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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Market News: 5 October 2022

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Each business day, MSSP Alert delivers this quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across the managed security services provider ecosystem.

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (SOCaaS), Managed Detection and Response (MDR), eXtended Detection and Response (XDR), threat hunters and MSP security providers — and those who need to partner with such companies.
  • Frequency and Format: Every business morning. Typically one or two sentences for each item below.
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A. Today’s MSSP, MDR, XDR and Cybersecurity Market News

1. Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA): Rubrik has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs) and MSSPs that "have integrated their solutions to better defend against a world of increasing cyber threats."

2. Security Awareness Training for MSPs: TitanHQ has announced SafeTitan Security Awareness Training for Managed Service Providers.

3. Distribution - XDR: MEC Networks has agreed to distribute Cybereason Defense Platform to to VARs and MSSPs across the Philippines.

4. Distribution - SOAR and Threat Intelligence: Orca Tech has agreed to distribute Cyware's security operations solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

5. Distribution - Threat Defense: The TD Synnex Cyber Range cybersecurity training facility will now include Infoblox's BloxOne Threat Defense platform for networking and security services.

6. Partnerships - Authentication and Access Management: SecureAuth announced new partnerships with Grupo TRC and SDG.

7. Partner Program: VIPRE Security Group is making "significant changes" to the company’s channel-first model to "ensure the success of its partners, sales teams, and distributors." The updates include:

  • Doubling the company’s channel sales team and placing them regionally to assist partners better.
  • Aligning the end user sales teams to the channel organization for co-selling and collaboration.
  • Opening the company’s product portfolio to "make it easier to sell the entire suite of VIPRE Security Group’s services and solutions."
  • Expanding channel sales and support operations across EMEA including the DACH and Benelux regions.

VIPRE did not disclose specific channel headcount figures.

8. Identity and Access Management: SailPoint Technologies has updated its platform with AI to "speed and standardize the measurement of access risks across the organization, automating complex identity security processes, reducing both business cost and risk while improving productivity," the company said.

9. Research - Incident Response Challenges: Some stats emerged in this BlackBerry research.

10. Funding - No-Code Security Automation: Tines has extended its Series B financing round with an additional close of $55 million led by Felicis bringing the total Series B amount raised to $81 million.

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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.