Cybersecurity Roundup: Cynet, Defendify-PSA, eSentire-CrowdStrike and Asigra
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PSA Adds Defendify to MSSP Program
PSA is a consortium of professional systems integrators (SIs) and the MSSP program is designed to help SIs diversify their service offerings and “realize the full potential and benefits of a managed services business model,” the organization said.
Candice Aragon, PSA spokesperson, tells us that with Defendify, “the value for our integrators is immense.”
“They can use Defendify to protect their own organizations as well as extend it to their customers,” she said. “This is an easy-to-understand, easy-to-deploy solution at an affordable price structure that will allow our integrators to sell a profitable risk-mitigation solution to their customers.”
PSA’s MSSP program is about a year old, and in that year PSA has added 12 strategic partners with “top-of-class” offerings, Aragon said.
“Likewise, 20% of our integrators have signed on to incorporate recurring revenue into their business models,” she said. “In 2020, we anticipate integrator participation in the program will double. Partnering with PSA means an expanded network, ample learning opportunities, project partnerships and more. Crowdsourcing lessons learned is a key part of combating cyberthreats and PSA is a thought leader in the space.”
Defendify adds multiple layers of protection to existing baseline defenses. Its cybersecurity dashboard offers assessments and health grades, recommendations and reports, policies and procedures, alerts and notifications, a stolen password scanner, employee awareness training tools, scanners that search for vulnerabilities found on IoT and network devices, and more.
“We’re thrilled to partner with PSA and empower its members to succeed with a comprehensive cybersecurity solution that’s simple, affordable, flexible and scalable for their diverse small business customer base,“ said Rob Simopoulos, Defendify’s co-founder. “The Defendify platform provides a single pane of glass, focuses on automation, and works continuously to improve security posture as small businesses grow and threats continue to evolve.”
eSentire, CrowdStrike Team up for Cloud-Delivered Detection and Response
Combining the managed threat hunting capabilities of eSentire with CrowdStrike’s endpoint protection solution and proactive threat-hunting services will help stop advanced threats, eSentire said.
Chris Braden, eSentire‘s vice president of global channels and alliances, tells us his company’s partners will see new opportunities to employ its managed detection and response (MDR) solutions for their customers who have a Linux environment or who rely heavily on cloud infrastructure for their core IT architecture.
“Offering our partners a choice in endpoint detection and response (EDR) and next-generation antivirus (NGAV) vendors enables them to provide the most effective solution to a greater number of customers and prospects,” he said. “Adding CrowdStrike’s endpoint protection capabilities to our platform provides our customers with greater choice. Be it CrowdStrike or Carbon Black, both solutions have earned strong reputations in the cybersecurity…