The San Jose, CA-based cybersecurity firm SonicWall has launched a new partner program for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). The SecureFirst MSSP Program helps partners meet the needs of their clients and address their security skills gaps and provide a more comprehensive range of managed security services.
The increasing threat of cyberattacks and the difficulty attracting top cybersecurity talent means many companies are turning to MSSPs to protect their networks and stop data breaches. The Annual Market Report: Cloud and CPE Managed Security Services,” by IHS Technology, suggests the MSSP market will grow by 25% to $24.1 billion by 2021.
To meet demand, MSSPs will need to increase their range of security services, and SonicWall can help by providing access to its award-winning real-time breach detection and prevention solutions.
To ensure the needs of MSSP partners were met, SonicWall developed a robust, customer-focused MSSP program from scratch. Silver, Gold, and Platinum partners will be given access to its multi-tenant platform with go-to-market branding opportunities and monthly billing under SonicWall’s Security-as-a-Service pricing model.
Under the new program, MSSPs will be able to design, launch and scale their offerings, grow deeper customer relationships, develop consistent, recurring revenue streams, and provide SonicWall’s solutions while reducing up front product costs for their customers.
MSSPs will have access to a range of flexible managed security services including configuration and lifecycle management, health and performance monitoring, security monitoring and alerts, managed email security, and managed network protection against encrypted threats.
In addition to being able to offer SonicWall solutions to customers, MSSPs will be provided with the training, tools and support to allow them to integrate SonicWall’s solutions into their current service stacks. SonicWall is also prepared to work with MSSPs to deliver custom services based on customers’ demands.
Value Added Resellers (VARs) that have yet to start offering managed security services can also apply for inclusion in the partner program and will be given the opportunity to resell pre-defined managed service options, which will be delivered by a select group of SecureFirst MSSP Partners that have the capabilities to deliver those services.