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Continuum acquires MSSP CARVIR, adds SIEM to cybersecurity offerings

15 Jun 2018

Service-enabled technology platform Continuum today announced the expansion of its cybersecurity offering, Continuum Security, through the acquisition of CARVIR, a leader in monitored and managed security for the channel.

The move extends Continuum’s cybersecurity offerings and ability to enable IT service providers to meet the mounting security and compliance needs of their SMB clients.

Continuum Security solutions provide MSPs with purpose-built tools and a complete set of services that enable them to meet the varying security and compliance needs of their end-clients in the small-to-medium business sector.

At a time when increasing talent shortages have put pressure on IT service providers seeking to scale their businesses, Continuum Security and the Continuum Security Operations Center (SOC) provide partners with the resources and expertise to effectively and efficiently protect their clients.

The expansion is led by the introduction of two enhanced offerings, fully supported by the Continuum SOC: Detect & Respond – Endpoint and Detect & Respond – Network & Compliance.

Powered by SentinelOne, Endpoint uses enterprise-grade monitoring and analysis of endpoints to identify and remediate active security threats for SMB end-clients.

Network & Compliance, meanwhile, leverages industry-leading SIEM technology to identify and remediate attacks within networks, to meet the requirements for common regulations like PCI, HIPAA and GLBA.

The two Detect & Respond offerings are available alongside Profile & Protect, which allows providers to define, adhere to and determine how their current services are protecting their clients against common attack vectors, such as phishing and ransomware.

“Security is the greatest threat to businesses today, and greatest opportunity for MSPs, and Continuum Security was created to enable the channel to capitalise on these dynamics,” says Continuum CEO Michael George.

“Our partners already benefit from our security solutions and it was clear to us that, by bringing onboard CARVIR’s expertise and technology, we could heighten our partners’ capabilities in this space.

“In doing so, we’ve been able to rapidly accelerate our own plans to enhance Continuum Security, and are now in pole position to fuel our partners’ growth and profitability in cybersecurity and beyond.”

“Our partners have turned to us because of our proven ability to offer enterprise-grade security solutions to the SMB marketplace, at a time when IT service providers struggle to protect their clients who are under fire from cyber threats around the world,” says CARVIR CEO and founder Jay Ryerse and incoming Security Products CTO.

“By joining the Continuum team, we’re now able to extend our technological expertise to the Continuum Security suite, and expand the range of services and solutions that our partners can benefit from.”

As a result of the acquisition, Continuum’s SOC has expanded across two locations in the United States and India, providing location redundancy and growing the depth of security expertise available to partners.

At a time when increasing talent shortages have put pressure on IT service providers seeking to scale their businesses, Continuum’s expanded SOC provides partners with the resources and expertise to protect their clients.

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