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5 Channel Partner & MSP Market News Updates: 20 March 2023

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Happy Monday to you. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more on this March 20 2023. Sip up.

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Today’s Technology and MSP Partner Program News

  1. Security Impacts Software Choices: Half of US businesses say that security is the most influential factor when they buy software, and 45% say they have stopped using a specific type of software due to security concerns. That’s according to the new Security Features Survey from Capterra, the Gartner-owned free online marketplace that serves as an intermediary between buyers and sellers in the software industry. Three-quarters cite data backups as a dealbreaker when buying software. The second most important security feature is the ability to receive security notifications (72%).
  2. Cybersecurity 911 for MSPs: CompTIA is creating a new Cybersecurity Emergency response team to help MSPs dealing with a cybersecurity incident. The team will be led by a group of CompTIA members and staffed by MSP volunteers who will provide guidance to peers facing a disruption of system availability, data integrity, or confidentiality. A dedicated 800 number is coming soon, and prospective volunteers can fill out a volunteer interest form.
  3. Partner Program Launch: TrueFort has launched the TrueFort Trust Global Channel Partner Program, creating a security partner ecosystem for IT solution providers, systems integrators, consultants, MSPs/MSSPs, and ISVs to deliver custom workload, lateral attack, and microsegmentation security solutions.
  4. New Boss at Backup Company: MSP cloud backup company Redstor has promoted James Griffin to CEO from chief product officer. Griffin will succeed CEO and co-founder Paul Evans who will move into a board and advisory role. Before Redstor, Griffin served as chief cloud evangelist and senior director of strategy and programs for IRIS Software.
  5. Samsung New Data Center: Samsung SDS, the IT services subsidiary of Samsung, has built a new data center in South Korea to support its enterprise cloud market business. The company offers the Samsung Cloud Platform, a managed service provider service, and enterprise SaaS service.
Jessica C. Davis

Jessica C. Davis is editorial director of CyberRisk Alliance’s channel brands, MSSP Alert, MSSP Alert Live, and ChannelE2E. She has spent a career as a journalist and editor covering the intersection of business and technology including chips, software, the cloud, AI, and cybersecurity. She previously served as editor in chief of Channel Insider and later of MSP Mentor where she was one of the original editors running the MSP 501.