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Live Blog: RSA Security Conference 2018 News for MSSPs


Thousands of MSSP executives, security operations center (SOC) leaders, and cybersecurity professionals are attending RSA Conference 2018 (April 16-20, San Francisco). MSSP Alert is on hand to analyze the latest business strategies for managed security services providers, MDR experts, SOC providers and more.

Our core focus at the conference: Exploring and pinpointing exactly how MSSPs can further automate and scale their businesses while driving monthly recurring revenues and safeguarding customer assets.

Stay tuned to this live blog, which will contain multiple daily updates now through April 20.

RSA Conference 2018: Preview Moves

The early chatter includes...

Radiflow is working with the cybersecurity division of Israeli electrical engineering firm Yanai Engineering to deliver managed security operations center (SOC) services for MSSPs.

Cylance CEO Stuart McClure
Cylance CEO Stuart McClure

Cylance CEO Stuart McClure is expected to tackle next-generation hacking strategies -- during an April 18 keynote. Cylance has been ramping up for a potential IPO, making multiple hires while expanding its MSSP-focused partner initiatives.

Fortinet plans to showcase its latest generation of network security along with the evolution of its security fabric. The MSSP-friendly company unveiled more than 200 product and service enhancements during Fortinet's recent Accelerate 18 conference for partners and customers.

On a related note, Arista Networks has joined the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program. Product integrations will allow "advance security automation across data center and cloud networks," the two companies claim.

Stay tuned for more daily updates and previews.

RSA Conference 2018: Monday News

Cisco Systems has unveiled multiple cybersecurity and email protection tools, along with continued work with ConnectWise to help empower MSPs. On a related note, ConnectWise has unveiled an Advanced Security Dashboard to help MSPs and MSSPs to monitor, manage and monetize various Cisco security services.

CyberArk, a privileged access security solutions provider, unveiled the CyberArk Marketplace for security and IT operations teams. The move comes only a few days after the company unveiled a major partner and MSSP push.

McAfee's Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) has added 19 new partners and seven newly certified integrated solutions. The latest partners include:

  • A10 Networks
  • Alcalvio
  • Bull (Atos)
  • Corelight
  • Cross Match Technologies
  • Cyber Observer
  • Cymmetria
  • Def-Logix
  • Digital Authentication Technology
  • Ericom Software
  • Illusive Networks
  • LiveData Utilities
  • LogicHub
  • Minerva Labs
  • Observe IT
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Pulse Secure
  • Syncurity
  • Virtu

Partners that have successfully achieved certified integration with McAfee products and solutions are:

  • BeyondTrust
  • DF Labs
  • Gurucul
  • Infoblox
  • Intel
  • Siemplify
  • Swimlane

Symantec's threat detection technology is now available to its Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) customers. The Symantec Targeted Attack Analytics (TAA) technology enables ATP customers to leverage advanced machine learning to automate the discovery of targeted attacks – the most dangerous intrusions in corporate networks, Symantec claims.

Stay tuned for more daily updates and previews.

RSA Conference 2018: Tuesday News, Meetings & Analysis

Our morning update involves roughly 20 developments from RSA Conference.

MSSP Alert has meetings on the hour every hour from 9am PT to 5pm PT. Check back regularly for recaps of each meeting, including sit-downs with some of the cybersecurity market's top executives. Today's meetings will likely include conversations with:

  • Accenture
  • Arctic Wolf Networks
  • eSentire
  • Webroot
  • VIPRE Security

Stay tuned for recaps.

Coming Wednesday, April 18

Our on-the-hour meetings continue throughout Wednesday, April 18. Here again, check back regularly for sound bites from these exclusive interviews.

Coming Thursday-Friday, April 19-20

We'll share a conference wrap-up, analysis and next moves for MSSPs.

  • Meetings: Sorry, but our meeting calendar is completely booked at the conference.
  • News Tips: Email me your RSA Conference-related news updates for potential coverage on MSSP Alert. My address: [email protected].

Thanks in advance to those who confirmed RSA Conference meetings with MSSP Alert.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.