National roadshow-style series discusses best practices and latest technology offerings for MSPs to improve their cybersecurity service delivery.

MIAMI – Sept. 4, 2018 – Unitrends MSP, the first company to provide enterprise-class backup, ransomware detection and cloud-based business continuity in an all-in-one platform to the MSP market, today announced that they, along with a group of other leading cybersecurity solution providers, have teamed up to create the MSP Security Collaborative Meetup series. This combined initiative amongst Bitdefender, MSP-Ignite, RapidFire Tools and Unitrends MSP offers free, half-day events that bring together these leading cybersecurity solution providers along with MSP peer group facilitators. Attendees will gain insight into best practices and new technologies for protecting clients from external and internal cyber threats.

The MSP Security Collaborative Meetup events feature:

  • Hands-on knowledge and best practices from cybersecurity industry experts, including Bitdefender, RapidFire Tools and Unitrends MSP
  • Best practices business breakout session led by MSP-Ignite
  • Buffet lunch
  • Peer MSP networking and happy hour
  • IOT security bundle raffle prize valued at $199

“Given today’s headlines, cybersecurity continues to be an expanding area of concern for the MSP market and their clients,” said Mike Sanders, CEO, Unitrends MSP. “Unitrends MSP is committed to empowering MSPs with the tools and knowledge they need to provide robust cybersecurity service delivery. Our Security Collaborative Meetup series brings area experts, providers and MSP representatives together for a half-day of learning, networking and candid discussion. Taking place across the US, the series is designed to help MSPs crack the code on cybersecurity service delivery.”

“Bitdefender is thrilled to be part of this MSP collaborative,” said Jose Lopez, vice president, technology licensing & service providers, Bitdefender. “We look forward to this opportunity to share our industry knowledge and help MSPs defend against advanced threats while at the same time, introducing new revenue streams for their businesses.”  

Steve Alexander, president, MSP-Ignite added, “In all of our monthly peer group calls and meetings, security is a hot topic. Everything from what to offer and how to position as a generalist to shifting to an MSSP model and tool selection, our members are discussing security constantly. MSP-Ignite is thrilled to now be able to assist our members as well as non-members on security best practices through this new collaboration.”

While external hacks often get the big headlines, studies have shown that more data breaches are the result of insider actions rather than from the outside. Representatives from RapidFire Tools will be on hand to contribute on this topic. “We’ll be talking to MSPs about what kinds of internal threats to be on the lookout for, how to detect them and how to take action,” said Mike Mittel, CEO of RapidFire tools.

Security Collaborative Meetups Kick Off in Atlanta

The first stop in the series is the greater Atlanta area. MSPs can sign up for this free limited-seating event, offered exclusively for qualified MSPs. The event takes place 11:30 am – 6:30 pm EDT on September 20th, at SweetWater Brewing Company, Inc. at 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30324.

Space for all events is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details and to register, visit:

About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is a global security technology company that provides cutting edge end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a provider of choice in both hybrid infrastructure security and endpoint protection. Through R&D, alliances and partnerships, Bitdefender is trusted to be ahead and deliver robust security you can rely on. More information is available at

About MSP-Ignite

MSP-Ignite offers a peer group experience that is unique to managed service providers in the technology industry. If you are serious about implementing a model for success through sharing and collaboration of best practices this is the best way to do it. In these groups, you learn from the successes and challenges of your peers, while finding solutions to common problems. MSP-Ignite offers peer groups that are custom tailored to MSPs and always attended by Certified Consulting Partners.

About RapidFire Tools

RapidFire Tools Inc. is the leading global supplier of business-building technology tools for MSPs to help them close more business, offer more services, keep more customers, and make more money. The company’s offerings include: a complete set of IT Assessment, Documentation and Reporting tools; tools for IT Compliance Process Automation; and tools for Insider Cyber Threat Detection & Alerting.

European distributors include: Achab (Italy); Acmeo (Austria, Germany, Switzerland); Prianto NL (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg); Prianto (UK); and Upstream (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden).

About Unitrends MSP

Unitrends MSP was founded to give MSPs the power of Unitrends’ enterprise class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions. Derived from over 25 years of experience, Unitrends MSP is the first company to provide enterprise-class backup, ransomware detection and cloud-based business continuity into a powerful, all-in-one platform to the MSP market. Unitrends MSP works with MSPs every day to build products that enable them to deliver high-margin BCDR services and deliver enterprise-class support MSPs can count on to maximize the reliability of those services. For more information, please visit


Media Contacts

For Unitrends MSP

Scott Lechner


(530) 521-3095

For MSP-Ignite

Jon Silber

(919) 825-1820