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Security As A Service

  1. 1. Security as a ServiceThe evolution in Security and why we should shift to the new model<br />By <br />George Fares, FInstSMM<br />International Business <br />Development Manager<br />Panda Security<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />What is it?<br />How does it work?<br />Key characteristics and benefits<br />SaaS - History<br />SaaS – Current situation<br />SaaS – Where are we heading?<br />Conclusion<br />George Fares<br />
  3. 3. SaaS – What is it?<br />It is a new way to deliver traditional security applications (i.e. anti-virus, email protection, anti-spam, etc.) from the cloud (internet based services).<br />George Fares<br />
  4. 4. SaaS – How does it work?<br />Security Vendor Infrastructure<br />The above design was provided from Panda Security<br />George Fares<br />
  5. 5. Key characteristics and benefits<br />Everything is on the web<br />No need to spend for dedicated hardware (servers) and software (O/S, databases, etc.); everything is hosted on the vendor’s datacenter.<br />Different licensing than traditional security<br />Companies no longer have to pay in advance for their security solution.<br />Updates<br />All the latest updates are available and already “installed”.<br />George Fares<br />
  6. 6. Key characteristics and benefits – Cont’d<br />Upgrades<br />Automatically without any intervention from the IT department.<br />Always on latest version.<br />Remote administration, monitoring, and deployment from a single console (web-console accessible from anywhere in the world)<br />Lower TCO than traditional solutions<br />No need to budget for next year for renewals or upgrades.<br />Predictable annual licensing cost.<br />You add licenses as your business grows.<br />Ability to utilize better the IT personnel to core competencies<br />George Fares<br />
  7. 7. SaaS - History<br />McAfee was the first vendor who tried to bring SaaS to the market.<br />The product McAfee ASaP wasn’t a big hit at the time.<br />The markets were not so mature to accept such products (hosted on the web).<br />George Fares<br />
  8. 8. SaaS – Current situation<br />Almost everything is on the web!!!<br />Google (Docs, Apps, email).<br /> (CRM).<br />Security products (Panda Security, McAfee, Trend Micro).<br />Companies need to achieve lower TCO with increased ROI.<br />With no need to host such a solution locally the company achieves lower TCO.<br />By investing in SaaS, ROI is bigger and faster.<br />George Fares<br />
  9. 9. SaaS – Current situation – Cont’d<br />Worldwide penetration of broadband access <br />George Fares<br />
  10. 10. SaaS – Where are we heading?<br />As somebody can understand:<br />With the continuous penetration of the internet to our everyday lives, it is much easier to reap the benefits of broadband connection and use services based on the web.<br />As time goes by and fiber optic is getting easier to have, the increased capabilities will make us ask for more.<br />The whole world will be (eventually) connected to the internet.<br />George Fares<br />
  11. 11. SaaS - Conclusion<br />Companies need to lower their OpEx and CapEx due to the current financial situation and they need to do so without compromising the safety of their IT infrastructure.<br />Increased complexity (managing different solutions in H/W & S/W) makes IT departments not productive.<br />Lower TCO with better ROI is what every company needs to achieve.<br />George Fares<br />
  12. 12. SaaS - Conclusion<br />Security-as-a-Service is the future!<br />The benefits ofadopting such a model are too many to be ignored.<br />The current trends in the Global IT arena are: Virtualization & Cloud computing<br />So, everybody re-evaluate your plans and save money and hassle for your company. <br />Adopt SaaS and be the hero of the day<br />George Fares<br />
  13. 13. References<br />Wikipedia -<br />Panda Security -<br />McAfee -<br />OECD –<br />George Fares<br />
  14. 14. Thank you<br />George Fares<br />