Study Reveals Room for Significant Improvement MSP Cybersecurity

Continuum®, the Platform for What´s Next, has announced new data revealing how managed service providers (MSPs) and their small-and medium-sized business (SMB) customers lack the tools and resources needed to sufficiently defend against rising cyberattacks and threats, the company said.

The report, entitled “Under Attack: The State of MSP Cybersecurity in 2019,” found significant shortcomings in how MSPs offer cybersecurity, emphasizing the need for both MSPs and their SMB customers to reevaluate their cybersecurity strategies and identify effective solutions to bridge the widening IT skills gap.

Commissioned by Continuum and conducted by Vanson Bourne, the study surveyed 200 MSPs across the United States, and found that, in the past year, 74 percent of MSPs have suffered a cyberattack, with 83 percent reporting that their SMB customers have suffered one as well. The research also identified how turbulence in the market has made MSPs question their confidence and capabilities, as two thirds worry that they wouldn´t be able to defend their customers during a cyberattack. Additionally, 80 percent of MSPs are running into barriers when selling cybersecurity solutions to their customers/prospects.

Continuum is the proactive platform for what´s next. With technologies and services spanning security to backup to monitoring, the Continuum platform anticipates and tackles MSPs´ next challenge–enabling them to grow with confidence.