As if the rise in cyber crime wasn’t worrisome enough, managed service providers (MSPs) are straining under the weight of bloated cyber security stacks. Cyber security has evolved at an unbelievable rate over the past several years. Remote work led to threat surfaces exploding in size. Naturally, the volume of cyber security tools followed suit. Every business, MSPs included, has just been trying to keep up.
However, the biggest challenge for MSPs is that they never expected (nor were they ready) to take on their clients’ cyber security efforts. To many businesses, cyber security and IT are interchangeable, so MSP clients thought cyber security was within their provider’s wheelhouse. Almost overnight, MSPs were on the hook for finding and managing the tools needed to protect their clients against cyber attacks.
All of this has caused many MSP security stacks to become unmanageable, unaffordable, and unsustainable.