|Network security is becoming more and more complex each day just as hackers are making their attacks more complex. Attacks today are more blended than ever and that means that protecting your network requires many layers and different devices protecting each facet of your network. For all companies, this requires a lot more money being spent not only on the equipment itself, but also on the expertise to implement it. In comes security as a service.|
|Many companies, in particular small and medium size businesses, rarely have enough full-time IT staff to manage their security services effectively. But even larger businesses can see benefits in security as a service. IT staff in larger companies can often times be tasked with multiple roles that limits their ability to specialize. Managing one task often comes at the expense of other tasks. Sending these tasks to a third-party company that specializes in security will not only help increase the overall security of the network, but can also save the company a lot of money.
Managed service companies that offer security as a service provide many different security services for companies to choose from. Anything from complete comprehensive solutions, to just specific security applications that cover anything from antivirus, email protection, perimeter security, vpn solutions and more. Having some of these services provided to you via a third-party company can provide even more benefits outside of the benefit of outsourcing. For example, having email security come from an outside company many times means that email will be filtered on their network first and then forwarded to your mail server. This allows you to lockdown your perimeter to specific connections because you know where those connections are coming from.
Security as a service solutions also provide many reporting features that encompass all areas of the solutions provided in one place. Often times when designing security services inhouse, reporting in each area comes from different devices and different applications. This can be an administrative nightmare when keeping track of it all. With security as a service, reporting of each application is usually provided through a single and easy to manage reporting web interface.
There a many more benefits to security as a service. It all depends on what the needs are of your business and what resources you have available. Even if the resources are available to you, there are still benefits to be found with a managed security service.