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Channel Brief: Top 250 Public Cloud MSP Survey Open

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Are you an MSP that partners with public cloud service providers? It's time for you to step up and get recognized. Today ChannelE2E is opening up its annual Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs survey. This is the survey that we use to create our annual Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs ranked list. Here's the link to participate.

Also today we have some new partnerships in cybersecurity that will ultimately provide more comprehensive protection to MSP customers. That's so important, because we also have some coverage of a new data leak reported this week. Plus we've got news about a big job promotion at a cloud security company.

Please check out our industry Mergers and Acquisitions list, updated daily, with an archive that goes all the way back to 2020. Check out the whole thing here. Scroll down for a quick view of upcoming in-person channel and MSP events at the bottom of this post (while we spiff up our industry calendar behind the scenes. It will return!)

And please send your news tips, information, and industry chatter to senior managing editor [email protected].

A. Today’s Tech, Channel and MSP News

1. Time for Cloud MSPs to get recognized - Are you an MSP that works with public cloud providers? It’s time to get recognized for your work. ChannelE2E has opened its annual survey for the Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs. If your MSP practice includes working with a public cloud provider, this survey is for you. Participation is free. The survey closes in June. Submit your MSP today here for recognition! Our list will be released this summer.

2. New revenue boss - Cloud native securiity provider Aqua Security has appointed Mike Dube as Chief Revenue Officer. Dube brings over 20 years of experience scaling, enabling and coaching high-performing teams at organizations like CrowdStrike, Splunk and Check Point. 

3. Cybersecurity partnership - Digital security specialist ESET is integrating with MDR provider Arctic Wolf using the ESET Protect Platform API. The integration allows Arctic Wolf to ingest ESET inspect data.  

4. Another cybersecurity partnership - Open XDR provider Stellar Cyber is partnering with back up and data protection company Acronis to deliver a threat detection and response solution enabling MSPs to protect on-premises, cloud, hybrid and IT/OT environments. Acronis Advanced Security with Endpoint Detection and Response provides advanced threat detection and remediation capabilities designed for MSPs, the companies said. When combined with Stellar Cyber’s Open XDR Platform, MSPs can benefit from streamlined data management, threat detection and correlation and visibility.

5. Data leak - U.S. healthcare provider Kaiser has confirmed it shared patients’ information with third-party advertisers, including Google, Microsoft and Twitter (now known as X). Kaiser told TechCrunch that it conducted an investigation that found “certain online technologies, previously installed on its websites and mobile applications, may have transmitted personal information to third-party vendors.”

B. In-Person MSP and Channel Partner Events

  1. Kaseya Connect - April 29-May 2, MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas
  2. MSP GeekCon - May 19-21, Rosen Plaza, Orlando, Florida
  3. Dell Technologies World - May 20 -May 23, The Venetian, Las Vegas
  4. IT Nation Secure, (hosted by ConnectWise) June 3-5, 2024, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
  5. Pax8 Beyond, June 9-11, 2024, Gaylord Rockies Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
  6. FLOWAutomation Conference (hosted by Rewst) – June 17- June 19, The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa, Florida
  7. CompTIA ChannelCon, July 30 - August 1, 2024, Atlanta, Georgia, Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Jessica C. Davis

Jessica C. Davis is Editorial Director of CyberRisk Alliance’s channel brands — MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. She also oversees content and programming for the MSSP Alert Live event. She has spent a career as a journalist covering the business of 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 first editors to oversee the creation and vision of the MSP 501 list.