Sophos today announced accelerated worldwide growth of MSP Connect, Sophos’ award-winning program to help managed service providers (MSPs) increase customer management efficiencies, unlock new business opportunities and boost revenue. The growth is fueled by the increased demand for Sophos’ next-generation cybersecurity solutions and services that protect against ransomware and other cyberthreats.
Sophos MSP Connect achieved 67% year-over-year billings growth in the first quarter fiscal year 2022, ending June 30, 2021, and 55% year-over-year billings growth in fiscal year 2021, ending March 31, 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 April 1, 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 organizations 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),” said 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.”
“We’re seeing unprecedented demand for integrated security solutions and services that better protect customers and enable partners to expand their business,” said Barlow. “Sophos is constantly innovating, and we’re arming MSPs with the multilayered security needed for protection, visibility and compliance of on-premises and public cloud environments. Sophos’ new managed cloud security bundle, for example, provides everything MSPs need to extend their cybersecurity expertise to the public cloud.”
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.
“The cybersecurity threat landscape is extremely volatile, and one of the biggest challenges we face as an MSP is in finding industry-best vendors that not only help differentiate our business but more importantly ensure our customers are protected from the most advanced and never-before-seen threats,” said Bob Coppedge, CEO at Simplex-IT. “Sophos solutions and services provide the industry’s best protection, bar none. The enablement and education further provided through MSP Connect helps us create the bridge we need to communicate with executives – especially those who don’t always understand the intricacies of cybersecurity.”