Digital security company ESET has launched new cloud and extended detection and response (XDR) solutions for managed service providers (MSPs).
By expanding the ESET PROTECT platform to include ESET Inspect and ESET Inspect Cloud, MSPs and their business customers will now have access to dedicated XDR security solutions, the company said in a prepared statement. Solutions are available on-premises or through the cloud.
ESET adds that it has launched a brand new ESET Direct Endpoint Management plugin for Kaseya VSA, as well as native ARM support for macOS.
Ryan Grant, Vice President of Sales for ESET North America, described the new benefits for its MSP partners:
“With this launch, our MSP partners have access to a sophisticated cloud-based EDR solution with ESET PROTECT and new industry-leading tools that support their growth, productivity and enable increased visibility into their networks. MSP environments are complex and support a wide range of customers in a variety of industries. The ESET PROTECT platform provides a unified ecosystem with a single window to view, manage and secure business customers.
More advances from ESET
ESET’s product launch portfolio includes:
- ESET Inspect Cloud for MSP. Previously launched for the enterprise market, ESET Inspect Cloud is a sophisticated cloud-based tool that allows MSPs to evolve the ESET PROTECT platform into an XDR solution for enterprise-grade security and risk management capabilities. Features include advanced threat hunting, incident response, comprehensive network visibility, and cloud-based threat defense.
- GED Kaseya VSA Management. ESET offers plug-ins that support major RMM and PSA readers. ESET has released a brand new ESET Direct Endpoint Management plug-in for MSPs using the Kaseya VSA Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) tool.
- Flexible billing. The new offering will give current and potential MSP customers access to a simplified digital security platform, with MSP-optimized, easy-to-use solutions. These solutions help minimize day-to-day operations and allow customers to pay as they go.
- ARM advances. ESET has extended its endpoint detection and response (EDR) and XDR solutions to include native ARM support for macOS. This follows ESET’s introduction of native ARM support for Windows earlier this year, and helps MSP partners stay competitive in the market.
ESET adds MSP talents
Cristobal “Cris” Martinez has joined ESET North America as Director of MSP Channels, the company announced. He will manage the MSP program and support the partners’ long-term growth.
Martinez came to ESET from Malwarebytes where, as Senior Director for RMM and Strategic Partnerships, he created Malwarebytes’ MSP Partner Program. Prior to Malwarebytes, he worked at Webroot as a Senior Product Manager for MSPs.
Martinez described the upcoming opportunities at ESET:
“ESET has a tremendous opportunity to break into North America, supported by new leadership, investment in innovation and a commitment to a channel-driven business model. ESET’s prevention technology is the most multi-layered and effective in the industry, as proven in industry tests. Combined with a formidable research team based around the world, ESET’s ecosystem provides our distribution partners with the latest information, resources and active protection against never-before-seen threats.
Brent McCarty, President of ESET North America, noted the delay between new products and the arrival of Martinez:
“We are delighted that Cris has joined our team to lead the MSP business, enabling MSP partners to seize the significant opportunity of the SMB market with advanced security offerings and insights. Today’s platform release “Today represents a major step forward for ESET in the MSP segment. Cris is a recognized veteran in the field, and with his strong leadership, I am confident that we will continue to expand our support for MSPs across the country.”