McAfee Expands MSP Program Offerings
McAfee expanded its MSP program this week, making its line of network security appliances and authentication products available for purchase by managed service provider partners on an on-demand or subscription basis.
McAfee launched its MSP program last year. But until now it's been limited to the vendor's endpoint security software. Now MSPs will have access to the company's next-generation firewall line, security information event management appliance, intrusion prevention system and malware analysis sandboxing appliance through the MSP program. The company also added its authentication software via its McAfee Cloud Identity Manager and its two-factor and one-time password software. Through their MSP programs security vendors have sought to help the growing number of MSP partners reduce their up-front and/or capital expenditure costs. McAfee's program expansion is a smart move as security technology vendors compete to recruit the best MSP partners.