ConnectWise, a provider of business automation software for IT solution providers, and Bitdefender, a worldwide cybersecurity provider, have expanded their relationship to provide enhanced cybersecurity capabilities to IT solution providers and their end clients. The ConnectWise Security Operations Center (SOC) service now includes Bitdefender GravityZone Cloud Security for MSPs, Advanced Threat Security (ATS), and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions.
“The need to continuously monitor client environments for attacks-in-motion can burn out the best of IT security teams, which is why IT solution providers turn to the ConnectWise SOC to help better protect their customers from sophisticated threats,” said Raffael Marty, general manager of cybersecurity, ConnectWise. “Integrating Bitdefender advanced threat intelligence, risk analysis, endpoint threat prevention, detection and response capabilities through the endpoint protection solution into our SOC service strengthens our security offerings and increases the effectiveness of attack protection to our IT solution provider clients and their customers.”
Bitdefender’s complete systems hardening, threat prevention, and detection capabilities, including as exploit, network, and fileless attack protection; content and device management; behavior monitoring; and early breach detection, are available to ConnectWise SOC clients. The single, multilayered strategy improves security across servers and workstations, boosting cyber resilience and providing comprehensive protection against ransomware, zero-day vulnerabilities, phishing, online threats, and other threats.
The worldwide IT services industry is expected to grow 6.8% to $1.3 trillion by 2022, with investments concentrating on analytics, cloud computing, a seamless customer experience, and security. SOC-as-a-Service is also being used by IT service providers to safeguard their own clients while simultaneously lowering expense and freeing up time to focus on scaling and developing the business.
“Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent with skilled adversaries adept at gaining footholds into organizations and then moving laterally undetected to steal data, launch ransomware, or simply destroy infrastructure,” said Steve Kelley, president and general manager, Bitdefender Business Solutions Group. “By integrating Bitdefender GravityZone Cloud Security, EDR and advanced threat security into their SOC service, ConnectWise helps its customer base and their clients close security gaps and respond to eliminate cyber threats faster.”