Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Morning News: 12 July 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, July 12, 2017:

5. Cyber Partners: CFC Underwriting, a cyber risk insurer, is partnering with CyberScout to offer identity management and cybersecurity support services to its customers internationally.

4. MSSP Tools: CITIC Telecom, a major MSSP, will leverage Darktrace's Enterprise Immune System Technology as part of its cybersecurity services across the Asia Pacific region. Separately, Darktrace has raised $75 million in new funding, raising the company's valuation to $825 million.

3. Malware Detection: Webroot's BrightCloud Streaming Malware Detection platform is now available for integration by network infrastructure and security appliance providers, the company says. The platform uses "fifth-generation machine learning" to detect malicious files at the network perimeter while in transit, enhancing the ability of network and security solutions to detect and block both known and never-before-seen malware, Webroot claims.

2. US Gov't vs. Kaspersky Lab: The Trump Administration apparently has removed Kaspersky Lab from the U.S. GSA Schedule. The move could hinder channel partners’ ability to sell Kaspersky Lab’s cybersecurity products in certain government deals, ChannelE2E believes. The feds are investigating alleged ties between Kaspersky and Russia's government -- which Kaspersky firmly denies.

1. Kaseya and Kaspersky Lab: Amid the U.S. Government-Kaspersky Lab dispute, Kaseya continues to partner with Kaspersky Lab and has no plans to abandon the technology -- but also offers Webroot and Malwarebytes as cybersecurity options for MSPs.

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.