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Threat Protection Vendors: Why MSSPs Have to Ramp Up Efforts Right Now

“Look no further than the headlines,” says one vendor. “You owe it to your customers,” says another.

Kelly Teal

February 23, 2021

10 Slides

Since Jan. 1, Channel Futures has tracked an influx of vendor announcements about new threat protection products and platforms. The releases reflect trends sparked by the worldwide response to COVID-19: shifting employees to remote work and moving workloads into the cloud. These changes require greater security oversight over endpoints such as cellphones and laptops, and applications such as Slack and Outlook. They also have put networks at more cybersecurity risk than ever before.

Some of the problems stem from employees — sometimes inadvertently, sometimes on purpose. Others come from cybercriminals intent on wreaking havoc. Regardless of where data theft, ransomware, phishing or another breach comes from, enterprises and SMBs face an onslaught of threats. Managed security service providers, in particular, are ideally positioned to help. But some have yet to get on board.

The slideshow above marks the first installment in a series examining the state of threat protection from various angles. In this inaugural piece, we ask cybersecurity vendors why channel partners can’t wait any longer to incorporate threat protection on behalf of their customers.

It is important to note that each provider approaches cybersecurity differently. And that’s the crux of threat protection: There’s no one way to guard clients against the growing number of cyber breaches. In many cases, MSSPs and other partners will combine various tactics to create a complete threat protection stance. To get to that point, though, they must understand why now is the time to do so or else.

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About the Author(s)

Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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