MSSP, MSP, Vars, Network Security

dope.security Inks Distributor Agreement with e92plus

Value-added distributor (VAD) e92plus is helping dope.security, deliver its fly-direct secure web gateway (SWG) to organizations in the U.K., the companies announced.

With the new distributor agreement, dope can access e92plus' network of more than 1,000 MSSPs, MSP and value-added reseller (VAR) partners, dope CEO Kunal Agarwal said.

In addition, dope, which is backed by Google Ventures, will leverage e92plus' experience and technical and marketing services to recruit and empower its partner community in the UK, the companies said.

A Closer Look at dope.security's Secure Web Gateway

dope's SWG moves security policy enforcement from the cloud to on device, the company said. It has a "fly direct architecture" that ensures security checks happen directly on endpoints and provides privacy, reliability and performance speeds up to four times faster than those associated with traditional SWGs.

Because dope's SWG allows users to fly direct from a device to the internet, it delivers a seamless browsing experience, the company indicated. It also ensures that users are not affected by data center outages and all decryption remains securely on device where no threat actors can see it.

Furthermore, the SWG works to secure any browser and application, dope noted. The gateway also offers single sign-on using corporate Google or Microsoft Office 365 accounts.

Organizations can try dope's SWG for free for 30 days. dope lists its SWG license pricing at $60 per device, with volume pricing available.

MSSPs, MSPs and VARs Can Partner with dope.security

IT and infrastructure services provider Softcat and MSSP Hedgehog Security have announced partnerships with dope. These partnerships highlight the opportunities for MSPs, MSSPs and VARs to "embrace the potential of a new approach to (SWG) technology," dope stated.

dope does not currently offer a formal partner program for MSSPs, MSPs and other technology providers. The company may look to build out a channel partner program in the future.

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.