Untangle and Malwarebytes Partner to Extend Visibility Across Managed Networks and Endpoints for SMBs

San Jose, Calif-based Untangle is a firm that has always focused on providing security solutions for SMBs. This is a difficult market. SMBs frequently underestimate their need for cybersecurity. Even when aware, they often have neither the resource bandwidth nor technical expertise to give security the priority it needs.

As a result, security products aimed at the SMB market need to be easy to use as well as affordable. But cybersecurity for SMBs has never been more important. They are the supply chain for large enterprises -- and attackers are increasingly using this supply chain to access their major targets.

Untangle is approaching this problem by developing a cloud-based Command Center able to give IT administrators an holistic view of dispersed Untangle NG firewalls. It can be described as the nascent foundations of orchestration for small businesses, and is especially attractive to MSPs focused on managing security for multiple SMBs. Today, Untangle has announced a partnership with Malwarebytes designed to extend the visibility of Command Center users into their endpoints.

"Our partnership agreement with Malwarebytes begins an evolution of Command Center towards a full network security orchestration platform," said Scott Devens, CEO at Untangle.

"Untangle's focus," he continued, "has always been to provide small and medium businesses enterprise-level network security through an easy-to-use and affordable solution. Command Center has been a necessity for MSPs and customers with dispersed locations to seamlessly manage their NG Firewall deployments remotely."

Command Center provides visibility into devices connected to these distributed networks. "Our partnership with Malwarebytes," said Devens, "takes this one step further, giving administrators the tools they need to not only receive proactive alerts about threats detected on the endpoints, but also initiate detection and remediation scans."

Command Center gives the IT administrator the ability to initiate Malwarebytes scan on any host, plus easy navigation between Untangle Command Center and Malwarebytes Management portal.

"SMBs have limited resources and need an integrated security solution that is centralized and takes the guess work out of network security," commented Raj Mallempati, SVP of marketing at Malwarebytes. "By integrating Malwarebytes' Endpoint Protection with Untangle's Command Center, we are able to give network administrators at small and medium-sized businesses control and visibility into their environment."

MSPs with SMB customers will also benefit. Jay Bradley, founder and MD of Prodata (a distributor that already supplies both Malwarebytes and Untangle NG firewalls), said, "This partnership will provide immediate value to our MSPs by helping them understand the security posture of their networks and connected devices at a glance."

"Untangle has a strong channel partner program," explained Devens, "with a focus on helping SMBs around the world tackle their network security challenges. MSPs that offer both Untangle and Malwarebytes products can now benefit from this integration for a complete network and endpoint solution that can be managed from a single pane of glass."

In general, orchestration is an aspiration for major enterprises. Untangle's Command Center and the partnership with Malwarebytes is the start of a drive to deliver the same concept to small businesses. While it can be of direct benefit to small companies with distributed sites -- such as offices in multiple cities -- it will be a major boon to SMB-centric MSPs who can begin to offer orchestration as part of their service to clients.

Malwarebytes Recognized as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Company Exhibiting at IT Web Security Summit

Johannesburg, South Africa – May 18, 2018 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, will be attending IT Web Security Summit 2018 in Johannesburg between 21 and 23 May. Malwarebytes solutions are distributed in South Africa through ProData, a strategic value-added distributor. This follows the announcement that it has been ranked as a Visionary in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.

ITWeb Security Summit 2018 will address information security in a purely business context, which will enable attendees to respond effectively and protect what matters most, your data, your revenue, and your staff.

"The threat landscape is rapidly evolving, so it's imperative that companies ensure they are deploying technologies that can keep pace with an increasingly sophisticated and wide variety of attacks originating from multiple threat actors,” said Christopher Green, VP META from Malwarebytes.

“To do this, businesses need to ensure that they're investing strategically in their security software – they need solutions that go beyond the norm and are looking to visionaries to find new ways of protection. Our continual investment and commitment to developing our enterprise platform is one of the key reasons why Malwarebytes was recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.”

