SonicWall – based on channel partner feedback – announced the first delivery of a series of managed services that are specifically designed for MSPs. SonicWall is adding endpoint vendors to its Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution, creating a co-managed security service for new and existing MSPs that offer SonicWall Capture Client or Windows Defender.
Releases include all things managed from firewalls to cloud security, as the SonicWall platform expands. While no single vendor can cover all aspects of cybersecurity alone – as the threats are too numerous, sophisticated and diverse – SonicWall noted its commitment to creating a cybersecurity platform that allows for tighter integration across its portfolio, as well as third party vendors and partners.
“I am thrilled to witness the remarkable momentum sweeping across our business,. empowering us to extend managed services to our growing community of MSPs,” said SonicWall CEO and president, Bob VanKirk. “We listened to our community and will be delivering an endpoint agnostic solution, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Our commitment to empowering our partners is evident, and we will continue to build a world-class security platform they need to sustain this current momentum.”
SonicWall’s MDR service allows organizations the flexibility to choose a tool that’s right for their business by pairing with several next-gen anti-virus (NGAV) offerings. All NGAV users can receive 24×7 monitoring, threat hunting and anomaly detection from SonicWall’s dedicated SOC team. Currently supported NGAVs include:
- Capture Client, SonicWall’s advanced EDR solution.
- Windows Defender.
Because many MSPs do not have a team that monitors alerts around the clock, there can be delays between receiving a critical alert and taking defensive action. Alert fatigue can also be a problem as it can be difficult to identify true problems in the noise of false positives. Adding a SOC provides 24×7 monitoring to allow for more immediate response, and overall improved security for the MSP and customers. SonicWall will also roll out an EMEA-based SOC in Q2 of 2024.
SonicWall’s latest launch aligns with its outside-in approach, providing partners with a best-of-suite, comprehensive and flexible portfolio that accelerates growth. It also coincides with a larger plan to roll out globally leveraging AI and other technology to drive scale and high-service experience.
“Today’s MSPs increasingly need a platform of managed security solutions rather than point solutions,” said SVP of managed services, Michael Crean. “SonicWall now delivers an integrated approach for end-to-end managed threat protection enabling MSPs to help customers navigate the turbulent cybersecurity landscape with confidence and resilience – giving them a distinct competitive edge.”
Organizations are in desperate need for a human-layer of security to identify attacker behaviors across their networks. With this new offer, customers gain 24×7 monitoring, full network visibility, proactive threat detection capabilities and advanced protection to ensure threats are identified and eradicated.
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