Pulse Secure, a leading provider of secure access solutions to both enterprises and service providers, has announced the launch of new packaging of its award-winning Pulse Access Suite for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). The solution offers service providers an accelerated, cost-effective means to differentiate and build out their service portfolio to meet the massive demand for protected connectivity to cloud applications and hybrid IT resources.
Pulse Secure offers a comprehensive, integrated and highly interoperable set of secure access solutions spanning remote, mobile and cloud access security; network visibility and access control; and application delivery. The suite allows service providers to extend lucrative access protection, endpoint compliance, threat response and availability services for the data centre, hosted in the cloud or running as SaaS.
The service provider packaging optimises capital expenditure through an on-demand, pay-per-use model. MSSPs can spin up or spin down virtual secure access instances and licenses at a cost based on the number of concurrent monthly users. On-demand provisioning and tiered, user-based pricing gives service providers needed flexibility for customer on-boarding, growth spurts and business downturns.
According to a recent Gartner report, the Managed Security Services (MSS) market ‘constitutes approximately 60% of the overall security outsourcing market that will generate US$18.7 billion revenue in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 11% through 2021’.
The report states that it is important to view MSS in the context of broader security outsourcing, because large enterprises are increasingly looking for hybrid engagements that include a mix of shared and dedicated service delivery components.
Key market trends in that report include:
- Moving beyond monitoring of only network-based security technologies, particularly the network perimeter, with increasing focus on the endpoint (e.g. managed EDR services)
- Increasing movement toward more customised outcomes for buyers
- Buyer demand for capabilities to monitor popular SaaS applications and public cloud service providers and IaaS
As enterprises are seeking more complete offerings from fewer managed security service providers, MSSPs in turn are seeking to expand service scope while reducing business risk and operational complexity.
In comparison to working with point solutions that are limited due to custom integration, disparate management and licensing constraints, Pulse Secure uniquely offers MSSPs integrated Virtual Private Network (VPN), Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM), Network Access Control (NAC) and virtual Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solutions within a unified management framework for data centre and hybrid IT implementation.