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e92plus extends managed service offering with Forcepoint

November 2020

by Nicos Rugeris

e92plus has announced the extension of its partnership with Forcepoint, now offering Web and Email security services to their UK MSP and MSSP partner community.

The Forcepoint Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) program provides a technology platform and accompanying professional services and training derived from Forcepoint’s diverse portfolio, channel partner experience, solution expertise and commitment to ensuring joint success. It leverages Forcepoint’s experience providing innovative, human-centric user and data protection cybersecurity solutions to thousands of enterprise and government organisations in 150 countries worldwide.

The launch comes as the growth of managed services in the cybersecurity sector is expected to continue to accelerate ahead of the industry, with expected annual growth rates in excess of 15% (1) and Forbes reporting external managed services will account for 77% of cybersecurity spend by 2026 (2).

For e92msp, the division of e92plus dedicated to MSPs and MSSPs, it’s a perfect extension to a successful relationship. e92plus has been a partner of Forcepoint for 15 years, helping support their UK channel. With the launch in 2019 of e92msp, the new division dedicated to managed services, the community of MSPs and MSSPs has grown rapidly to over 500.

“The market for managed services is growly rapidly, and it made sense for us to formally launch a dedicated division with additional sales, technical and marketing resources alongside a dedicated technology marketplace” explains e92plus Group Chief Executive, Mukesh Gupta. “Cybersecurity is becoming one of the most important parts of any MSPs toolkit, while pure-play MSSPs are seeing significant growth opportunities. With our heritage, there’s a huge amount of value and expertise we can provide”.

Leonard Dahan, VP Global OEM and MSSP at Forcepoint, said “Security risks change and compound with digital transformation. As organizations shift more applications and services from on-premises to the cloud, their existing infrastructure-centric security is a mismatch to securing user access and data in a location-agnostic cloud environment. As e92plus offers Forcepoint Cloud Web and Email alongside the range of other Forcepoint security solutions, they will extend the industry’s most complete email and web protection to their customers, delivering safe access for any device, any cloud and any app, while providing easy and fast adoption of the MSSP Cloud Programme for both VARs and MSPs in their community.”

For the partner, working with Forcepoint brings significant opportunities. Tamsyn Roberts at MSP RnD Systems comments that “the Forcepoint MSP programme works perfectly for our customers as it allows us to provide firewalls, web and email filtering as part of our managed service. Monthly billing means customers don’t have to worry about budgeting for the annual renewal, and can enjoy complete control over their monthly costs while scaling up or down to match their business requirements. This can be done with minimal interruption, and provides them with enterprise class cybersecurity whatever their size.”

Jamie Pearce, e92msp Director, adds “As well as existing MSPs and MSSPs, we’ve strong demand from our VAR community to build out managed services as their customers seek to address skills shortage, need assistance to rapidly scale out cloud services, and also move towards monthly annuity based subscription models that increase the value of their business. As a long term partner with Forcepoint, it’s perfect that we can provide their services too, as a complement to our existing cybersecurity portfolio. Forcepoint offers the industry’s most comprehensive suite of converged capabilities to address enterprises’ most critical security challenges across network security, threat protection, secure access and data protection”.

(1) https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2020/04/05/2020-roundup-of-cybersecurity-forecasts-and-market-estimates/#779f56dd381d
(2) https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/managed-cyber-security-services-market---what-are-the-main-factors-that-contributing-towards-industry-growth-2020-04-08?mod=mw_quote_news

About e92msp

e92msp is the dedicated cybersecurity VAD for the managed service channel, and part of the e92plus Group. Our portfolio bring together best of breed cybersecurity technologies, to provide solutions that protect organisations of every size. Built for MSPs by design, all solutions are easy to manage and deploy from a single pane of glass, and offer enterprise class products that work across private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructures through to on-premise networks and mobile devices – protects user, data and applications wherever they are.

e92msp has distribution agreements with Bitdefender, ConnectWise, Forcepoint, Lookout, SecurePIM, TitanHQ and Trend Micro.

About e92plus

e92plus is the leading independent cybersecurity VAD for the UK channel, going beyond traditional distribution to provide exceptional products and services that drive accelerated growth for our vendor and reseller partners. With an established track record of introducing disruptive and next-gen technologies and building successful channels, e92plus also delivers award winning services through in-house specialists, complimenting and supporting our partners in their go-to-market strategy. They encompass technical, marketing, finance and operations, with our expertise in the entire lifecycle and agility to meet the dynamic needs of the market differentiating from legacy distribution models.

e92plus has distribution agreements with Bitdefender, Bitglass, Boldon James, Ericom Software, Forcepoint, NetAlly, SolarWinds, Swivel Secure, Trend Micro, Trustwave, WALLIX.