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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 30 November 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 Security News: Track all AWS re:Invent 2021 cybersecurity news here.

2. Partnership - MSSP and SASE: GTT Communications's new SASE platform is powered by Palo Alto Networks, the two companies said.

3. MSPs - Sales Automation Software and Security Assessments: The Zomentum Sales Acceleration Platform now support a U.S.-oriented security assessment tool from the Center for Internet Security Inc. (CIS). Support for a U.K.-oriented security assessment tool also is planned. The integrations will allow channel partners and MSPs to more easily propose security-oriented solutions to end-customers.

4. MSP Software - Image Backup & Security: NinjaOne has introduced new image backup capabilities to Ninja Data Protection, the company’s natively developed backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution. Also, NinjaOne has introduced Ninja Protect, a new bundled security product with BitDefender, according to a blog. The goal: Position NinjaOne as a "single source for endpoint monitoring, management, and security," while also driving down ransomware risks, the company indicated.

5. Data Streaming & Open XDR Milestones: Stellar Cyber has added a new “Data Streaming” Application to its platform. This App "slashes the cost of using an existing SIEM by reducing and optimizing the data fed to it, and ensuring that only high-fidelity, actionable events reach the SIEM instead of oceans of data," Stellar Cyber asserted. The new capability surfaces as Stellar Cyber's Open XDR celebrates its second anniversary in the market. The platform is bow supported by more than 100 reseller partners and distributors worldwide.

6. SOC Management: The new ThreatConnect 6.4 release allows security operations and cyber threat intelligence (CTI) analysts to "get useful context faster during investigations and to better measure team efficiencies," the company asserted.

7. Funding - Unified Asset Visibility and Security: Armis has received $300 million in funding, led by One Equity Partners. Armis now has a valuation of $3.4 billion, the company indicated.

8. Funding - Application and Supply Chain Security: Cycode has raised $56 million in Series B funding led by Insight Partners. Also, YL Ventures participated in the round.

9. Panasonic Breach: Details are here.

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

  1. @Hack (November 28-30, Saudi Arabia)
  2. McAfee MPOWER Digital 2022 (January 26-27, Virtual)
  3. RSA Conference 2022 (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  4. GISEC 2022 (February 21-23, Saudi Arabia)
  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.