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Webinar: The State of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for MSPs

 

IT service providers have had their world rocked by the rapid expansion of mobile platforms and VDI technology over the past decade. Suddenly, their customers' employees expect to access virtual workspaces on any device, anywhere - MSPs are taking note.

To meet their customers' expectations, MSPs are turning toward affordable, all-in-one VDI solutions. VDI solutions provide a secured and managed service to desktop and mobile users anywhere.   

A Global Technology Provider for 700+ financial services clients, Increases Efficiency of Personnel and SOC team by 37%

Article Written by Arun Gandhi, Director of Product Management at Seceon and Grigoriy Milis, Chief Technology Officer at RFA

As security breaches and attacks continue to lead global headlines, effective cybersecurity protections are the "new normal" for conducting business today. In addition to recently enacted regulations, with more coming in near future, it is imperative for managed service providers (MSPs) to provide best-in-class security solutions to customers while differentiating themselves from the competition. 

Traditional solutions are no longer sufficient; tools must evolve to combat the increasing sophistication of cybercriminal techniques and technologies. Customized malware exists now that can evade and bypass many of the traditional endpoint security solutions. Traditional signature- and manual calculation-based approaches are simply not sufficient for providing security with the increasing sophistication of cyber threats. Above all, the biggest challenge remains integration of these point solutions as they are from different manufacturers and not built to communicate with each other inherently. 

In business for nearly thirty years, Richard Fleischman & Associates, also known as RFA, is a trusted technology partner to more than 700 clients globally who retain more than $900 billion in total assets under management. Serving as an MSP for its financial sector clients, RFA used a number of traditional solutions and services from large market leaders successfully, but was always challenged to find a solution that could address threats (i.e., detect, contain and eliminate) between the perimeter and endpoints to their required level of sophistication. Multi-layered approaches recommended by industry experts were rendered ineffective as the solutions were note properly integrated and remained silo'ed. Moreover, the level of protection afforded resulted in dissatisfaction when compared to the overhead cost. 

Cloudistics Launches in EMEA to Fast-Track Growth and Expand Its Partner Program

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Cloudistics, the cloud software platform company, today announced its launch into the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region as demand for its private cloud with a premium experience spreads across the region. The entry into EMEA comes hot on the heels of the US launch of Cloudistics' "Accelerate" channel program; a three-pronged program tailored to the company's value-added resellers (VARs), Technology Alliance Partners (TAPs), and Managed Service Providers (MSPs), which is now being rolled out to partners in EMEA.

Distribution agreements are already in place with UK based Ignition Ltd and Securicom IT Solutions, a leading vendor of managed IT services on the African continent.

Cloudistics empowers organizations to declare their independence from public cloud by bringing the desired benefits of public cloud behind the firewall making private cloud implementation, deployment, operations and maintenance easy, consistent, predictable, repeatable and secure. Cloudistics provides a turnkey enterprise cloud that breaks the barriers of cloud adoption such as change management, complexity, competency, and unanticipated costs. Cloudistics Ignite is purposely engineered to provide a premium experience due to its "customer inspired design" that is composable, software-defined, clusterless scaling and easy to use web-based cloud management.

Bitdefender Launches High Performance Virtualization Security for MSPs

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Bitdefender, a leading global cybersecurity technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, today announced its Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) is now available for MSPs. Expressly designed to help service providers protect their customers' virtual desktops and servers without slowing performance or affecting users, it delivers full-fledged, multi-layered defense, including machine learning, anti-exploit and continuous process monitoring, all within a lightweight footprint.

To ensure maximum performance and protection, Bitdefender's SVE for MSPs offers a highly resilient virtual machine (VM) security architecture that offloads scanning to hardened, virtual appliances with load balancing and failover capabilities. Available as a monthly-billed service, it addresses challenges related to poor performance and user experience, inefficient security management, VM security and compliance gaps, which MSPs have been struggling with for years.

SolarWinds Introduces Cloud-First Backup Service for Physical and Virtual Servers

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today marked World Backup Day a few days early by introducing its first backup solution targeted for direct use by end-user customers. SolarWinds Backup is a cloud-first backup service developed to protect virtual and physical servers. It is built upon the company's own proven technology already used by Managed Services Providers (MSPs) to securely and efficiently protect the data assets of thousands of organizations worldwide. The product has been designed from the ground up to reduce cost and complexity without sacrificing speed or reliability.

