Privilege and Vulnerability Management Use Cases for Managed Service Providers

The in-house IT at small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) required to manage modern technologies lacks the resources (people and money) to scale with the exploding technology needs. These businesses turn to managed services providers (MSPs) to assist with common functions such as software installations, patch management and technical support, but the list of management tasks needing expertise grows every year.

According to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, over 60% of attacks on all businesses leverage privileged accounts – the root and administrator accounts most businesses use daily, without regard to the risk they represent to the business. In addition, the passwords to these accounts are rarely changed, known by multiple individuals, and commonly reused on multiple systems, accounts, other applications, or leveraged with unpatched security vulnerabilities. This represents a risk that is just becoming unacceptable to ignore.

For managed services providers (MSPs), this represent a unique opportunity to manage the risks for customers based on privileged credentials and vulnerabilities for internal access, contractors, temporary employees, and potential insider threats.

This white paper reviews the challenges of delivering these solutions to customers, the opportunity this represents to MSPs, and the benefit to customers. This paper also reviews seven MSP use cases for privilege and vulnerability management solutions.

BeyondTrust should be your preferred partner because we:

  • Understand your MSP business model and can architect a solution to manage your clients.
  • Provide you with flexible deployment and licensing options to help you run your business more efficiently and with a higher return on investment.
  • Enable you to grow profits and increase the value of your business through a scalable MSP solution.

Download this white paper to learn seven common Managed Service Provider use cases for privileged access management and vulnerability management.