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Sophos CSaaS is a shield against modern security threats

Sophos CSaaS is a shield against modern security threats

With cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS), Sophos aims to protect companies from growing and evolving cyber threats.

Sophos sees a need for a new cybersecurity approach. After all, security has become complex, with companies using dozens of tools to organize it properly. This involves significant costs and requires substantial resources and specific expertise for effective management. Finding qualified personnel to implement and manage security policies is often challenging. It raises the question of whether companies can provide the correct response to the growing threat of cybercrime.

In that context, CSaaS is emerging as a solution. It offers an alternative to internal security efforts by allowing organizations to collaborate with external partners. These partners have the knowledge and resources to monitor and strengthen the security posture continuously. This approach is relevant for companies of all sizes. Outsourcing is an interesting option for SMEs due to limited resources, but large companies can also benefit from it. Only the very large companies can cough up the resources and will to take care of everything themselves as much as possible.

What makes CSaaS interesting?

CSaaS, therefore, delivers as many security components as possible from the cloud. These include email security, credential protection, endpoint security, data security, network security, cloud security and Managed Detection and Response (MDR). CSaaS integrates these solutions with AI, incident response and human services for a total package.

Companies are moving away from the traditional best-of-breed approach with cybersecurity-as-a-service. Instead of relying on individual tools that are very good at specific functions, CSaaS brings services together. As far as we’re concerned, it makes sense for many companies, given that organizations often struggle with many individual security solutions. An overabundance of these leads to some tools being used little to none, either because the man-hours required are lacking or because they fall into oblivion.

The image below illustrates what Sophos could manage.

Een diagram van het azuurblauwe cloudplatform.

For security staff, CSaaS can be a means to achieve 24/7 protection. Without outsourcing, they would be internally responsible for ensuring continuous coverage; even with automated processes, this 24/7 requirement can be challenging.

With CSaaS, companies can monitor the entire IT infrastructure daily, allowing potential incidents to be detected quickly. Potential data breaches and threats can be addressed quickly and effectively through constant vigilance. CSaaS collects data and event logs from the corporate network, connected devices and other systems. Sophos emphasizes achieving integrations with other security technologies to collect the necessary information.

No more complexity

Ultimately, Sophos offers several options for CSaaS. Companies can choose to have almost everything fully managed by Sophos, but it is also possible to outsource some of the security tasks. For example, it is possible to let Sophos manage SOC activities, while other things are managed internally.

With CSaaS, Sophos aims to remove the complexity of cybersecurity. Organizations’ concerns about cybersecurity should disappear as much as possible. CSaaS realizes a proactive approach against cyber threats, creating a shield against today’s threats.

One of the modern threats Sophos sees emerging is remote ransomware. The company recently shared data on this cyber tactic, which we published a separate article on.