With many backup alternatives to choose from in a competitive marketplace, almost half of IT professionals are marginally satisfied or dissatisfied with their current backup products, according to findings from a recent survey of SolarWinds' 145,000-member THWACK user community. Almost 10 percent of respondents admitted to being dissatisfied and actively looking to switch products. Forty-two percent cited cost, and 31 percent chose complexity as their most significant pain points.

New SonicWall MSSP Program Expands Partner Opportunities to Meet Explosive Demand for Managed Security Services

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SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, announces the company's new managed security service provider (MSSP) program. The SonicWall SecureFirst MSSP Program helps partners with new or mature managed security practices fill their customers' widening security skills gap by building and scaling their managed security service offerings to deliver optimal security outcomes.

"The swift rise and sophistication of data breaches and network threats is forcing well-intentioned organizations to outsource network and data protection to MSSPs," said SonicWall Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Steve Pataky. "This opens many opportunities for SecureFirst Partners to deliver or resell expert 24/7 managed security services - backed by SonicWall's automated real-time breach detection and prevention - to provide ongoing protection from cyber attacks. This means incredible growth for our SecureFirst partners, so we want to accelerate their managed security services in every way possible."

HyperGrid Unveils Software-Defined Cloud Platform

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HyperGrid today announced its Software-Defined Cloud (SDC) strategy for its HyperCloud software platform; the only platform that integrates application management, intelligent cloud management and software-defined infrastructure services for private and public clouds. HyperCloud empowers customers to achieve digital transformation by enabling their journey to a cloud model. It enables them to cloudify existing assets, simplify operations, transform traditional applications, build modern workloads, and automatically optimize workload deployments by picking the best cloud. HyperCloud can quickly deliver consistent management and control of their prevailing public cloud environments to achieve simplicity, automation and intelligence.

HyperCloud's turnkey capabilities automate and simplify operations, make traditional applications cloud-friendly, and enable development of modern applications based on microservices that help users seamlessly and systematically get into a truly vendor-agnostic cloud model.  This announcement showcases HyperGrid's mission to help customers embrace a multi-cloud architecture for their business needs by minimizing the traditional barriers to cloud adoption such as integration, learning, and complex management.

"Multi-cloud use cases are increasing every year, which is making the use of multiple clouds very complex to manage. There is a clear need for a platform that spans private and public clouds, to help organizations to modernize and transform to the Cloud Era,'' said Henry Baltazar, Research VP Infrastructure at 451 Research. ‘'HyperGrid's cloud management platform enables organizations to intelligently manage workloads across all IT infrastructure in a single pane of glass."

Egenera Launches New Xterity Partner Program Designed for MSPs and Solutions Providers

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Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel today announced the launch of the Xterity Partner Program (XPP), a new program designed to empower the company's fast-growing network of resellers to capitalize on the exploding demand for cloud services in the SMB and mid-market.

Egenera's Xterity Cloud Services are sold 100 percent through the channel and deliver a full range of dedicated, managed, private and public cloud services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS), and cloud migration.

Egenera's channel partners already benefit from a wholesale pricing structure that delivers the margins resellers need to develop a profitable and sustainable cloud services business.

Egenera Teams Up with Brigantia Partners for Xterity Cloud Services Distribution in the UK

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Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel today announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Brigantia Partners, the largest subscription community of independent technology resellers and MSPs in the United Kingdom. Under the agreement, Brigantia is offering Egenera's Xterity Cloud Services to its extensive network of UK-based partners.

"We're seeing demand for cloud ramping up significantly among UK MSPs and solution providers," said Iain Shaw, commercial director, Brigantia. "End users are asking for cloud and the channel is actively looking for competitively priced, high quality services with top notch support and management. Brigantia can now deliver with Xterity."

Cisco Teams With ConnectWise To Create A 'Managed Service In A Box' Solution For MSPs

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Cisco Systems has teamed with ConnectWise to create a solution that enables MSPs to monitor and manage Cisco's cloud-based networking, security and unified communications solutions under a single pane of glass.

At Cisco Partner Summit 2017 Wednesday, Cisco unveiled ConnectWise Unite with Cisco, a managed services software that combines Cisco Spark, Meraki, Cisco Umbrella and Stealthwatch Cloud under a single interface.