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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 06 February 2020

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Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a quick lineup of news, analysis and chatter from across that managed security services provider ecosystem.

  • The Content: Written for MSSPs, SOC as a Service (SOCaaS), Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and MSP security providers — and those who need to partner up with such companies.
  • Frequency and Format: Every business morning. Typically one or two sentences for each item below.
  • Reaching Our Inbox: Send news, tips and rumors to [email protected].

A. Today’s MSSP Alerts

1. M&A: Forescout Technologies being acquired for $1.9 billion, though higher bids may emerge...

2. Funding - Patch Management: CrowdStrike has invested in Automox's $30 million Series B funding round. A heads up to MSPs: NinjaRMM positions itself as an ideal patch management alternative to Automox. We're poking around for more details and may share more info later today.

3. Managed Detection and Response (MDR): Awake Security, a network traffic analysis company, has launched a Managed Network Detection and Response (MNDR) solution.

4, Cyber Insurance: U.S. companies are turning to cybersecurity insurance to protect themselves from lawsuits and fines with enforcement of California’s landmark privacy law set to begin July 1, Bloomberg reports.

5. DDoS Attack: A DDoS attack apparently targeted a state voter registration site, the FBI says.

6. FireEye Earnings Results: FireEye announced Q4 revenue of $235 million, up 8 percent from the fourth quarter of 2018. Fourth quarter billings were impacted by a two-month decrease in the average contract length for our subscription and support contracts, the cybersecurity company says. FireEye has been the subject of M&A rumors in recent months.

7. Secure SD-WANs: Fortinet's channel push continues.

8. Distribution - Email Security: Ingram Micro has agreed distribute Trustifi's email security solutions, which protect users from such threats as phishing, malicious links and files, viruses, spoofing and more.

B. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  2. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  3. OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California)
  4. SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Training Conference (April 3-10, Orlando, Florida)
  5. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2020 (May 13-14, Chicago).
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar
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.