Managed Security Services Provider Morning News: 21 June 2017


Each morning MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the global managed security services provider ecosystem.

Here’s the lineup for Wednesday, June 21, 2017:

10. U.S. Government Cybersecurity: A House bill now under evaluation would examine why U.S. states that identify cyberattacks as a "top-tier risk" are using only a small portion of Department of Homeland Security funds to fight back, according to  StateScoop.

Leonard DiMiceli
Leonard DiMiceli

9. SMB Security: MyDigitalShield has launched OmniWAN, an SD-WAN solution tailored to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It features a combination of Elastic UTM (unified threat management) and SD-WAN technologies. Existing cable broadband and DSL connections gain quality MPLS without the costly price, the company claims. Channel Chief Leonard DiMiceli is a Nuvotera and SpamSoap veteran -- so it's a safe bet an MSP security push is coming. We'll share more thoughts later today.

8. Intel Security Deja Vu?: Intel, after acquiring then largely spinning off McAfee, is making fresh investments in the cybersecurity market. Keep an eye on Intel's Team8 relationship... and a range of security startups that will soon emerge...

7. Office Security: Konica Minolta's Workplace Hub -- which features automation functions and security, IoT device management and data storage in a single platform -- will leverage the Sophos XG Firewall. Konica also owns AllCovered, a managed IT services business unit...

6. IoT Security: BlackBerry has launched "productivity and security enhancements" to its enterprise software platform. The goal: Safeguard the "enterprise of things." We'll share more thoughts soon.

5. Funding: SoftBank has invested $100 million in Cybereason. The money will funding R&D and distribution channel expansion. Cybereason specializes in total endpoint protection -- including EDR (endpoint detection and response) And next-generation anti-virus solutions.

4. DDoS Attack Costs: A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on bank's online services, on average, costs an organization nearly $1.8 million -- double the price of recovering from a malware incident, Kaspersky assets. Perhaps that's why so many MSSPs, CSPs and technology companies are introducing DDoS protection and mitigation services. Among those making moves: Arbor Networks, Corero Network SecurityGTT Communications and Neustar,

3. Cloud Security & Compliance: iland, which specializes in IaaS, DRaaS & cloud backup, now offers its Secure Cloud Services from a new data centre location in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline looming in May 2018, as well as Brexit negotiations underway, the opening of this new data centre means that iland will continue to meet the data privacy requirements of customers in the EU, the company claims.

2. Microsoft vs. Kaspersky Lab: Microsoft has indirectly responded to Kaspersky Lab's antitrust claims against the technology giant. For a look at Microsoft's spin on the situation, check out Microsoft Partner Director Rob Lefferts' blog perspectives here. What's the true meaning of that lengthy blog entry? Independent Blogger Paul Thurrott offers his spin and analysis here...

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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.