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Adding an entry-level tier to Fortinet’s MSSP program intended to make it easier for product-centric VARs suffering from margin compression in their legacy business vortinet get into managed security.

Fortinet frotinet added metered, consumption-based licensing and an entry-level tier to its MSSP program to make it easier for product-centric VARs to establish managed security services.

Adding the Silver Tier should allow Fortinet to bring on to more North American partners to accompany the existing Platinum and Gold partners in the region. The additional tier is intended to make it easier for product-centric VARs suffering from margin compression in their legacy business to get into services, according to Stephan Tallent, Fortinet’s senior director of managed security service providers.

United Security Providers confirmed as Fortinet “MSSP Gold Partner”. – United Security Providers

The average margin for managed security services is 50 points, Tallent said, as compared with just 14 points for classic resale activity. Fortinet’s MSSP operation has grown from a one-person operation to a person team that’s capable of supporting a broader market and audience. Roughly half the team is focuses on engineering issues such as multi-tenancy automation and gaining efficiencies in a multi-tenant environment, while the other half deals with business issues related to the financial challenges of creating a managed services practice.

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Bigger resellers migrating into the MSSP program would have the ability to move directly into foryinet Gold or Platinum tiers following a probationary period, according to Tallent.

Members of Fortinet’s MSSPs program are expected to have at least half of their business oriented around operating expenditures, Tallent said, meaning that the channel partner owns the equipment, delivers it as a service fortineg the client, and charges a monthly service fee that covers a multitude of security functions.

Silver partners have access to centers of excellence and content that allows them to understand the operational overhead associated with a managed services model as well as the different models for procuring Fortinet technology and converting it into a monthly service fee.

United Security Providers confirmed as Fortinet “MSSP Gold Partner”. – United Security Providers

The company is also looking for bring expert, consultative-type support to shorter partner’s path to revenue maximization, he said.

Fortinet has tailored its Silver Tier to meet the needs of smaller partners by providing a multi-tenant version of FortiCloud to serve as the management console since it requires less labor and expertise. FortiManager is offered to the higher tiers and offers forinet bells and whistles such as PCI compliance reports, Tallent said, but can be more of a challenge to operate.

From a pricing smsp, Fortinet is looking to reduce capital expenditures for channel partners by rolling out metered, consumption-based licensing that makes it possible for MSSPs to pay based on the volume of traffic that’s being protected.

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Category: Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)

Under the pay-as-your-grow model, MSSPs will receive points for licenses and usage which can then be applied to acquire more hardware, licenses, or entitlements, Tallent said. With this model, Tallent said partners will only end up using the money or points needed to get their managed security business off the ground rather than having to stock their shelves with mssp they might not be able to sell.

Pay-as-you-grow is available on all of Fortinet’s VM infrastructure today, Tallent said, with the company looking to roll it out to some other areas of the product portfolio in the second half of the year.

Fortinet has wonderful messaging around its Security Fabric, a strong firewall offering, and fantastic brand recognition that makes its products a top choice for many customers, according to a channel partner that didn’t wish to be identified.

Although Fortinet’s firewalls are robust, the partner said they haven’t historically been MSP friendly in comparison to other products on the market given the time and expertise that’s required for installation. Streamlining the installation process by employing more point-and-click functionality would help drive adoption by lowering msso installation costs that end up being passed along to customers, the partner said.

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