McAfee today said McAfee appliances will be offered to Managed Service Providers in a pay-as-you-go based model.
This helps McAfee MSPs deliver a Managed Security Services on a more shared risk basis.
McAfee in a statement said the MSP Program, announced today, will include access toMcAfee Next Generation Firewall, McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, McAfee Network Security Platform, and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense. Additionally, McAfee is expanding the number of software products available via the program.
Organizations are looking to MSPs to help reduce their upfront and/or Capex expenses in relation to IT Security. Many MSPs are now delivering Managed Security Services on an on-demand or subscription basis to help meet these objectives.
McAfee is responding to these market changes by expanding its MSP program to embrace the growing need of MSPs to have access to a broader range of technologies and also commercial models that do not result in them taking 100 percent of the risk.
Matthew Gyde, group executive for Security at Dimension Data, said: “With McAfee’s managed service provider program, we are able to offer our clients more choices and the option to remove the complexity associated to managing their own security solutions. This allows organizations to free up valuable IT resources to enable strategic business enablement programs.”
Gavin Struthers, senior vice president of worldwide channels at McAfee, said: “The introduction of these technologies to our MSP program will allow our partners to expand their portfolio and differentiate themselves while generating additional revenue opportunities.”