As Microsoft prepares today to announce its new online email security product, Online Security for Exchange, another firm which has been doing on-demand security for a while, F-Secure, launched a new version of its Protection Service for Business (PSB) solution.
PBS is specifically designed for smaller firms which may not have the in-house expertise and resources to manage on-premise security products themselves, according to F-Secure
Version 4.0, which was announced today, features speed and performance improvements and new email and spam protection, according to the firm.
"For a smaller company the Protection Service for Business subscription-based solution is like having a specialist security workforce armed with the latest technology - at a fraction of the cost of hiring IT staff and buying the technology," argued Juha Ollila, vice president of corporate business at F-Secure.
Customers can buy the PSB as a service, or for the Standard version, buy it in a traditional license model.
The software-as-a-service model is gaining increasing acceptance among firms, as it can free up IT resources to concentrate on more strategic objectives.
F-Secure will be hoping that prospective customers are suitably scared intop buying the service, by recent vendor research showing massive growth in malware over 2008.
BT wants to make the public switched telephone network history within eight years
Personal data being purloined by third parties via Facebook Login API
MacOS and iOS are better off apart, says CEO Tim Cook
Or they'll no longer be entitled to updates and bug patches