Chris Loehr — executive vice president of Solis Security, an incident response firm — has personally dealt with many of these MSP breaches. Speaking of GandCrab, Loehr says, "They certainly hit some MSPs in 2018, but the ransoms were relatively small: $10,000 to $25,000. In 2019, MSPs became more of a target, with increasing ransom demands and the threat actors leveraging MSP tools with greater efficiency to affect clients. GandCrab never required the MSP to pay up. It wasn't until GandCrab evolved into Sodinokibi in mid-2019 threat actors began to say: 'We ONLY want the MSP to pay. You can pay for ALL the customers or you get NOTHING at all.'"
The commoditization of basic managed services has compelled managed services providers to differentiate their offerings. One popular direction is managed security services. Customers increasingly demand IT security assistance from their service providers. Accordingly, services providers are developing managed security services practices or partnering with security vendors to provide cybersecurity services.
This leaves your company off the hook having to hire when you’re in an area of need. Especially since qualified cybersecurity experts that work well with your in-house team can be tough to find and secure, it makes more sense to hire an MSP instead of constantly worrying about hiring all the time. Let’s look at some more great benefits of MSPs for business:

Your digital security is our top priority! NexusTek’s Cyber Security Services will lock down and control your business from data breaches, phishing attempts, ransomware attacks and all other harmful attempts on your systems. With accurate cyber security monitoring, the latest technology and a 24/7 domestically staffed expert team ready to address any threat that may arise, NexusTek is primed to protect your business on line.
With comprehensive expertise in IT, telephony and connectivity, we’ll cover all your technology needs. Our services include tailored options like full or partly outsourced IT support (remote / onsite), project management, Cloud solutions, and … VoIP, Domain Hosting, Data Storage, DaaS, Cybersecurity, Colocation ... Webroot, Amazon, Cisco Select, Citrix, Datto Professional, Dell ... Todd McQuilkin
Our company (Established in 1999, originating from Strawberry Hill, London) provides IT Solutions and Services for SME and Midmarket clients. We have multiple competencies and high level accreditations with Microsoft, HP Enterprise, VMware and Veeam.… Virtualization, Backup & Recovery, Colocation, Cybersecurity, DaaS, Data Storage ... VMware Enterprise, Cisco, Citrix Silver, EMC², HP Gold, HPE Gold ... Alex Brown
Typically when partnering with a MSP, that organization will offer you a roadmap; this might be a one, three, or five year plan depending on your needs. This roadmap will have certain IT issues that may come up over time written into it, whether they be small issues or larger ones. That way there are no surprise expenses. With an individual IT employee, this luxury isn’t there. For instance you may at some point need to replace an entire server, which is a huge expense for your company. With a MSP, your roadmap will have a solution for this built into it. This is going to eliminate a lot of stress, headaches, and budget stretching on your part. All while saving you from the downtime that prevents you from running your business effectively, efficiently, and productively.

Deadquartered in Paris, Atos has a presence in 73 companies under the brand names Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. It focuses heavily on AI, cybersecurity, high performance computing (HPC), data center transformation and cloud integration. The company focuses on several key areas of digital transformation, including AI, Industry 4.0, IoT, cognitive computing and data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud solutions and next-gen infrastructure.
The firm operates Experience Centers that help bring ideas and technologies to business fruition. PwC operates in 158 countries. PwC focuses on fueling innovation and developing new products, services and ways of doing business through immersion and acceleration labs, emerging technology visioning and prototyping, rapid prototyping and other business and IT development frameworks.
At NexusTek, we have teams of IT consultants willing and ready to work with you at a moment’s notice. Using our deep knowledge of technology as well as our many years of experience, we will analyze your business’s current technology and provide recommendations regarding which tools and applications are best suited to enhance the technological capabilities of your business. Furthermore, we provide a strategy for how you can successfully integrate the latest technology into your business with minimal disruption. Reach out to us today so that we can get started.

