Cyber security vendor Kaspersky Lab, has said it has grown its managed security providers (MSPs) partner base to 1,000 in just over a year after launching the programme in the Middle East.
Launched in April 2017, Kaspersky Lab's Partner Programme, aimed at MSPs, reached 1000 registered partners by February 2018.
The company said the results of the first year highlights the main trend in the MSP market and that is a continued strong focus on endpoint protection services.
Kaspersky Lab's offering for MSPs includes products and technologies for mail server protection, virtualisation security and endpoint protection.
Ivan Bulaev, head, Corporate Channel Management at Kaspersky Lab, commented that: "A thousand registered partners is solid proof that our MSP partner program has been a success so far. We are proud of the trust and interest we have gained from the MSP community and will continue to dedicate our efforts to bringing our award-winning technologies to service providers."
Bulaev said during 2018 Kaspersky Lab is significantly expanding what it offers to service providers, including solutions for the enterprise market. "This means service providers can further improve and develop their services and continue to grow their businesses."
The programme was created especially for MSP partners. According to Kaspersky Lab, MSPs registered in the programme have the opportunity to choose between cloud and on-premises endpoint protection, depending on the customer needs whether it's a flexibile, quick to roll out and easy to run cloud-based product or a scalable, fully integrated, tiered endpoint security platform with on-premises management.
Kaspersky Lab stated that it plans to expand the portfolio available for MSPs by adding the recently launched product Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365, and the next generation of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business.