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Threat detection and response: ransomware's worst nightmare


Pretoria, 09 Mar 2017
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Cyber criminals are mounting attacks with increasing complexity and sophistication, using co-ordinated means to gain access to your network from any and every connection. Security measures must keep pace by adding detection capabilities across networks and endpoints, as well as the ability to correlate this event activity into targeted action.

WatchGuard's Threat Detection and Response (TDR) service correlates network and endpoint security events with threat intelligence to detect, prioritise and enable immediate action to stop malware attacks easily reported via ThreatSync. TDR enables small and midsize businesses and the Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) that support them to confidently remediate advanced malware attacks before business-critical data or organizational productivity is compromised.

ThreatSync (a module within TDR) is WatchGuard's new cloud-based correlation and threat scoring engine, improving security awareness and response across the network to the endpoint. ThreatSync collects event data from the WatchGuard Firebox, WatchGuard Host Sensor and cloud threat intelligence feeds, and correlates this data to generate a comprehensive threat score to guide remediation. The lightweight WatchGuard Host Sensor monitors and detects threat activity on your devices. The Host Sensor continuously sends these events to ThreatSync for correlation and scoring, receiving and executing the instructions for tactical remediation. Host Sensors are centrally managed from the cloud, making it easy for MSSPs and IT admins to deploy, update and manage host sensors anywhere in the world.

And your security does not end there - This latest reporting and monitoring dashboard is not the first of WatchGuard's - WatchGuard Dimension is a cloud-ready network security visibility solution that comes standard with WatchGuard's flagship Unified Threat Management and Next Generation Firewall platform. It provides a suite of big data visibility and reporting tools that instantly identify and distils key security issues and trends, and delivers valuable insights to set meaningful security policies across the network - smoothly integrating with the TDR.

Robinson Distribution is proud to announce that it has just launched free hosted Dimension reporting for partners and their customer base who do not have the access to the necessary server requirements to run the tool. The solution can be up and running in a few minutes and is easy to use and understand. You can quickly see any unusual network activity related to malware and threats, Internet usage, and bandwidth consumption at anytime from anywhere using a Web browser.

Contact it today to help you launch your defences for Ransomware.

WatchGuard Technologies

WatchGuard Technologies is a global leader in network security, providing best-in-class unified threat management, next generation firewall, secure WiFi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 75 000 customers worldwide. The company's mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard and ideal solution for Distributed Enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

Robinson Distribution

Robinson Distribution specialises in business critical solutions for South Africa and Africa. They offer a selection of only the best solutions from reputable suppliers with the ability to provide excellent service. Robinson Distribution has established itself as one of the top distribution companies in South Africa. Visit Robinson Distribution's Web site for more information.

Editorial contacts
Robinson Distribution Michelle Henderson (012) 841 0480 michelle@rdgroup.co.za
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