Canada leads the countries surveyed in both the average ransom paid to ransomware creators and the amount of money lost to downtime from ransomware, which is hardly ideal, and something that Canadian MSPs need to work smarter to prevent.
While Webroot has updated their course content and made it easier for MSPs to construct phishing lure pages, the major attraction here is likely a new Client Breach Report that the MSP can use as a pre-sales tool.
Farsight has had an OEM program to go to market with strategic vendor partners, but now is supplementing that with a new program to expand their reach further through the VAR channel. It formalizes a route to market that has been there before, but on an ad hoc and opportunistic basis.
Being able to identify the people in an organization most likely to be attacked – who are often not the obvious C level execs – provides a compelling new value proposition that Proofpoint is highlighting as an industry-first.
Cloud distributor Pax8 continues to expand and grow its vendor roster, adding Acronis and Dropsuite in the business continuity space, and IRONSCALES, Passportal and Proofpoint for different things within security.
Kaspersky Web Traffic Security is a complete rewrite of the code base of the prior application in the Kaspersky Security for Internet Gateway, which adds additional security engines and the latest machine learning and deep learning technologies.
Network security vendor Lastline has developed a new type of platform for them, around email management, and after a short period where they took it to market themselves, in case bugs which turned out to be non-existent turned up, they have now released it to their channel partners.
Barracuda also related their latest Threat Spotlight, which found that account takeover incidents, which are addressed by the Barracuda Sentinel solution that is part of the bundle, are increasing in frequency.
ID Agent offers a service that terrifies prospects by showing them their corporate data in circulation on the Dark Web, as well as a monitoring service to guard against it. They have Canadian MSP partners, and are in Toronto this week at a Datto show looking for more.
Hornetsecurity is targeting the SMB space in North America, emphasizing their ability to build and maintain strong relationships with these smaller customers. They have signed Contronex to handle their distribution in both the U.S. and Canada.
SandBlast Mobile 3.0 extends the parameters of smartphone protection by adding the ability to prevent threats as well as detect them, while the new 23900 security gateway adds a new very high end data centre appliance for Check Point customers who don’t need the scalability of a chassis.
Sophos integrates its email solution with their Sophos Central cloud platform, and with their Synchronized Security cross-product collaboration capabilities are able to bring their deep learning functionality to their email.
Barracuda has released a version of the PhishLine social engineering simulation offering they acquired early this year that is targeted at the 1000 seat market and under, with the big difference from the enterprise version coming from the removal of industry-specific customization options.
Trend Micro also announced a free phishing simulator for business, as well as their participation in a new vendor alliance that pledges to customers it will not assist any government in offensive cyber-operations.