Managed Services

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • MSP Industry Trends To Watch For In 2020

    Yes, it’s another one of these forward-looking new year posts. But we’re extremely confident ours will prove to be more accurate than the rest. In 2019 there were 3 notable trends that give indication of what can be expected in the coming year.

MSP WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Growing Managed Services Profitably By Doing More With Less

    The market for managed services has grown fiercely competitive, forcing Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to seek ways to remain competitive while becoming more profitable. The hype surrounding the simplicity hyperconvergence, the integration of the compute, storage and virtualization layers of infrastructure into a single solution architecture, makes the architecture seem promising, but what more do MSPs need to know to guarantee success?

  • 5iron Implements An Automated, Multi-Tenant Security System To Expand Services

    5iron is an advanced managed security service provider focused on serving financial institutions. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the company serves banks and credit unions throughout the United States with a variety of services, including secure e-mail protection, intrusion detection (IDS), security information and event management (SIEM), firewall, as well as advanced endpoint, all managed around the clock from the 5iron security operations center (SOC).

  • 2019 Webroot Threat Report - Mid-Year Update

    The act of prediction, itself, is the application of probability to determine what might happen. For example, if a person takes an action once, you might expect them to do it again. However, if that action caused a poor or negative result, you’d most likely expect the person not to do it again. Now, let’s make it more complex. Say that the person has taken the action in some situations, but not in others. By analyzing the details of each situation, determining the differences and factors in each one, you could begin to predict the likelihood of the person’s actions in a given context. Thus, to make a reasonable prediction for the future, you must have clear insight into past events, complete with context.

  • inSOC Builds A SOC With New Open-XDR Platform

    Solution exposes the entire kill chain; combines all key security technologies under a single pane of glass to boost analyst productivity.

  • inSOC's MSSP Accelerator Program

    You know you are going to have to expand your cybersecurity offering, but where and how do you start?

  • Hook, Line, and Sinker: Why Phishing Attacks Work

    When we talk about phishing, it might conjure up memories of scam emails from foreign princes, chock-full of terrible typos, grammar mistakes, and other easy-to-spot signs that the message might not be legitimate. If you’re thinking in those terms, it might shock you to find out how many people actually fall for such attacks.

MSP PRODUCTS

  • Zenith Infotech CPR (Certified Partner Reseller) Program Zenith Infotech invites you to breathe life into your already successful business by enrolling in our Gold or Platinum CPR program to receive added benefits that will help you to grow your business and put money back into your pocket. These programs include a free BDR and SmartStyle unit (*programs vary), cash back incentives, as well as reimbursement on marketing funds. Gold or Platinum members can take advantage of our exclusive Zenith University which provides online learning and product certifications.
  • StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® IT Edition™ StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® IT Edition™ is the tool of choice for many IT professionals and consultants. ShadowProtect backs up everything on your Windows system - operating system, settings and data - and saves it to an external storage device.
  • LabTech Mobile Device Management

    LabTech Mobile Device Management (MDM) provides an environment where IT professionals can easily manage and secure mobile devices throughout their entire lifecycle. Built directly into LabTech, the MDM service allows for centralized management of all mobiles devices across all client sites from the same interface used to monitor your clients' networks.

  • Cloud Practice

    Our cloud practice will help partners manage their customer’s devices hosted in either public, private or hybrid cloud. We also will provide an assessment/discovery service for customers and help them to create a roadmap of how their IT infrastructure should be hosted between the cloud and the datacenter.

ABOUT MANAGED SERVICES

Managed services are outsourced services for which the management and responsibilities are handled by a service provider. Some common managed services include professional services automation (PSA), remote monitoring and management, mobile device management, business applications, postage, transportation, database management, information services, communication services, and many more. Nearly any piece of software or business application available today can be offered as software as a service (SaaS).

A managed service provider (MSP) is an individual or organization that handles the management and upkeep of a provided service and is responsible for delivering and maintaining the service. Managed services often operate on a near-fixed or flat monthly payment model, sometimes with an initial up-front cost for setup which creates a consistent revenue stream for managed service providers. MSPs may often use a Vendor Management System (VMS) to provide both parties with detailed analytics and data about the services being provided. In addition to the VMS, the deployment and control of customers' managed services is often done with specialized software known as Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) software. The MSP business model has become more common due its success and the consistent revenue stream that it provides. Some value-added resellers (VAR) also offer products and services with a similar recurring-payment model.

Many government agencies use managed services and many fortune 500 companies take advantage of them as well. Managed services can replace the traditional off-the-shelf resale method, but switching poses many challenges including a more complex billing process and a new sales process which is more service based.