5 reasons why Security as a Service is worth considering

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officeSecurity is fundamental for any business. However, managing security can be a costly and time-consuming effort, especially today, when cloud services, “bring-your-own-device” and “bring-your-own-application” and other new approaches are spreading to the offices.

  1. 24/7 support:
    Access to support 24/7, rather and 9 to 5 on weekdays is a big issue in today’s world where there is no such thing as typical working hours.
  2. Know-how:
    Training your own IT to manage all the new tools and threats can be quite an effort both time and money-wice. Why wouldn’t you rather let someone else keep up with the latest know-how?
  3. Limited in-house resources:
    Your own restricted IT resources can focus on something more business critical when you let the service provider take care of security.
  4. Costs:
    Just the clean-up costs of a malware attack can be staggering. However, they are just the beginning. The loss of confidential data, the lost working time and other indirect costs can be many times bigger.
  5. Complexity of the environment:
    You can decrease the complexity of your IT environment when you entrust a service provider with the comprehensive view of your information security.

Money-wise, if you thought buying services costs a lot, you may think again. The price tag of services, bigger though it might look at the beginning, might end up being the smaller one.

Let’s make a small comparison, using F-Secure Protection Service for Business as an example:

[i] Please note the price estimate is just a fictional example based on selected services, the real price of SaaS services can vary a lot depending on the scope of services

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F-Secure Protection Service for Business is a hosted security solution that provides 360 degrees protection against all threats for all devices.

Cheers, Eija


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