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Proficio Launches ‘First Year Free’ Managed Security Services Program

Proficio, a Top 100 MSSP for 2017 that provides managed detection and response (MDR) services, is now offering a free year of managed security services to select customers.

The Proficio "First Year Free" promotion gives organizations the opportunity to try the company's managed security services without significant upfront costs, according to a prepared statement.

In addition, the promotion offers organizations one year of free access to the following Proficio managed security services:

  • Business context modeling.
  • Log search, retention and reporting.
  • Monitoring and alerting.
  • Security information and event management-as-a-service (SIEMaaS).
  • Security operations center-as-a-service (SOCaaS).
  • Threat intelligence.
  • Vulnerability management.

With the promotion, organizations can overcome the hurdles commonly associated with managing internal cybersecurity resources or working with a lackluster MSSP, Proficio Chief Marketing Officer Dustin Ritter said. The promotion also ensures organizations can deploy a fast, effective solution to identify and address cyber threats, Ritter noted.

The first 30 qualified customers can switch from their current MSSP – regardless of contract terms or timelines – and receive a complimentary year of Proficio managed security services, the company stated.

Proficio: Here's What You Need to Know

Founded in 2010, Proficio offers MDR, monitoring and alerting and other managed security services through global SOCs.

Proficio today supports customers in a variety of industries, including:

  • Energy.
  • Government.
  • Healthcare.
  • Manufacturing.
  • Retail.

Proficio continues to explore ways to expand globally, which is reflected in some of its recent moves.

In July, Proficio appointed David Cheng, the company's regional director for security consulting, to manage its Asia-Pacific (APAC) region expansion. Cheng, who possesses a decade of IT security and software industry experience, is expected to help Proficio bolster its presence in the APAC region, the company noted.

The company in May partnered with Spanish cybersecurity and digital transformation services company Necsia IT Consulting to deliver cyber protection, detection and response services to European enterprises, according to a prepared statement.

Furthermore, Proficio in May named channel marketing and sales veteran Tim Capps as its managing director of EMEA. In this role, Capps oversees Proficio's security operations, sales and marketing across the EMEA region, the company said.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.