Cloud Is Will Transform Managed Security Services
The movement to cloud is fast changing the perceptions of how security services will be consumed. The number one issue that drives the adoption of managed security services (MSS) and the business of managed security service providers (MSSP)s is complexity reduction. As companies replace premise-based data centers with virtual cloud data centers, the expectations of these customers will change as well and they look for more elastic ways to purchase security services, as well as, methods that allow for the active defense of both cloud and premise based workloads. Consider the following:
- We have heard that the perimeter is dead, and many ways it is. The normal assassins are named, outsourcing, mobile solutions and the cloud.
- Another truism is that companies never wanted to be in the information technology business in the first place. Information technology has brought real productivity improvements but it has also brought significant costs.
- Moving information technology to the cloud provides companies the opportunity to reallocate costs from capital expenditures to operational expenditures and reassign operations staff to other roles.