The quality and functionality of third-party security services has improved in recent years, experts say. Unfortunately, the cost of those services hasn't.
Despite the budget pressures caused by a bad economy, most security services firms have not cut their subscription prices, experts say. Although market pressures have driven costs slightly lower than they were five years ago, current prices are more stable, says Jason Hilling, executive for management and service strategy at IBM.
"The costs are not going down significantly with the maturation and saturation of the market," Hilling says, "but companies are delivering more for the same cost."