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  • Patch Management: An Important Service for MSPs and MSSPs

    Businesses these days have a strong need to simplify and automate patch management, and some managed service providers (MSPs) see an opportunity to help. Vulnerabilities are a big opening for hackers to gain entry into critical systems, and thousands of new vulnerabilities are discovered all the time. But if only about 800 of these vulnerabilities…

  • Building an MSSP Team

    Managed service providers (MSPs) looking to enter the security space face a difficult task: They need to establish a completely new team in addition to existing personnel. And those resources require different skill sets from traditional IT services. So how should MSPs go about building a security practice and establishing a managed security services provider…

  • 7 Major Mistakes that MSSPs Make

    Any IT vendor or managed services provider (MSP) looking to add security services has several different directions they can go to achieve success. But there are also certain mistakes they can make that usually bring about failure. Here then are seven of the biggest mistakes a managed security service provider (MSSP) – or would-be MSSP…

  • Hyperautomation Could Dramatically Boost MSSP Profitability

    Hyperautomation could greatly improve the profitability of managed security services, a Gartner analyst said at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit earlier this month. Analyst Mark Wah noted that the managed detection and response (MDR) market grew by nearly 50% from 2020 to 2021, significantly faster than the 9.8% average for managed security services…

  • MSPs Face Growing Cyber Threats, Governments Warn

    Managed service providers (MSPs) are under increasing threat of cyber attacks, security agencies from the “Five Eyes” countries warned last week. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), NSA and FBI joined their counterparts from the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand in issuing the warning. “We are aware of recent reports that observe…

  • MSSP Case Study: How VARS Focuses on Strengths and Outsources the Rest

    It can be tempting for managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs) to take on new service areas. The latest statistics come out about the growth in the cybersecurity market and management decides the organization needs a bigger piece of that expanding pie. Or a couple of big customers request advanced services…