SECaaS, or Security as a Service, is a model that provides cybersecurity services through the cloud. Instead of relying solely on in-house security infrastructure, organizations can leverage SECaaS to access a wide array of security measures, tools, and expertise offered by specialized providers. These services cover various aspects of cybersecurity, from threat detection and prevention to incident response and recovery.
How Does It Work?
SECaaS operates on a subscription-based model. Organizations can choose from a range of security services tailored to their needs and pay based on their usage. These services are typically hosted and managed remotely by the SECaaS provider, minimizing the burden on the organization's IT team. This approach ensures that businesses have access to up-to-date security solutions without the complexities of maintaining on-premises systems.
SECaaS vs MSSPs
SECaaS has some similarities to managed security service providers (MSSPs). Both help organizations address security issues without having to hire a full security staff. But they use different approaches and SECaaS is typically more comprehensive.
|Provide system monitoring, and will alert you when there is an incident.
|Provide monitoring, but also includes investigation, incident response, and remediation.