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Menlo Park, CA, United States, 2008/09/17 - Secure Designs, Inc., one of the premier providers of managed security services to small and mid-sized businesses (SMB), has rolled out a new program that opens the door for IT providers to provide top quality internet security services to their customers.
The SD IVAR program from Secure Designs (SDI) creates a simple, affordable way for smaller or non-specialist IT providers to shut the door on Internet threats by adding no-hassle network security to their services, delivered under their own brand name.
SDI’s CIO/COO Ron Culler will discuss ‘Hardening the OS Against Malware and Cyber-Threats’ on the Ziff Davis Security Virtual Tradeshow, Sept 17 at 3.00 pm. Information security is one of the top concerns of all businesses. According to a recent study by McAfee, web surfers in 2008 are 41% more likely than in 2007 to visit a malware infected site, and cybercrime has managed services are cresting in popularity as close to 90% of small and mid-sized organizations turn to outsourcing to deal with the complexity of new technologies such as VoIP and network security. But for IT providers who don’t currently have a security practice, the upfront costs of investing in equipment, skill sets and support services are major obstacles to entry. SDI aims to break this vicious cycle with its new program.
“We are all about practicality,” explained Larry Cecchini, vice president of marketing at Secure Designs. “Even the smallest business needs pretty robust network protection, but if you’re not an IT security specialist, it’s pretty hard to provide what your customers need. With our program it’s easy, because we take care of everything to do with the security, in the background so we don’t come between the IT providers and their customers. And because we’ve been in the market a long time, we know the importance of keeping costs down. This is a truly affordable way to bring IT security into the picture – I don’t think anyone’s ever done quite like this before.”
SDI’s program removes the cost and infrastructure barriers by providing a complete outsourced IT security support structure. No upfront investment is required. For low monthly fees, SDI works behind the scenes to handle all logistics associated with providing security services, from product procurement to 24x7 monitoring and management, while the solutions provider remains the sole point of contact with the customer.
Partners are able to leverage SDI’s proven, proprietary MSSP tools, substantial infrastructure and purchasing economies of scale as a SonicWALL (Nasdaq: SNWL) Gold Partner and MSSP. SonicWALL’s TZ 180 and NSA 2400 firewall appliances are used to deliver protection for customer networks including email security, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, content filtering, mobile and site-to-site VPN. Monitoring and management reports are provided directly to customers under the solution provider’s own brand name.
"We believe it’s the highest-value MSSP bundle ever delivered,” said Larry Cecchini. "We identified all the obstacles that channel partners face in delivering an MSS private label program and countered them with solutions that are workable and affordable. Any IT solutions provider can use our program to add state of the art managed Internet security to the other services that they offer their customers."
During its five-year evolution as an MSSP, SDI has developed many proprietary technologies to remain the managed security services leader. From its base in Greensboro, NC the company manages thousands of firewalls for companies in 24 US states and five countries internationally, and continually introduces new technologies to enhance its offerings.
About Secure Designs, Inc.
Secure Designs (securedesigns.com) is founded upon the idea that smaller companies deserve the same Internet security as big companies without having to pay a premium price. The company is one of an elite group of MSSPs delivering turnkey private label security firewall and VPN services for cable companies. Today, Secure Designs provides a range of proven, strategically bundled Internet security solutions from entry level to redundant fault tolerant systems. Secure Designs is the premier, low cost/high value Internet security provider for small and midsize businesses. With its proprietary software, processes and team of security experts, Secure Designs remotely manages and monitors firewalls throughout the country from its Network Operation Center.