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Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) make huge contributions to the economy overall. Considered individually, they may not be as large as companies in the enterprise market, but they have big requirements when it comes to security. SMBs also present unique challenges to security manufacturers and integrators seeking to serve their needs. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security challenges of protecting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)?

Small and medium-sized businesses often lack administrative resources. Their security solutions are often unable to be reactive, easily accessed, and resilient to training in order to manage and maintain it. Most SMBs want the security an enterprise solution brings and may have no problem with a large, one-time purchase of a complex security system. However, they do not deploy such solutions to avoid staffing or specialised training to manage it. Costs for network developments and administration for remote access are usually avoided. Without dedicated security and IT personnel, SMBs can put the reporting and access management in the client’s hands with easy out-of-the-box security administration using apps on their mobile phones. They can download the security application and log in with their email or phone number without having to go through complicated set-ups, integrations, and licenses, and start managing their security systems right away.

Jamie Connor
Safetrust Inc.

To read more responses from industry experts, read the full roundtable discussion here.