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AT&T Cybersecurity Tackles Endpoint Security, Expanding Edge

Also, the carrier's cybersecurity subsidiary honored its top channel partners.

James Anderson

April 19, 2021

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AT&T Cybersecurity just launched a managed new endpoint security solution that partners can sell.

AT&T Cybersecurity and SentinelOne are harnessing their partnership to address the proliferating number of endpoint devices. Their offering brings antivirus, endpoint protection and IoT security onto a single software agent. AT&T Managed Endpoint Security with SentinelOne combines SentinelOne’s endpoint security solution and AT&T Cybersecurity’s security operations center (SOC) capabilities. In addition, the companies say they’re employing “cutting-edge AI” to keep endpoints, devices and workloads safe.

Channel partners in the AT&T Alliance Channel can sell the solution, according to a spokesperson.

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“More endpoints and data are crossing an increasingly complex network environment, causing the cyberattack surface to grow and new threats to emerge. With our expertise in managed security, fiber and 5G connectivity solutions, we are helping enterprises to reduce the risk of endpoint security attacks using AI to accelerate the detection of threats, enabling them to focus on their business innovation,” said Rupesh Chokshi, vice president of AT&T Cybersecurity.

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AT&T’s Rupesh Chokshi

Dave Gruber, senior analyst at ESG Research, said the offering targets midmarket and enterprise customers who want to streamline their security operations while protecting digital assets.

“Accelerating the ability to detect and respond to the increasing volume of endpoint threats is critical for organizations,” Gruber said.

Birkey’s Farm Store, a Midwestern agricultural and construction equipment provider, endorsed the offering. Jay Scott, Birkey’s director of business intelligence, said cybercriminals present increasing levels of risk. Scott said Birkey turned to the managed endpoint security solution after using a different vendor’s product for a year and yielding unsatisfactory results.

“The threat from the bad actors has really taken off the last 10 or 15 years and we needed to step up our game to make sure we keep Birkey’s safe,” Scott said.

Partner Awards

Meantime, AT&T Cybersecurity recently unveiled its top partners from 2020. United Kingdom-based IT infrastructure provider Softcat claimed global partner of the year. It won EMEA partner of the year in 2020.

In addition, Phoenix-based Avertium won North American partner of the year. Ingram Micro won distributor of the year, earning a second consecutive victory.

“It is a honor to work with such a resilient and hardworking partner community, who throughout one of our most turbulent years in our lifetime, have continued to perform at an exceptional level,” said Graham Pearson, general manager and area VP, global partner sales.

The following partners won awards from AT&T Cybersecurity:

  • Global Partner of the Year: Softcat

  • Growth Partner of the Year: AVCtechnologies

  • New Partner of the Year: Spark New Zealand

  • Distributor of the Year: Ingram Micro

  • North American Partner of the Year: Avertium

  • EMEA Partner of the Year: Six Degrees

  • APAC Partner of the Year: Loop Secure

  • Latin American Partner of the Year: GMS

AT&T acquired AlienVault in 2018 to create the AT&T Cybersecurity subsidiary.

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About the Author(s)

James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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