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.'"
Le MSP s'appuie généralement sur une solution informatique qui dans la majorité des cas, se contente de dématérialiser les processus qui existaient au format papier sans les optimiser. Ces MSP ne sont pas forcément éditeurs de la solution et dépendent donc d'un tiers pour réaliser leurs prestations. L’expertise et la valeur ajoutée sont alors réduites.
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Now more than ever, leading MSPs are re-engineering their cybersecurity offerings. "The new normal has begun, and the line in the sand of minimum cybersecurity requirements have changed for the SMB," says Andrew Morgan, host of the CyberCall, a free online community of 2,000 security-focused MSPs. "We're leading the charge for all MSPs, helping them understand that what they were doing for security in the past is no longer sufficient. And explaining this to their clients is a core competency that all MSPs must have in order to survive."
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.
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.
Instead of putting your company at risk of non-compliance, it’s much easier to outsource your IT services to an MSP to ensure that this aspect of your company is handled by competent consultants who have sweeping knowledge of compliance for a wide array of industries? MSPs also stay well-read when it comes to compliance, making sure to stay abreast of complex and ever-changing regulations so that your team doesn’t have to focus on it.
NexusTek’s Managed IT services and IT consulting team will skillfully assist your technology needs including remote workforce planning, MultiValue support and services, disaster recovery plan development as well as various other IT projects that are vital to the success of your business. As one of the top IT services, cloud services and cyber security companies in the nation, we have the experience and expertise to help you meet your objectives.
IT provision supports every single function of modern business, and it’s vital to get it right in order to avoid costly, complex issues further down the line. That’s why our approach is to partner closely with you and understand your operations. We focus on streamlining, optimizing, and making your IT provision more visible. With remote monitoring, real-time analytics to keep you informed, and an expert strategy, our offer is designed to enhance what you do. Should the worst happen, our Disaster Recovery Service can get you up and running again quickly, ensuring inimal disruption and downtime for your customers.
At NexusTek, we are a managed IT service provider who specializes in meeting the IT needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Our clients outsource their technology needs to us so that they can concentrate on their core business. By using NexusTek as your managed IT service and support provider, you can rest assured that your business will be constantly up to date with the latest relevant technological innovations. Additionally, we partner with best-in-class technology vendors to ensure that your technology hardware and software are well maintained. Furthermore, we also provide disaster recovery services and support so that your data can be readily restored in the event of a disaster.
This is a great primer on MSPs, and your insight on the MSPs struggle to stay relevant in a world where the adoption of X-as-a-Service is mainstream. End customers are led to a false sense of security, often believing the protection of data and configurations are minded by the XaaS provider. That's where we see the greatest potential for MSPs to grow into - efficiently servicing the Services and devices that traditional RMMs currently don't have visibility into. The opportunity to manage a customer holistically is huge if MSPs achieve the right automation.
For years, cybersecurity has largely been an enterprise issue. Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) were often the targets of opportunistic attacks, but both damages and frequency were low enough for them to not cause concern for business owners. While it can be argued that cybercriminals were simply going after larger and more lucrative targets, they also misunderstood how the SMB sector itself could be a valuable target.
This study mainly helps understand which market segments or Region or Country they should focus in coming years to channelize their efforts and investments to maximize growth and profitability. The report presents the market competitive landscape and a consistent in depth analysis of the major vendor/key players in the market along with impact of economic slowdown due to COVID.
Cinter Unison Networks is a business solution hub based in Cincinnati with five other locations. Founded in 2013, their team of about 10 employees works with clients across industries such as financial services, information technology, manufacturing, and telecommunications. They specialize in IT managed services, IT strategy consulting, and cybersecurity.
"The biggest thing for me is that, while I'm away from the office and working on other projects, I haven't had to worry about the network. There have been a couple of occasions where issues happened, and [TPx Communications] has been able to resolve them without my involvement, other than just being notified. As far as I'm concerned, that does everything that I want it to do." — IT Systems Manager, Audio-Visual Company
Choosing the right IT services firm is paramount. Finding the right fit means understanding what a particular company offers, how your firm’s processes fit with the vendor’s model, and ensuring that adequate quality assurance and service level agreements (SLAs) are in order. Quality and performance metrics are crucial for holding a provider accountable and ensuring you’re your organization receives the agreed upon attention and level of service.
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.