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N-able Appoints Troels Rasmussen as GM of Security Products

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N-able has named Troels Rasmussen as its general manager of security products to drive the strategic direction of the company's security product portfolio, according to a prepared statement.

Rasmussen most recently served as N-able's head of product for tools and email security. He has been with N-able for over four years and held various roles with the company.

Rasmussen's MSP Focus

As N-able's general manager of security products, Rasmussen will support the company's mission to provide "best-in-class security products, support and guidance to help MSPs and their customers stay ahead of ever-evolving IT threats," the business said. In doing so, Rasmussen will help N-able's MSP partners use its security solutions to protect themselves and their customers against threats.

In addition, Rasmussen said he and his team will "be 100% dedicated to ongoing discovery, collaboration and partnership." They also will help N-able design security solutions to provide its partners with layered cyber protection.

N-able Eyes MDR Solutions for MSP Partners

Along with appointing Rasmussen as its general of security products, N-able in October 2022 announced plans to build managed detection and response (MDR) security partnerships as part of its efforts to expand its MSP ecosystem. N-able made these announcements at its Empower 2022 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

N-able's MDR partnerships will involve SentinelOne Vigilance Respond and Blackpoint Cyber, according to the company. The release dates for joint solutions relating to these partnerships remain unknown.

Meanwhile, N-able is looking to provide its MSP partners with MDR choices rather than building a one-size-fits-all solution, CEO John Pagliuca said. As such, N-able looks poised to provide its MSP partners with MDR and security operations center (SOC) capabilities that they can use to augment their current cybersecurity technologies.

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.