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MDR Security Company ActZero Unveils MSP, MSSP Partner Program

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ActZero, a managed detection and response (MDR) platform provider, has announced the Summit partner program for MSPs, MSSPs and VARs.

Summit enables ActZero partners to deliver MDR as a white-labeled service, the company said. That way, ActZero partners can use the company's platform to help customers improve their security posture.

In addition, Summit provides ActZero partners with early access to security tools and marketing and lead generation support, the company said. It also empowers these partners to explore opportunities to deliver MDR to customers across myriad verticals.

ActZero's platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help organizations identify and address cyberattacks, the company said. It enables users to remediate vulnerabilities and mitigate risks, so they can reduce the duration and impact of security incidents.

Furthermore, ActZero's platform provides access to a virtual CISO (vCISO), the company noted. The vCISO offers insights to help organizations build security policies, frameworks and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Group-IB Introduces MDR Partner Program

MDR partner programs have grown increasingly popular. For instance, Singapore-based threat intelligence provider Group-IB in February 2021 announced an MDR partner program. Channel partners can join Group-IB's program to incorporate the company's Threat Hunting Framework (THF) and Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) services into their portfolios.

Demand for MDR services grew in 2020, though overall growth slowed a bit due in part to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But, the global MDR market growth appears to be re-accelerating in 2021.

The global MDR market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 16.4 percent between 2019 and 2024, according to industry analyst Research and Markets. This market also could be worth more than $1.9 billion by 2024.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.