Prevent Cyber Risk as a Managed Service Provider (MSP)

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At the dawn of the Fourth of July weekend, Kaseya has been hit with a ransomware attack, as reported in the company’s own announcement. Kaseya provides IT management software to mostly managed service providers (MSPs). As a result, the attack not only impacted the MSPs, but also the customers that they served. It even took a small town offline.

Thankfully Kaseya acted extremely quickly advising all Kaseya VSA on-premises users to shut down their servers until further instructions. We believe this early directive hugely mitigated the impact of this attack. Kaseya said the ransomware attack had “limited impact, with only approximately 50 of the more than 35,000 Kaseya customers being breached.”

But, as a MSP, customer’s trust is crucial which in turn will mean greater security scrutiny of the cybersecurity infrastructure you have in place. You don’t want to be one of the 50 who got hit by a ransomware.

For MSPs working with Trend Micro, we have a very positive news. Trend Micro Worry-Free endpoint security provides an effective first line of defense against the Kaseya ransomware through predictive machine learning and behavior monitoring capabilities. The ransomware was effectively blocked before the IOCs were added to our backend detection pattern. 

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