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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 11 January 2022


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), threat hunters 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.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to [email protected].

A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. Funding – SaaS Management Software: Zluri has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by MassMutual Ventures with participation from existing investors, Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital. Zluri did not mention a partner strategy in the funding announcement. In stark contrast, SaaS application security and management companies such as Augmentt and SaaS Alerts have go-to-market strategies focused purely on MSPs.

2. Integration - SentinelOne and ServiceNow: SentinelOne has unveiled the SentinelOne App for ServiceNow Security Incident Response (SIR). The integration unites security and IT teams for more effective incident response, the two companies said.

3. Channel Chief - Risk Management Software: Ostendio has hired  Doug Ochs as VP of channel partnerships and alliances.

4. Executive Leadership - Security Operations Cloud: Sophos veteran Dan Schiappa has joined Arctic Wolf as chief product officer. The move comes as Arctic Wolf prepares for a potential IPO (initial public offering).

5. Executive Leadership - Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Beyond Identity has hired Bill Hogan as chief revenue officer.

6. Executive Leadership - Zero Trust Networking: Perimeter 81 has hired Amdocs veteran Lital Parush-David as VP of HR, and Check Point veteran Tal Laufer as VP of product.

7. Partner Program - Ransomware Risk Mitigation: X Security has introduced ransomware preparedness assessment services that MSPs and MSSPs can offer to small business end-customers.

8. Partnership - Cloud SIEM: Larsen & Toubro Infotech is leveraging Securonix for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Snowflake for cloud data storage management. Those technologies power LTI's Active eXtended Detection & Response platform (Active XDR) platform.

9. Partner Program - Bot Mitigation: Netacea has launched a new North American partner program, hired a U.S.-based leadership team, and partnered with UPSTACK to reach businesses seeking cloud and internet infrastructure solutions.

10. Distribution: Telarus has agreed to distribute Nord Security's software to partners.

11. Network Security: Sophos has unveiled the Sophos Switch Series, featuring a range of network access layer switches to connect, power and control device access within a Local Area Network (LAN), the company said. MSPs can remotely manage the switches via the cloud-based Sophos Central platform. Switches with eight, 24 and 48 ports are available for immediate purchase exclusively through Sophos channel partners and MSPs.

12. Panasonic Data Breach: Panasonic confirmed that hackers accessed personal information belonging to job candidates and interns during a November 2021 cyberattack, TechCrunch reported.

13. Government Data Breach: Over three million National Identity Numbers of Nigerians have been stolen after a hacker known only as Sam broke into the server of the National Identity Management Commission, SaharaReporters indicated.

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

  1. Right of Boom (February 9-11, Tampa, Florida)
  2. Zero Trust World 2022 (February 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  3. GISEC 2022 (February 21-23, Saudi Arabia)
  4. McAfee MPower Digital 2022 (March 22-23, Virtual)
  5. ItaliaSec 2022 (May 24-25, Milan, Italy)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event calendar
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.