Evo Security is helping MSPs that struggle with IAM.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

November 9, 2022

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Evo Security’s David Powell

Evo Security, an identity and access management (IAM) provider for MSPs, has hired David Powell, a 25-year veteran of the MSP and SaaS industries, as its chief revenue officer.

Powell most recently was president of Prodoscore. He’s also held leadership roles at some of the top MSPs and MSP-focused software companies in the channel. Those include LogicMonitor, Perch Security and ConnectWise.

“MSPs are maturing in their approach to cybersecurity,” Powell said. “They are aligning to and adopting principles from frameworks like the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), and others. IAM is a critical component of these frameworks. But MSPs don’t have time to figure this out on their own or deploy complicated and expensive enterprise tools.”

MSPs need something purpose-built, and Evo Security is doing exactly that, he said.

‘Laser-Focused’ on Simplicity, Longevity

“I’m very excited about what Evo has built so far,” Powell said.

Evo Security has quietly assembled a high-quality team with deep MSP experience, he said. And the company is “laser-focused” on building a platform with simplicity and longevity in mind.

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In June, Evo Security Evo launched Evo Partner Identity Cloud or EPIC. It includes multifactor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO) and privileged access management (PAM). It also includes technician elevated access, secrets management and unified directory services, among other security capabilities.

Michael Roth is Evo Security’s CEO and founder.

“One of the biggest attack vectors for MSPs and their customers is identity, which is largely considered the new security edge and a critical component of every cyber defense framework,” he said.

Unfortunately, MSPs are still struggling with IAM and generally view it as a cost center, Roth said.

“Current solutions are built for the enterprise and force MSPs to aggregate multiple point solutions, causing unnecessary friction that is misaligned with the MSP business model,” he said. “We are excited to solve this problem set for the MSP community and convert IAM from a cost center into an attractive new profit center.

Roth said Powell’s “deep” go-to-market (GTM) experience with SaaS and MSPs will help the company continue to grow and meet the increasing demand for IAM in the market.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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