2020 has seen a steady and continued trend of continued attacks against MSPs. Unfortunately for many SMBs, they have been brought into a new reality: They are included as victims by inheritance through their use of MSPs, often through no fault of their own. These SMBs are stuck in an ultimate catch-22. As they are far too small to effectively invest in their own IT management, partnering with an MSP makes sense. Yet this partnership can be fraught with new risks, many of which the SMB sector itself doesn't fully recognize.
The company integrates its Mode 1-2-3 methodology with a broad array of products and services. The goal is to build a framework for digital growth. As organizations move into Mode 2 and Mode 3, they’re equipped to benefit from more advanced capabilities, including cloud native services, IoT, robotics, deep learning, cognitive computing and neural networks. HCL’s approach span several domains, including IT operations, application delivery, business processes, security and Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS).
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."
The evolution of MSP started in the 1990s with the emergence of application service providers (ASPs) who helped pave the way for remote support for IT infrastructure. From the initial focus of remote monitoring and management of servers and networks, the scope of an MSP's services expanded to include mobile device management, managed security, remote firewall administration and security-as-a-service, and managed print services. Around 2005, Karl W. Palachuk, Amy Luby (Founder of Managed Service Provider Services Network acquired by High Street Technology Ventures), and Erick Simpson (Managed Services Provider University) were the first advocates and the pioneers of the managed services business model.
Having a secure and properly maintained network is critical to your business operations. We provide network security that includes router and firewall configuration, managed switch installation, wireless access point deployment, as well as data and voice network cabling. Properly securing your network involves sophisticated security testing and hardening to protect your data and your user’s privacy.
This leaves your company off the hook having to hire when you’re in an area of need. Especially since qualified cybersecurity experts that work well with your in-house team can be tough to find and secure, it makes more sense to hire an MSP instead of constantly worrying about hiring all the time. Let’s look at some more great benefits of MSPs for business:
NexusTek’s Managed IT services and IT consulting team will skillfully assist your technology needs including remote workforce planning, MultiValue support and services, disaster recovery plan development as well as various other IT projects that are vital to the success of your business. As one of the top IT services, cloud services and cyber security companies in the nation, we have the experience and expertise to help you meet your objectives.
Typically when partnering with a MSP, that organization will offer you a roadmap; this might be a one, three, or five year plan depending on your needs. This roadmap will have certain IT issues that may come up over time written into it, whether they be small issues or larger ones. That way there are no surprise expenses. With an individual IT employee, this luxury isn’t there. For instance you may at some point need to replace an entire server, which is a huge expense for your company. With a MSP, your roadmap will have a solution for this built into it. This is going to eliminate a lot of stress, headaches, and budget stretching on your part. All while saving you from the downtime that prevents you from running your business effectively, efficiently, and productively.
Red Key Solutions is an IT solutions provider based in White Plains, N.Y. They were founded in 2002 and have a team of 15 employees. They specialize in IT strategy consulting, IT managed services, and cloud consulting to help their clients manage everything from long term strategy to getting past the little tech roadblocks that every company experiences as they grow.
Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR)—a combination of data backup and disaster-recovery solutions that works cohesively to ensure an organization's critical business functions will continue to operate despite serious incidents or disasters that might otherwise have interrupted them, or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period.