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SolarWinds Acquires Passportal for Managed Security Services

SolarWinds has acquired Passportal, an MSP-focused password management software provider, the companies confirmed this morning. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Passportal's technology is popular with MSPs that manage IT for small business customers. But it can also scale into the MSSP market, where service providers are working overtime to manage password resets for customers worldwide.

In some ways, Passportal also competes with such rivals as IT BoostMyki and LogonBox, among others.

Passportal is one piece of the growing SolarWinds MSP cybersecurity strategy. The company's MSSP- and MSP-focused cyber efforts so far include:

  • Threat Monitoring: Acquiring technology to launch SolarWinds Threat Monitor, a SIEM-oriented platform for security operations centers. MSSPs are now embracing the platform for their SOCs. And smaller MSPs are partnering up with larger, more established MSSPs for the services.
  • Access Rights Management: Acquiring access rights management technology. SolarWinds ARM allows MSPs and IT professionals to centrally provision, deprovision, manage, and audit user access rights to their systems, data, and files while minimizing exposure to insider threats, the company says.
  • Endpoint Protection: Preparing an endpoint protection partnership with SentinelOne, which will be announced soon, Thompson revealed during Wednesday’s earnings call, according to MSSP Alert. The company also has an ongoing relationship with BitDefender.
  • Additional Capabilities: Including email protectionbackup and recovery and more.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.