ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland, January 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Huntress, the leading provider of managed detection and response (MDR) with human-made threat hunting, today announced the public beta launch of its new service, Managed Antivirus (AV). The new service enables MSPs and IT administrators to centrally leverage and manage the endpoint security capabilities of Microsoft Defender Antivirus (Microsoft’s built-in Windows Antivirus system) to enhance endpoint protection and redirect endpoints. funds towards increasing their cybersecurity stack. Huntress partners will have the option of using Managed AV in place of or alongside existing endpoint security solutions, and the service will be available at no additional cost.
Huntress Managed Antivirus service includes a multi-tenant dashboard to efficiently manage and monitor Microsoft Defender in multiple customer environments from a central location. The service provides greater visibility into critical information, including antivirus health, statuses, latest scans, and signature updates for all protected endpoints, to ensure that security and safety configurations are enforced. inform and identify key next steps. Additionally, the Huntress ThreatOps team brings an additional level of expertise by analyzing a variety of incidents reported by Microsoft Defender and recommending remedial steps that cannot be performed by Defender alone.
“With all the solutions available in the market today, we are focusing on those that will have the greatest impact for our customers and Huntress Managed AV is one of them,” said Elliot Gardner, CTO at Stambaugh Ness . “This new service allows us to maximize the investments we have already made in Microsoft Windows and, together with Huntress’s existing detection and response capabilities, we are able to strengthen endpoint security at all levels for our customers without having to justify a price increase. . “
As many companies rush to build or deploy new solutions to fill security gaps, Huntress challenges the status quo by allowing its partners to extract maximum value from Microsoft Defender, a leading competitor in the field. antivirus and an often untapped security resource. This allows MSPs and IT administrators to streamline their defenses and better manage risk while maintaining a financially consistent business model.
In addition, Managed AV extends the Huntress security platform and its existing detection and response capabilities to preventive cybersecurity for the first time – an important step towards providing additional services that address the largest security gaps and challenges. main problems of PSM.
“Huntress has spent the past five years detecting and stopping threats that bypass preventative security measures,” said Kyle Hanslovan, co-founder and CEO of Huntress. “So the question has become: How can we deliver value earlier in the attack cycle while maximizing the underutilized security investments our partners have already made? The answer is managed antivirus. “
“Increasing adoption of underutilized security features has been part of our vision since day one,” added Hanslovan. “While we’ve observed Microsoft Defender outperforming other AV services for a while, it was the challenges and financial uncertainty our partners were facing in early 2020 that really accelerated our addition of Managed Antivirus service. We help the industry detect, respond to and now prevent threats that target small and medium-sized businesses, and we will continue to develop and acquire functionality where our partners need it most. “
Managed AV will be available in public beta for new and existing partners as of January 26, 2021. To learn more about this new service, visit: www.huntress.com/platform/managed-antivirus.
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