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Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News: 22 November 2019

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. MSSP Valuations: A statement from Optiv Security, a Top 200 MSSP, suggests cybersecurity valuations in Europe might be overheated...

2. Cloud Security Monitoring: Datadog has unveiled Security Monitoring. a new product that enables real-time threat detection across the entire stack and deeper collaboration between security, developers, and operations teams, the company says.

3. Splunk Financial Results: The software company's third-quarter of fiscal 2020 financial results included...

  • Revenue of $626 million, up 30 percent year over year.
  • A net loss of $57.6 million, slightly larger than a $55.7 million net loss in the corresponding quarter last year.

The figures and a forecast generally exceeded Wall Street's expectations.

4. Integration - Threat Containment Automation: ARIA Cybersecurity Solutions now integrates with Demisto, a Palo Alto Networks company focused on security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR). The integration allows partners and customers to "surgically stop cyber-attacks without taking devices or applications off-line, including IoT and other devices that can’t run agents or EDRs for protection," ARIA claims.

B. MSSP Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Funding - SonicWall and Perimeter 81: Perimeter 81, a Zero Trust secure cloud-based network provider, has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by SonicWall.

2. Application Security: Optiv Security has partnered with Veracode to improve application security at the development level. The result is a new Software Assurance as-a-Service (SAaaS) offering.

3. All Partner Programs: Search the comprehensive ChannelE2E Partner Program Database here. Also, submit your company information here and your partner program can be listed in the database.

C. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. PerchyCon 2020 MSP Security Conference (January 29-31, Tampa, Florida)
  2. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  3. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  4. Black Hat USA 2020 (August 1-6, Las Vegas)
  5. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar

Email me your news, rumors and tips for potential coverage here on MSSP Alert.

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.