Should IT managers deploy secure web gateways as software or appliances on-premises? Or should they utilize a cloud-based service? You probably know the standard reasons in favor of cloud-based solutions, like fast implementation, lower costs, less administration and rapid scalability. But there are additional reasons to put web threat protection and content filtering in the cloud, factors that produce better security. In this paper, we will look at:
- Factors favoring cloud and SaaS solutions in general.
- Reasons why secure web gateways in the cloud can provide better security than appliances and local servers.
- How the Webroot Web Security Service can maximize security and minimize costs using a cloud-based architecture.