Sophos has announced accelerated worldwide growth of MSP Connect, its program to help managed service providers (MSPs) increase customer management efficiencies, unlock new business opportunities and boost revenue.
Sophos MSP Connect achieved 67% year-over-year billings growth in the first quarter fiscal year 2022, ending 30 June 2021, and 55% year-over-year billings growth in fiscal year 2021, ending 31 March 2021, through MSP Connect Flex, Sophos’ flexible monthly billing program. MSP Connect now supports more than 16 500 global and regional MSPs worldwide, a 54% increase since 1 April 2020, the start of Sophos’ fiscal year 2021.
“The world experienced a necessary shift to remote working this past year, requiring businesses to rely heavily on the cloud. MSPs have been on the frontlines since day one, helping organisations secure hybrid workforces with remote employees – a critical role considering changing attacker tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) that increasingly involve remote access services such as Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP),” says Scott Barlow, Sophos vice-president of global MSP and cloud alliances. “MSP Connect makes it easier than ever for MSPs to secure diverse customer environments with one comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio that’s simple to deploy and manage.”
New to the MSP Connect portfolio is Sophos XDR, an extended detection and response (XDR) solution that synchronises native endpoint, server, firewall, and email security.
Sophos Intercept X with XDR and other pillar products – including Sophos Firewall and Sophos Cloud Security – share threat intelligence in real time for coordinated and automated response to threats as part of the Sophos adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem, a new open security architecture for protection.
Built on a cloud-based data lake with the industry’s richest data set, the ecosystem continuously improves based on the collective input of Sophos solutions and services, partners, customers, developers, and other security industry vendors.
MSPs further benefit with Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR), a fully-managed threat hunting, detection and response service that provides a dedicated 24/7 security team to rapidly identify and neutralize sophisticated and complex threats. The customisable offering provides tremendous growth opportunities for partners, and is one of the industry’s most widely used managed detection and response services, now with more than 5 000 customers.
MSPs manage Sophos solutions and services in the cloud-based Sophos Central platform, where they can oversee all customer installations – both on-premises and in the public cloud, respond to alerts, and track licenses and upcoming renewal dates via a single, intuitive interface.