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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 07 May 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. Ransomware Attacks Hospital Network: Fresenius, Europe’s largest private hospital operator and a major provider of dialysis products and services, has suffered a ransomware cyberattack on its technology systems, KrebsOnSecurity reports.

2. CISOs Invest In Startups: More than 40 top security executives have formed an investing syndicate to back startups, TechCrunch reports.

3. Funding - Insider Threat Mitigation: Dtex has raised  $17.5 million funding round led by Northgate Capital with additional participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and Four Rivers Group.

4. Phishing Mitigation and SIEM: Securonix has released a Securonix Phishing Analyzer capability. An extension of Securonix’s Remote Workforce Monitoring solution, the new solution enables organizations to detect advanced phishing and business email compromise (BEC) threats.

5. Distribution - SIEM: Orca Technology has agreed to distribute Exabeam SIEM in Australia and New Zealand.

6. Partnership - Phishing Mitigation & SOAR:  SlashNext's Phishing Incident Response (IR) solution now integrates with Palo Alto Networks Cortex XSOAR (formerly Demisto) platform.

7. Partnership - Managed Security Services: Custom software developer NIX and Fortify 24x7 are partnering to offer  managed security services to NIX’s customers.

8. Partnership - DDoS Attack Mitigation: Kentik, provider of the only AIOps platform for network professionals, has partnered with Cloudflare to deliver fast mitigation of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, the companies say.

9. Partnership - Identity and Access Management: BetterCloud and OneLogin have integrated their services to help customers improve operational management and security tasks such as advanced onboarding / offboarding, activity-based alerts, and content scanning

10. MSP and SD-WANs: NTT West has selected Fortinet's Secure SD-WAN and SD-Branch solutions as the foundation of its "FLET’S SDx" subscription service. The service enables centralized management of both WANs and LANs, and comes with built-in security features enabled by Fortinet’s FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW).

11. Research - Threat Insights: Panda Security's 2020 report is here.

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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.