We deliver IT solutions, services, support, training and exams to organisations of all sizes that require true technical expertise to meet their goals. Our comprehensive portfolio provides our customers with a competitive edge. We have a proven … Web Development, Backup & Recovery, Cybersecurity, DaaS, Data Storage, Email Security ... VMware Enterprise, Citrix, Dell Gold, EMC² Gold, HP, HPE ... Simon Gammon


For over eight years, LME Services has been providing IT support for an accounting firm. They have applied their technical expertise uniformly to their services, including server assistance, hosting, and security. LME Services rapidly responds to mitigate any technical emergencies that arise. The client particularly appreciated the team's consistent reliability. 
Our comprehensive managed services are a fixed-rate IT support program—including 24/7 monitoring, preventative maintenance, and proactive IT solutions—that ensures consistent up-time for your business. Why spend the time and money on an entire IT staff? Our managed services plans are both affordable and reliable and will provide you with all the solutions you need to run an effective and efficient IT environment.
RSI Security is the nation’s premier cybersecurity and compliance provider dedicated to helping organizations achieve risk-management success. We work with some of the world’s leading companies, institution and governments to ensure the safety of their information and their compliance with applicable regulation. We also are a security and compliance software ISV and stay at the forefront of innovative tools to save assessment time, increase compliance and provide additional safeguard assurance. With a unique blend of software based automation and managed services, RSI Security can assist all sizes of organizations in managing IT governance, risk management and compliance efforts (GRC). RSI Security is an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).
This leaves your company off the hook having to hire when you’re in an area of need. Especially since qualified cybersecurity experts that work well with your in-house team can be tough to find and secure, it makes more sense to hire an MSP instead of constantly worrying about hiring all the time. Let’s look at some more great benefits of MSPs for business:
Exigent Technologies was initially hired by a law firm as a security consultant, before moving on to also take on IT managed services. Exigent Technologies takes care of hardware and software renewals, handles firewalls and antivirus tools, and manages desktop rollouts, even as it also vetted a document management system and implemented a remote access system. As a result, the client has been able to stay ahead of hackers and phishing scams seeking to grab the client's privileged information.
We deliver IT solutions, services, support, training and exams to organisations of all sizes that require true technical expertise to meet their goals. Our comprehensive portfolio provides our customers with a competitive edge. We have a proven … Web Development, Backup & Recovery, Cybersecurity, DaaS, Data Storage, Email Security ... VMware Enterprise, Citrix, Dell Gold, EMC² Gold, HP, HPE ... Simon Gammon
Remote IT service providers can save you on IT costs such as licensing, training, as well as emergency repairs, which all add up in the short and long term. In essence, when you hire an MSP, you know that they have already made the investments in IT infrastructure, meaning that they assume all of the risks, so you don’t have to. This allows your in-house IT team costs to be more predictable. 
The firm has established alliance partnerships with Adobe, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft, GE Digital, HPE, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and others. A key specialty is the company’s cybersecurity and privacy practice, which guides businesses through business transformation while building connected ecosystems that deliver a high level of data protection.
At Ziptech Services we focus on designing, implementing and supporting computer networks for growing and mid-sized businesses. We provide straight talking business computing expertise for growing UK businesses and charities. Not for home … Virtualization, Office 365, Managed IT, IT Consulting, Hyper-convergence, Data Storage ... SonicWall, SolarWinds, Parallels, Microsoft Gold, Dell, ConnectWise ... Jim Simpson
Exigent Technologies was initially hired by a law firm as a security consultant, before moving on to also take on IT managed services. Exigent Technologies takes care of hardware and software renewals, handles firewalls and antivirus tools, and manages desktop rollouts, even as it also vetted a document management system and implemented a remote access system. As a result, the client has been able to stay ahead of hackers and phishing scams seeking to grab the client's privileged information.
IBM has embraced an array of emerging technologies that help organizations build highly integrated and innovative technology platforms that support next-generation capabilities. It focuses heavily on AI, blockchain, IoT, cloud and advanced analytics, including machine learning. The company has taken a lead position in the development of quantum computing frameworks. Although these systems remain in a beta phase for now, IBM R&D is moving the technology from the lab to commercial viability. IBM remains a leader in IT services. It offers a broad array of platforms and services directly or through an MSP model that incorporates other leading tech vendors.
Streamliner Consulting developed software for a bank. They advised the client on a number of improvements that could be made to their various systems, then developed software that allowed the client to automatically transfer data between their different databases and applications. The client was happy with the work and says that the software moved data faster and more accurately than a person could. 
Conosco provides IT support, service and strategy to UK-based businesses. We are leaders in the revolution of IT, in which IT support needs to meet businesses intelligence. We believe that IT belongs in the boardroom, and all our services are … VoIP, GCP, ERP, Email Security, Data Storage, Cybersecurity ... Webroot, Lenovo, Kaspersky, IBM, HP, Google ... Anders Reeves
Red Key Solutions modernized the network system for a construction company. They installed a new server and back-up server, as well as a more powerful firewall and a new wireless system. After the upgrade, they continued to provide the client with IT support as needed. The client was very happy with the modernization, and reported that their network was much faster and more reliable. 
Longi Engineering worked with a healthcare provider to assist with the process of upgrading to SharePoint 2013. Longi ensured that the client's data was successfully preserved and transitioned between the two systems. Additional support included a sophisticated backend customization. Longi Engineering is currently providing a consistent level of maintenance and support projects.
Highlander Computing Solutions aims to improve business performance and efficiency through the provision of industry leading I.T. and Telecoms to businesses throughout the UK. Regardless of your technology platform we have trained account managers … VoIP, Azure, Backup & Recovery, CRM, Cybersecurity, Data Storage ... VMware Enterprise, IBM, Huawei, HPE Silver, HP Silver, Fujitsu ... Robert Massie
Managed service providers tend to be Web hosting or application service providers that allow users to outsource their network and application resource procedures under a delivery agreement. In most cases, MSPs own the entire physical back-end infrastructure and provide resources to end users remotely over the Internet on a self-service, on-demand basis.
For over eight years, LME Services has been providing IT support for an accounting firm. They have applied their technical expertise uniformly to their services, including server assistance, hosting, and security. LME Services rapidly responds to mitigate any technical emergencies that arise. The client particularly appreciated the team's consistent reliability. 

