Channel Futures Unveils MSSP Insider

Insider offers the MSSP community new security coverage, research, engagement and insights.

T.C. Doyle, Senior Director of Content

December 4, 2018

3 Min Read
Managed Security Service Provider

Three-hundred, thirty-five thousand.

That’s how many new malware programs the AV-TEST Institute registers every day.

It’s a staggering sum, especially if you are responsible for protecting small-and-medium-sized customers from cybersecurity threats — unless, of course, you’re an expert.

If you are one of the growing number of managed security services providers (MSSPs) — the de facto experts of security in the channel today — your response to the growing number of malware variants and cybersecurity attacks is likely to be, “bring it on.”

Every day, MSSPs man the front lines of cybersecurity, thwarting attacks, monitoring threats and, when needed, restoring businesses from the brink of collapse after a breach. They do so with pluck, insight and innovation.

Recognizing that MSSPs have unique needs for specific technological insights and distinct business insights, Channel Futures is launching a new supercenter purpose-built for MSSP organizations. Our pledge is to provide readers of MSSP Insider unrivalled access to the following:

  • The latest in news and trends

  • Actionable research

  • Intimate peer insights and engagement

  • Proven industry thought leadership

  • Innovative vendor rankings and assessments

To achieve this, we have enlisted the help of new writers, launched new research initiatives and partnered with influential and insightful experts who can help guide and advise practitioners like you. Whether you’re looking to partner with a SIEM vendor, avail yourself of a Secure Operations Center (SOC) or burnish you CISO credentials, MSSP Insider has you covered.

Look for us to provide you insights on risk assessment, perimeter defense, security monitoring, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment, compliance monitoring, and breach mediation to name just a few. In particular, we will focus on managed firewall, antivirus, virtual private networks, intrusion detection, SIEMs and more.

In addition to the latest in technology developments, we will look at business models, hiring best practices, data analytics, regulatory initiatives including GDPR, PCI DSS and other market developments.

Oh, and expect plenty of coverage on MSSPs themselves. Take Switchfast Technologies, a Chicagoland provider of managed IT services for small and mid-sized businesses. Over the last several years, Switchfast has invested a hefty sum to bolster its security prowess. The effort culminated in September 2018 when Switchfast unveiled its proprietary MaxPro Secure suite of managed cybersecurity services. Since stepping up to join the ranks of MSSPs, the company’s growth rate has jumped and its pipeline has swelled.

The same is true for Delta Risk LLC, a global provider of cyber security and security consulting services based in San Antonio. In September, Delta Risk unveiled an expanded program to help fellow managed service providers (MSPs) with their security needs. The program revolves around the proprietary security platform that Delta Risk spent years developing, ActiveEye.

Sensing a pattern here? You should. Like Switchfast, Delta Risk has developed proprietary IP, built out a robust Security Operations Center (SOC) and hired world-class, certified security specialists.

It’s hardly alone.

All across America, there are well-funded, time-tested MSSPs ready to take on any security challenge. Many are poised to go big. Take Secure Designs Inc. of Greensboro, N.C. After a decade of building out capabilities for both end customers and IT shops alike, the company was acquired in mid-2018 by physical security giant, ADP — the first name in home security.

With the acquisition of SDI, ADP enters the fast-growing managed security services business targeted at small business. The move buttresses ADP from potential losses that it could sustain in the rapidly changing consumer security market.

Put succinctly, the MSSP market is hot place to be. According to Markets and Markets, the global managed security services market is expected to grow $47.7 billion by 2023 from $25.1 billion this year. That’s a CAGR of 14.7 percent.

We are confident we can help you make the most of all this explosive growth.

Bookmark our new supersite. Let us know what you like and what you don’t, and please come back often.

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About the Author(s)

T.C. Doyle

Senior Director of Content, Informa

T.C. Doyle, is the Senior Content Director of Channel brands at Channel Futures, and is responsible for the editorial direction of A veteran technology writer, editor and video storyteller who has covered the IT industry for more than two decades, he was previously the Executive Editor at Channel Partners, and the Editor@Large with Cisco, where he traveled the world in search of stories that captured the social and technological transformations occurring in the economies of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. A frequent speaker at IT industry events and trade shows, he resides in Park City, Utah.

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