The move to the cloud is firmly underway and with it, the adoption of cloud based IT security services. More and more organisations understand that protecting their information is a big overhead which requires cutting edge skills and more sophisticated applications to counter an ever-changing threat landscapes.
It’s interesting to note that most of the traditional on-premise security vendors have moved to providing a cloud-based security services to their customers, in recognition of the demand for such a service. In fact, market analysts, Gartner have predicted that security controls for messaging applications (such as anti-malware and anti-spam programs) will generate 60% of the revenue in that industry sector by 2013, up from 20% in 2008.
The advantages of using a cloud-based service are many and include:
- Removes the overhead of IT administration from the in-house team ensuring that latest updates are always deployed
- Low cost of ownership when compared with on-premise solutions
- Cost-effective rate per seat which negates the need to invest in expensive software or hardware
MJ Flood Technology offers both email management/filtering and web filtering as hosted solutions. Click on the links on the left hand side for more information about these services.