News | July 24, 2014

Security-As-A-Service Provider My Digital Shield Open For (The Small) Business

My Digital Shield unveils first version of security solution to protect the small business from cyber attacks, available through its website and newly minted channel partner program

My Digital Shield (MDS), a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) for growing and small businesses, recently announced the general availability of the first version of its cloud-based solution designed specifically to bring enterprise-level security to the small business. MDS sets itself apart with a complete, easy-to-install and easy-to-configure solution that safeguards against costly data breaches, hackers, cyber ransoms, viruses, and more.

With the launch, MDS also unveiled a certified channel partnership program to help value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers, and managed service providers (MSPs) strengthen and improve their security offerings, generate new opportunities, and boost growth. Unlike other cloud-based security solutions, MDS’ security product requires no start-up fee or long-term commitment from its customers. The price starts at $69 per month – making security a realistic component for start-up companies and small businesses.

“As an MSP, we are focused on providing the highest quality solutions, from security to data center management, to a wide variety of clients, including small businesses,” said David Korte, CEO of Portal Systems, an IT services provider and MDS channel partner in McLean, Va. “My Digital Shield gives us the ability to easily and quickly improve security for our existing and new small business clients, while also creating additional revenue opportunities that require minimal or no support to maintain over the long term.”

MDS delivers complete cyber security protection against outside intrusion, data breaches, and viruses with the cloud-based Central Defense System, where incoming and outgoing traffic is filtered. Users connect to the Central Defense System through a simple piece of equipment called MDS Cloud Link, which plugs into an Internet router. Because threats and viruses are screened in the MDS Cloud off-premise, businesses can uphold their fast Internet connection while monitoring and preventing potential cyber risks. Based on industry-leading unified threat management (UTM) technology deployed by large enterprises and government agencies, the Central Defense System provides comprehensive and customized security protection for the specific demands of small businesses.

MDS’ small business protection includes:

  • Enterprise-level cyber security
  • Unified Threat Management (UTM) for a complete view of cyber security
  • Cloud-based delivery with no bandwidth pollution
  • Easy-to-configure customer portal with customization features
  • Protection from the latest virus and cyber threats without the need to download updates or plug-ins

“Knowing that My Digital Shield is actively monitoring and stopping cyber threats has given me and my business peace of mind,” said Tim Maslov, owner of a Smoothie King store in Chattanooga, Tenn. “Security was always something I thought we needed, but also knew we really couldn’t afford. With MDS, I know my business and my customers are protected.”

After launching a beta version of the security solution last year, MDS has experienced substantial traction with direct-to-SMB sales and established reseller relationships with MSPs. Its current customers and users include small businesses across multiple industries, including retail, restaurants, hospitality, and professional services. Earlier this month, MDS announced $500,000 in seed funding to expand its security offerings and further its sales efforts.

“We saw a void in security solutions for a wide number of businesses that don’t have the time or resources to invest in services designed for large organizations,” said Andrew Bagrin, founder and CEO of My Digital Shield. “The potential to fill this long-existing void among small businesses is extremely exciting, and we look forward to delivering advanced security to an underserviced market.”

About My Digital Shield
My Digital Shield (MDS) is a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) that delivers enterprise-level security technology to small businesses. Based on industry-leading unified threat management (UTM) technology, MDS’ customizable cloud-based security solution offers continual protection against cyber threats and intrusion at an affordable price. With no bandwidth pollution, the SECaaS delivery model ensures that the latest virus definitions and threat updates are in use for continual threat assessment. Founded in 2013, MDS serves numerous managed service providers (MSPs) and small businesses in various industries including retail, restaurants, hospitality, and professional services. For more information, visit www.mydigitalshield.com.

SOURCE: My Digital Shield

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