**Editor’s Note: “7 Minutes” is a feature where we ask channel executives from startups – or companies that may be new to the Channel Partners audience – a series of quick questions about their businesses and channel programs.**
Morphisec’s Moving Target Defense (MTD) technology prevents threats including APTs, zero-days, ransomware, evasive fileless attacks and web-borne exploits. It provides a small-footprint, memory-defense layer that deploys into a company’s existing security infrastructure.
Last year, Morphisec detected and reported the attack on Piriform’s CCleaner software that optimizes computer performance.
Decision Tree provides system integrations to businesses and the public sector.
“Businesses are asking for a technology that can secure their endpoints against advanced, targeted threats as other technologies have proven to be either ineffective or too invasive,” said Brent Lawson, Decision Tree’s CEO. “Morphisec closes a security gap, which otherwise poses enormous risk to companies in all industries. Joining the Morphisec Partner Program delivers on our commitment to our customers to bring them the most effective technology to keep their organizations secure.”
We asked Laracy about his company’s channel proposition and its plans for the future.
Channel Partners: Tell us what customers love about your product or service. What’s the secret selling sauce?
Paul Laracy: Morphisec’s Moving Target Defense is the secret sauce, and the foundational IP to the Morphisec technology. It’s a true market disruptor. Ultimately, we protect customers from the highly advanced attacks, both in the form of malware and exploits, but our difference is our approach. We prevent these attacks with a powerful, yet simple-to-use product that delivers value far beyond security, into IT, with business continuity, cost reduction and OS gap protection leading the list among our growing list of customers. We are unlike any other endpoint technology — we morph the memory structures, not ever allowing attackers even the opportunity to penetrate endpoints or servers, across on-premises and virtual environments.
CP: Describe your channel program — metal levels, heavy on certifications, open or selective, unique features?
PL: Our channel program is a single-level program, focused on VARs who understand the endpoint security space, and who have advisory-level relationships with their customers. The ‘V’ is critically important to us as our resellers must have the skills to articulate our unique value proposition and to understand how Morphisec fits within a crowded and often confusing endpoint space. We require that each partner train a minimum number of sales people and [sales executives] so that customers are successful.
CP: Quick-hit answers: Percentage of sales through the channel, number of partners, average margin. Go.
PL: Six current partners; five in the United States and one in Canada. We firmly expect this will grow to 10-15 percent by end of 2018 if not sooner. Partners get a 30 percent discount on …