Kaspersky has announced the growth of its Managed Service Provider (MSP) business over the past two years.
Since the launch of its MSP Program in 2017, 2,000 providers have joined the ecosystem across North and Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa, with the highest number of partners registering in Europe.
Today, MSPs are becoming stronger players in the cybersecurity market as business customers increasingly choose to outsource IT security services. According to the “Kaspersky IT Security Risks Survey, 2019”, 59% of organisations plan to use an MSP in the near future to help them reduce their security-related costs, while 43% of businesses value the dedicated expertise that comes with outsourcing their IT security support.
Growing these partnerships is a strategic priority for Kaspersky. In January 2019, the company unveiled an updated partner program, ‘Kaspersky United’ that includes enhancements for new and existing MSP partners.
Thanks to a new, streamlined registration process, MSPs can now become an approved partner twice as fast.
“Kaspersky’s extensive product portfolio enables us to protect our customers — from SMEs to enterprises — against cybercrime. The personal and direct contact we have with the Kaspersky team helps us to quickly answer customer inquiries. That is why we highly value our cooperation with Kaspersky, especially for the long-term,” commented Christian Boertje, general director, DGDO.
Ivan Bulaev, head of global channel at Kaspersky, added: “Kaspersky remains committed to our partner community and we understand that ease of doing business is the key demand of any MSP. This recent update to our MSP Partner Program is part of a larger improvement plan focused on existing and new partners, their profitability, business needs and access to tools and security solutions.”
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