Today’s business climate demands it. Here’s why.
An independent study last year by Ponemon Institute found that out of almost 600 SMBs interviewed, 50% reported they had experienced a data breach within the previous 12 months, and 55% reported they had suffered a cyberattack. Ransomware, spyware, trojans, worms—these are just some of the cyberthreats aimed at SMBs, and they can result in many hours of company downtime and lost revenue. Systems can be locked, users can be denied access to their devices, cloud data can be held for ransom, and any number of other undesirable situations could manifest. These types of attacks need to be blocked preemptively.
Some managed service providers (MSPs) have begun expanding their suite of services with cybersecurity solutions because, as cyberattacks increasingly make top stories in the news, they understand they need to take that evolutionary leap.
If you are an MSP, this is the perfect time to add cybersecurity to your roster. Easy-to-use tools are already available to make you the security expert that will give your clients peace of mind. This opens up a new revenue stream for you and puts you in the critical role of active security advisor to your clients. Learn more about the benefits of managed security services by downloading our white paper on the topic, and keep that company’s engine proactively humming with health.