MSP Today Expert Feature
May 02, 2017

Duo Security Launches its MSP Program


Security is one of the biggest challenges Managed Service Providers (MSPs) face as they deliver IT solutions from different vendors to their customers. Whether the solution is hosted, on premises or for mobile devices, protecting each touch point is essential to avoid a data breach. Duo Security has launched its Duo Managed Service Provider (MSP) with the goal of giving MSPs powerful tools to protect their customers from the security threats of today's digital landscape.

Duo helps ensure only trusted users and devices have access to sensitive on-premises or cloud-based business applications. According to the company, it created this easy-to-use technology so it can protect users, data and applications from breaches, credential theft and account takeover with quick deployment. And the new Duo Managed Service Provider is extending this ease of use so MSPs can start offering the technology to their customers.

With Duo, MSPs can secure their customers by ensuring that sensitive on-premises or cloud-based business applications are only accessed by trusted users and devices with a tailored program. This includes implementing and managing the Duo Trusted Access product suite of patented Push two-factor authentication technology with no physical devices to deploy, which can be rolled out in the customer's environment within minutes, this according to the company.

Additional protection extends to the endpoint of each customer using monitoring tools and access policies for more than 200 native application integrations that are automatically updated.

The company offers the solution with a pay-as-you-go pricing structure so the customers of MSPs can access the technology without having to deal with complex pricing tiers and being locked-in long term contracts of legacy security solutions. Matt Smith, Duo Vice President of Worldwide Channels, commented on this very problem by saying, “Traditional security products make it difficult and costly for MSPs to have visibility and set policies across all their customers' endpoints. We strive to make it fast and simple for MSPs to protect their customers and their end users.”

Duo’s MSP Program has a cloud-based two-factor authentication and Trusted Access to secure data and devices by confirming the identity of users and health of their devices before they connect to customer applications without having to install agents and no tokens to manage. The single management console allows MSPs to add or remove customers and seats and delegate the right level of access to each customer account without compromising security.

The platform developed by Duo Security is currently protecting the likes of Etsy, Facebook, Paramount Pictures (News - Alert), Random House, Toyota, Twitter, Yelp, Zillow and others.




Edited by Alicia Young




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