Comptia Security Plus Mock Test Q53

A Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is tasked with outsourcing the analysis of security logs. These will need to still be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the security of the company has not been breached. Which of the following cloud service options would support this requirement?

A. SaaS
B. MaaS
C. IaaS
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: SaaS is a software delivery method that offers remote access to software as a Web-based service.

C: IaaS is when computer infrastructure, such as virtualization, is outsourced and clients pay for resources used.

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/S/SaaS.html
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/I/IaaS.html
Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 17