Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 12 March 2021

Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the managed security services provider ecosystem.

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (SOCaaS), Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Extended Detection and Response (XDR) and MSP security providers — and those who need to partner up with such companies.
  • Frequency and Format: Every business morning. Typically one or two sentences for each item below.
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A. Today’s MSSP and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Ransomware Targets Exchange Server: Ransomware groups are now targeting Microsoft customers that haven’t fixed widely disclosed Exchange Server vulnerabilities. Complete details are here.

2. Secureworks Earnings: The MSSP pitched its partner program and cloud security software platform during a March 11 earnings call. See our detailed analysis of Secureworks here

3. MSP Security Software: Barracuda Networks, backed by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, has introduced Zero Trust Security & RMM software updates for MSPs.

4. Partner Program – Penetration Testing as a Service: Details from Cobalt are here.

5. Distribution – Detection & Response: Synnex has agreed to distribute Confluera.

6. Vulnerability Management: Syxsense now offers a vulnerability solutions database for the public online. The database was previously only available to Syxsense Secure customers within the console.

7. Funding – SIEM (Security Information and Event Management): Securonix has raised $24 million.

8. Funding – Container Security: Aqua Security has raised $135 Million in Series E funding led by ION Crossover Partners, putting Aqua’s valuation in excess of $1 Billion, the company says. Aqua protects several of the world’s largest Kubernetes and container production environments, some with more than 10,000 nodes in a single environment, the company says. Alas, the Aqua funding statement did not say whether the funding will fuel a channel partner, MSP or MSSP partner program build-out.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. SOC as a Service for Small MSPs (March 18, MSSP Alert Webcast)
  2. Huntress hack_it 2021 (March 22-24, Virtual Conference)
  3. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  4. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2021 (June 3, Virtual Conference)
  5. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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