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What every MSP should know about today's Cyber-security landscape

Posted by Richard Parker on Apr 11, 2016 2:00:00 PM

It seems like everyone is offering cloud services of every flavor these days, with new players joining the market every day. Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen cloud-based storage, email migration; remote monitoring, online productivity, and cloud security take center stage. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are trusted with securing organizations’ networks. However, many do not fully understand their own customers' priorities when it comes to security.

 As the IT industry continues to evolve, more security threats are emerging each day and we are seeing our private and personal data at risk of data breaches. Is the cloud secure? Companies that allow employees to use their network to visit social media websites are opening themselves up to cybersecurity risks.

 With more enterprises moving their business technology systems to the cloud—and moving away from on-premises—it only makes sense that security delivered as cloud services would follow suit. Yes, the on-premises security market is still growing, but we are seeing accelerating growth of cloud-based security services. According to Business Wire, the global Managed Security Services (MSS) market is estimated to grow from $14.32 billion in 2014 to $31.86 billion by 2019.

 Cloud-based security is indeed taking off. For most partners, it’s about ease of deployment and management. There’s no need to maintain on-premises equipment for customer websites that require expertise to operate—updating security software and keeping logs, while monitoring intrusion detection, prevision systems and firewalls requires skills that are increasingly more difficult to hire. Cloud security solutions are removing that burden and, therefore, lowering operating costs.

 Security is and should be a top priority for enterprises and end users. Continue to read how top security vendors are positioning themselves to assist MSPs to help them keep ahead of threats and keep their customer’s information safe.


Richard Parker (aka “The Legend”) is currently the Business Development Manager within the Cloud division for Tech Data. Being a 20+year veteran in the IT Industry, he has experienced the evolution of the computer industry from the launch of the worldwide web to cloud & mobile computing.

Tags: MSP Tips, Cloud Security, Cyber Security