Designed to accelerate your business

More than half of security technology purchases are influenced by MSSPs, led by a widening skills gap and triggered by more advanced attacks, tougher compliance requirements and a need to innovate quickly. In a complex environment, more MSPs are partnering to take advantage of that opportunity.

With an expanded MSSP program, IBM® Security gives you access to our distribution and channel ecosystem, and a services engagement to accelerate your offerings based on IBM technology.



IBM’s continued investments gave us tremendous confidence. With the addition of incident forensics, vulnerability management and risk management capabilities along with the ability to integrate feeds from other security products, we can give each client the visibility they need very efficiently.

Christophe Bianco, Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer, Excellium Services

Solutions that drive results

The MSSP program empowers you with flexibility to solve some or all of these nine critical use cases for your clients. When you work with IBM Security, you stay ahead of the technology curve and can focus on what is core: building and delivering services with high demand in the market.

Prove compliance

  • Get ahead of compliance
  • Enhance security hygiene
  • Govern users and identities

Stop threats

  • Detect and stop advanced threats
  • Orchestrate incident response
  • Master threat hunting

Grow business

  • Secure hybrid cloud
  • Protect critical assets
  • Establish digital trust

Optimize your MSSP business

Create more value for your clients and your business with flexible IBM Security MSSP consulting services. Help move them up the SOC maturity scale from chaotic, ad-hoc processes that are manual and reactive to optimized processes that are proactive and automated.

Fast start: IBM QRadar® for existing MSSPs, including process and service catalog
Full service: Architecture and development offerings
Ongoing: SOC build-out and operations

Transform your MSSP business

Expand your portfolio and your business without significant upfront risk. IBM Security Services can operate your MSSP SOC or support white-labeling of our services. MSSP partners can draw from a number of competencies.

Security strategy, risk and compliance

Security intelligence and operations

X-Force Red Offensive Security Testing

X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence

Identity and access management

Data and application security

Infrastructure and endpoint security

Benefits of becoming an IBM Security MSSP

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  • Access solutions from multiple segments, including the industry-leading security intelligence platform, QRadar
  • Drive automation and efficiency with innovative solutions, including IBM QRadar Advisor with Watson™
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  • Access IBM Marketing Development Funds to drive your business forward
  • Alignment with IBM’s sales organization to minimize conflicts
  • Access to IBM’s ecosystem of resellers and technology alliance partners
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  • Find technical and sales training available on-demand at
  • Learn more with in-person sales, tech sales and master-skills classes

We learn a lot from how we engage with the IBM Security services teams, and we also follow IBM’s lead in the marketplace both on the technology side and the business model side.

Dave Mahloy, VP Sales and Services, Wavestrong

Learn more

The IBM Security MSSP Program is flexible, aligning with and supporting your business model and your client’s requirements. You can use reseller models when your clients prefer to own the technology or embedded models when you want to deliver technology wrapped in a managed security service.