WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi and multi-factor authentication, today announced a series of major updates to its threat correlation and response platform, ThreatSync, with latest release of Threat Detection and Response (TDR). These enhancements include accelerated breach detection, network process correlation and AI-powered threat analysis, enabling managed service providers (MSPs) and the organizations they support to reduce breach detection and containment timeframes from months to minutes, automate the remediation of zero day malware and better defend against targeted, evasive threats both inside and outside the network perimeter.
“As cyber criminals increasingly leverage advanced, targeted attacks with evasive characteristics designed to circumvent basic anti-malware protections, midmarket organizations without adequate security expertise and resources rely heavily on trusted IT solution providers to rapidly and effectively respond to attacks,” said Brendan Patterson, vice president of product management at WatchGuard. “These new ThreatSync capabilities arm MSPs with the tools they need to provide malware detection and response (MDR) services by detecting breaches in minutes and automatically mitigating advanced attacks for their customers, all through their existing TDR deployments.”
According to the Ponemon Institute, the mean time to identification (MTTI) for a security breach is 197 days, while the mean time to containment (MTTC) is another 69 days after initial detection. In Q1 2019 alone, zero day malware capable of escaping traditional antivirus (AV) solutions accounted for a massive 36% of threats, according to WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report. With each passing day a security threat goes unnoticed, its potential to inflict both financial and reputational harm on an organization increases drastically.
The tight correlation between the Firebox appliances, TDR host sensors on endpoints, and WatchGuard’s ThreatSync platform enables MSP’s to offer automated mitigation for zero day malware attacks and automated identification of unknown processes connecting to malicious destinations. This means customers can rest easy knowing their trusted IT solution provider can detect breaches and remediate threats in just minutes.
Key ThreatSync features now available via TDR include:
About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by nearly 10,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 80,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.
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