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Optiv, NightDragon Partnership May Accelerate Emerging Cybersecurity Products, Services

Credit: Optiv

Optiv, a Top 250 MSSP and security solutions integrator, and venture capital firm NightDragon have announced a strategic alliance.

The result: Optiv gains early access to NightDragon's portfolio of companies and cybersecurity products and solutions in development. The alliance ensures Optiv can "stay at the cutting-edge of technology solve the problems of tomorrow," CEO Kevin Lynch asserted.

Meanwhile, NightDragon can access Optiv's ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs, the venture capital firm stated. That way, NightDragon can offer its portfolio companies a potential fast-track to market for next-generation cybersecurity solutions.

A Closer Look at Optiv

Optiv positions itself as a "the cyber advisory and solutions leader" -- though the company also has managed security services expertise. The firm operates in a "category of one" and helps organizations develop, deploy and operate cybersecurity programs, Optiv asserts.

Global organizations can leverage various Optiv cybersecurity services and solutions, including:

  • Managed eXtended detection and response (MXDR)
  • Zero trust threat management
  • Data governance
  • Privacy and protection

Optiv Business Overview, Cybersecurity Market Reach

Optiv delivers strategic and technical expertise to more than 7,000 companies and serves 75 percent of the Fortune 500. It also works with more than 400 security technology partners and continues to explore new partnership opportunities.

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.