MSS uptake limited in region

The lack of uptake of managed security services (MSS) is a regional phenomenon

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MSS uptake limited in region Andrew Calthorpe from Condo Protego says that many companies use hybrid security solutions.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 11, 2013

The lack of uptake of managed security services (MSS) is a regional phenomenon, as many companies in the Middle East like to be completely in control of all of their data, their data centre, their security, and all of the IT architecture, according to Andrew Calthorpe, CEO of data protection specialist Condo Protego.

“The bigger organisations in the region that can afford to have data centres will, and if they can afford to have two, they will,” he said.

Organisations that have very, very strong security setups, do not just have one security product, they have multiple layers of security and may use some form of managed security in their set up. For example, using cloud email protection is  very common.

“An organisation might have email security in the cloud and then when the email arrives and is cleaned, it still has to go through a local gateway and into the Exchange server, which has another element of checking for spam and viruses,” said Calthorpe.

Condo Protego says that going forward the market will see more hybrid solutions emerge in the large enterprise, but SMBs are likely to implement MSS.

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