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… compliance, according to Mimecast.
Mimecast Supervision offers “a new level of efficiency” to the compliance review process for financial services organizations. Garth Landers, director of product marketing for the Mimecast Cloud Archive, tells us Mimecast Supervision will provide new opportunities for partners, particularly in financial services where regulatory requirements mandate the need for compliance supervision.
“Typically, the choice of a supervision application is tied to the archive platform as well, so there will be new opportunities where supervision might be driving the purchase,” he said. “However, the overall consideration of the platform, including e-discovery, backup, regulatory compliance and end user productivity, will play a factor as well. Financial services buyers tend to be thought leaders when it comes to archiving topics because of their mandatory regulatory obligations and governance events they face. And because of their requirements, demand a platform solution like Mimecast Cloud Archive. Mimecast Supervision will be a key door opener for partners looking to make an impact in that vertical.”
A key competitive advantage is the number of use cases Mimecast Cloud Archive supports in addition to supervision and the value that customers receive from a platform approach, Landers said.
“Looking at the functionality of Mimecast Supervision, no supervision offering today puts as much of a premium on enhancing the user’s productivity and efficiency; the product is very feature rich and in addition to reviewers, designed to give managers of the process the visibility and insights they need,” he said. “Finally, Mimecast Supervision is suitable for organizations of all sizes, including SMBs. Too often the archiving industry has put a mandatory minimum on the number of supervision users a vendor will support. Mimecast Supervision has no such limitations. There is a very underserved segment in smaller financial services firms seeking these capabilities.”
SolarWinds Beefs Up Portfolio with SentinelOne
This newest addition to the IT security portfolio aims to help MSPs prevent, detect and respond to the latest threats to customer endpoints with patented behavioral AI. The adoption of the SentinelOne platform provides SolarWinds partners with the ability to view threat and incident data to help keep customers ahead of threats – on most devices, virtual or physical, endpoint, server, or cloud – providing more visibility into suspicious activity and advanced attacks.
Daniel Bernard, SentinelOne’s chief marketing officer, tells us traditional antivirus (AV) has not kept pace with today’s range of fileless attacks and ransomware attacks.
“MSPs must offer solutions that meet the challenges of the threat landscape, or they risk losing customers — SolarWinds EDR goes beyond traditional AV by using behavioral and static AI to provide prevention, detection and response in a single, lightweight agent,” he said. “Endpoints are proactively protected and capable of patented autonomous remediation. SolarWinds EDR puts a SOC on each endpoint. SentinelOne’s technology provides MSPs with the competitive advantage of deploying cutting-edge cybersecurity used by the world’s largest enterprises — such tools have typically been out of reach of MSPs.”
SentinelOne not only raises the MSP’s level of prevention, detection and response, but also increases the cybersecurity literacy of the MSP and MSSP community, Bernard said.