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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 13 February 2019

Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the global managed security services provider, SOC (security operations center) and IT outsourcing ecosystem.

Here’s the daily business update for Wednesday morning, February 13, 2019.

9. Education – Cybersecurity Courses: A partnership between the University of Akron, Ohio and Barberton schools will allow students to take classes in cybersecurity, Cleveland.com reports.

8. Funding: Cybersecurity asset management company Axonius has raised $13 million in Series A funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from existing investors YL Ventures, Vertex, WTI and Emerge.

7. Firewall Upgrade: Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewall customers who upgrade to PAN-OS version 9.0 will gain 60 new features and security capabilities.

6. Patch Management – Qualys & IBM: Qualys, a provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has unveiled Patch Management (PM), a cloud app that provides automated patch deployment capabilities across operating systems and third-party software. It also integrates with IBM’s X-Force Red Vulnerability Management Services to automate vulnerability prioritization and patching.  Qualys PM will be generally available in March starting at $29.95 per asset. We’re checking to see if that’s a one-time, monthly or annual fee.

5. SaaS Security Management: Qualys also acquired Adya, which develops security and policy enforcement software for SaaS applications.

4. Slowing Growth?: Wall Street is worried about potential slowing growth at Qualys — which is a major cloud-based cybersecurity software provider to MSSPs.

3. MSP Financial Results, Cybersecurity Delays: Revenues at CSPi, an MSP and professional services provider, are improving. But the company’s MSSP-centric products have been delayed again.

2. Partnership: Aquila, an IT service provider in New Mexico, will embrace the LMNTRIX Adaptive Threat Response (ATR) platform. Aquila is the first partner to promote the platform in North America.

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