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The Gately Report: Cerberus Sentinel Acquisition Spree Benefits MSPs, MSSPs

Plus, a Kansas MSP shuts down cloud services due to a cyberattack.

Edward Gately

July 29, 2022

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Cerberus Sentinel has been on quite the acquisition spree, expanding its talent and capabilities to help MSPs and MSSPs beef up their cybersecurity capabilities.

The-Gately-Report-logo-300x200.jpgThat’s according to Jerald Dawkins, Cerberus Sentinel’s CTO. Cerberus Sentinel is a managed compliance and cybersecurity provider.

Earlier this month, Cerberus Sentinel completed the acquisition of CyberViking, a cybersecurity company based in Georgia and Oregon. CyberViking specializes in application security services, and incident response and threat hunting. It also assists in the creation and management of security operations centers. They have advised many Fortune 100 companies across the globe.

Cerberus Sentinel has also acquired Creatrix, True Digital Security, Atlantic Technology Systems and more. In addition, it expanded internationally with the acquisition of Arkavia Networks in Chile.

In January, Cerberus Sentinel joined the Nasdaq exchange and in June it joined the Russell 2000 Index, a stock market index that tracks the performance of 2,000 small-cap U.S. public companies.

Helping MPS, MSSPs Meet Increasing Demand for Cybersecurity

In a Q&A with Channel Futures, Dawkins talks about how Cerberus Sentinel works with MSPs and MSSPs. He also talks about the strategy behind the acquisition spree.

Channel Futures: Cerberus Sentinel helps MSPs with cybersecurity and helps MSPs become MSSPs, right?

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Cerberus Sentinel’s Jerald Dawkins

Jerald Dawkins: Absolutely, yes. If I’m working with an MSP, it’s about how we can offer services to support your end clients. So we can fill certain gaps or provide services to our partners to enable their clients to meet that regulation and to get a job. Security is as much a sales tool as it is protecting the cyber resilience of the business. But it’s not just about throwing more and more tools. It’s not just about getting the tool. It’s about being effective with the tool. And sometimes I go into organizations and they’ve got five tools that all do the same thing. It’s just that they’re not being managed well.

So that’s where we want to provide support to our partners, both in terms of how they’re leveraging security tools, how they’re providing security to their entities and for their entity to ensure that we’re on the soccer field and we’re playing the game. I want to beat the other team and the only way to do that is security as a team sport working together.

See our slideshow for more from Cerberus Sentinel and more cybersecurity news.

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About the Author(s)

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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