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Nov 2 2009   11:05PM GMT

Security-as-a-Service Makes Sense for SMB Budgets

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Security is necessary. There is no way to avoid the need to protect network and computer resources. Companies can’t avoid the regulatory requirements they must comply with which stipulate how data must be protected from compromise and malicious attack.

Large enterprises have the personnel and the budget necessary to dedicate the appropriate resources for security. Small and medium businesses have the same security needs, but lack the resources.

Cloud-based, or security-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings, like Panda Managed Office Protection enable customers to implement and maintain the protection they need in an efficient and cost-effective manner. SaaS subscription fees are affordable and predictable and remove the need for the customer to deploy and maintain the server infrastructure necessary for managing security.

 

Delivering security from the cloud makes sense on a number of levels. Engaging a security-as-a-service provider rather than dedicating internal resources makes even more sense. SaaS enables customers to provide enterprise-class endpoint security on an SMB budget and allows them to focus their resources on their core business with the peace of mind that security is under control.

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