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6clicks on Azure Private Cloud for cyber GRC managed services

Louis Strauss |

April 15, 2024
6clicks on Azure Private Cloud for cyber GRC managed services

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Managed service providers play a critical role in helping organizations navigate complex regulatory landscapes and implement robust cyber GRC programs. As more organizations turn to cloud solutions due to their flexibility and cost-effectiveness, cloud platforms present an opportunity for MSPs to expand their client base and deliver efficient and scalable GRC services to more customers.

Azure is currently recognized as one of the top cloud providers worldwide, and with the 6clicks platform now available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, MSPs can leverage the benefits of Azure and bring the advanced capabilities of 6clicks to their clients. Discover how integrating the 6clicks platform into your services on Azure can enhance your overall managed solution offerings:

What are the advantages of hosting the 6clicks platform on Azure?

6clicks has recently launched 6clicks Fabric, which is an instance of the 6clicks platform on Microsoft Azure.

Through 6clicks Fabric, MSPs can easily set up the 6clicks platform within their Azure Private Cloud environments and leverage its comprehensive GRC modules which include IT Risk Management, Security Compliance, Vendor Risk Management, Audit & Assessment, Policy & Control Management, and more, allowing MSPs to provide clients with a complete GRC solution tailored to meet their unique needs and requirements.

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Azure offers faster implementation and robust configuration that enable organizations and service providers to align the deployment of software and infrastructure with their business processes. By hosting the 6clicks platform in their private cloud, MSPs can seamlessly integrate 6clicks into their existing operational frameworks and Security Operations Centers (SOC), maintaining control over the underlying infrastructure. With Azure’s enhanced security features such as encryption, network segmentation, and resource monitoring, MSPs can rely on the secure deployment of 6clicks in their private clouds.

MSPs can also maximize the advanced integration capabilities of Azure and rapidly deploy 6clicks in their service ecosystem. Utilizing Azure’s extensive services and APIs, MSPs can merge 6clicks with their existing cybersecurity solutions like Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), endpoint detection and response, and Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) along with other technologies and third-party services.

With Azure's pay-as-you-go pricing model, MSPs can optimize their infrastructure costs and only pay for the resources they consume. By providing a cloud-based, turnkey GRC platform for their clients, MSPs can reduce hardware and maintenance costs and benefit from predictable operational expenses. Additionally, Azure's built-in cost management tools provide visibility into usage patterns to improve resource allocation and drive cost savings.

Lastly, the Azure Cloud’s elasticity allows MSPs to continually scale their technology infrastructures without any limitations on data storage and computing resources, fostering growth and adaptability. With data centers strategically established worldwide that comply with data privacy and sovereignty laws across various jurisdictions, MSPs can extend their reach to a global market while achieving compliance with international standards and regulations.

All in all, deploying 6clicks in your private Azure Cloud can help streamline the delivery of managed services to your clients and increase the adoption of robust GRC solutions, ultimately scaling your business.

What makes the 6clicks platform the ideal GRC solution for MSPs?

6clicks’ multi-tenant GRC platform called the Hub & Spoke is specifically designed to support the diverse needs and requirements of distributed organizations, advisors, and managed service providers. It enables MSPs to spin up individual environments or ‘Spokes’ for their clients which they can manage from a central unit called the ‘Hub,’ all of which are integrated into a single unified platform.

Offering enhanced scalability, MSPs can create Spokes from the Hub or use customizable Spoke templates to instantly deploy Spoke environments for their clients depending on the type of services and configurations that they require. The Hub is also where MSPs run engagements with their clients and where reports and insights across all Spokes are aggregated.

The Hub comes with a public Content Library where MSPs can download different types of content for free, such as audit and assessment templates, control sets and policies, risk and issue libraries, and other types of content to accommodate different industries and use cases. They also have an Exclusive Library where they can upload and distribute content to their clients.

What makes the 6clicks platform a superior choice for MSPs is that the use of the Hub is 100% FREE for advisors and MSPs. Our Pay-per-Spoke model allows MSPs to incur fees only when they upgrade a client Spoke to a Full Feature Spoke. MSPs can grant two types of licenses to their clients, which are Assessment Only and Full Feature Spoke Licenses:

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MSPs can run unlimited audits and assessments with Assessment Only clients who can utilize only the Risks and Issues functionality of the platform. On the contrary, Full Feature Spoke clients have unrestricted access to all of 6clicks’ modules including our AI engine, Hailey. With the Hub & Spoke, MSPs can empower their clients with cutting-edge AI capabilities to augment their risk and compliance activities. Hailey can automate various risk and compliance tasks such as compliance mapping, policy gap analysis, and responding to audits and assessments, providing comprehensive insights into their compliance posture and facilitating risk mitigation.

Using 6clicks’ Risk Management and Vendor Risk Management modules, MSPs can equip clients with streamlined risk review workflows to identify and assess their risks, structured Risk Registers and vendor risk profiling to categorize their risks and third-party entities, assessment frameworks, risk treatment plans, and other capabilities that enable effective IT risk management. Meanwhile, with our Regulatory Compliance solution, MSPs can enable their clients to efficiently manage their internal controls and ensure compliance with mandatory standards and regulations like ISO 27001, NIST CSF, DORA, and PCI DSS.

Lastly, 6clicks’ white-label feature allows MSPs to apply their branding on the platform and present it to their clients as their own. This not only reinforces their brand identity and fosters customer loyalty but also helps MSPs establish themselves as trusted providers of GRC services and differentiate themselves from competitors.

Scale your managed services and grow your business with your own ready-to-use, AI-powered GRC platform on Azure

With 6clicks’ integrated, scalable, and feature-rich platform, you can establish a resilient GRC program for your clients and elevate your managed services. Start offering your clients robust cyber GRC solutions by hosting the 6clicks platform in your Azure Private Cloud.

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Louis Strauss

Written by Louis Strauss

Louis is the Co-founder and Chief Product Marketing Officer (CPMO) at 6clicks, where he spearheads collaboration among product, marketing, engineering, and sales teams. With a deep-seated passion for innovation, Louis drives the development of elegant AI-powered solutions tailored to address the intricate challenges CISOs, InfoSec teams, and GRC professionals face. Beyond cyber GRC, Louis enjoys reading and spending time with his friends and family.