PISCATAWAY, N.J., Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackStratus, a leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance technology tailored for both SMBs and large enterprises, announced today that it has partnered with Alpha Generation to assist with the launch of CYBERShark and channel operations in the United Kingdom (UK). CYBERShark is the first white-label, Security Information Event Management (SIEM) platform designed specifically to monitor and remediate cyber security threats and compliance violations within small to midsize businesses. CYBERShark takes BlackStratus' proven enterprise class security and compliance platform, trusted by thousands of large enterprise customers, and delivers it via the cloud to small and midsize businesses at an affordable price point.
Cybercriminals often attack small and midsized businesses to launch attacks against large enterprise targets. In a recent report by the National Security Alliance about the cyber security threats on SMBs, the following statistics were given: 71% of data breaches target small businesses; 69% of cyber attacks target retail and restaurants; 96% of data breaches target payment card data; and 60% of small businesses close within six months of experiencing a data breach.
In addition to their own data, most SMBs have access to partners' computer systems and access to their valuable data and intellectual property. Previously the SMB market was unable to afford advanced security and compliance technology because of the enormous cost, leaving only large enterprises the means to afford the only technology capable of identifying cyber security threats in real-time. To address this exponentially growing threat on the SMB market, BlackStratus has engineered its award-winning CYBERShark technology so SMB's can not only afford it, but can receive the same level of protection as the largest enterprises in the world.
"We're excited to have a partner like Alpha Generation that will help us penetrate the UK market with our new CYBERShark security and compliance service by growing our base of channel partners," said Dale Cline, CEO of BlackStratus. "At BlackStratus we strive to be an innovator and leader in the cyber security market that transcends the boundaries of traditional on-premise solutions with specialized products that rapidly and dramatically improve security for organizations while leveraging the power of cloud computing to reduce the cost and complexity of maintaining a SIEM infrastructure."
Benefits to MSP's/Channel Partners
MSPs can white label CYBERShark and provide world-class security and compliance managed services to their customers and grow their business. CYBERShark empowers MSPs to build a sustainable managed services business without the need to invest in expensive infrastructure, buy expensive hardware appliances and recruit expensive security analysts. By simply sending their end-customer event log data to the advanced CYBERShark cloud, MSPs will receive a white-labeled portal view of their customers' compliance reports and security posture complete with step-by-step remediation to resolve security incidents and malicious activity.
"Security-as-a-Service is a valuable proposition for end-users, so it's in our interest to support MSPs," says Chris Walsh, Sales Director at Alpha Generation Distribution. "With CYBERShark, we can give existing MSPs a new source of revenue and even help resellers start offering managed services. It's an amazing opportunity for both Alpha Gen and the UK channel, and we're excited to give MSPs this new value-add."
CYBERShark Benefits to IT Service Providers
- Provides unparalleled threat and risk visibility in real time
- 24/7 monitoring performed by security experts at Security Operation Center (SOC) Offers guided remediation via actionable trouble tickets – no in house security expertise needed
- Dramatically reduces cost and time to repair
- Includes Proofpoint commercial intelligence for highly accurate identification of known threats and threat actors
- Advanced correlation and analysis of network traffic, system alerts, and behavior patterns in real time
- Ensures compliance with detailed reports for HIPAA, PCI, FISMA, and other regulatory requirements
- Has no hardware requirements
- Can be up and running on day one
- Purpose Built for IT service providers
- Low monthly cost
Pricing and Availability
CYBERShark is available now, with monthly subscriptions for reseller partners starting at £300 per month. There is no long-term commitment and no restrictive service agreements, just the services that MSPs need to generate new lines of revenue and increase profitability by offering enterprise class security and compliance services to their SMB customers.
About Alpha Generation Distribution Ltd
Alpha Generation Distribution provides value-added distribution to the UK IT channel. Founded in May 2013, the company has a strong background in IT distribution and specialises in proactive security solutions.
Alpha Generation works on a foundation of product knowledge, channel building, marketing support and personal expertise to deliver tangible value to the channel.
BlackStratus is a pioneer of trusted security and compliance solutions deployed and operated on premise, in the cloud or "as a Service'' by providers of all sizes, government agencies and individual enterprises. Through patented multitenant security information and event management (SIEM) technology, BlackStratus delivers unparalleled security visibility, prevents downtime and achieves and maintains compliant operations at a lower cost to operate. BlackStratus is headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, and protects millions of devices and thousands of businesses worldwide.
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