DXC offers expertise for different industries and sectors as well as in key domain areas, including analytics, cloud and platform services, Internet of Things, and application services. A key offering is DXC Bionix, an approach built on intelligent automation at scale. It incorporates AI, lean process methodologies and an extensive partner network to automate workflows and improve response times, accuracy and standardization. DXC is heavily focused on emerging technologies, including blockchain, IoT, robotics and autonomous vehicles.

SugarShot provided IT consulting and help desk services for a non-profit. The client felt they did not need an in-house person doing IT, but they needed a help desk they could call when they needed assistance. SugarShot is a help desk for the client; they manage servers and services, provide troubleshooting services, and they serve a variety of other functions. The client has been satisfied with the company’s work, and they feel that the company has helped move their cybersecurity forward.
Dans le domaine des ressources externes, le terme Managed Service Provider ou MSP est surtout utilisé par le monde anglosaxon pour le recours aux forces supplétives telles que le travail temporaire, les freelances, les consultants… Il correspond à un segment segment spécifique des offres d’externalisation : une société assume la gestion administrative de la main d’oeuvre temporaire pour l’Entreprise Utilisatrice.
Frontier Technology is a premier systems integrator and enterprise cloud computing provider specialising in bespoke IT infrastructure, data management, business continuity and access solutions. Based in the UK, we design and implement IT solutions … Web Hosting, Colocation, Cybersecurity, DaaS, Data Storage, Email Security ... Zerto, Ivanti, Huawei, HPE, Forcepoint, EMC² ... Edwin Wong

Industry standards and regulations are continuously changing. Technologies are ever-evolving, and customer engagement is getting redefined every other day. The changing market trends and industry regulations have a direct impact on businesses’ day-to-day operational demands. Not having the ability to keep pace with technology only restrains the efforts that the company is making to grow. This is where a managed service provider is becoming inevitability for fast-scaling enterprises.
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