In the world of Managed Security Services, Multi-Tenancy is often the default approach to managing the security of multiple subscribers. However, like most things in IT, the default approach is rarely the right choice. Multi-Tenancy has a number of technology disadvantages as well as creating an unpredictable business model for most MSSPs.
A better approach is Federation, which delivers the same functionality of Multi-Tenancy without the technical and business limitations. AlienVault Federation treats each site as its own autonomous monitoring instance via the on-premise deployment that communicates with the Federation server. To understand the technical and business benefits of AlienVault Federation over Multi-Tenancy, we will discuss several facets, including: