Datto’s Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report

Datto’s Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report

By Katie Thornton

This summer, we surveyed nearly 2,000 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who serve more than 100,000 small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMBs) around the globe about ransomware. Today, we published the key findings in Datto’s 2nd annual State of the Channel Ransomware Report.

Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report provides unique visibility into the ransomware epidemic from the perspective of the IT Channel and the SMB clients who are dealing with these infections on a daily basis. The report provides a wealth of detail on ransomware, including year-over-year trends, frequency, targets, impact, and recommendations for ensuring recovery and continuity in the face of the growing threat.

Through this data, we aim:

  • To provide the channel perspective on the ransomware epidemic, highlighting its prevalence, behaviors, targets, and impact within the global SMB community.  

  • To provide awareness, best practices, and solutions, catered to MSPs and SMBs, to ensure reliable business continuity in the event of an attack.

  • To enable our partners to grow their business with educational and engaging marketing resources, including the video asset posted below.

If you are a Datto partner leveraging our MarketNow marketing automation platform, sign in today to access new marketing resources, including a customizable version of the report, email nurtures, social media posts, graphics and landing pages, that were created for you to use to drive new business. For a preview of this new content, check out this short animated video highlighting some of the report’s key findings for an SMB audience.


To find out about ransomware in 2017 and beyond and what MSPs can do to fight back, check out the news release and download the full report here.

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