MegaPath is dialing up its cloud-based managed security services options to proactively nip in the bud security threats to SMBs and large businesses before they become a problem at the customer site.
Among the many updates are in-the-cloud signature updates, scanning, and cleaning to create what MegaPath says will be "a steady flow of clean data to businesses."
By identifying dangerous content at the network edge, MegaPath can prevent it from getting into the last mile connection (DSL, T1 or Ethernet) that the customer uses to access the Internet, IP/VPN or VoIP services.
While cloud-based security use is still nascent, a MegaPath study confirmed that 63 percent of businesses would rather have an outside party like a service provider handle the management of their internal and external security.
Businesses have a number of advantages in using a third party for security services. In handing off security management to a partner like MegaPath, the customer does not have to dedicate capital to buy security hardware or buy OEM support contracts and they can also get services provisioned quicker.
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