Exclusive Networks and Thales collaborate to Empower MSPs with Secure Identity Management

Boulogne-Billancourt, France — 1 April 2024 – Exclusive Networks, a globally trusted cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure, and Thales, a leading global technology security provider, today announced a strategic collaboration to offer Thales SafeNet Trusted Access (STA) via Exclusive Networks’ market-leading service, X-OD, for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). This integrated capability empowers MSPs to become trusted security experts and deliver robust, user-friendly Identity and Access Management (IAM) to their small and medium-sized business (SMB) and Enterprise customers.

“In today’s cloud-driven world, organisations face heightened security challenges due to the complexity of managing access across hybrid and multi-cloud environments,” said Karl Roe, Partnerships leader for the Exclusive Networks X-OD Service. “Through our collaboration with Thales, we’re providing MSPs with the service they need to effectively address these challenges and offer their customers best-in-class security, great user experience, better cost optimisation and most importantly, improved customer success.”

Thales SafeNet Trusted Access via Exclusive Networks’ X-OD service offers the following benefits for MSPs:

  • Effortless Onboarding: Click-and-deploy functionality enables MSPs to secure their customers’ cloud environments in minutes.
  • Flexible Licencing: Pay-as-you-go model removes upfront costs, making it ideal for SMBs and Enterprise customers deploying for 500 users or less.
  • Simplified Operations: Streamlined workflow with self-quoting, easy ordering, and consolidated invoicing through X-OD.
  • Recurring Revenue: Predictable income stream through flexible subscription options.
  • Enhanced Customer Value: Stand out from the competition by offering 24/7 support and rock-solid security posture for customers.

The latest Verizon breach report shows that more than 80 percent of all breaches start with the identity of a user. Thales STA on X-OD offers an affordable way to mitigate this risk, hence significantly increasing the customer’s security for a minor investment. Customers are set to benefit from:

  • Robust Security: Protect legacy and cloud applications and mitigate the risk of unauthorised access with MFA and zero trust access policies.
  • Seamless User Experience: Boost productivity with SSO and a diverse choice of passwordless authentication methods.
  • Cost Optimisation: Replace VPNs and pay only for the users who need application access, potentially reducing costs compared to traditional licencing models.

Guido Gerrits, Global Head of Channels for Identity and Access Management at Thales added, “This collaboration with Exclusive Networks on X-OD aligns with our mission to help build trusted identity and access management for organisations of all sizes. Every digital interaction begins with identity. By offering Thales SafeNet Trusted Access via X-OD, we’re providing MSPs with a powerful, user-friendly tool to address the evolving security needs of their customers, ultimately fostering a more secure and efficient digital landscape for businesses.”


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About Exclusive Networks:

Exclusive Networks (EXN) is a global cybersecurity specialist that provides partners and end-customers with a wide range of services and product portfolios via proven routes to market. With offices in over 45 countries and the ability to serve customers in over 170 countries, we combine a local perspective with the scale and delivery of a single global organisation.

Our best-in-class vendor portfolio is carefully curated with all leading industry players. Our services range from managed security to specialist technical accreditation and training and capitalise on rapidly evolving technologies and changing business models. For more information visit www.exclusive-networks.com