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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 16 April 2021

Each business day, MSSP Alert broadcasts a 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) 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 and Cybersecurity News Alerts

1. MDR and SOAR: Secure Cyber Defense has partnered with Fortinet to add FortiSOAR to its offerings. The result: Secure Cyber Defense has expanded its services to include orchestration and automation for managed detection and response customers, enterprise SOAR implementation, and to support its Incident Response and digital forensic services, the MSSP says.

2. Endpoint Security for MSSPs: Seventh Knight has launched AppMoat360, a unified endpoint management (UEM) security solution that works with IBM's MaaS360 technology. MSSPs can leverage the solution to protect enterprise network customers from Ransomware and Zero Day attacks, though Seventh Knight also has a direct sales effort.

3. Distribution - Benelux Region: Prianto has agreed to distribute AppGuard's malware disruption technology to the Benelux region.

4. Data Loss Prevention (DLP): Digital Guardian has launched  a DLP-as-a-service solution available exclusively through channel partners for midmarket enterprises across North America.

5. Partner Program - Risk Management: Code42 has unveiled the Accelerate channel partner program.  Faraz Siraj, VP of channel sales at Code42, is leading the effort.

6. Talent - Chief Security Officer: Lumen (formerly CenturyLink) has hired Jason Lish as chief security officer. His role spans physical security, emergency preparedness, fraud management, government security services, and corporate cybersecurity. Lish previously held key posts at Advisor Group, Alight Solutions, Charles Schwab and Honeywell International.

B. MSSP and Cybersecurity Virtual Events and Conference Calendar

  1. RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-21, Virtual Conference)
  2. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2021 (June 3, Virtual Conference)
  3. Proofpoint Protect 2021 (June 8-9, Virtual Conference)
  4. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2021 (June 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  5. Black Hat USA (July 31-August 5, Las Vegas)
  6. BonusMSSP Alert’s complete event 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.