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Funding: Alert Logic Raises Another $12.6 Million In Financing

Funding: Alert Logic Raises Another $12.6 Million In Financing

Back in January, MSPmentor took a look at Alert Logic‘s growth strategy. Fast forward to the present, and the SaaS security company has secured $12.6 million Series E financing. The new funds will help to fund Alert Logics’ managed security service capabilities, according to a prepared statement. The latest funding was led by a variety […]

Finding a Niche Can Help SMBs Compete with Large Companies

Finding a Niche Can Help SMBs Compete with Large Companies

How does a smaller or lesser-known MSP take on a big name like Oracle or SAP?  One way is to adapt to a changing world, carving out a niche that addresses a need that the bigger companies have failed to meet. Here’s a look at how some workforce management services have incorporated features that help […]

Zuora Launches Recurring Revenue Billing Solution

Zuora Launches Recurring Revenue Billing Solution

California-based Zuora, which provides SaaS solutions for subscription management and billing, is partnering with Salesforce.com to deliver a new product designed for the communications industry.  According to a blog post from Shawn Price, president of Zuora, the new offering—called Zuora for Communications—will provide “billing and customer care in a unified solution for managing the entire […]

Keeping Compliant: How MSPs Can Protect SMB Customers

Keeping Compliant: How MSPs Can Protect SMB Customers

In an article for Risk Magazine, Clive Davidson looks at how software-as-a-service (SaaS) may save smaller financial firms. He describes the current climate where firms, big and small, are preoccupied with changing systems and processes to comply with regulatory changes.  “But,” Davidson points out, “there is only so far the resources at many smaller institutions […]

GreenAppX Partners with DataMotion for Secure Email Solution

GreenAppX Partners with DataMotion for Secure Email Solution

We’ve been hearing a lot about email encryption as a managed service. While some MSPs are delivering encryption as a solution unto itself, many are choosing to bundle encryption as a feature (or add-on option) into a larger set of communication apps. Either way, as more data moves into the cloud, encryption is clearly becoming […]

Selling Managed Services: Find & Listen to Decision Makers

In an economy of limited budgets and shrinking workforces, selling new services can be a tricky proposition. How can an MSP leverage the changing nature of how business is done as a value proposition for businesses to invest in new managed services?

Verisign Bundle Protects Service Providers From DDoS Attacks

Verisign Bundle Protects Service Providers From DDoS Attacks

Verisign has announced a new service bundle designed to protect businesses against costly downtime caused by malicious attacks. Here’s some background for service providers seeking protection from DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.

The new Verisign Uptime Bundle combines:

  • Verisign Managed DNS – A cloud-based hosting service that features DNS resolution with a 100% SLA.
Email Encryption: The Next Big Move for MSPs?

Email Encryption: The Next Big Move for MSPs?

Over the past year, encryption has become an increasingly important conversation for MSPs. And the story has quickly turned to email encryption offered as a managed service. It’s an obvious evolution. Email carries data—often sensitive or confidential data—and businesses, big and small, have taken on greater responsibility for managing and securing this data. So how are MSPs dealing with email encryption? Here’s a look at a few companies that are addressing this growing need.

Eldarion, Rackspace Partner on Managed Web Dev Solution

Hosted solutions aren’t limited to security and productivity apps. As tools and storage options shift from the desktop to the cloud, we’re seeing more hosted solutions designed to meet the needs of developers.

Network Box USA Announces New Data Leak Prevention Options

Network Box USA Announces New Data Leak Prevention Options

Data breaches come in many varieties. A company might expose customer information (such as credit card numbers), leak employee information (like Social Security numbers), or lose confidential company information (such as plans for a new product). The information might be stolen by a hacker, transmitted by some malicious code, or accidentally left in a cab. […]