ConnectWise Acquires MSSP, Launches Cybersecurity School For MSPs

ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini said his purchase of Sienna Group is geared towards the creation of a university of sorts for MSPs to hone their security skills and give their practice the edge it needs to compete against the threat of cybercrime.

“It is a brand new approach,” he told CRN in an interview. “No one is taking a holistic approach to cybersecurity and it’s absolutely imperative that this industry get serious about cybersecurity right now because cybercrime is escalating so fast.”

Bellini said ConnectWise has built out a 10,000-square-foot training area in its Tampa, Fla. headquarters that it’s calling the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, with its first session, a webcast, set to debut Thursday featuring himself and Sienna Group CEO John Ford.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re going to be pouring money and time and education and effort into creating a cybersecurity university for the

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