On May 11, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order (EO) intended to fortify the cybersecurity of federal networks by instituting a massive shift in how the United States government manages its data. The aim was/is to create a single federal IT enterprise. This endeavor will be supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of Management & Budget (OMB). Tim Bossert, DHS advised that there will be a preference in federal procurement for shared IT services (cloud services) among the 190 federal agencies, and the goal of this move to the cloud is to avoid defending antiquated and fractional systems. (This should be music to the ears of any federal channel reseller/MSP.)
In this 2017 security survey, the overall responses strongly suggest that executive boards of enterprises and small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) are confident of their cyberthreat preparedness, low vulnerability, and data protection. The data reflects that their CIOs, heads of IT, and even their CISOs are all equally clear: we are secure.
Entré Computer Solutions has been in business since 1983 and began as a “break/fix” IT services company. Recognizing the need for a more proactive way of managing IT environments, they developed a “Health Check” that enabled them to evaluate and head-off IT problems before they occurred.
According to several industry surveys and analyst groups, the top technology priority for small and medium businesses (SMBs) is security for the third consecutive year. To help managed service providers (MSPs) capitalize on the needs of their core customer base, numerous security vendors have been lining up to empower MSPs with security tools. However, there is one security vendor with a sizable market share lead in the MSP space. According to last year’s MSPmentor 501 survey data, Webroot owns a 30% market share with the world’s top MSPs. In fact, the next closest antivirus player within the MSP market only commands an 15% market share.
IT solutions providers interested in adopting managed services should not fall prey to common myths about the transition.