Managed Security Services

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 6 December 2023

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Each business day, MSSP Alert delivers a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the managed security services provider ecosystem.

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs and MSPs; threat hunters; security operations center as a service (SOCaaS), managed detection and response (MDR) and eXtended detection and response (XDR) providers; and those who partner 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 Managing Editor Jim Masters: [email protected].

Today’s MSSP, MSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity Market News

1. MSP Partner Program Debuts: Barracuda Networks, provider of cloud-first security solutions, has launched its new global partner program, the Barracuda Partner Success Program. The program is built on two foundational elements: the shared success model and partner agility. A key differentiated element of the program is its support for resell partners across multiple routes to market — resale, MSP and marketplaces, the company said. Partners who resell Barracuda solutions will be recognized for their Barracuda business as a whole, regardless of the route to market, and they will be provided with benefits and resources based on their total sales contribution.

2. Security Partnership: Centripetal, an intelligence-powered cybersecurity provider, announced that its threat solution is available for the first time ever across the U.K. as a result of its strategic partnership with Tiger. This news comes on the heels of Centripetal’s Global Partner Program and European Cyber Intelligence Centre of Excellence launch to address cybersecurity opportunities in the U.K., Ireland and across Europe. 

3. AI Security Launch: Cisco, an enterprise networking and security provider, has unveiled the Cisco AI Assistant for Security. The AI Assistant will help customers make informed decisions, augment their tool capabilities and automate complex tasks. "This advancement will help tip the scales in favor of defenders, empowering customers with AI built pervasively throughout the Cisco Security Cloud," said Jeetu Patel, executive vice President and general manager of Security and Collaboration at Cisco.

4. Firewall Security Advancement: Cloudbrink has added firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS) to its zero trust access solution to provide granular security controls to the user edge for the comprehensive protection of endpoint devices. "Our FWaaS takes care of the remote users, leaving the existing firewall to do the jobs it was intended for, such as Layer 3 protection against DDoS attacks," said CEO Prakash Mana. "If you’re only using a firewall to protect a remote workforce, the Cloudbrink service can replace it altogether.”

5. Security Platform Launch: Coro, provider of cybersecurity for the midmarket, has launched Coro 3.0, a modular cybersecurity platform. "Coro has raised the bar by consolidating critical security capabilities into a single platform that’s completely modular, easy to manage, and dramatically more affordable than any other solution on the market today," CEO Guy Moskowitz said.

6. Security Training Offer: Living Security, a human risk management specialist, has debuted Unify Go, a free tool for training Living Security customers, which surfaces security vulnerabilities across the workforce. The tool works by aggregating and correlating employee behavior across security training, phishing and email security tools. Unify Go is accessible to any company utilizing Living Security training.

7. Leadership Move: DTEX Systems, an insider risk management company, has appointed Marshall Heilman as CEO. In this role, Heilman will drive its mission to proactively protect global organizations from insider risks, "supercharging DTEX’s global growth through operational excellence and customer-centric innovation," the company said.

8. Security Planning for Faith-Based Communities: The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) developed the Physical Security Performance Goals for Faith-Based Communities to help faith-based communities mitigate the threat of targeted violence and prepare for potential incidents. These goals provide readily implementable, cost-effective solutions and resources to help faith-based communities reduce risk and enhance resilience, CISA said.

Jim Masters

Jim Masters is Managing Editor of MSSP Alert, and holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University. His career has spanned governmental and investigative reporting for daily newspapers in the Northwest Indiana Region and 16 years in a global internal communications role for a Fortune 500 professional services company. Additionally, he is co-owner of the Lake County Corn Dogs minor league baseball franchise, located in Crown Point, Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and recording his own music, oil painting, biking, volleyball, golf and cheering on the Corn Dogs.