Three Reasons to Move Your Web and Email Security to SaaS
Here are the top three benefits of moving your security to SaaS:
1: Better manageability.
In most organizations today, security revolves around building and managing either hardware and software or appliances. IT teams must spend a
majority of their time focusing on licensing, updates, performance and availability for a host of security systems strewn about the enterprise. They also
struggle with implementation and setup costs, as well as compatibility issues. This leaves little time for managing what's most importantâ€”the
business processes that mitigate risk.
With SaaS, companies can eliminate the burden of managing infrastructure and focus on developing and enforcing streamlined policies. They can also
direct responses to overall threats via a single console, rather than having to tweak configurations at distributed locations.
2: More proactive protection.
It would take a larger IT team than the majority of companies have to address the security challenges most organizations face. As an example,
Forrester found that 711,912 new malware threats were reported in 2007, which translates into 1,950 new malware attacks each day. And the Web is
becoming increasingly more dangerous, with many of the top search queries resulting in at least one malicious URL. To adequately combat most of
these threats, IT teams need immediate and detailed knowledge of emerging attack vectors. One or two staff members devoted to security can't
possibly detect and mitigate these risks quickly enough to ward off serious damage.
With SaaS, companies don't have to be security experts. Instead, they can depend on the expertise of a provider that is constantly monitoring and
combating new threats to the network. Using signature, behavior and heuristic analysis in tandem with access and policy controls, a SaaS provider
can quickly thwart spam, virus, spyware and phishing attacks within email as well as detect inappropriate content and malware, on Web sites that
users visit. And si