Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors

In a companion paper, we show how Security as a Service (SaaS) protects small and midsize businesses from an unprecedented storm of malicious code, while escaping the tradeoff among security, performance, and cost that premise-based security forces on them. This paper looks at the business issues in SaaS: the value it unlocks, the costs—direct and indirect—it avoids, and the corollary benefits
like efficiency and agility it supports.