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Channel Brief: New Microsoft Security Services From Trustwave, AWS Shuffles Leadership

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 Happy Friday, folks!

Today, we're catching up on some news from earlier in the week, including Blue Mantis's introduction of Blue Insight, which offers increased visibility and and monitoring of networks, clouds and modern workspaces. Blue Insight creates a graphical map highlighting the interdependencies so you can keep track of efficiency, connectivity and security.

Incoming AWS CEO Matt Garman outlined the organization's leadership changes, which went into effect June 3. ManageEngine adds more capabilities to enhance identity-first security, Trustwave adds new features to help organizations get the most out of their Microsoft security solutions and more. Finally, comms solutions provider ArmorText unveiled new open source tabletop exercises to help organizations with security.

I'm heading to Pax8 Beyond this weekend, but keep sending me news, tips, updates, gossip, or just drop me a line and say hi. I'm at [email protected].

Grab your coffee. Here’s what you need to know today.

Today’s Tech, Channel and MSP News

1. Blue Mantis Introduces Blue Insight: MSP Blue Mantis this week introduced Blue Insight, an enterprise-grade network and application security solution. Offered as a managed service and backed by Blue Mantis’ professional services team, Blue Insight provides advanced monitoring capabilities while seamlessly integrating security into a wide array of network, cloud, and modern workspace environments. Blue Insight creates an intuitive graphical map detailing the various interdependencies of an organization's enterprise application architecture, providing unified visibility to identify and track traffic flows across multiple networks. Blue Insight is available immediately and has already been deployed in multiple customer environments.

2. AWS Leadership Changes: Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been transforming its Sales, Marketing, and Global Services (SMGS) organization for several months. Incoming CEO Matt Garman said in a blog post that, effective June 3, there would be further shifts in the teams. Garman said he is not directly replacing his current role (which makes sense, as he has a reputation as someone who 'removes blockers'); he is planning to integrate global sales organizations under Greg Pearson, bringing together AWS Global Sales, WW Public Sector, the Greater China Region, and Sales Strategy and Operations, he said in the blog. As such, Dave Levy, Robert Chu, and Peter Cray, along with their respective teams, will report to Greg. He added that AWS's Channels and Alliances and WW Specialist Organization will combine under Ruba Borno with Jon Jones and his team moving to report to Borno. The other changes are outlined in the blog -- check it out!

3. ManageEngine Launches Passwordless FIDO2 Auth: ManageEngine this week launched a passwordless, phishing-resistant FIDO2 authentication solution for enterprise applications in its on-premises identity security solution, ADSelfService Plus. It will also launch endpoint MFA for Windows and elevated system actions in Identity360, its cloud-native identity management platform. Check out more information here as ManageEngine continues to focus on identity-first security.

4. Trustwave Aims to Boost Value of Microsoft Security Investments: MSP and cybersecurity provider Trustwave expanded its portfolio of offerings to help organizations unlock the full potential of Microsoft Security under their Microsoft 365 enterprise plans, including E5 and G5, the company said this week. Trustwave’s new offerings include Accelerator services, Implementation services, and managed extended detection and response (MXDR) for Microsoft, including Microsoft Defender XDR, Microsoft Sentinel, and Microsoft Copilot for Security.

5. ArmorText Adds New Open Source Tabletop Exercises: ArmorText, which I wrote about here, and the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP, updated their tabletop exercise guide, making new exercise scenarios publicly available under a Creative Commons license. The new Cyber Resilience: Incident Response Tabletop Exercises Q2 2024 addresses many of the challenges executives face, including disruptive attacks by increasingly sophisticated criminal actors with well-publicized recent examples, as well as increasingly complex regulatory obligations, the company said. Check 'em out and see what you can integrate into your next tabletop session!

6. Hurry Up, Cloud MSPs! Submit Your Survey to Our Top Cloud MSPs List: Every year, we blast out the deadlines and write blog posts and send emails telling people over and over that the deadline for our MSP ranked list is close. And once the window closes to submit your MSP, there are always a handful of companies that ask to reopen the survey so they can submit their companies. Somehow they missed all the messages. Don’t let this be you! Our Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs survey is open now, but it closes in June. Don’t wait until the last minute. Get it done and check it off your list today so you don’t miss the deadline. If your MSP practice includes working with a cloud provider, this survey is for you. Here’s the link to participate. Participation is free. The survey closes in June. Submit your MSP here for recognition today! And if you want to check our lists from previous years, you can find them here.

In-Person MSP and Channel Partner Events

  1. Pax8 Beyond - June 9-11, 2024, Gaylord Rockies Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
  2. Splunk .conf24 - June 11-14, Venetian, Las Vegas
  3. FLOW Automation Conference (hosted by Rewst) - June 17-19, The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa, Florida
  4. CompTIA ChannelCon - July 30 - August 1, 2024, Atlanta, Georgia, Hyatt Regency Atlanta
  5. MSSP Alert Live, October 14-16, Austin, Texas