Datto Partners with ThreatLocker for Secure MSP Business Operations

MSPs have seen increased security risks for clients amid COVID-19.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

February 26, 2021

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A new Datto partnership with ThreatLocker will better secure business operations for MSPs, the companies said. This allows MSPs to protect themselves and their clients’ data from ransomware, data theft and shadow IT.

ThreatLocker works with a large number of MSPs to whitelist apps and limit access to connected apps using its Ringfencing solution. It defines how apps can interact with each other to reduce risks.

With the Datto partnership, MSPs can validate their Datto Autotask PSA account from within the ThreatLocker portal. Successful validation allows MSPs to map their existing Autotask PSA sites to their existing ThreatLocker organizations.

You can also select initial PSA ticket settings through the integration. Moreover, with successful company mapping, PSA tickets can now be created.

The Importance of Zero Trust

Danny Jenkins is ThreatLocker‘s CEO.


ThreatLocker’s Danny Jenkins

“It is impossible to spot or detect all threats,” he said. “Zero trust allows you to lock down your system, so when detection fails, which it will and does all the time, the malware, software or the threat cannot execute.”

Privileged access management (PAM) and Ringfencing limit the privileges of applications once they are running, Jenkins said. This is required to stop vulnerable software from being the cause of a breach.

Ransomware remains the most common cyber threat to SMBs. MSPs have seen increased security risks for clients following the move to remote working and accelerated cloud adoption.

It’s imperative that businesses adopt solutions and best practices to protect themselves and their clients’ data from a cyberattack. ThreatLocker claims to address these concerns, combining all the tools MSPs need to operate a successful business.

“Being able to seamlessly manage cybersecurity requests, and approve them is vital to smooth operations of an MSP,” Jenkins said. ” As an MSP, you need to be able to offer more than a bundled antivirus. And you need to offer true managed security. Having the integration of ThreatLocker and Datto allows you to be a true MSP without the large overhead.”

“Datto is excited to partner with ThreatLocker, whose platform and seamless integration with Autotask PSA helps partners to securely manage their business operations,” said Joe Rourke, Datto‘s director of product management. “Partnering with ThreatLocker and their leading cybersecurity solutions, this integration further protects our partners and their clients’ data from malware and malicious threat actors.”

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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