An article by The American Conservatives, a conservative political organization, explains why some companies that use security as a revenue stream are still paying to keep their systems secure, even as the market has shifted to the cloud.
The article, “Why do some businesses still need a security program?,” examines why companies that rely on software for remote access, email, or other services still need security software even as they have moved toward using the cloud for those services.
The authors suggest that the security benefits of security are not worth the costs that companies are paying.
“Many of these businesses have been unable to retain a secure computing environment, even after having implemented software upgrades, in spite of the fact that the costs associated with maintaining such an environment are generally less than the benefits, according to research published by the Federal Trade Commission in April,” the article says.
It goes on to say that some of the most popular products on the market that rely solely on software as a cost-reducing tool are also among the most important.
“The security benefits to these products outweigh the costs,” the authors write.
“If there are other benefits, we would be more inclined to believe them.”
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