Proofpoint Announces New Partnership for Managed Service Providers 

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For the last 20 years, Proofpoint has been protecting people from advanced cybersecurity threats, regardless of industry, location, or size of their organization. This week we announced a new development extending our protective reach to even greater markets.

Proofpoint is excited to introduce our new partnership with ConnectWise, a leader in uniting IT professionals and service providers with software that enables the global connectivity of their clients. ConnectWise’s platform offers software products that over 40,000 MSPs use to serve millions of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) on six continents, and they host one of the most preeminent IT professional communities in the world.   

“ConnectWise is thrilled to have Proofpoint as a vendor partner in the ConnectWise Invent Program,” said Travis Vigneau, Sr. Director, Solution Partner Strategy at ConnectWise. “Partnerships like this help foster an ecosystem of innovation and bring value through integration to the technology solution provider community.”

As economic factors strain resources, organizations are becoming more diligent with their security investments, frequently turning to MSPs to act as supplementary subject matter experts and optimize existing team capacity. Cybersecurity is a growing market segment for our MSP partners, with spending via service providers projected to increase over 14% in the next five years (Analysys Mason, 2022). Because 82% of security breaches begin with people or include a human element, email remains a significant entry point for attackers and an especially strong driver of this trend (Verizon DBIR, 2022).

Now accessible through ConnectWise, Proofpoint Essentials email security broadens availability to enterprise-class, AI-powered threat detection for more MSPs and their end users than ever before. Proofpoint Essentials offers a cost-effective, multi-tenant platform that enables MSPs to generate new revenue streams and grow their businesses. Additionally, ConnectWise Manage Integration provides a quick, fully automated billing experience, with more planned enhancements and integrations on the way. With Proofpoint’s best-in-class threat detection, MSPs can expand their offerings and position themselves as a trusted security partner to their customers.

“Our new collaboration empowers thousands of ConnectWise service partners to access comprehensive, industry-leading protection against advanced email attacks through the exceptional added benefits of ConnectWise’s built-in integrations,” said Jason Eberhardt, Global Vice President, Cloud and MSP Partnerships, Proofpoint. “We’re proud to continue cultivating close-knit vendor relationships while safeguarding more organizations around the world from cyberthreats.”

This new partnership reaffirms Proofpoint’s commitment to cybersecurity collaboration and serving security industry professionals in all markets. Together with ConnectWise, Proofpoint carries on a tradition of cybersecurity innovation and creating robust, cooperative vendor ecosystems to support our mission: protecting people.  

To learn more about Connectwise, go here.