Security Roundup: Remote Workers, Bitdefender-Splashtop, Wandera-Microsoft
… left out of regular security training and that they take required courses at least biannually.
CF: What was most surprising about the survey findings?
It is surprising that nearly half of the respondents’ organizations don’t let their IT teams take the lead on developing remote. If your organization does not have a dedicated CISO or CSO position/department, then it only makes sense that the most tech-savvy group of employees – IT – would handle developing the remote worker security policy. This group of employees is on the front lines in developing your organization’s unique infrastructure, tech stack and digital assets. So while it’s tempting to simply “loop in” IT and tell yourself that means security is prioritized, no one approaches things from a truly security-first perspective like IT.
Bitdefender Integrates with Splashtop Remote Support
Bitdefender‘s anti-malware security tools now are fully integrated with Splashtop remote support, giving IT and MSPs the ability to protect their managed computers with endpoint security technology.
Splashtop remote support users will be able to manage and deploy Bitdefender technology to their endpoints from within the Splashtop console. Once deployed, Bitdefender technology will keep endpoints secure with anti-malware, antivirus and other security capabilities. And Splashtop remote support users will be able to view the protection status of their managed computers anytime in the Splashtop console.
Bitdefender integration with Splashtop remote support is available now.
Thomas Deng, Splashtop’s co-founder and senior vice president of product management, tells us the integration with the Splashtop remote support solution opens up “tremendous revenue opportunities for channel partners.” Many Splashtop channel partners have “significantly expanded” their revenue by reselling the Bitdefender add-on to customers, he said.
“Splashtop is committed to introducing and integrating more best-in-class security add-ons to ensure MSPs and MSSPs are able to deliver enhanced security services, meeting governance and compliance requirements,” he said. “Bitdefender integration is just the beginning of the security offerings from Splashtop.”
The solution offers MSPs and MSSPs a holistic view of all computer alerts, compliance, security and management, Deng said.
“The powerful combination will drive stickiness with customers who can fully rely on their MSPs and MSSPs; and MSPs/MSSPs can enjoy a solid recurring subscription revenue stream,” he said.
Wandera, Microsoft Team Up for Mobile Workforce Security
Wandera, a provider of mobile security, has announced integrations within Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security suite to provide advanced mobile threat defense to enterprises.
The solution allows Microsoft customers to benefit from Wandera’s multilevel protection for users, endpoints and corporate applications. Wandera’s twin capabilities of endpoint security coupled with real-time prevention of network attacks are built using privacy first principles enabling mobile workforces to adopt security with confidence, and without privacy concerns.
Michael Covington, Wandera’s vice president of product strategy, tells us partners now can offer their customers a comprehensive solution that does not add unnecessary administrative overhead or ignore critical aspects of the threat landscape.
“We anticipate that this value proposition opens new opportunities for partner growth as they expand into organizations who want a more centralized view on their mobile risk posture,” he said. “This unified approach also allows partners to …