Monday Morning Impact – March 7

Published On: March 6, 2022Categories: Buzz, Uncategorized

SonicWall: IT Threats Surged in 2021

SonicWall, a Milpitas, California-based cybersecurity company, has released a report pointing to a huge surge in cyberattacks.

According to the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, ransomware has shown a meteoric rise with 623.3 million attacks globally; an increase of 105%. Ransomware volume has risen 232% since 2019, according to the report. In addition to businesses, state and federal governments, schools, hospitals and even individuals, attacks hit supply chains, causing widespread system downtime, economic loss, and reputational damage. Following global trends, all industries faced large increases of ransomware volume, including government (+1,885%), healthcare (755%), education (152%) and retail (21%).

Nearly all monitored threats, cyberattacks and malicious digital assaults rose in 2021 including encrypted threats, IoT malware and crypto-jacking.

“Cyberattacks become more attractive and potentially more disastrous as dependence on information technology increases,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “Securing information in a boundless world is a near impossible and thankless job, especially as the boundaries of organizations are ever-expanding to limitless endpoints and networks.”

Encrypted threats increased 167% year-over-year. In August, the number of encrypted attacks broke the 1 million mark for the first time, then continued to rise, reaching nearly 2.5 million by year’s end.

Cryptojacking continued to surge last year, rising 19% globally to 97.1 million, which is the most attacks that SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have ever recorded in a single year.

The data were gathered from more than a million security sensors in nearly 215 countries and territories.

Channel Impact®
Cyberattacks continue to be a mystery to businesses both large and small. Channel partners can fill a necessary role in helping customers to assess their risks and get the most out of their cybersecurity investments.

Illumio Introduces MSP Program to Support Zero Trust Segmentation

Illumio, Inc., a Sunnyvale, California-based Zero Trust company, has rolled out a new Managed Service Provider (MSP) program designed to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce the risk of ransomware attacks and other breaches.

The focus of the program is to leverage the vendor’s products to minimize lateral movement, reduce deployment time, and access a new, self-service multi-tenant portal intended to streamline operations for MSPs.

“We’ve seen a dramatic uptick in devastating ransomware attacks over the last few years, and one successful attack can bring operations to a complete standstill at smaller organizations,” said John Ryan, Vice President of Americas Channel Sales at Illumio. “This is why working with MSPs, who play a critical role in protecting the commercial market, is so important for Illumio.”

Illumio ransomware mitigation and segmentation solutions are designed to see risk, isolate attacks, and secure data across cloud-native apps, hybrid and multi-clouds, data centers, and endpoints.

Channel Impact®
Ransomware attacks are one of the greatest threats facing SMBs today. And many of those customers work very closely with MSPs to protect and defend their data.

Ingram Micro Cloud Now Offers Google Cloud Platform in US, UK, France, and Canada

Ingram Micro announced it is now offering Google Cloud Platform (GCP) under its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) portfolio to its reseller network in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Canada. The move is expected to bolster the global offering of Ingram Micro’s Cloud Marketplace, with partners now having the ability to leverage Ingram Micro Cloud for their Google Cloud Platform businesses.

Ingram Micro Cloud operates in 76 countries with over 55,000 reseller partners. Its Cloud Marketplace serves 17.2 million seats, offering more than 120 cloud solutions plus go-to-market resources, integration tools, technical support, and a curated selection of SaaS and IaaS solutions.

“Ingram Micro Cloud working alongside GCP brings important opportunities to our channel partners by allowing us to support their efforts at scale and meet the business needs of their customers,” said Tim FitzGerald, vice president, global IaaS cloud channel at Ingram Micro. “We’re excited for this distribution alliance.”

As a result of this expanded relationship with Google, Ingram Micro Cloud expects its partner network to have new opportunities to meet customer needs, while expanding their IaaS businesses. The news comes amid a boom in the global IaaS market.

Channel Impact®
The alliance is intended to advance channel partners’ skills and offerings, as well as develop new resources to support partners in managing end customers and building new opportunities to expand IaaS businesses.

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