Wilmington, Delaware-based security-as-a-service (SECaaS) provider My Digital Shield (MDS) today unveiled a new cloud-based security solution for small businesses. The company also offers a partner program that enables service providers to white label its services.

MDS CEO Andrew Bagrin told MSPmentor the new solution is designed to protect small businesses against data breaches, hackers, viruses and other cybersecurity issues.

"The solution is very unique because it's built specifically for small and growing businesses," he said. "In most cases, small businesses are just an afterthought with security products being shoehorned into their environment."

MDS recently received $500,000 in seed funding and currently supports small businesses in multiple sectors, including:

  • Hospitality
  • Professional services
  • Retail

The company's new small business security solution features:

  • Enterprise-level cybersecurity
  • Protection against cyber threats without the need to download plug-ins or updates
  • Unified threat management (UTM)

Bagrin noted the solution leverages MDS Smart Engine, which "speaks the language of the business owner," determines the best security settings based on a company's needs and deploys them accordingly.

"MDS Smart Engine gives users an easy-to-configure interface rather than asking the end user complicated technical questions," he said. "Users are simply asked what type of business they are and what tools they're using that are relevant to their industry."

MDS also launched a certified channel partnership program to complement its small business security solution.

Managed service providers (MSPs), solution providers and value-added resellers (VARs) can partner with MDS to improve their security offerings, Bagrin said.

"This is a great way to offer your small business customers a top-notch security solution at an affordable price," Bagrin noted. "When most customers come on board, we aren't replacing an existing security solution, but instead installing one into an environment that didn't have anything prior. This is an opportunity to add a very necessary solution with more services to increase the MSP's revenue per customer."

Bagrin added his company's channel partnership program could help MSPs boost their profits.

"Hopefully, it will give partners a revenue source to lean on during the down quarters," he said.

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