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Nozomi Networks launches MSSP program for OT and IoT

By Nastasha Tupas
06 August 2021 | 1 minute read

Nozomi Networks has launched its new MSSP (managed security service provider) Elite Program, designed as a complete program for OT and IoT managed security services.

The program fully equips MSSPs with Nozomi Networks’ OT and IoT cyber security solutions, expertise and selling resources.

Nozomi Networks enables MSSPs to generate additional revenue through new lines of business while giving customers greater flexibility and maximum value when it comes to strengthening their OT security postures while balancing resource requirements.

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According to Dung Hua, director, channel sales and alliances APJ, Nozomi Networks, the company has had a huge demand across the ANZ partner base to develop this program.

"As cyber concerns deepen, we’re seeing partners develop ‘playbooks’ to build into their security services and SOCs,” Hua said.

“These are usually focused more on IT, but OT and IoT are in many cases the fastest-growing threat partners are dealing with.

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"What this program can do is validate the OT and IoT playbooks partners are developing or need to develop, giving them and their customers a legitimised roadmap to deal with these threats."

Operational asset management is making its way to the Security Operations Centre (SOC) and customers are also turning to MSSPs for comprehensive IT and OT managed threat detection and response (MTDR) and platform management.

Nozomi Networks’ MSSP Elite Program is designed to allow partners can successfully operationalise, maintain and optimising OT and IoT security services. Customers benefit with more highly scalable industry-proven solutions.

MSSPs are filling a critical role as CISOs look for cost-effective ways to strengthen their security postures across IT and OT while juggling resource limitations and skills gaps, according to Chet Namboodri, Nozomi Networks senior vice president of business development and alliances.

“Nozomi Networks MSSP Elite Program allows us to work with our partners to address a growing requirement to include advanced OT and IoT security solutions and maximise value for our mutual customers,” Namboodri said.

Specialised training and certifications ensure Nozomi Networks' partners are fully qualified to support customers with deep network visibility, advanced monitoring, and actionable threat intelligence for the best possible incident response.

MSSPs that participate in the program will also be given access to resources to further develop their industrial security expertise, grow their MSSP practice and expand their portfolio of services.

Nozomi Networks’ current list of MSSP Elite partners includes Accenture, FireEye Mandiant, Honeywell, Moro Hub, Telefónica, and others.

To secure 'elite standing,' partners are required to commit to training and certification of sales and engineering team members as well as certification of the MSSP’s platform management or SOC service developed based on Nozomi Networks solutions. This is designed to reinforce the commitment to superior service and value to customers throughout their entire OT/IoT/IT converged networks.

[Related: Trustwave Launches new cyber supply chain tool]

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans issues, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! 7 and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. She started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

Nozomi Networks launches MSSP program for OT and IoT
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