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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 25 August 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.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to [email protected].

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

1. AWS MSSP Partnerships: Details surfaced here.

2. Cloud SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation and Response): Sumo Logic has announced general availability of Sumo Logic Cloud SOAR. The new offering follows the recent launch of Sumo Logic Cloud SIEM Powered by AWS. The overall goal: Help enterprise SOC teams to modernize their security operations, Sumo Logic said. In a blog, Sumo Logic emphasized CISO needs but did not mention potential MSP and MSSP use cases.

3. Seed Funding - Incident Response Platform: BreachQuest has raised $4.4 million in seed funding from Slow Ventures, Tinder Founders Sean Rad and Justin Mateen and Lookout Founder Kevin Mahaffey. The company's goal: Modernize  incident response.

4. Pentesting for AWS: HackerOne has announced expanded capabilities for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers. The relationship provides "effective and streamlined vulnerability management for AWS environments," HackerOne asserts.

5. Distribution - Managed Detection and Response (MDR): Tech Data has agreed to distribute ActZero's MDR software. ActZero announced an MSP and MSSP partner program in May 2021, and raised $40 million in funding in March 2021.

6. IT Solutions Provider - Managed Security Services: Centrilogic has launched an expanded Cybersecurity and Managed Security Services portfolio, led by Steven Cohen, a deeply experienced security industry veteran. Key services span: CISO-as-a-service, security assessments, managed security, and incident response services.

7. Cyber Partnership - Email Security: Nclose is Tessian’s first South African channel partner.

8. Security Services for SASE: IBM Security has launched Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) services in partnership with Zscaler. The services are designed to help customers with such business needs as hybrid workforce, third-party access, merger & acquisition execution, network transformation, 5G and IoT connectivity protection.

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

  1. Top 250 MSSPs 2021 List (September 16, Live Webcast and On-Demand)
  2. CMMC Con 2021 (September 29, Virtual Event)
  3. FireEye Cyber Defense Summit (October 4-8, Hybrid – virtual and face to face)
  4. Exabeam Spotlight21 (October 4-6, Hybrid – virtual and face to face)
  5. BlackBerry Security Summit 2021 (October 13, Virtual)
  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.