On a day-to-day basis, cyber security is having to change and develop to match ever-changing cyber threats. It is something that all businesses, big and small, have to deal with, and it is constantly adding pressure to business leaders and managers. Security as a service can take the pressure off. Implementing robust cyber security measures is an absolute necessity, but doing it all yourself, in-house, need not be.
With the development of new technologies and increasing use of the cloud and mobile devices, old models of cyber security are quickly becoming obsolete. While you may think that your current network security has served you well for some time, the addition of mobile devices to a network instantly reduces the effectiveness of your in-place cyber security measures. Adaptation is essential.
What is Security as a Service (SAAS)?
Security as a service is a reliable and robust way to cover all aspects of cyber security – from attack prevention to recovery – by utilising the services of cyber security specialists. Providers of SAAS cover your organisation from a wide range of threats, from viruses to data theft, as part of a cloud-based subscription model. To put it simply, your business subscribes to a service which will manage all of your cyber security needs. This could mean subscribing to an online provider, or to an external organisation.
The Benefits of SAAS
For all types of businesses, cost and budget allocations will always be primary considerations. For this reason, it can sometimes prove challenging to manage and implement all the necessary levels of cyber security, whether it is implementing regulations for recognising and reacting to threats, or choosing the right security software to suit your organisation’s individual requirements. There is a lot to consider, and implementation can often require more time, people, and percentage of your budget than you can realistically invest.
This is where Security as a Service can prove useful. The benefits of SAAS include constant virus definition updates, which means that your business is always up-to-date with the latest virus-based security threats. Using SAAS also means that all administrative tasks are outsourced, saving time and allowing employees to focus on other areas. With most SAAS providers, you will also have a web-interface that allows you to manage some tasks and be kept updated on others, meaning you get a full birds eye view on your business’s cyber security.
It may be that you are already using some form of security as a service if you are subscribed to a cloud provider. Cloud security allows for flexibility, gives you a centralised security system, and means that you are not under pressure when it comes to applying updates. When regulations change, so does your cloud security.
With security as a service, the benefits of cloud security apply to the full spectrum of cyber security for your business:
- Email security
- Security for your whole network, including mobile devices
- Intrusion detection and prevention
- Firewalls and anti-malware software
- Provision of hardware, maintenance of software
- Continuous compliance with legal regulations, including GDPR
For more information on Security as a Service and the cyber security services provided by CBSIT, contact our team of security experts today. Our security services include a comprehensive cyber security review of your business so that we can discuss your unique and individual security requirements.