization currently dealing with security challenges. If you feel that your organization could benefit from security-as-a-service, CWPS can help.

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Topics: Cyber Security, benefits of an IT MSP, MSP, trends in cyber security