Perhaps more than any other type of software solution a reseller can offer to its customers, endpoint security products are characterized by a huge gap between their minimal purchase prices and the enormous costs they can entail for clients if they fail to work properly. The financial benefits of retailing cybersecurity solutions are modest (typical direct purchase prices are $24/year per seat, with VAR cost roughly $12), while the potential losses suffered by a VAR’s customer due to malware infections can be devastating.
Using the Internet today is the single greatest risk factor to your employees’ devices becoming infected and your network being breached. It’s become especially risky for any organization with a highly mobile workforce, which these days is most of us. Recent research by Forrester 1 showed 60% of employees working from home a few times per month and 38% at least one day or more by week in organizations with over 1,000 employees. The risks from web usage are so high that security and risk professionals deem it critical that a secure web gateway should be an essential first line of defense.
Enterprise security organizations face a daily onslaught of external attacks. According to a recent survey by IBM X-Force and Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Report, 92% of attacks are being perpetrated by outsiders (Figure 1). Because of this, organizations have to focus on how these attacks successfully penetrate their network perimeter security defenses.
What differentiates a good sales person from a bad one is often the ability to ask good questions and really listen to the answers. In fact, almost 50% of your sales effort should be put in understanding the business needs of your potential clients. Once you understand the business reality as well as the processes, problems, challenges, and goals, the sales part is quite easy.
The IT landscape has shifted a lot in recent years. No one would argue that Office 365 is one of the hottest products to hit the cloud market in a long time. There is definitely a great opportunity for Managed Service Providers to teach SMBs about the potential of Office 365 and the new benefits it has to offer.
Meraki Introduces Industry’s First Cloud Managed Switches, Expands Cloud Managed Security Appliance Family With Datacenter-class Models And Wan Optimization.
Brookstone is a nationwide retailer specializing in innovative, unique, and useful consumer goods paired with an experiential shopping experience. The Brookstone team is dedicated to consistently improving the shopping experience for their customers, and they are able to focus their efforts on this high-level mission with the reliable, no-nonsense network that Meraki cloud managed wireless and switching solutions provide.
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