Newsletter | July 1, 2014

07.01.14 -- Overcoming The Challenges Of Virtualized Security

Business Solutions

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News, Insight From Autotask Community Live! 2014
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief Last week’s Autotask Community Live! was held in Miami and gave Autotask users a lot to digest. Following are my notes from the event.
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Featured Articles
MSP Profit Watch: Master The Shift From Basic Monitoring From Optimize End User Experiences
At first glance, cloud computing and mobile devices — like smartphone and tablets — will squeeze traditional managed services provider (MSP) revenues and profits. But take a closer look and you’ll discover progressive MSPs thriving — not drowning —amid the cloud and mobility waves.
VARs' Guide To As-A-Service Model
One of the greatest advantages of as-a-Service is that it’s a predictable business model. VARs sitting idle waiting for an order are simply not profitable, but idle time when your clients are not calling, and yet they are still paying you, is infinitely more profitable.
HP XP7 Storage And VMware vSphere 5 Best Practices And Configuration Guide
When supported with the correct underlying storage platform, server virtualization delivers increased infrastructure consolidation, administrative efficiency, business continuity, and cost savings.
Break Out Of Your Managed Services Sales Rut
By Jay McCall
This MSP’s willingness to relinquish control of his company and focus on his sales process is leading to unprecedented double-digit growth this year.
Overcome IP Video Sales Obstacles
By Jay McCall
This VAR’s ability to overcome video surveillance price objections and implementation obstacles is leading to big wins in the hospitality and distribution spaces, and 60 percent projected revenue growth.
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Overcoming The Challenges Of Virtualized Security
Traditional security solutions used in virtualized environments can consume precious resources, creating what’s called an AV storm. Please join us as we explore how you can avoid the AV storms that threaten to cripple you and your customer’s business daily.
Lead With BDR, Follow With Managed Services
By Jay McCall
After winning a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) implementation, an MSP changes its hotel client’s break-fix mentality and earns a 3x upsell with monthly recurring revenue.
No Time For POS Downtime
By Jay McCall
Your retail clients can lose tens of thousands of dollars an hour if their brick-and-mortar or online point of sale systems crash, making BDR (backup and disaster recovery) a must-have.
Exploring Opportunities In BYOD And Mobile Device Management
A solution provider’s role is all about serving as a trusted advisor to his or her client. Often that means helping them with their clearly identified business problems. But it also requires noting gaps that the clients themselves may not have noticed. Such is the case with mobile devices.
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How Patch Management Can Make You More Money
Keeping software up-to-date is a critical component of computer and business security. Most of all vulnerabilities are in 3rd party software. However, keeping all software current can be an overwhelming task for your customers, which is why it often gets neglected but in turn, becomes a great opportunity for you.

Now there is an easy tool for automatic patch management, Software Updater, which is integrated in F-Secure Protection Service for Business. Software Updater offers you an easy and automatic way to deploy security updates for the operating system and 3rd party software.

Please Join Mike Monocello, Chief Editor of Business Solutions magazine, Jeremy Merrick, Director of Channel Sales at F-Secure, and Michael Wong, Sales Engineer at F-Secure on July 15th at 1:30 EST for this informative session on how to easily make more money from offering a simple solution for patch management.

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Avoid AV Storms: Overcoming The Challenges Of Virtualized Security
Traditional security solutions used in virtualized environments can consume precious resources, creating what’s called an AV storm.

Click Here to view the webinar and explore how you can avoid the AV storms that threaten to cripple you and your customer’s business daily. We focus on:
• the differences between endpoint and virtualized security;
• the challenges surrounding securing virtualized environments; and
• what the next-generation of endpoint technology looks like.

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