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Sophos accelerates growth of MSP Connect

Sophos is a developer of products for communication endpoint , encryption , network security , email security , mobile security and unified threat management . The cybersecurity vendor recently revealed that it had hastened growth for its managed service provider ( MSP ) Connect scheme .

Next-generation cybersecurity vendor Sophos , has announced accelerated worldwide growth of managed service provider ( MSP ) Connect , its award-winning programme to help MSPs increase customer management efficiencies , unlock new business opportunities and boost revenue .

According to the vendor , the growth is fueled by increased demand for Sophos ’ next-generation cybersecurity solutions and services that protect against ransomware and other cyberthreats .
Sophos stated that its MSP Connect achieved 67 % year-over-year billings growth in the first quarter fiscal year 2022 , ending June 30 , 2021 and 55 % year-overyear billings growth in fiscal year 2021 , ending March 31 , 2021 , through MSP Connect Flex , Sophos ’ flexible monthly billing programme . The company said MSP Connect now supports more than 16,500 global and regional MSPs worldwide , a 54 % increase since April 1 , 2020 , the start of Sophos ’ fiscal year 2021 .
“ The world experienced a necessary shift to remote working this past year , requiring businesses to rely heavily on the cloud . MSPs have been on the frontlines since day one , helping organisations secure hybrid workforces with remote employees – a critical role considering changing attacker tactics , techniques and procedures ( TTPs ) that increasingly involve remote access services such as remote desktop protocol ( RDP ),” said Scott Barlow , Vice President , Global MSP and Cloud Alliances , Sophos . “ MSP Connect makes it easier than ever for MSPs to secure diverse customer environments with one comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio that ’ s simple to deploy and manage .”
New to the MSP Connect portfolio is Sophos XDR , the industry ’ s extended detection and response ( XDR ) solution that synchronises native endpoint , server , firewall and email security . Sophos Intercept X with XDR and other pillar products – including Sophos Firewall and Sophos Cloud Security – share threat intelligence in real time for co-ordinated and automated response to threats as part of the Sophos adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem , a new open security architecture for protection . Built on a cloud-based data lake with the industry ’ s richest data set , the ecosystem continuously improves based on the collective input of Sophos solutions and services , partners , customers , developers and other security industry vendors .
MSPs further benefit with Sophos Managed Threat Response ( MTR ), a