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MX Logic's SaaS security platform takes on the world

The security challenges faced by IT managers are significant, and many are embracing cloud services. The most famous may be Google's Postini and Symantec's MessageLabs, but MX Logic's SecureNet Platform is also growing.

Today, the product is deployed in North America, Japan, the UK, and Hong Kong.

"The Internet has and continues to fundamentally change how companies do business, forcing them to evolve how they think about the traditional concept of the network perimeter, as well as how they handle security," said Scott Chasin, MX Logic CTO. "The key to widespread adoption of SaaS-based services is proving reliability over time, and MX Logic has done that year in and year out serving nearly 40,000 businesses and millions of end users."

The news comes as Gartner today reported that SaaS providers are gaining market share in a security market that is also growing fast.

Within the SaaS and cloud markets, platform providers are touting their success, and several made their cloud pitch today.

But that still leaves MX Logic to distinguish itself from the broader security market as well as from its peers in the cloud security area.

In a statement, the company said that one key differentiator is the ability to deploy new instances rapidly at a minimal cost, with plans to deploy throughout the world from Australia and Africa to South America and throughout Asia.

Technology is also key, a company representative said in a e-mail to InternetNews.com. "The two things that make MX Logic unique amongst all competitors are: 1) The massive scalability, reliability and flexibility of its MX SecureNet Platform; and 2) Its proprietary and integrated services," the representative said, adding that companies want one security provider instead of many.

A comprehensive suite of services is priced at $7.70 per user per month, the representative said, with support included. A la carte pricing is also available.

The company reiterated its commitment to channel partners, aiming to increase channel revenue from 85 percent of the total, which is where it is today, to 90 percent by the end of 2009.

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