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Pax8, CrowdStrike Spark Partnership to Move Falcon Platform to MSPs

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Pax8, a popular cloud commerce marketplace, and CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity eXtended detection and response specialist, have formed a strategic partnership that will give MSPs access to the CrowdStrikes’s Falcon platform.

Partnership Empowers MSPs

The partners said the agreement is the result of a shared commitment to empowering MSPs in effectively mitigating cyber risks for their business customers. The CrowdStrike offering is set to launch on the Pax8 Marketplace later this year.

John Street, chief executive at Pax8, said that the deal will offer MSPs “exceptional value.” In explaining the nuts and bolts of the partnership, Street said:

“As the cybersecurity landscape becomes increasingly complex, Pax8 realizes the continuous demand of our partners for top-tier security solutions that can be seamlessly integrated into their cloud offerings. By teaming up with CrowdStrike, MSPs will stay ahead of evolving threats, delivering exceptional value to their customers through the market’s leading XDR platform.”

George Kurtz, CrowdStrike chief executive and co-founder, in elaborating on the partnership, explained how both companies have a “shared appreciation” of the critical role MSPs play:

“Pax8 and CrowdStrike have a shared appreciation for the critical role MSPs play in protecting businesses of all sizes and helping IT and Security teams close the skills gap to take on modern adversaries. This partnership brings the unparalleled capabilities of the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to the leading cloud marketplace for MSPs...

"Pax8 and CrowdStrike are uniquely positioned to empower MSPs to support their customer’s cybersecurity journeys from device to identity to cloud to data and beyond with the same cutting-edge XDR technology selected by the world’s leading and largest enterprises."

Pax8 and CrowdStrike Advance Market Position

The strategic alliance between Pax8 and CrowdStrike not only represents a significant milestone in Pax8's efforts to expand its global market presence and offer industry-leading security solutions to partners, it also creates a “powerful synergy.” Street explained:

“The partnership between Pax8 and CrowdStrike unlocks the synergistic potential of our innovative cloud marketplace and CrowdStrike's exceptional cybersecurity solutions. With our combined strengths, we are well-positioned to drive advancements and provide unparalleled value in the realm of cybersecurity within the channel."

D. Howard Kass

D. Howard Kass is a contributing editor to MSSP Alert. He brings a career in journalism and market research to the role. He has served as CRN News Editor, Dataquest Channel Analyst, and West Coast Senior Contributing Editor at Channelnomics. As the CEO of The Viewpoint Group, he led groundbreaking market research.