Passportal Blog

12 Days of Passwords: Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 3 MIN READ]  MSPs, have you doubled-up on your security? Using multi-factor authentication (MFA) absolutely critical in today's industry; let us tell you why. With all the advanced persistent threats (APTs) that have been targeting MSPs more and more recently, using a multi-factor authentication will add another layer of security for you and your clients from a breach. An MFA solution via another device will add that extra complexity factor - yet simple implementation - to passwords and passphrases. Are you ready to establish a new value-driven standard for security?

Topics: MSP Wisdom Security Education Cybersecurity Tips

12 Days of Passwords: Educate Your MSP on Cybersecurity & Password Best Practice

[12 DAYS OF PASSWORDS | 4 MIN READ]  December 12th marks only twelve more days until the holidays and Passportal wanted to offer all MSPs a gift; a “Password Tip-A-Day!” right up until December 24th. Today, we want to remind MSPs to utilize security education to inform their technicians and their clients about best practices in cybersecurity and password upkeep. Continue reading for some quick tips on how exactly to do so.

Topics: MSP Wisdom Security Education Cybersecurity Tips

MSP Quick Tips: How to Protect Your Customers and Yourself

[GUEST BLOG | 5 MIN READ]  Netsurion empowers organizations to successfully predict, prevent, detect, and respond to cybersecurity threats with the EventTracker SIEM platform. EventTracker unifies machine learning, behavior analytics, and security orchestration, and has been recognized for 11 straight years by Gartner on the Magic Quadrant for SIEM.

EventTracker is available in multiple tiers and deployment options built for any size company or budget. More and more organizations are seeking SIEM-as-a-Service to realize optimal security results. EventTracker SIEMphonic is a Co-Managed SIEM service complete with 24/7 global Security Operations Center (SOC), powered by threat intelligence.

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Security Education

Top Keynotes at IT Nation 2018 You Don't Want to Miss

[EVENTS | 5 MIN READ] We are quickly approaching IT Nation on November 7-9, 2018 in Orlando, FL, and we riffled through the vast array of educational keynote speeches so you don't have to. We picked the top keynotes plus 3 recommended breakout sessions to help you streamline your #ITN18 agenda! Make sure you don't miss out on these. Hey, if you find yourself in the Solutions Pavilion, Passportal will be at booth #713. Can you guess what our booth prize is? Continue reading to find out on how to enter.

Topics: Passportal Insights Security Education Industry Chatter

31 Cybersecurity Tips All MSPs Must Read

[CYBERSECURITY | 3 MIN READ]  As we conclude National Cyber Security Awareness Month until next year, we want to give you a quick summary of the 31 cybersecurity tips Passportal released on the CSAM blog! Educate yourself and your network with our valuable MSP-centric material. Did you read all 31 tips? Scroll down to find out.

Topics: Passportal Insights Security Education Industry Chatter

Is Your MSP Vulnerable to This Simple, Yet Fatal Flaw?

[GUEST BLOG | 7 MIN READ]  Brian F. Cerny is a Channel Account Manager at Infogressive Inc., a Master MSSP established in 2006 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Prior to joining Infogressive, Brian spent nearly a decade in the MSP world with varying roles at two successful MSPs starting in Business Development and rising to the executive leadership level where he helped plan and execute strategic maneuvers to help the business break revenue barriers and established solid processes based on lessons learned in the market. 

Infogressive Inc. is a cybersecurity provider that provides it’s MSP partners an effective and scalable full-suite of security services to protect their clients, the tools and resources to grow their reoccurring revenue and a direct line to highly trained engineers. Infogressive’s focus is their partners’ success by adding value to their clients with security, moving to a proactive state to save time from repairing compromises and staying on top of the ever changing threat landscape so you don't have to. 

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Security Education

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week Five Recap

[CYBERSECURITY | 7 MIN READ]  National Cyber Security Awareness Month is almost over - the last day being this Wednesday (until 2019). We want to give you the quick rundown on all the MSP knowledge we released during October - don't miss out! Also, check out a quick recap of the 31 MSP cybersecurity tips we have published this month, plus more to be released this week. We end this article with a small recap of the 2018 themes of CSAM and NCSAM. Access this free educational content today!

Topics: Passportal Insights Security Education Industry Chatter

Cyberhygiene — The Fundamental Cornerstone of Good Security

Tim Brown is the Vice President of Security Architecture for SolarWinds MSP with responsibility spanning internal IT security, product security, and security strategy. As a former Dell Fellow, CTO, Chief Product Officer, Chief Architect, Distinguished Engineer, and Director of Security Strategy, Tim deeply understands the challenges and aspirations of the person responsible for driving digital innovation and change. Tim has over 20 years of experience developing and implementing security technology, including identity and access management, vulnerability assessment, security compliance, threat research, vulnerability management, encryption, managed security services, and cloud security.

SolarWinds MSP is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size, or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments. Targeted for MSPs, the SolarWinds MSP product portfolio delivers broad, scalable IT service management solutions that integrate layered security, collective intelligence, and smart automation. Learn more today at

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Security Education

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Week Four Recap

National Cyber Security Awareness Month continues as we enter the fourth week. Let's recap last week's cyber tips, as well as, introduce this week's themes for both NCSAM and CSAM. During each week in October, a different theme has focused on specific challenges and areas of learning in the cybersecurity sphere.Continue reading below and learn how you can apply it to your MSP business. 

Topics: Passportal Insights Security Education Industry Chatter

The IT Security Solutions MSPs and Businesses Need Most

George Anderson has been at Webroot for over the past 8 years as their Business Division Product Marketing Director where he covers Webroot’s Endpoint, Mobile, DNS Protection, Network Behavioral Analytics and Security Awareness Training solutions. George has spent over 20 years in the IT Security industry. His past roles have included Business Development (Sales), Strategic Alliances and Marketing roles at Computacenter a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services where he helped set up their IT Security business unit.

Now under Carbonite, Webroot was the first to harness the cloud and artificial intelligence to protect businesses and individuals against cyber threats. Webroot provides the number one security solution for managed service providers and small businesses for endpoint protection, network protection, and security awareness training. Webroot's mission is to make cybersecurity comprehensive, effective and simple, so MSPs can all focus on the things that are really important, not security.  

Topics: Passportal Insights MSP Wisdom Security Education