Why Security SaaS & IaaS are the PB&J of the Cloud

We’re on a mission to make your business more profitable, and there’s more opportunity in the cloud than just about any other technology segment right now. In our last post, we talked about how Gartner expects the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market to grow nearly 37% by the end of 2017, followed up by Software as a Service (SaaS) at just over 20%.

What’s better than offering one profitable solution? Delivering more.

Now, we’re going to turn our attention to the types of SaaS solutions that pair perfectly with IaaS. This time, we’ll explore Security SaaS benefits, and next time, we’ll cover the importance of High Availability in your quest to build a highly profitable cloud services practice.

Why SaaS Security

With the number of malware threats growing by the day, extra precautions must be taken to keep customers’ networks (and data) safe. Between 2015 and 2016, ransomware attacks alone—a small subset of the malware family—increased by 300%.

It’s a dangerous place online. As a Managed Service Provider (MSP), your customers rely on you to keep their systems up and running. Building a complex security architecture can be frustrating and costly. Consider starting small with an all-in-one starter kit: United Threat Management (UTM).

A UTM solution like Sophos can provide you with an easy-to-manage-and-deploy security solution that delivers firewall, VPN, ATP, IPS, email, web filtering, and app protocol capabilities. Also, did we mention Sophos UTM has been identified as a leader in its space by Gartner 5 years in a row?

6 Benefits of Delivering Sophos UTM Security:

  • Consolidates network security
  • Hassle-free rule and policy deployment to groups and individuals
  • Intuitive management and reporting
  • Integrates with ProfitBricks
  • Low cost, and high margin opportunity
  • Your first month is free (for a limited time through Pax8)

Pairing IaaS with Sophos UTM

Traditional data centers leave much to be desired. For instance, if demand for your customers’ services doubles or triples overnight, but their data center wasn’t built to scale up to that level on a dime, it’s likely their server will crash, and they’ll lose business due to the outage.

And guess who gets blamed for all that? Yeah, probably you, their MSP (even though you warned them many times that this would eventually happen).

IaaS helps you get ahead of this mess.

By taking their data center to the cloud with ProfitBricks IaaS, you can immediately scale up or down their capacity in a matter of minutes. Meaning, when your customer’s business gets featured on the TODAY Show and their web traffic triples, they’ll be ready to capitalize on that buzz—instead of fretting about their crashing server.

That’s the beauty of ProfitBricks IaaS. It’s reliable, easy to scale, can be implemented in a day (or less), and is going head-to-head with Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to be named the best IaaS solution on the market for MSPs.

With Sophos UTM and ProfitBricks IaaS, MSPs can start delivering a highly profitable, effective, and reliable cloud solution in just a few days. If you’re already a ProfitBricks partner, you can try Sophos free for an entire month through Pax8.

Not yet a ProfitBricks customer? Here’s why you should be. To sign up for a free ProfitBricks demo, call Pax8 today at 855-884-7298.