SonicWall has announced its new SecureFirst MSSP (managed security service provider) program that will help partners with new or mature managed security practices, fill their customers’ widening security skills gap. The new program, available to SecureFirst Silver, Gold or Platinum Partners, includes options for monthly billing through SonicWall’s popular Security-as-a-Service pricing model, multi-tenant capabilities and go-to-market branding opportunities.
The program also will expand opportunities for SecureFirst Partners that do not offer managed security services today. SecureFirst Partners with a traditional value-added reseller (VAR) business model can resell pre-defined managed service options that can be delivered by a select group of SecureFirst MSSP Partners that have the expertise to deliver these services.
“The absence of an in-house security team often compels some enterprises and SMBs to outsource their entire security program to a capable MSSP,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “It is all about managing and reducing risks, and responding fast to security events — that’s where many of our partners truly excel.”
The SecureFirst MSSP Partners will be equipped with managed services “blueprints” that provide the training, tools and support required to deliver a range of managed service offerings based on SonicWall solutions. Alternatively, SonicWall can work jointly with MSSP partners to define and deliver custom services based on customer demand.
“As a 100 percent channel company, we make it our mission to ensure our partners have every tool they need to protect their customers,” said SonicWall Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Steve Pataky. “Their business offerings are expanding and we want to arm them with the tools, services and programs to meet their security objectives and business goals. It’s a win-win for the partners and customers alike.”
The SecureFirst MSSP Program follows the launch of the SonicWall Partner Enabled Services program, which includes a new lineup of professional security services designed for partners to help their customers implement and operate security solutions that protect them from today’s relentless cyber attacks.
Eligible SecureFirst Partners may register for the SonicWall SecureFirst MSSP Program online at https://www.sonicwall.com/en-us/partners.