Blumira Offers New Security Portal For Managed Service Providers

Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, September 09, 2022

Portal and new MSP-specific product updates enable partners to seamlessly manage IT and security for their SMB clients.

FREMONT, CA: “Most SIEMs today are built for enterprises with large IT and security teams, with few good options designed with MSPs in mind,” says Jim Simpson, CEO of Blumira. Blumira, leading automated threat detection and response technology provider, has developed a new managed service provider (MSP)-specific product features, including a new MSP Portal, product updates to MSP services, and an instructive Partner Marketing Kit. These tools aid in automating, streamlining, and supporting MSPs as they manage IT and security for their small- and medium-sized business (SMB) clientele in an increasingly complex threat environment.

“SMBs, as well as their MSP partners, are attractive targets for attackers, as they are often less equipped to defend against ransomware and cyberattacks. At Blumira, our partner team, led by Director of Partner Strategy Jeremy Young, is committed to helping customers achieve advanced security defenses with an easy-to-use SIEM platform that combines logging, automated detection, and threat response for better security outcomes,” adds Simpson.

New features and resources help MSPs manage their clients' environments more efficiently and respond to customer demands more quickly, increasing customer satisfaction ratings. This announcement demonstrates Blumira's commitment to simplifying security for MSPs, from sales to a threat response.

Blumira is committed to simplifying SIEM installation and maintenance for MSPs, allowing them to protect better and service their clients. The new MSP Portal enables service managers and helps desk specialists rapidly add and modify customer accounts. In addition, it offers MSPs a comprehensive picture of their customers by business and individual user.

“Blumira's new MSP Portal will greatly reduce our customer onboarding and administration times by providing immediate access to common changes and reducing the need to open support requests,” says Chris Lewis, Information Security Manager at NetSource One, Inc., an IT services and consulting company. “This will also let us close the loop much faster on customer access requests and billing inquiries. We're very glad to see Blumira continuing to improve usability for MSPs.”

Blumira's platform includes MSP-specific features and additions that facilitate the management, marketing, and sale of security products. This allows MSPs and their clients to get valuable SIEM, detection, and response capabilities with minimal overhead and management.

New email alerting capabilities enable MSPs to scale their security management and streamline the PSA ticketing workflow. Blumira also modified the subject lines of its email notifications, allowing MSPs to assign tickets to specific clients more quickly. PSAs can map Blumira's findings to the correct customer service board by analyzing the topic line. This enables users to identify and deliver Priority 1 threats directly to on-call personnel for triage and speedier threat response outside regular business hours.

Blumira has also released a Partner Marketing Kit to give extra resources to its MSP partners. This kit contains the tools MSPs need to get started and add security to their selling portfolio. This includes "Selling Blumira: A Step-by-Step Guide For MSPs," client case studies, Blumira partner assistance, Blumira compliance guidance, as well as Blumira product slides, data sheets, and videos. These tools simplify for MSPs to learn about security, educate their customers, and promote and sell security without hiring more personnel.

All MSP-owned accounts have new features and resources at no extra cost. This is the first release of Blumira's MSP-specific product roadmap, with subsequent releases of more features expected for the upcoming months and years.

This launch follows Blumira's inclusion on CRN®"s 2022 Emerging Suppliers List, an annual list recognizing technology vendors who have demonstrated a commitment to fostering positive change and continuing growth in the IT channel by providing innovative, cutting-edge solutions.