Alpha Generation Distribution Brings Blackstratus Cybershark To The UK Channel

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Building on a growing relationship as BlackStratus UK distribution partner, Alpha Generation Distribution brings low-cost enterprise-grade SIEM to UK businesses and managed service providers.

Proactive IT security distributor Alpha Generation Distribution announced today the launch of BlackStratus CYBERShark in the UK – an innovative SIEM solution designed with managed service providers (MSPs) and their small to midsize business end-users in mind.

While the platform is built on the foundation of BlackStratus’ proven SIEM technology – already used by large companies like BT – CYBERShark is a cloud-based solution that offers a lower barrier to entry for MSPs and, in turn, their customers. Now, a small 50-person organisation can experience the exact same level of security monitoring as a 50,000 employee global enterprise – at a fraction of the cost.

“SMEs and SMBs are as much a target for cybercrime as larger enterprises,” says Chris Walsh, Sales Director at Alpha Generation Distribution. “But the complexity and cost of implementing traditional SIEM excludes those smaller businesses. As a multi-tenanted, white-labelled, scalable solution, CYBERShark disrupts the market – and we’re proud to bring that new opportunity to the UK channel.”

While every business needs a way to make analysing and responding to logs and alerts easier and less resource-intensive, MSPs have historically struggled to scale their offerings down to suit smaller firms. Contrastingly, CYBERShark starts at just 20 users and offers a 30-day rolling contract. As a result, MSPs can add more value to their services and meet growing demand from small businesses, without burdening the risk of in-house hardware, software, or significant upfront costs.

“Alpha Generation was created to fill gaps in distribution, and one of those gaps is MSP enablement,” adds Walsh. “We are not just giving existing MSPs new sources of revenue, but helping resellers to become MSPs for the first time. CYBERShark is the ideal product to do that with, giving MSPs a new value-add for end-users where a trusted relationship already exists. We plan to initially focus on this area, with a long-term goal of recruiting between 400 to 600 partners.”

Both technically and commercially, MSPs need to retain their flexibility. The CYBERShark partner agreement is easy to work with – just start the service for the customer, and pay for it on a rolling 30-day contract. This gives MSPs the advantage of an instant margin as soon as a deal is closed, not a protracted period of paying off on an initial investment.

Beyond CYBERShark, Alpha Generation Distribution also plans to extend its MSP portfolio with new solutions from Thycotic and Corero. Together, these will give end-users the proactive security they need, in a format that makes sense for resellers and service providers.

“We are delighted that Alpha Generation is promoting BlackStratus CYBERShark in the UK market,” says Dale Cline, CEO of BlackStratus. “Following our US launch earlier this year, we have seen incredible demand from the SME market as the supply chain, cyber insurance and increasing regulation require more stringent security controls. CYBERShark is perfectly positioned to capitalise on this pent up demand by delivering an Enterprise-class service at an SME-class cost.”

To find out more about Alpha Generation Distribution, visit http://www.alpha-gen.co.uk.

About BlackStratus
BlackStratus is a pioneer of trusted security and compliance solutions deployed and operated on premise, in the cloud or “as a Service'' by providers of all sizes, government agencies and individual enterprises. Through patented multitenant security information and event management (SIEM) technology, BlackStratus delivers unparalleled security visibility, prevents downtime and achieves and maintains compliant operations at a lower cost to operate. BlackStratus is headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, and protects millions of devices and thousands of businesses worldwide.

For more information about BlackStratus, please visit http://www.blackstratus.com. Follow the firm via Twitter at @BlackStratusInc.

About Alpha Generation Distribution Ltd
Alpha Generation Distribution provides value-added distribution to the UK IT channel. Founded in May 2013, the company has a strong background in IT distribution and specialises in proactive security solutions.

Alpha Generation works on a foundation of product knowledge, channel building, marketing support and personal expertise to deliver tangible value to the channel.

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