Security-as-a-Service in the Carrier Cloud: How CSPs Can Capture the SMB Opportunity

Abstract: Communications service providers (CSPs) continue to reshape their business models and technology strategies on several levels with the adoption of cloud services. Investigating a carrier cloud model for security services is part of this effort as CSPs seek to better position themselves to meet the demands of customers, including small and medium-size businesses (SMB).

This white paper examines the potential business opportunities associated with cloud-based SECaaS for SMB customers, as well as the technical and architectural considerations CSPs must embrace to create a cohesive and viable SECaaS delivery model that allows them to maintain control.

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