Unit 3 Iaas Essay

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1. As of a few years ago, there were few Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers and no IDasS providers. Is that still the case? If not, who provides those services? Explain the growth trend in this area With any network, you need to provide several resources for your users, but chief among them is security. Security starts with ensuring that only the right people have access to your network, and that they only have access to what they are supposed to have access to. Next comes the ability to ensure that communications are protected, and systems are inspected for vulnerabilities and threats. Identity as a Service (IDaaS) is a solution that provides authentication infrastructure as a cloud service. IDaaS is a service that provides Identity and Access Management (IAM) functions for a company in place of a local solution like Active Directory. Instead, the CSP will provide a single sign-on environment for its users, handling authentication and authorization in a single package. Previously this was accomplished on a case by case…show more content…
Typically this is handled with a virus scanner, malware scanner, anti-phishing monitor and other tools, each one being individually installed and updated on each computer on the network. With a Security as a Service (SaaS) solution, of which there are many, the in many cases the management of those software resources is moved from the individual machine to the cloud, and in some vendor’s cases, so is the processing for the scans and monitoring. There are also CSPs that offer stress and vulnerability testing of a company’s website on an at-hock or regular basis while others offer DDoS protection and Firewall services. 2. This reading includes information on the potential benefits of using CSPs, and the potential threats of using CSPs. Are there any benefits and/or threats that were not included in the discussion that should

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