McAfee has expanded its managed service provider (MSP) program to offer its appliances on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Products to get the MSP treatment include McAfee Next Generation Firewall, Enterprise Security Manager, Network Security Platform, and Advanced Threat Defence.

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As part of the announcement, McAfee's portfolio of authentication solutions is being added to the MSP program.

McAfee Asia-Pacific MSP and Cloud service provider director, Joel Camissar, said MSPs will be able to deliver more managed security services on a shared risk basis.

"The APAC managed service market is growing at twice the pace of traditional customer managed security deployments because it delivers a flexible, affordable security platform for businesses, supported by dedicated security experts," he said.

Camissar added there was an industry wide shift of customers relying on managed services, and pointed to a Frost and Sullivan report that pegged the value of the Asia-Pacific MSP market to $5.3 billion in 2019 from $2.3 billion in 2012.

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