Simply put, Security as a service (SECaaS) is a service where a third-party manages the cybersecurity needs of your company. SECaaS also provides subscription-based services similar to those offered by Software as a Service.
The world has changed. Employees are being encouraged to work from home, often using their personal laptops or smartphones. As a result, companies are also using more Software as a service (SaaS) tools. Since the way we work has changed, the way we manage our security also needs to adapt.
Cybercriminals have an opportunity to target organizations that don't have the understanding of this new complicated workplace. Small businesses are especially at risk. They are wide open to attacks from professional cybercriminals and are woefully unprepared to tackle this problem.
It was revealed by the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report that 43% of cyber-attacks were against small or medium-sized businesses.
Over the years, the complexity and the number of cyber-attacks have increased drastically. The in-house IT departments are no longer equipped to deal with such security threats. Therefore, it has become necessary for organizations to look towards Security as a Service (SECaaS) solution.
1. Updated security stack
For security tools to be useful, they need to be updated and managed properly. Your SECaaS partner will manage the updates, maintenance and 24/7 monitoring of these tools.
2. Subject-matter experts
Staffing cybersecurity professionals can be a real challenge. Having a SECaaS partner provides the team of experts you need at a much lower cost.
3. Faster Provisioning
The attraction of as-a-service solutions is that users can get access to the tools in an instant. You can scale up or down as per your need, and everything is managed for you on-demand.
4. Focus on business activities
SECaaS frees up your IT team so they can focus on what is important for the growth of the organization. It gives you total transparency through management dashboards and gives you the assurance that a team of top-notch security specialists is handling your security.
The corporate sector is increasingly embracing Security as a Service solutions. SECaaS eases the responsibility of the in-house security team, allowing the business to scale as it grows. It also helps to avoid costs related to the management of security.