Sophos expands rapidly growing managed service provider program
Sophos has introduced new security offerings and PSA/RMM integrations to its MSP Connect program, enabling MSPs to unlock revenue, increase productivity and lower operational costs.
Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cloud-enabled cybersecurity solutions, today introduced enhancements to MSP Connect, a program that makes it easier for managed service providers (MSPs) to deploy, manage and sell Sophos’ entire product portfolio. New security offerings for managed detection and response (MDR) and cloud security, as well as new professional services automation (PSA) and remote monitoring and management (RMM) integrations, will help MSPs to unlock revenue opportunities, increase productivity and lower operational costs.
Sophos MSP Connect supports more than 8 000 global and regional MSPs worldwide. MSP billings increased by 83% in the first half of Sophos’ fiscal year, resulting in annual recurring revenue of $33 million.
“To further support this growth, Sophos is expanding its MSP program with optimised offerings that directly meet the evolving needs of MSPs and their customers,” said Scott Barlow, vice president: Global MSP, Sophos.
“Sophos is committed to helping MSPs stay ahead of new and emerging threats. We’re providing a flexible, subscription-based model for critical solutions and services that protect customers better, with the scalability and automatic invoicing to fit their operational needs. With dedicated teams across the Americas, EMEA and APJ, we’re well positioned to help MSPs grow their managed security service businesses, training them on how to defend customer endpoints, servers, mobile devices and networks with synchronised security and how to sell cybersecurity as a system.”
New MSP Connect offerings include:
- Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR): New MSP Flex options empower MSPs to provide fully managed threat hunting, detection and response services with flexible monthly billing. Now with added support for Windows Server, macOS and Linux, Sophos MTR is customisable with different service tiers and response modes to meet the unique and evolving needs of MSPs, giving them ownership and control of licences.
- Sophos Cloud Optix: MSP Flex billing options now also extend to Cloud Optix, a powerful solution that automatically discovers and secures customer assets stored in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. Now available on Sophos Central, it’s easily managed via a single pane of glass on the unified cloud-based platform, and Flex billing is based on an MSP’s aggregate cloud assets.
- Expanded PSA/RMM Integrations: New PSA and RMM integrations enable partners to automate manual data entry and invoicing. Sophos expands integrations with Datto, Kaseya and ConnectWise Manage.
Designed to meet the unique needs of MSPs, Sophos Central is at the heart of Sophos MSP Connect. The partner dashboard enables MSPs to easily manage multiple customer installations, respond to alerts, enforce two-factor authentication, manage global policies and role-based administration, oversee licences, and track upcoming renewal dates via a single, intuitive interface. Sophos’ unique Synchronized Security approach prevents breaches and automates incident response by integrating Sophos’ comprehensive portfolio of endpoint, network and cloud solutions to deliver reduced risk, increased visibility and improved overall security ROI.
As a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyber threats. Powered by SophosLabs – a global threat intelligence and data science team – Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-powered solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cyberattack techniques, including ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, active-adversary breaches, phishing, and more. Sophos Central, a cloud-native management platform, integrates Sophos’ entire portfolio of next-generation products, including the Intercept X endpoint solution and the XG next-generation firewall, into a single “synchronized security” system accessible through a set of APIs. Sophos has been driving a transition to next-generation cybersecurity, leveraging advanced capabilities in cloud, machine learning, APIs, automation, managed threat response, and more, to deliver enterprise-grade protection to any size organization. Sophos sells its products and services exclusively through a global channel of more than 53,000 partners and managed service providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH”. More information is available at www.sophos.com.