McAfee today unveiled its Managed Service Provider (MSP) program, an expansion of the McAfee SecurityAlliance Partner program. McAfee said the new program creates revenue opportunity for partners by addressing SMB customer demand for flexible cloud-based and on-premise security services.
MSP provides partners with tools, training and resources to build a successful managed security services business. Whether it is on-premise or cloud-based, McAfee provides a scalable and consistent pay-as-you-go” monthly subscription security services program that addresses nearly any customer requirement, especially that of the small to medium sized business.
McAfee has been in the managed services business for more than a decade,” said Gavin Struthers, senior vice president of worldwide channels at McAfee. “Our new MSP program leverages our extensive managed services experience, and provides partners access to the industrys broadest portfolio of cloud-based and on-premise managed security services via a globally consistent and scalable program.”
The McAfee Managed Service Provider program offers protection for endpoints, servers/networks, virtual environments and mobile devices, in addition to one of the industrys broadest security SaaS portfolios, which can all be managed centrally through either McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator or the McAfee SaaS management console. This allows for remote administration of McAfee software and SaaS solutions which meet the needs of SMBs who often have limited resources.
The McAfee Managed Service Provider program is available through authorized distributors in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Nordics, U.K. and U.S., and will be expanded to other countries and distributors throughout 2012.