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Tenable empowers MSSPs

Enhanced launch of cloud-based vulnerability management services

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Tenable empowers MSSPs

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, announced an enhanced Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) portal to supercharge partners’ cloud-based vulnerability management offerings with Tenable.io®. The updated portal will enable MSSPs to self-provision and self-service their own Tenable.io instances, up to 1,000 assets, empowering partners to build and launch vulnerability management services in the cloud within minutes.

This year, there will be an estimated 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs. This widening skills gap comes when organizations are struggling to get their hands around distributed work environments, new technologies and legacy IT. As a result, many turn to MSSPs as their trusted advisers to secure these increasingly complex and dynamic environments.

Mark Thurmond - Chief Operating Officer - Tenable
Mark Thurmond – Chief Operating Officer – Tenable

“MSSPs have become the cybersecurity backbone of small-to-medium-sized businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises,” said Mark Thurmond, chief operating officer, Tenable. “With such a massive, untapped market opportunity, the Tenable.io MSSP portal will enable partners to spin up their own cloud-based vulnerability management services in minutes. Our commitment to and partnership with MSSPs reflects our conviction that speed is strategic, especially in the cloud.”

The portal will be available to Tenable’s more than 350 MSSP partners, including 16 of the top 20 providers according to Gartner market share data*, and will include the following key features:

  • Multi-Tenancy Console: Partners can self-provision and self-service each of their customers’ Tenable.io containers — from managing to monitoring to reporting — within one unified interface. The MSSP onboarding process will also be fully automated to dynamically assign new Tenable.io containers to partners’ MSSP Portals at the time of provisioning.
  • Single Sign-On: Partners only have to maintain a single set of user credentials to service all Tenable.io customers. After a single authentication, security service analysts will securely access specific customers’ Tenable.io containers with the click of a button. Partners will also have the ability to restrict access to individual customer instances so that security analysts can only view customer environments they are responsible for.
  • Enterprise-Grade Data Security: The Tenable.io portal is a management layer that works on top of the company’s standard Tenable.io architecture which adheres to stringent security requirements. This means customer data is still 100 per cent contained within their own Tenable.io container, fully encrypted and not accessible by any other parties. The portal will also enable role-based access control to restrict account access to only authorized users.

“Tenable’s newly enhanced MSSP portal provides our team with multi-tenant management capabilities and all from one portal,” said Rob Watson, Vice President of Security Services for eSentire, a leading global Managed Detection and Response (MDR) security services provider.  “For example, we can log into all of our customers’ cloud containers, and it greatly reduces the need to manage multiple credentials per end-user container.  This and other new functionality simplifies the overall delivery of our MDR security services.”

“For many security teams, visibility into dynamic cloud environments remains a headache for the UAE and the rest of the world. This is due to many reasons, including a lack of dedicated resources and skilled employees with the right expertise. A further complication is that, in a digital and distributed environment, all cloud environments will be unique to the enterprise running them,” said Guy March, Director, Channel Sales for Tenable. “Organisations are turning to MSSPs to supercharge their cloud-based vulnerability management services while being assured that vulnerabilities and misconfigurations are identified. These latest features to the Tenable.io MSSP portal ensure that our partners are armed and ready to meet this requirement, at cloud speed.”

Maher Jadallah - Regional Director - ME Tenable
Maher Jadallah – Regional Director – ME Tenable

“Tenable is laser-focused on providing solutions that allow customers to holistically assess their environment, whether that’s on-premise, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both,” said Maher Jadallah, Regional Director – the Middle East for Tenable. “We know that our partners are as invested in our technology as we are, and we strive to help and support them build services and value around our solutions. By introducing these latest enhancements to our MSSP portal, we’re delivering on this promise, ensuring our partners have the tools they need to provide a holistic service — at cloud speed.”  

The Tenable.io MSSP portal enhancements are being rolled out in a phased approach. All enhancements will be available by the end of Q1 free of charge to all qualified MSSP partners.

To learn more about becoming a Tenable MSSP partner, visit the Tenable Assure Partner Page.

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