Malwarebytes develops the best malware remediation tools on the market and has made significant strides in the creation of cutting-edge protection and remediation technology for businesses.
Ransomware is an excellent example of Malwarebytes’ ability to identify the most pressing threats and proactively develop solutions that address these challenges. Last year, Malwarebytes released an integrated Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware into its core stable of solutions. More than 30 million threats are detected or blocked every day, feeding into Malwarebytes’ growing machine learning database. Malwarebytes has exceeded its execution objectives through superior technology and machine learning development, high sustained sales and organization growth, strong recurring revenue, and positive cash flow generation. Enterprises and mid-size businesses worldwide are increasingly realizing the value of Malwarebytes for both their security and compliance programmes. For instance, during the past 12 months, Malwarebytes experienced a seven-fold increase in large enterprise customers.

Visit Malwarebytes in stand 35.

To download a complimentary copy of the full Gartner report, visit, https://go.malwarebytes.com/2018GartnerMQ_PR.html.
*Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms,” Ian McShane, Avivah Litan, Eric Ouellet, Prateek Bhajanka, 24 January 2018.
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About Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes completely replaces antivirus solutions to remove the personal obstacles and business interruptions caused by modern cybersecurity threats. More than 60,000 businesses and millions of people trust Malwarebytes innovative machine-learning solutions and global team of researchers to identify emerging threats and to prevent and eradicate malware that antiquated security solutions miss and leave behind. For more information, please visit us at http://www.malwarebytes.com/. Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski started the company to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Ericom Shield Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) Solution to Be Showcased at ITWeb Security Summit 2018

Ericom Shield Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) Solution to Be Showcased at ITWeb Security Summit 2018
South African distributor Prodata will demonstrate how RBI helps shield organizations from browser-borne ransomware, malware and other threats

Johannesburg, (08 May 2018) - Prodata, a leading Value Added Distributor of specialised hardware and software solutions across Africa and Europe, in partnership with Ericom Software, a global leader in securing and connecting the unified digital workspace, will be showcasing Ericom Shield™ at the ITWeb Security Summit, southern Africa’s definitive conference and expo for information security, IT and business professionals.

Ericom Shield handles browsing sessions securely through remote browser isolation, mitigating the risk of known and unknown web-borne threats including crypto-jacking, malvertising, drive-by downloads, and zero-day attacks.
Using remote virtual browsers located in dedicated, disposable containers, Ericom Shield contains and disposes of all potentially risky web content before it reaches endpoints, so web-based cyber threats cannot invade corporate and organisational networks.
The solution supports practically all browsers on any device and operating system, reducing the risk of human errors, malicious links and harmful downloads while providing a seamless, transparent internet browsing experience. In addition, downloaded files are sanitised using factory-integrated Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) before being released to the user device, providing a comprehensive, well-rounded, productivity-enhancing solution for secure browsing.
“Detection-based tools such as firewalls, anti-virus and URL filters cannot fully address the challenges of an ever-changing threat landscape,” said Jay Bradley, Founder and Managing Director of Prodata. “Ericom Shield isolates 100% of active web content outside of corporate networks and off of endpoint devices, adding an essential layer of security to enhance any defence-in-depth strategy.”

“With today’s sophisticated attacks, many of which leverage clever social engineering techniques to induce users to click, security-conscious organisations cannot afford to rely solely on a predictive or signature-based defence,” commented Ilan Paretsky, Chief Marketing Officer at Ericom Software. “As African businesses become increasingly reliant on web-based resources, a proactive solution such as Ericom Shield can help them stay one step ahead of the latest evasive threats, dramatically reducing the risk to IT infrastructure without impacting user productivity.”
Ericom Software was recently cited as a Representative Remote Browser Isolation Solution Provider in Gartner’s March 2018 Innovation Insight for Remote Browser Isolation report. The research and advisory firm identifies remote browser isolation as a “key preventative strategy in [its] Adaptive Security Architecture for attack prevention.”
Ericom Shield was also covered in depth in Ovum’s March 2018 report On the Radar: Ericom Shield Provides Secure Browsing Facilities. The market-leading research and consulting firm stated that “Ericom Shield uses remote browser isolation techniques to provide the layered, defence-in-depth protection that businesses of all sizes need to have in order to secure user browsing sessions and keep operational systems safe.”

