Check Point Releases New Managed Security Service Provider Program

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A new global Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) Program has been introduced by Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading global provider of cybersecurity solutions. It would reduce administrative hassles and support partner service-led approaches.

The new program would offer channel partners the tools required for complete XDR/XPR, MDR/MPR, events management, and SOC certainty, while also supplying operational peace of mind, thanks to Check Point’s prevention-first security operations suite, Horizon. According to Check Point, the MSSP program enables partners to increase their profits while enhancing organizational security.

“Rapidly evolving market dynamics are fueling growth in managed security services, and Check Point is dynamically adapting to meet that demand,” said Frank Rauch, WW Head of Channels at Check Point. “We’re significantly investing in our new MSSP program, including product features that drive MSSP interest, as well as operational improvements, training, and marketing activities. This allows for higher levels of partner growth and profitability with services-led cyber protection across network, cloud, and endpoints.”

The new Check Point MSSP Program would include the following:

  • Streamlined onboarding – With practical assistance including engineering bootcamps, enablement seminars, proof of concepts (POCs), and operational upgrades, Check Point’s MSSP Program would speed the onboarding procedure
  • Network of experts – By giving MSSPs access to its network of elite specialists, including as the Check Point Research (CPR) team and the Incident Response team, which has more than 25 years of expertise, Check Point says it is providing greater help
  • Managed detection and response – Utilizing the enhanced XDR/XPR, MDR/MPR, and events management capabilities of Check Point’s Horizon platform within the Infinity Architecture, MSSP partners may now have prevention-first security operations
  • Pricing Flexibility – Future features would provide tailored charging choices throughout the security portfolio, removing the cost of engagement for partners and clients

SOC Services

The role of an MSSP is to deliver complete management of security systems and devices for an organization. It ought to run a security operations center (SOC) for round-the-clock observation and incident response. Traditional SOC service, however, is unable to keep up with the continuously changing threat landscape and a global dearth of qualified cybersecurity specialists, stated Check Point. Additionally, it spends much too much time detecting and responding to assaults rather than working to stop them.

Check Point offers complete cybersecurity solutions in a partner-led ‘as-a-service’ offering with its prevention-first Infinity architecture, which encompasses network, cloud, security operations center (SOC), and remote workforce. With more than 300 cloud-native connectors, Check Point’s security portfolio can assist MSSPs automate services while it would help increase profitability as cyberattacks increase in size and frequency. According to MSSP Alert, the managed security services industry would grow to $53.2 billion by 2031.

Under the new program, MSSPs can:

  • Provide global SOC-as-a-Service without the upfront investment required – The co-branded and white-label versions of Check Point’s 24/7/365 Horizon MDR/MPR solution are available to MSSPs. This can either increase the MSSP’s present solution set or enhance comparable services that they already provide.
  • Address major security incidents – Additionally, MSSPs can use and offer co-branded variations of Check Point’s incident response (IR) services. Check Point is well-equipped to manage the most intricate hacks and security situations because to its more than ten years of IR experience. The service also offers IR preparation planning so that clients may be ready in advance of an occurrence.

“Enterprises to SMBs are struggling to keep pace with evolving and persistent threats, dynamic innovations in security technology, and chronic security staffing challenges,” said Lawrence M. Walsh, CEO and Chief Analyst at Channelnomics. “Managed security services provide businesses with access to leading technologies and scalable expert resources at a reasonable cost relative to the on-premises alternative. Check Point investing in an innovative MSSP program reflects a commitment to enabling its partners to capitalize on this growing opportunity.”

What Some MSSPs Have to Say

“At SoftCat, we have been delivering industry-leading IT services for over 10 years,” said Paul Solomon, Head of Managed Cyber Services at SoftCat. “We do so by partnering with cybersecurity experts like Check Point as an extension of our own team to strengthen our offerings and provide a wide range of security solutions for our customers.”

“Customer security requirements have evolved massively over the last few years. Not only is there a much broader and more complex range of environments to secure, but customers are increasingly demanding totally flexible OpEx models,” said Craig Somerville, CEO and Founder at Somerville Group. “It’s fantastic to see Check Point launching their innovative new full-stack MSSP program into an ANZ market full of so much joint opportunity. We look forward to exploring how we can expand our existing Check Point-based MSSP services with these exciting new offerings”.