The firm has established alliance partnerships with Adobe, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft, GE Digital, HPE, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and others. A key specialty is the company’s cybersecurity and privacy practice, which guides businesses through business transformation while building connected ecosystems that deliver a high level of data protection.
And if you don’t have a complete IT team already versed in data backup services, you’ll benefit even more. That’s because all our managed network solutions include a full team of experts taking care of your individual network. We’ll monitor and identify events, provide analysis to root out problems and help you take appropriate action to keep things secure.
Longi Engineering worked with a healthcare provider to assist with the process of upgrading to SharePoint 2013. Longi ensured that the client's data was successfully preserved and transitioned between the two systems. Additional support included a sophisticated backend customization. Longi Engineering is currently providing a consistent level of maintenance and support projects.
Now more than ever, leading MSPs are re-engineering their cybersecurity offerings. "The new normal has begun, and the line in the sand of minimum cybersecurity requirements have changed for the SMB," says Andrew Morgan, host of the CyberCall, a free online community of 2,000 security-focused MSPs. "We're leading the charge for all MSPs, helping them understand that what they were doing for security in the past is no longer sufficient. And explaining this to their clients is a core competency that all MSPs must have in order to survive."
Chris Loehr — executive vice president of Solis Security, an incident response firm — has personally dealt with many of these MSP breaches. Speaking of GandCrab, Loehr says, "They certainly hit some MSPs in 2018, but the ransoms were relatively small: $10,000 to $25,000. In 2019, MSPs became more of a target, with increasing ransom demands and the threat actors leveraging MSP tools with greater efficiency to affect clients. GandCrab never required the MSP to pay up. It wasn't until GandCrab evolved into Sodinokibi in mid-2019 threat actors began to say: 'We ONLY want the MSP to pay. You can pay for ALL the customers or you get NOTHING at all.'"
Red Key Solutions modernized the network system for a construction company. They installed a new server and back-up server, as well as a more powerful firewall and a new wireless system. After the upgrade, they continued to provide the client with IT support as needed. The client was very happy with the modernization, and reported that their network was much faster and more reliable.
This is a great primer on MSPs, and your insight on the MSPs struggle to stay relevant in a world where the adoption of X-as-a-Service is mainstream. End customers are led to a false sense of security, often believing the protection of data and configurations are minded by the XaaS provider. That's where we see the greatest potential for MSPs to grow into - efficiently servicing the Services and devices that traditional RMMs currently don't have visibility into. The opportunity to manage a customer holistically is huge if MSPs achieve the right automation.
You might be harboring apprehensions about the investments and worrying about the hesitance of your teams to embrace the change. You realize the costs you would save but might be pondering over the long-term implications. So the first step to the change is to be certain that your business needs the support of a managed IT services provider to help you steer your company towards growth and profitability.
"The biggest thing for me is that, while I'm away from the office and working on other projects, I haven't had to worry about the network. There have been a couple of occasions where issues happened, and [TPx Communications] has been able to resolve them without my involvement, other than just being notified. As far as I'm concerned, that does everything that I want it to do." — IT Systems Manager, Audio-Visual Company