Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 21 September 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, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Distribution – Open XDR: IT Security Distribution Inc. (ITSDI) of the Philippines has agreed to distribute Stellar Cyber Open XDR in the region.

2. Channel Chief – SD-WAN and SASE: Aryaka has named Craig Patterson as its new channel chief and vice president of sales – Americas. Patterson is responsible for go-to-market strategies within the agent, resell, and distribution channels.

3. Executive Leadership – Cybersecurity Consulting: Evolver, a government-focused security consulting firm, has named Dan Jetton as VP of cybersecurity. The Reston, Virginia-based company has roughly 200 employees.

4. Ransomware Recovery Software: Druva‘s Accelerated Ransomware Recovery module now features a Curated Recovery capability. The new feature “mitigates the impact of a ransomware attack, building an uncorrupted, unencrypted and malware-free recovery point to ensure a successful recovery before one is ever initiated,” the company says.

5. Integration – IT Service Management (ITSM) and Identity Management: Avatier Identity Anywhere is now certified for use with the ServiceNow Rome platform. The integration allows users to “securely connect, provision and audit any identity or app from within ServiceNow’s Now Platform Rome,” Avatier asserts.

6. M&A – Cloud Security: F5 is acquiring Threat Stack, a cloud security software provider, for $68 million. The deal will boost F5’s revenue roughly $15 million during fiscal year 2022. Threat Stack’s software provides security visibility across application infrastructure and cloud workloads, the buyer says.

7. Marketron Suffers Cyberattack: Details are here

B. MSSP, MDR and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. Sumo Logic Illuminate 2021 User Conference (September 28-29, Virtual)
  2. CMMC Con 2021 (September 29, Virtual Event)
  3. Innovate 2021 Cybersecurity Summit (October 3-6, Scottsdale, Arizona)
  4. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit (October 4-8, Hybrid – virtual and in-person)
  5. Exabeam Spotlight21 (October 4-6, Hybrid, virtual and in-person)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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