Managed Services

  • Myth Buster: Data Fatigue Is Not Real!

    The noise is real. Of that, we can agree. It started way back in history – whoops, wrong topic (shout out to all of you who know that lyric). Basic packet captures – the final arbiter of proof, started all this and has continued nonstop until this very day. Every security analyst worth his/her salt asks for the packet captures. Why do we have all this data? Do we need it all? With IOT today, my toaster can tell me how many toast points I have burned since 2019. Do we care? Should we care? To be honest, I’m not sure I want folks to know I struggle getting my toast just right :).

MANAGED SERVICES SUPPLIER INSIGHTS

  • Growing Managed Services Profitably By Doing More With Less

    The market for managed services has grown fiercely competitive, forcing Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to seek ways to remain competitive while becoming more profitable. The hype surrounding the simplicity hyperconvergence, the integration of the compute, storage and virtualization layers of infrastructure into a single solution architecture, makes the architecture seem promising, but what more do MSPs need to know to guarantee success?

  • Why An Agile Workforce Is Critical In 2020

    As business executives approach a new decade, they must harness the potential of the non-employee workforce, leverage new and innovative talent acquisition models, and utilize progressive technology platforms to facilitate scalability across all enterprise functions. This research report will highlight the criticality of workforce agility in the evolving world of work and present recommendations and guidance on how to best tap into the power of digital staffing platforms and talent marketplaces to stay ahead of the competition.

  • Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Builds Multi-tenant Solution That Scales From Tiny MSPs To Large Enterprises

    CyFlare is a top 100 global managed security services provider (MSSP) based outside of Rochester, New York. The company wholesales managed security services to small and mid-sized VARs, MSPs and MSSPs, and brings value to its customers by delivering Security Operations Center (SOC) as-a-service functionality that’s comprehensive, cost-effective, and easy to deploy. CyFlare relies on Stellar Cyber’s Starlight solution as the core of its SOC-as-a-service offering.

  • Do You Need Certification To Be An MSSP?

    There’s no blanket diploma program or global agency regulating who is and isn’t an MSSP. What may be a shocking disadvantage to the consumer when it comes to vetting service providers, is a definite benefit to those looking to capitalize on this growing opportunity. If you’re looking to designate yourself as an MSSP, the barrier for entry is at the floor.

  • 5iron Implements An Automated, Multi-Tenant Security System To Expand Services

    5iron is an advanced managed security service provider focused on serving financial institutions. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the company serves banks and credit unions throughout the United States with a variety of services, including secure e-mail protection, intrusion detection (IDS), security information and event management (SIEM), firewall, as well as advanced endpoint, all managed around the clock from the 5iron security operations center (SOC).

  • Lockdown Lessons 1: Securing Your Business

    When you consider modern attacks, it’s pretty obvious that all businesses—managed service providers (MSPs), small- to medium- sized businesses (SMBs), etc.—need a strong lineup of cyber-defense tools, not just a barebones firewall and old-fashioned antivirus. You need to protect your business first, and to do that, you have to build out a strong cybersecurity stack that can actually withstand the onslaught of modern malware.

MANAGED SERVICES PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Good processes support your team, not stifle them, enabling them to operate at their highest levels.  This is doubly true for managed service providers, where operational efficiency and effectiveness are critical to client retention, team retention, and profitability.

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