July 16, 2018
QS solutions is pleased to announce that it has made the Cyber Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) free of charge for companies in the Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Managed Service Program (MSP). The tool is one of several benefits of the SAM Managed Service Program.
QS solutions developed CSAT which carries out an automated security scan. The tool enables SAM Managed Service Providers to deliver the SAM Cybersecurity Assessment in less time. The assessment provides insights into security vulnerabilities, based on data from the customer’s infrastructure and Office 365. The CSAT then provides recommendations and an action plan to improve security.
“By providing fact-based information on the security status of the customer’s infrastructure and recommendations for action, the CSAT enables SAM Managed Service Providers to provide a high-value service to their customers.”
Paul Dols | CEO at QS solutions
Cyberattacks worldwide cost businesses more than $400B annually. Studies predict that this number could climb to $2.1T by 2019. With apps being downloaded without approval, unmanaged devices used within the corporate network, poor password protection and other security issues, many organizations are leaving themselves vulnerable to attacks and data leaks.
A well-designed SAM Cybersecurity Assessment, carried out on a regular basis, provides organizations with a risk- and fact-based view of the challenges and opportunities associated with cybersecurity. In addition to addressing rapidly changing cybersecurity threats and risks it also demonstrates to the relevant authorities that the organization is actively working to improve its security posture.
“With the CSAT, the time you spend on Cybersecurity analysis for your customer is shortened and it increases the value you deliver. It’s a very good solution to collect relevant security data for use in your SAM Managed Service offering,”
Jackie Carriker | Director Worldwide SAM & Compliance at Microsoft Corp
Microsoft SAM Managed Service Program
Microsoft SAM Managed Service Program is a continual, governance-based, outsourced service which helps customers effectively manage their software assets. It delivers value to customers by providing deep data insights which improve business strategy alignment, software and license optimization, and compliance. It provides a complete overview of the customers infrastructure to drive real-time IT decisions throughout all software and related asset life-cycle management.
CSAT adds value to the services provided by SAM Managed Service Providers by providing fact-based information on the security status of the customer’s infrastructure and recommendations for action.