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10 Bold Statements From SolarWinds MSP After The Orion Hack

From comments on switching up CEOs and weeks of silence to building new IT systems and giving MSPs free security products, here’s a look at 10 notable remarks made by SolarWinds MSP President John Pagliuca and VP of Security Tim Brown.

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In The Eye Of The Storm

SolarWinds MSP has found itself under intense scrutiny in the past two months even though none of its own tools were compromised in the widespread SolarWinds Orion hack. The remote monitoring and management services provider acted quickly, telling its 15,000 MSP customers Dec. 16 that it would yank the digital certificates for its MSP tools, revoke them in four days’ time, and force customers to “digitally re-sign” into its products.

But aside from a security advisory on its website, SolarWinds MSP hasn’t spoken publicly about the colossal attack on its parent organization. Until now.

SolarWinds MSP President John Pagliuca and Vice President of Security Tim Brown sat down with CRN to discuss building new IT systems from scratch, safeguarding supply chains and publicly sharing security practices. Pagliuca and Brown also addressed why the company gave MSPs free endpoint detection and response software, as well as why SolarWinds MSP had refrained from speaking publicly about the hack.

Transitions were a prominent conversation topic, both around the impact of former Pulse Secure leader Sudhakar Ramakrishna taking over as SolarWinds CEO last month as well as the security implications of the upcoming spin-off of SolarWinds MSP into a standalone publicly traded company called N-Able. Here are ten notable things Pagliuca and Brown had to say about navigating through these turbulent times.

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