Tech Data launches managed security services offering for SMB partners

Tech Data has launched a security operations centre as a service (SOCaaS) offering aimed at SMB partners.

The SOCaaS offering includes a comprehensive audit, preparation of an incident plan, 24/7 monitoring with response capabilities and regular reporting. It can be white-labelled and presented as the partner’s own service offering.

Tech Data pointed to the rising number of high-profile cyberattacks creating increased interest in managed security services. However, setting up and offering such a service can be challenging for IT and security resellers. This offering aims to bridge that gap.

Alison Nixon, director for security and advanced solutions (pictured), Tech Data, UK and Ireland, explained, “Customers of all sizes now need to shift to a viable and proactive threat detection posture in order to fully protect their systems against cyberattacks. SOCaaS has been highlighted as a huge opportunity by analysts, but many small and mid-market partners just don’t have the skill set, or the investment capability to build and offer a managed security service quickly enough to address the immediate opportunity.

“With our SOCaaS offering, [partners] can offer a comprehensive and reliable service right away, without having to make the significant up-front investment, time and effort that would be required to establish their own SoC and managed service. It increases their ability to support their customers’ digital transformations and lowers risk for both the end customer and the partner. Crucially, it also means partners can extend and enhance the range of services and value they offer to their customers.”

Tech Data’s SOCaaS provides continuous monitoring of different aspects of the customer’s systems to detect anomalies and trigger an effective response. It detects and contains threats, minimising impacts on customers and providing fast restoration of systems following a security incident. It can be offered as an extension of a partner’s own services proposition, and policies, processes, and procedures can be tailored to customer’s specific operational and regulatory environment.

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