Monitoring as a service definition
Monitoring as a service (MaaS) is an IT service model where various aspects of a company’s networks and systems are managed by a third-party service provider. MaaS includes surveillance of performance issues, security threats, and other processes. It can also be included in other IT services, such as Infrastructure as a service and software as a service.
Benefits of MaaS:
- Expertise. MaaS providers offer high-level expertise that you may lack.
- Cost-effective. It can be cheaper than developing a monitoring team in-house.
- Scalability. It can be easily scaled up or down, depending on your needs currently.
- Proactive problem-solving. Due to constant monitoring, you can identify and address problems before they escalate.
- Focus on core business. It allows you to focus on core operations without being distracted by system monitoring.
Monitoring as a service examples
- Website monitoring. A company may use MaaS to offload the management of their websites, which may include monitoring website uptime and page load times.
- Security monitoring. oring a network for security threats, such as unauthorized access attempts, malware activities, and other potential security breaches, and then alerting the IT security team.
- Cloud infrastructure monitoring. For businesses operating in the cloud, MaaS can offer monitoring of cloud resources, such as virtual machines, storage, and databases, ensuring optimal use of cloud services and quick response to issues.