10 Cybersecurity Challenges MSSPs Are Likely to Face

In this fifth installment in our threat protection series, vendors talk obstacles and solutions.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

April 30, 2021

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The last year has been no picnic for managed security service providers. Between customers’ sudden shifts to remote work and hackers’ ensuing, increasingly sophisticated breach attempts (and successes), MSSPs have encountered extensive cybersecurity challenges.

As all those threats became more pervasive, vendors developed some new platforms. Rather than covering each product, Channel Futures chose to compile a series on threat protection with input from those cybersecurity providers. Over the past couple months, we’ve explored topics including:

Now, we look at some of the cybersecurity challenges sources expect channel partners will encounter as they implement or tighten threat protection for clients. And for each challenge, these experts offer one solution. (A number of these folks gave us more than one solution, which will lay the foundation for the final slideshow in this series. For now, we wanted to keep the advice-focused.)

Click through the slideshow above for sources’ observations and advice on cybersecurity challenges.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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