Kaspersky Lab has launched a new partner program aimed at managed service providers in a move to expand the portion of the customer base that is looking to outsource a host of IT functions, including security, to a trusted third-party.
The specialized program is designed to help MSSPs to provide new security services to their customers, such as remote security monitoring, managed security, virtualization security and mobile device security and management.
Program benefits include volume-based pricing, monthly licensing, training and certification, and also standard and premium technical support.
Managed service providers will have the opportunity to choose between cloud and on-premises models, based on the needs and desires of their customers.
“Kaspersky Lab’s MSP Program was launched to provide more opportunity to partners – especially those that are VARs who are looking for ways to grow their business and migrate to managed service offerings in cybersecurity,” said Michael Canavan, SVP, B2B sales at Kaspersky Lab North America. “Our program provides the necessary training, resources and access to cutting-edge security solutions to make it possible for MSP partners to completely secure the customer infrastructure.”
The first phase of the MSP partner program is now available in North America and Europe.
As increasing numbers of companies are looking to outsource IT, and in particular their rapidly evolving security infrastructure, programs such as this one can go a long way towards helping MSSPs build the strategies and functionalities necessary for success.