SonicWall launches EMEA Managed Security Services

SonicWall delivers on its promises of more fortification and flexibility for EMEA partners with key Managed Security Services additions – all ahead of strict new EU tech regulations.

  • Monday, 8th July 2024 Posted 1 week ago in by Phil Alsop

SonicWall has rolled out its new Managed Security Services suite for European Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and other partners, all backed by a new locally-based 24x7x365 Security Operations Center (SOC) providing local understanding of regional cyber threats, regulations, and business environments, enhancing threat detection and response capabilities.

The announcement reinforces SonicWall’s commitment to its valued partners and extends its portfolio to include EMEA-based Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Security Operations Center services (SOCaaS), and other managed security services that are delivered in partnership with MSPs and MSSPs.

“Within the past year, SonicWall made a commitment to its global partners that it would take an endpoint agnostic and flexible tailored to their unique journeys – we delivered that in February,” said SonicWall CEO and President Bob VanKirk. “Building on this commitment, we’re now introducing managed security services, an EMEA-based SOC, and a suite of additional tools and resources essential for our partners’ success. Our establishment of an EMEA-based SOC with European data residency further strengthens our promise to empower partners with local expertise and rapid response capabilities, crucial for effective client protection amidst Europe's ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. Additionally, we've upheld our pledge to partners by recently launching MDR for Capture Client, Sentinel One, and Microsoft Defender.

SonicWall’s European-based SOC is now available, ensuring European partners can offer their customers enterprise-grade SOC monitoring while remaining compliant with European regulations. In many cases, MSPs and other organizations don’t have an in-house SOC team monitoring alerts and managing the performance of security solutions around the clock, meaning there can be delays in taking defensive action at critical times. Alert fatigue can also be a problem as it can be difficult to identify true problems in the noise of false positives. Adding a SOC provides 24x7x365 monitoring, so that alerts are prioritized, and no alert is missed, no matter when it comes in.

Sustained EMEA Momentum

This announcement comes a week after the conclusion of SonicWall’s EMEA Partner Conference Elevate 2024, held in Lisbon, Portugal. Partners from across Europe joined SonicWall’s leadership for a hands-on understanding of SonicWall’s new Managed Security Services solutions, and for a better understanding on how to grow and diversify their business in an increasingly dynamic threat and business environment.

“We listened to our community and delivered solutions that will dramatically impact their businesses, and the feedback we received at Elevate 2024 was overwhelmingly positive,” said SonicWall Chief Strategy Officer Matt Neiderman. “Our commitment to empowering our partners with a platform of modern solutions designed to help them grow their business is evident in both EMEA and around the globe, and we will continue to enhance the solutions and tools they need to sustain this current momentum.”

EU’s Strict Regulations

The addition of these Managed Security Service solutions comes just ahead of the European Union’s strict new DORA regulations which, from January 17, 2025, will place additional compliance burdens on cybersecurity providers and their customers. Compliance with DORA will involve a rethink of current risk management frameworks and operational resilience assessments including penetration testing, incident response and third-party risks.

“The EU is leading the way globally on cyber-resilience to protect its economic interests with DORA,” said SonicWall Vice President of EMEA Spencer Starkey. “SonicWall’s new SOC is physical proof we’re onboard ahead of this important new regulatory reality. We know attackers work internationally and not just nine to five, now our partners can offer ultra-fast, local response capabilities with EU data residency starting today.”

The new enterprise-grade SOC is an addition to SonicWall’s existing Managed Extended Detection and Response (MXDR) capabilities announced earlier this year to deliver powerful cybersecurity monitoring and response across the entire attack surface, including firewalls, endpoint protection, antivirus and cloud threat detection for MSPs and MSSPs.

“Having a European-based SOC is pivotal for ensuring compliance with stringent regulations like GDPR and DORA,” said long-time SonicWall Partner and CTO at Data-Sec GmbH Moritz Freiherr von Schwerin. “It not only strengthens our ability to protect sensitive data and uphold privacy standards but also enables us to provide localized, agile responses to emerging cybersecurity threats specific to our region. This localization is crucial for maintaining trust and delivering effective security solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients across Europe. SonicWall has enhanced its offerings, both organically and through acquisitions, and they’re focused on supporting us better than ever before.”

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