With the cyber security skills gap being a point of contention for closing in on five years now, the managed security services provider (MSSP) industry has responded in kind. In fact, Gartner predicted that 40 percent of all managed security services contracts will be bundled with other security services and IT outsourcing projects by 2020.
On May 1, 1969, Joni Mitchell released her album, Clouds. In Both Sides Now, she penned these lyrics about the enigmatic nature of clouds: I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now From up and down and still somehow It’s cloud’s illusions I recall I really don’t know clouds at all Exactly forty-eight years later, on May 1, 2017, SonicWall proudly launches Cloud GMS, the Global Management System for its next-generation firewalls.
“This will definitely solve a problem for me.” Those were the exact words of a visitor to the SonicWall Security Service Provider booth at IT Nation 2015 in Orlando, FL. The problem? “I’m a VAR and I want to expand by offering security services, but I lack expertise in that area.
Today, customers are looking for more security and insight into the traffic on their network, without the burden of managing it on their own. Increasingly managed service providers (MSPs) are being asked to deliver network perimeter protection. Meeting this demand, SonicWall Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) now offers new SonicWall Global Management Systems (GMS) as a Cloud managed services.
A lot has happened in the last year across SonicWall Network Security Solutions. We have implemented a complete refresh of our SonicWall TZ Wireless firewall product line from top to bottom while expanding the portfolio with the introduction of new platform form factors and performance capabilities. We’ve innovated the software as well, improving features and performance, to deliver value for every size company from small businesses to distributed enterprises.