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WatchGuard Unveils New Endpoint Security Product Family Within WatchGuard Cloud, Just One Year After Panda Acquisition



WatchGuard Cloud is now the MSP management interface of choice for security delivery

SEATTLE – June 2, 2021 WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, multi-factor authentication (MFA), advanced endpoint protection, and secure Wi-Fi, today announced that it has integrated the WatchGuard Endpoint Security product family – previously known as Panda Adaptive Defense 360, Adaptive Defense, Endpoint Protection Plus and Endpoint Protection – into WatchGuard Cloud. As a result, partners and customers can now deploy and manage endpoint security, network security and MFA services via WatchGuard Cloud, enabling them to streamline security delivery, simplify operations, consolidate vendors, and bolster business growth and profitability.

 

“WatchGuard’s driving mission is to create the security platform of MSPs’ dreams, and less than one year after acquiring Panda Security we’ve taken another significant step forward,” said Andrew Young, senior vice president of product management at WatchGuard. “MSPs need a platform that offers greater coordination across critical security services. We’re delivering next-generation antivirus, AI-enabled endpoint detection and response, network security and authentication services as a Unified Security Platform that enables MSPs to provide complete protection for customers today, and we’re making it simpler and more streamlined than ever to manage.”

 

Regardless of which WatchGuard product categories partners offer, the WatchGuard Cloud platform offers a variety of operational advantages. MSPs can leverage fixed-term contracts, WatchGuard Points, and flexible monthly and usage-based subscriptions to procure products in the manner that best suits their business model. It also supports flexible options for upgrading, extending and delegating licenses, as well as easy set-up and template-based configurations that partners can implement across multi-tier, multi-tenant environments.   

 

This integration is the latest example of WatchGuard’s continued commitment to and investment in MSP enablement with WatchGuard Cloud enhancements. Partners and customers have been managing Firebox security environments and AuthPoint MFA deployments through this single interface since 2019. In January 2020, WatchGuard introduced its ThreatSync capabilities within WatchGuard Cloud to unify threat intelligence, correlation and scoring across the WatchGuard security stack, from network to user. Now with the addition of WatchGuard Endpoint Security solutions, WatchGuard has centralised the delivery of protection for networks, endpoints and identities to provide a truly Unified Security Platform.

 

“Adding endpoint security services to WatchGuard Cloud is a major game-changer for our MSP business,” said David Lesnoy, president and CEO of Rand Solutions Group. “Now we can manage all our security offerings from the network to the endpoint within one unified platform, and simplify everything from initial deployment and set-up to license management, renewals and reporting.”

 

As part of the integration, individual products previously known as Panda Endpoint Protection and Panda Endpoint Protection Plus now comprise the WatchGuard EPP (Endpoint Protection Platform) product; Panda Adaptive Defense is now WatchGuard EDR(Endpoint Detection and Response); and Panda Adaptive Defense 360 is now WatchGuard EPDR (Endpoint Protection Detection and Response).

 

WatchGuard Endpoint Security solutions are live in WatchGuard Cloud today. For more information about WatchGuard’s growing product portfolio and capabilities, click here: https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-products

 

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About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

 

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, advanced endpoint protection, and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by nearly 18,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 250,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for midmarket businesses and distributed enterprises. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.

 

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