This post was sponsored by Bicom Systems, a leading provider of VoIP phone systems and cloud services.
On January 28th, 2020, we celebrated “Data Privacy Day.” To keep things on-brand with the week, I thought what better time to explore this new “as-a-Service” word I came across.
Cybersecurity-as-a-Service, also known as CSaaS for short, is an external solution for cybersecurity management. The service is usually provided by a third-party vendor, not by your in-house IT team.
Why is it essential to work with a CSaaS provider? Because just like doctors specialize in specific fields, so do telecommunications providers. At Bicom Systems, we have always said ‘there is no one-size-fits-all solution.” CSaaS providers are experts in cybersecurity and offer specific services to meet the needs of your company.
A CSaaS provider will continuously monitor your system for unusual behavior and warn you of any threats before they happen. They will ensure your security is compliant with relevant laws and regulations as well as keep it up to date with the industry standard. Some CSaaS providers may offer education and training to your employees on cybersecurity awareness.
Unfortunately, many SMB are only using the standard cybersecurity that their providers are offering. You may think that your SMB isn’t worth targeting, but think again. Small and medium-sized businesses are exactly what hackers are looking to target. Mainly because they do not have the bulky security that large enterprises possess, making them an easy target.
Of course, your telecom provider will offer the standard cybersecurity offerings like antivirus, data backup, and firewalls. But technology is advancing, so is the risk for cyber attacks. The “standard” is not going to cut it with the technology hackers possess today.
Like everything, there is a price to pay for additional services. However, most CSaaS providers offer their services as set, recurring payments. Users can feel secure knowing their system is protected every month. No matter if they need their services five times or fifty.
PBXware, Bicom Systems IP PBX Telephony Platform, increases security by encrypting your calls using TLS and SRTP protocols. To add another layer of protection, PBXware also supports “Let’s Encrypt SSL”’ certificates.
Bicom Systems products have a powerful and secure application programming interface (API) for users to connect their applications to. Users can increase their security with a CSaaS provider while operating with our software suite.
How do you keep your system secure?
Laura Kyle is a marketing assistant for Bicom Systems (www.bicomsystems.com).