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MSP Cybersecurity Connection: Why MSPs Are Targets Of Cyber Attacks

The U.S. government is warning MSPs of a rise in cyberattacks in order to breach multiple small- to mid-sized businesses. Webroot combats the threat with automated and easy-to-manage cybersecurity solutions.

Instead of breaching one end user at a time, cybercriminals are taking aim at MSPs to gain access to thousands of networks at once, that’s according to the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. How prepared is your vendor partner?

Even if an MSP can restore its barriers after a data breach, a breach of trust with clients can put it out of business. “If we have it happen one time, the odds of us staying in business are very small, because it’s going to involve lawsuits, it’s going to involve credibility. Who’s going to hire an MSP who’s had the outbreak?” says Mike Estep, president of MSP, BECA.

Estep services nearly 1,000 SMB accounts. He spends about 30 percent of his annual budget on cybersecurity, his greatest concern. However, Estep doesn’t worry because BECA has been a Webroot partner for more than five years. “Webroot’s been a trusted partner for BECA and has helped us grow,” Estep says. “It became very important for single pane of glass, quick management decisions across a huge client base. Those are the things that Webroot really helped us accommodate and make happen on a daily basis.”

Even without multiple in-house security sources, SMBs are easier to protect than large enterprises. The Webroot Platform deploys in minutes across your entire network, with 24/7 support. It’s easy to manage and it’s lightweight to save MSPs time, manpower and ultimately, money. “Webroot products are designed to work from a single console, so you're just going to one place to manage them,” says Nick Emanuel, senior director of product, business services for Webroot. “Our agent operates at around a megabyte. There are competitors out there that are 50 to 60 times bigger than that. So, your end user’s not going to notice it.”

Artificial intelligence and machine learning stop threats from entering a network. Automated tools like Webroot Security Awareness Training help clients protect themselves and their businesses.

“When business partners help growth, that’s the ultimate statement of success,” says Estep.

Before you get started with a new cybersecurity vendor, assess how much risk your business faces. Then talk to Webroot about strategic security solutions purpose-built for MSPs and their needs.

Learn more at webroot.com/mspreadytrials.

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