Published on August 21, 2020
The most frequently asked question:
“What are the pros and cons of Security as a service (SECass) versus buying my own firewall solution?”
As its name implies, Security as a service involves a third-party provider overseeing the protection of your IT infrastructure, thus keeping you safe from virtual threats.
More and more businesses are choosing managed security services. And with good reason:
1- You no longer have to manage your equipment
The installation, configuration, and maintenance of equipment can be costly, both in terms of time and resources (updates, damages, licenses, compatibility issues, etc.). And because a company’s needs are constantly evolving (bandwidth, new technologies, teleworking, etc.), saving time and resources is essential. A managed service means your IT teams can focus their time and energy on value-added projects.
2- Your provider oversees your specific security needs, according to your company’s evolution
Planning on opening a new store or office? Are your bandwidth needs changing? On the cusp of implementing a new telework solution? Managed security service providers typically ensure a service that takes your company and its growth into account.
3- You benefit from industry best practices
Managed security service providers ensure the real-time deployment and use of your solution, all while respecting industry best practices suited to your needs.
4- Standardization and uniformity (multi-sites)
Do you have several stores or offices? A customized security service ensures uniformity of rules and policies across all your locations, allowing your employees to focus on what really matters (rather than spend their time trying to connect to your various networks, for example).
5- OPEX vs. CAPEX (renting vs. buying)
Rather than investing in a technological solution that could quickly become out-dated (ah, technology!), companies that adopt managed security services don’t have to worry about investing and profiting from the technology they’ve chosen (example: buying a firewall). Instead, this technology is rented from their managed security service provider. Obviously, depending on your business strategy, this could be an inconvenience.
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