Security as a Service (SecaaS or SaaS)

Last Updated: December 6, 2018

Definition - What does Security as a Service (SecaaS or SaaS) mean?

Security as a service (SecaaS or SaaS) is a cloud computing model that delivers managed security services over the internet. SecaaS is based on the software as a service (SaaS) model but limited to specialized information security services.

Techopedia explains Security as a Service (SecaaS or SaaS)

SecaaS facilitates the provisioning of managed security services from the cloud, which benefits organizations in the following ways:

  • Reduced costs: SecaaS solutions are provided on a monthly rental basis and per license purchased.
  • Ease of management: A service provider delivers total management of cloud security services, security policies, and general administration. Customizable and scalable services range from anti-virus/malware to outsourced security suite developers.
  • Continuous anti-virus updates: SecaaS services ensure that security software is maintained with the most current virus definition and security updates.
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