Malwarebytes, the top player on Info-Tech’s Endpoint Protection SoftwareReviews’ Data quadrant, announced its winter release of three key product enhancements.
The Malwarebytes Nebula platform simplifies its management console to now encompass the entire portfolio of Malwarebytes products (e.g. Malwarebytes Endpoint Detection and Response [EDR], Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, and Malwarebytes Incident Response). This feature includes modular protection based on device needs so that the right level of security can be applied.
The Malwarebytes managed services provider (MSP) program introduces the OneView console to make managing MSP security operations easier. The single cloud-based administrative console features dashboard client management and executive reporting, role-based access control, and in-console resolution support.
Malwarebytes adds operational control and environment hardening through two-factor authentication for administrator logins, administrative authentication for agent uninstalls, and administrative control over endpoint software updates to reduce business interruption.
Users can set up C-suite time-boxed reports, available for download as PDFs, at the click of a button. Summarize top at-risk endpoints and threats in a report so that your leadership team can absorb the most pressing information and measure the effectiveness of the organization’s endpoint security activities.
Source: Endpoint Protection at SoftwareReviews, Report Published March 2020
With a focus on admin experience and visibility, Malwarebytes simplifies endpoint security management by collapsing all products into a single console and including a reporting dashboard with the most relevant metrics for executives. While the move to consolidate products into a single agent is standard for endpoint security software nowadays, the value lies in Malwarebytes’ straightforward reporting dashboard. Within the dashboard, little to no interpretation metrics are displayed in sections under endpoint activity status (total number of endpoints, number of active endpoints), endpoint protection summary (percentage of endpoints protected, scanned, and unprotected), and endpoints needing attention (percentage of endpoints isolated and percentage requiring remediation). While the dashboard is insightful, one downfall is that the metrics are fixed. My hope is that Malwarebytes prioritizes this feature in the future to offer a customizable dashboard that yields metrics that align with specific business goals.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
Based on data collected from real users, Malwarebytes Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) took the number one spot on SoftwareReviews’ Endpoint Protection Data Quadrant for its second consecutive year.
More than ever, cybersecurity solutions are core to any MSPs offering. No longer should technology service providers be farming this out to dedicated security providers. Trust and peace of mind are the core tenets of what they are selling and solutions like Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud can provide the platform upon which to deliver on those promises.
Okta announces its new partnerships with endpoint security vendors VMware Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, and Tanium. Integrating endpoint protection management analysis with Okta Verify’s user identity risk indicators, Okta Identity Cloud consolidates the information and creates a risk profile of the individual login attempt.
Similar to how Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) was deployed for MacOS earlier last year, Microsoft is debuting its endpoint protection agent to Linux on servers for public preview.
This month, SyncDog announces its partnership with Symantec to protect mobile workforces using iOS and Android devices.
Clearlake Capital is shaking up Ivanti’s leadership. Expect greater focus on efficiency and acquisitions beyond ITSM and IT operations.
On September 4, Proofpoint announced its partnership with CrowdStrike to offer advanced threat protection across email and endpoints.
HP acquired Bromium, an endpoint security start-up that uses virtualization to isolate browser-based attacks, malicious downloads and applications, and email attachments on September 19, 2019. Currently, HP licenses Bromium’s technology to power its Sure Click malware protection; however, the plan is for Bromium to become part of HP’s broader platform to secure endpoint devices.