First, establish a brand. Then, reinforce it at every opportunity. That pretty much sums up Ingram Micro's strategy in the managed services market, where its Seismic brand continues to gain enhancements. The latest on-demand services, available as part of Ingram's Seismic Virtual Services Warehouse, can be organized into the following three categories:
- Seismic Report Support, which leverages LogMeIn's remote administration software and services. Founded in 2003, LogMeIn is gaining critical mass among managed service providers and preparing an Initial Public Offering.
- Seismic Threat Manager, which offers intrusion protection and vulnerability management technology designed by Alert Logic of Houston, Texas.
- Seismic Log Manager, also based on Alert Logic's technology, helps MSPs manage log data so that their customers can more easily comply with PCI (Payment Card Industry), Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and other mandates.
In addition to Ingram's recent Seismic moves, rival distributors continue to shape their own managed services strategies.