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WatchGuard brings greater endpoint security into WatchGuard Cloud

By Catherine Knowles, 04 Jun 2021

One year after WatchGuard Technologies's Panda acquisition, the company has announces a new endpoint security product family within WatchGuard Cloud.

WatchGuard has officially integrated the WatchGuard Endpoint Security product family previously known as Panda Adaptive Defense 360, Adaptive Defense, Endpoint Protection Plus and Endpoint Protection into WatchGuard Cloud.

As a result, partners and customers can now deploy and manage endpoint security, network security and MFA services via WatchGuard Cloud.

With the updated cloud platform, MSPs can leverage fixed-term contracts, WatchGuard Points, and flexible monthly and usage-based subscriptions to procure products in the manner that best suits their business model, the company states.

It also supports flexible options for upgrading, extending and delegating licenses, as well as set-up and template-based configurations that partners can implement across multi-tier, multi-tenant environments.

According to the company, this integration is the latest example of WatchGuard’s continued commitment to and investment in MSP enablement with WatchGuard Cloud enhancements.

Partners and customers have been managing Firebox security environments and AuthPoint MFA deployments through this single interface since 2019.

In January 2020, WatchGuard introduced its ThreatSync capabilities within WatchGuard Cloud to unify threat intelligence, correlation and scoring across the WatchGuard security stack, from network to user.

Now with the addition of WatchGuard Endpoint Security solutions, WatchGuard has centralised the delivery of protection for networks, endpoints and identities to provide a Unified Security Platform.

As part of the integration, individual products previously known as Panda Endpoint Protection and Panda Endpoint Protection Plus now comprise the WatchGuard EPP (Endpoint Protection Platform) product; Panda Adaptive Defense is now WatchGuard EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response); and Panda Adaptive Defense 360 is now WatchGuard EPDR (Endpoint Protection Detection and Response).

WatchGuard senior vice president of product management Andrew Young says, “WatchGuard's driving mission is to create the security platform of MSPs dreams, and less than one year after acquiring Panda Security weve taken another significant step forward.

"MSPs need a platform that offers greater coordination across critical security services.

"We're delivering next-generation antivirus, AI-enabled endpoint detection and response, network security and authentication services as a Unified Security Platform that enables MSPs to provide complete protection for customers today, and were making it simpler and more streamlined than ever to manage.”

Rand Solutions Group president and CEO David Lesnoy commented on the update from a MSP perspective. He says, “Adding endpoint security services to WatchGuard Cloud is a major game-changer for our MSP business.

"Now we can manage all our security offerings from the network to the endpoint within one unified platform, and simplify everything from initial deployment and set-up to license management, renewals and reporting.”

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