This article takes a look at the pros and cons of using Web-based network security services. In addition to traditional, PC- or server-based security software, small businesses can outsource all or some of their data security through software-as-a-service (SaaS) options developed by major security software vendors. CIOUpdate.com takes an in-depth look what to consider.
Over the past few years, more and more businesses have turned to software as a service (SaaS) to bring down costs. One category of offerings, which we'll call "security as a service" deserves special consideration. More and more traditional software security vendors are developing and enhancing their service based offerings. These offerings typically include protection against Web and email threats, monitoring of inbound and outbound network traffic, and assessing an externally facing website for potential vulnerabilities.
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