CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q192

Ann, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a company, sees cloud computing as a way to save money while providing valuable services. She is looking for a cost-effective solution to assist in capacity planning as well as visibility into the performance of the network. Which of the following cloud technologies should she look into?

A. IaaS
B. MaaS
C. SaaS
D. PaaS

Correct Answer: B
Section: Network Security

Explanation:
Monitoring-as-a-service (MaaS) is a cloud delivery model that falls under anything as a service (XaaS). MaaS allows for the deployment of monitoring functionalities for several other services and applications within the cloud.

Incorrect Answers:
A: IaaS is when computer infrastructure, such as virtualization, is outsourced and clients pay for resources used.
C: SaaS is a software delivery method that offers remote access to software as a Web-based service.
D: It is when a computing platform is outsourced rather than a company or data center purchasing and managing their own hardware and software layers.

References:
http://www.techopedia.com/definition/29430/monitoring-as-a-service-maas
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/I/IaaS.html
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/SaaS.html
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 17