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MSSP Market News: XM Cyber, Atera, Cynet

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Each business day MSSP Alert delivers a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the MSSP, MSP and cybersecurity world.

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Today’s MSSP Alert Market News:

1. AI-Powered Security: XM Cyber, a specialist in hybrid cloud exposure management, has launched its generative AI-powered chat interface, empowering customers to harness XM Cyber's security insights without the need for extensive technical expertise. The new feature allows customers to gain direct access to the rich data lake within XM Cyber. With the new GenAI capability, users can simply ask questions in their own phrasing and get answers from the system, the company said.

2. MSSP/MSP Partnership: Atera, an AI-powered IT management platform provider, and Cynet, an automated cybersecurity solution specialist, have announced a strategic partnership that will expand access to Cynet’s platform and empower more managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs) to deliver total visibility and protection across their customers’ most critical systems and valuable assets. The Atera-Cynet alliance advances a shared commitment to reducing IT costs and complexity with all-in-one, automated solutions, the companies said.

3. Channel Partner Program Launch: SpecterOps, a provider of adversary-focused cybersecurity solutions, has launched its channel partner program. All SpecterOps security products and services will be available to channel partners, including BloodHound Enterprise (BHE), an attack path management platform for Active Directory and Azure AD/Entra ID. SpecterOps’ security assessments, red team program development services and adversary tactics training courses will also be available via the channel, the company said.

4. Security Integration: NinjaOne, an IT platform for endpoint management, security and visibility, and SentinelOne, a specialist in AI-powered security, have launched a product integration that enhances endpoint protection through the merging of IT operations and security. The solution provides enterprise security teams with leading levels of control and simplicity, while revolutionizing the management and security of digital environments, the companies said.

5. Mobile Threat Detection Integration: ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, has announced an integration between Endpoint Central, its unified endpoint management solution, and Check Point's Harmony Mobile, a mobile threat defense solution, to help IT security teams automate the remediation of mobile threats.

6. Zero Trust Data Detection: Votiro, a specialist in file-borne threat prevention, has launched its unified content security platform, combining real-time cybersecurity for data privacy and threat protection. The company’s new platform protects the privacy of the data contained within files as they travel throughout an organization, the company said.

7. Machine Identity Security: Entro, an Israeli cybersecurity startup offering machine identity secrets security and management, has extended its platform with the addition of machine identity lifecycle management and new integrations designed to assist primarily on-premises organizations that are shifting to the cloud.

8. Vulnerability Catalog Released: VulnCheck, an exploit intelligence company, has launched the VulnCheck Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) catalog. The free offering, available by joining the VulnCheck Community, provides security teams and threat detection engineers with advanced intelligence on vulnerabilities that have been exploited in the wild to better manage threats, solve the prioritization challenge and outpace adversaries, the company said.

9. MSP Alliance Expands: N-able, a global software company helping IT services providers deliver remote monitoring and management, data protection as-a-service and security solutions, is adding new vendor alliances to its Technology Alliance Program (TAP), an open ecosystem built for MSPs. N-able TAP brings leading technology companies together to further develop and integrate their solutions with the solutions portfolio from N-able.

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.