In recent years, Managed Service Providers (MSP) have quickly become one of global tech’s biggest success stories, and as an industry, it could be worth anything up to three-quarters of a trillion dollars by 2030.
This level of growth is based on a wide range of compelling factors, from the convenience and cost benefits associated with tech outsourcing to the flexibility MSPs offer organizations to scale their IT infrastructure according to need. Whichever way you look at it, businesses of all sizes and in every sector now rely on the MSP model to run part or all of their hardware, software and services estate.
In providing a wide range of operational and mission-critical tech solutions, MSPs also take on the role of keeping customer systems and data secure from cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities. For many, this is a major challenge – according to recent industry research, nearly 90% of MSPs say their customers have been affected by cyberattacks in the past two years.
These challenges are having a significant impact on how confident MSPs are in their cybersecurity measures, with nearly three-quarters admitting they are not fully confident in their ability to deal with the threat of a cyberattack on their customers.
Proactive, confident defense against file-based threats
As the report points out, “MSPs admit they still don’t have the tools to effectively manage these security challenges. The frequency and breadth of these attacks suggest that a new approach is needed to automate and streamline monitoring and mitigate risk.”
Glasswall believes that a major part of this challenge is that many MSPs still rely on detection-based solutions to protect their networks, but also their customer networks and data against file-based threats. Not only do they struggle to provide protection at speed, but it is also clear that detection-based solutions can no longer deliver the protection they need.
Zero-trust file protection by Glasswall is different. Instead of looking for malicious content, our market-leading patented CDR process treats all files as untrusted — validating, rebuilding and cleaning each file to a safe and compliant standard — automatically removing potential threats.
Security teams can embed our cloud-native CDR engine across their infrastructure, utilizing either an out-of-the-box CDR platform, which comes ready to implement with its own UI and reporting dashboards. Alternatively, for organizations that want to build Glasswall CDR into their existing systems, our embedded engine SDK enables teams to implement zero-trust file protection into their software applications and network deployments.
To learn more about how we can help MSPs to focus on file-based security, click here.