July 09, 2021

Our hosted security solutions can be managed by SEACOM

Information technology (IT) security is a vital component of modern business, especially for large organisations that rely on wide-area network architecture. An unprotected network or internet connection can leave an enterprise vulnerable to hackers, viruses, spyware and various other cyber threats. All successful companies need modern security solutions for their IT systems.

SEACOM Business can offer these services through our hosted security solutions. These offerings are aimed at medium-to-large enterprises with multiple offices and over 100 employees. We can guarantee advanced cyber security with autonomous features and round-the-clock support. These hosted security solutions can be stored on a secure cloud-based server or set up on-site at your office premises.

Managed vs hosted security solutions

There are many ways to deliver IT security solutions to corporate customers, but two of the most common methods are managed and hosted options. Hosted security services entail reserving one specific server for the customer’s use only. This server can be on-site or cloud-based, but it remains dedicated to the enterprise. As such, the customer is responsible for managing and monitoring it, which requires an internal IT team.

Managed security, on the other hand, gives control and monitoring responsibilities to a managed service provider, such as SEACOM Business. The dedicated server, whether on-site or on the cloud, is continuously tracked and observed by our team of experts, which means that a company does not need its own IT team or to spend money on employing it’s own specialists.

Managed security frees up time and resources for a business - allowing it to focus on its core functions and customers, rather than on IT security and cyber threats. In addition, SEACOM Business will oversee the maintenance and troubleshooting of the hosted security solutions. Our customer service team is always available and ready to help enterprise clients.

Hybrid offerings may be the best solution

SEACOM Business offers virtual server hosting for hybrid cloud enablement of these security solutions. This means that we can combine managed services with hosted solutions to deliver more benefits to the customer. The advanced security solutions can be stored on a dedicated cloud-based platform but overseen by our in-house team of IT experts.

In addition, our hosted security solutions are based on network function virtualisation (NFV) technology that utilises the power of cloud-based computing. NFV is a network architecture that virtualises network functions into separate building blocks, which then form a chain of communication links. Instead of relying on hardware for each network function, NFV uses software and cloud-based servers to run different processes, such as firewall protection, wide area networking and anti-malware.

No matter the chosen deployment method, large companies will benefit from world-class threat detection and prevention through our hosted security solutions. For more information or to get a quote for these services, email us at marketing@seacom.com or leave us a message.

SEACOM owns Africa’s most extensive network of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, including subsea cables and secure internet connections. We offer a diverse range of flexible, scalable and high-quality solutions for businesses that meet world-class standards for connectivity.

SEACOM is privately owned and operated, making it agile and adaptable to the needs of the customer. This makes us the preferred ICT and internet connectivity partner for African businesses and peripheral service providers. We can guarantee high-speed, low-latency and secure internet connections to corporates and small enterprises.

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