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security as a service (cloud computing) (SaaS)

Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) is an open security concept of cloud computing that is provided to companies by corresponding cloud service providers via the Internet.

Security-as-a-Service is located across levels in the cloud service hierarchy and can be bundled with other cloud services as a security service. These include the security cloud serviceFirewall-as-a-Service( FWaaS), for hardware applicationsInfrastructure-as-a-Service( IaaS), for software development componentsPlatform-as-a-Service( PaaS) and for business applications Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Companies are provided with a web interface by the security cloud providers through which they can access the SaaS services over the Internet. In addition, companies can continue to use their existing security solutions.

Security-as-a-Service includes all aspects of identity management such as login, authorization and authentication with Identity-as-a-Service( IDaaS) outsourced to the cloud. In addition, the protection of information, objects, services and resources. SaaS services include virus protection, delivered as antivirus software over the Internet, and security management. The advantages of security-as-a-service are constant updating of antivirus protection, greater experience of external SaaS specialists, faster provision of services, and outsourcing of administrative tasks.

Layer model for cloud services

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Just as with other cloud services, cost savings is one aspect of the SaaS service. In addition, the user has the advantage that the cloud provider handles the upgrades and maintenance of the security concepts, as well as the installation of security programs and components against new threats. In addition, the cloud provider has more expertise and corresponding experience to contribute to the security solutions.

Englisch: security as a service (cloud computing) - SaaS
Updated at: 16.02.2021
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Links: security, cloud computing, cloud service, vertical interconnect access (PCB) (via), Internet
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