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Swimlane SOAR Launches Channel, Technical Alliances Programs

Swimlane, a security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) solutions provider, has launched Channel and Technical Alliances programs.

The Channel Program offers tiered certifications that enable partners to showcase SOAR capabilities to prospects and customers, Swimlane said. It also allows partners to receive SOAR training so they can provide professional services for the Swimlane platform.

Meanwhile, the Technical Alliances Program enables MSSPs and other technology vendors to develop and deploy SOAR integrations, Swimlane indicated. This ensures technology vendors can work together to solve security challenges.

What Do the Channel and Technical Alliances Programs Mean for Swimlane?

The Channel and Technical Alliances programs highlight Swimlane's growth, as well as the rising demand for SOAR solutions globally.

Swimlane's total revenues grew 544 percent over the last two years, the company stated. Furthermore, Swimlane nearly tripled its annual recurring revenue (ARR) and doubled its staff last year.

In addition, recent research from SOAR platform provider Demisto revealed the following factors could drive the demand for SOAR solutions among global organizations:

  • Rising number of security alerts.
  • Inadequate security training.
  • Slow incident response.
  • Limited security staff.
  • Complex security tools.
  • Lack of security metrics.

Approximately 15 percent of organizations with security teams of five or more people will use SOAR tools by 2020, technology research firm Gartner said. As organizations increasingly pursue SOAR tools, the number of MSSPs to integrate SOAR capabilities into their portfolios likely will increase, too.

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.