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Neustar Security Services Becomes Standalone MSSP

Neustar Security Services has spun out as a standalone MSSP backed by private equity firms Golden Gate Capital and GIC. The move comes after TransUnion in September 2021 acquired Neustar's marketing, risk and communications solutions business.

Amid the spin-out, Neustar Security President Brian McCann steps up to the CEO position and now leads the MSSP's 250+ employees. The company, based in Sterling, Virginia, has focused on expanding its "highly scalable, fully cloud-delivered platform," McCann said.

Neustart's key services address application and network security; DNS services; security intelligence; and Web performance management; the company indicated. Neustar Security also intends to capitalize on its Ultra Secure Partner Program (USPP), which the MSSP relaunched in October 2021.

A Closer Look at the Ultra Secure Partner Program

USPP offers the following partner program benefits to MSSPs, MSPs and VARs:

  • Discounts,
  • Qualified sales leads
  • Training and support
  • Account mapping
  • Access to Neustar Security specialists and expertise
  • Marketing support

USPP expands sales and support coverage for Neustar Security solutions in the United States, Canada and Europe, the MSSP said. It also allows channel partners in Latin America and eastern Europe to integrate Neustar Security solutions into their portfolios.

Neustar Security Appoints VP of Global Channels

Along with relaunching its partner program, Neustar Security in October 2021 appointed Jeremy Nicholls as its VP of global channels.

Nicholls previously served as VP of global channels and alliances at Arbor Networks (now part of Netscout). He also has held channel and sales leadership roles at Niksun, Polycom and Ericsson.

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.