Cybersecurity services have been biased toward the big fish. Large enterprises have all the resources, budget and willingness to work with multiple, complex products that need integration and orchestration.
The one-size-fits-all model typically includes everything the industry offers—a lot of which is probably not required by small- and medium-sized organizations. On top of that, SMBs have different security requirements with a limited budget and no in-house security expertise. Fortunately, cybersecurity-as-a-service is challenging the traditional approach to cybersecurity by making it affordable, accessible, and fully managed. It gives the customer the power to customize and afford cybersecurity services—regardless of size or budget.
What are the challenges of the existing cybersecurity model?
One-size-fits-all is typically the only size available, and it’s too big to fit most companies. Many organizations make investments and buy a plethora of tools only to keep them on the shelf and never utilize them, while the rest can’t afford such expensive tools and the people to manage them.
The existing model poses the following challenges:
- Technology Costs of purchasing tools for security management
- People Costs in the form of security management; security incident response teams, security & infrastructure engineers and cybersecurity analysts
- Business Costs such as legal, maintenance, recruitment and operational costs
- Assessment Costs such as discovery, consultancy, pen testing and gap analysis
These high costs as well as the inability to let people choose what security services they want for their organization, precisely tailored for their business needs, call for a better and more democratic way to achieve cybersecurity.
Cloud has made it possible
The cloud has opened up a more transparent and democratic way to access services. There are cloud services already in place for the software in the form of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), however, democratizing cybersecurity has been long overdue.
It’s time we use the cloud to make cybersecurity more accessible and affordable for all businesses.
This is where Cybersecurity-as-a-Service (CSaaS) comes into the picture—bringing with it game-changing freedom and flexibility.
Imagine having all the market’s best-in-class cybersecurity tools at your disposal and you can choose which you want to use, and for how long, without being worried about dedicated in-house skilled manpower to take care of integration and orchestration. This is the superpower CSaaS holds; automating and democratizing security.
With the pay-as-you-go model, clients get the power to upgrade/downgrade their cybersecurity without worrying about high setup costs and overhead to maintain a robust IT department. This gives SMBs the ability to access higher levels of security than they would have outside the cloud environment.
Five key improvements with CSaaS
- Integration of various tools
Buying all of your own security tools is like buying vegetables from the market. If you can’t make use of all the ingredients and use them in the proper ratio to cook nice food, it’s of no use buying them in the first place. Likewise, integrating security tools is essential to implement effective cybersecurity.
- Solving orchestration problems
Businesses can’t manage everything manually. In fact, they must not. It’s inefficient. Automating configuration and management of these services takes away the pain.
- Improving business uptime
Automated security services have their perks. They ensure that a business’s online presence is safeguarded 24/7 with continuous monitoring and proactive remediation.
- Fits any size business; and any size budget
The cloud welcomes businesses of any size to afford and implement cybersecurity efficiently and effectively.
- Monthly/annual subscription service with an option to cancel anytime
SMBs have budget constraints and they are always looking for a tradeoff between budget and security. With its subscription model, CSaaS gives businesses the freedom to handpick services that their business need and only pay for what they use. Users can always cancel their subscription anytime.