Watching the latest Black Friday frenzy this year made me wonder what really is a good deal? We ask this question frequently. There is an abundance of reports available with price comparison charts to help consumers determine if they are getting a fair price. In the world of IT, however, there is much more than price to consider when determining if you got a good deal.
When determining whether or not you got a good deal, there are far too many dependencies and factors to consider. Some of the factors can be influenced by corporate strategy, such as if the organization is going through a cost transformation, cloud migration, or digital transformation. There are many ways organizations can optimize their IT cost to navigate budget constraints. To achieve those cost savings, IT dealmakers must switch from chasing a price to pursuing leverage. It’s not the price but rather building and managing leverage that makes you successful in making a good deal.
When it comes to investing in security, organizations seeking the best deal need to ask themselves the following: Is this aligned to our cloud or digital transformation strategy? Can it be consistently applied everywhere? Will it help consolidate IT management? Can IT support the needs of a remote workforce today and tomorrow?
Leading organizations get the right answers when they invest in cloud-delivered security. The flexibility and agility of cloud-delivered security services are key reasons for its adoption. When security is delivered from the cloud, it can be applied everywhere when needed. The concept of “everywhere” and the elasticity that the cloud provides is what makes a cloud-delivered service so suitable to the needs of both organizations trying to consume a new security service and managed security service providers (MSSPs) trying to build a managed security practice.
For a managed security service provider, cloud-delivered security like Palo Alto Networks Prisma Access comes with many advantages:
Organizations can truly benefit from a cloud-delivered managed security service. In a recent blog, I identified the 5 reasons why an organization should consider a cloud-delivered managed security solution. Here is a summary:
Today's consumers want to feel as if they have spent their money in the smartest way possible, and not necessarily on the lowest-priced item. Much like consumers looking for the best value in their purchase, organizations and MSSPs should look to invest in the right security platform aligned to their business strategy.
The dramatic reduction of initial investments and management costs, along with best-of-breed, scalable security, are some of the compelling reasons for organizations to move away from traditional premises-based security to adopting a cloud-delivered managed security solution. Similarly, MSSPs benefit from the same compelling reasons to drive new revenue opportunities from a security practice built on a cloud-delivered security platform.
To learn more about how MSSPs and organizations benefit from a cloud-delivered security solution, access the Securing Remote Workforces At Scale With Cloud-Delivered Managed Security on-demand webinar.
This post is part of a series on MSSP partners.