At the ITWeb Security Summit in Johannesburg (Stand No. 35), Prodata will demonstrate how Ericom’s client-less Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) solution integrates within existing security frameworks to help organisations protect critical infrastructure and user endpoints from web-borne threats.
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For more information on Ericom Shield for Secure Browsing, visit: http://www.prodata.co.za/products/security/ericom-shield.

About Ericom
Ericom is a global leader in securing and connecting the unified workspace. Ericom empowers today’s connected workforce and the IT organizations that support them by securing and optimizing desktop, application, and web content delivery to any device, anywhere. Founded in 1993, Ericom provides enterprise-grade secure remote access and web security solutions to a global customer base of more than 30,000 midsize to Fortune 100 organizations. With a focus on secure browsing, application delivery, and cloud enablement, Ericom advances secure connectivity—providing end users with a superior work experience and optimizing enterprise productivity. With over 10 million end users, Ericom has offices in the United States, United Kingdom and EMEA and an extensive network of distributors and partners throughout North America, Europe, APAC, and Africa.

For more information about Ericom and its products, please visit our website. You can also follow Ericom Software on our blog, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, and our YouTube channel.

Untangle Announces Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) for Public Cloud Deployments in South Africa

Untangle Announces Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) for Public Cloud Deployments in South Africa
Next-Generation Firewall Secures and Simplifies On-Premise and Public Cloud Deployments for a Seamless, Flexible Approach to Complex Network Challenges

Johannesburg, South Africa – May 21, 2018 – Untangle®, Inc., a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium business (SMB), has announced public cloud availability of Untangle NG Firewall for Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) deployments in South Africa through ProData, a strategic value-added distributor. The updates to NG Firewall enable customers to deploy NG Firewall in AWS (Amazon Web Services) under a BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model. ProData will demonstrate cloud deployments of NG Firewall in stand number 35 during ITWeb Security Summit, May 21 - 25 in Johannesburg.

Delivering a Consistent Security Posture and Full Visibility Across Dispersed Networks
As the network perimeter expands and changes in response to the demands of distributed organizations and remote, mobile workforces, so too must strategies for securing that perimeter. Leveraging the public cloud can lead to easier scalability and lower costs. However, companies must select next-generation firewalls, like Untangle NG Firewall, that can support cloud, hybrid-cloud and on-premise deployments and offer these benefits:

• Moves the network security processing and traffic analysis normally done by an on-premise, next-generation firewall or unified threat management system to the cloud, changing budgeting requirements from CapEx to OpEx.
• Offers rapidly scalable performance not limited by on-premise hardware, enabling flexible capacity for changing environments. Ensures security measures take precedence over hardware concerns.
• Enables SD-WAN scenarios, so many organizations consider FWaaS in the context of other secure networking demands.

Untangle Uniquely Suited to Public Cloud Deployments
Untangle NG Firewall is engineered to provide full network and application security regardless of the type of deployment. NG Firewall can be deployed as software on a customer’s on-premise hardware, as a turnkey appliance (hardware or virtual), or in the public cloud––ensuring a consistent security posture, administrative experience and complete visibility regardless of deployment type.

NG Firewall inspects all traffic bi-directionally with layer 7 application profiling, advanced malware detection powered by ScoutIQTM threat intelligence, intrusion prevention, web and application filtering, and full bandwidth shaping. Organizations looking to leverage the benefits of the public cloud should require next-generation firewall functionality that makes the best use of cloud-powered architectures:

• Comprehensive VPN options that work seamlessly with complete bandwidth shaping and optimization, and WAN balancing and failover for network redundancy to ensure reliability and business continuity.
• Licensing that is sold as a service with flexible monthly, annual or multi-year billing plans, aligned to cloud consumption models and MSP business models.
• Ability to seamlessly manage on-premise and public cloud deployments from a single pane of glass: visualize dispersed networks, their traffic, policies, threats and alerts.
• Consistent security posture across hybrid environments with policy management, templates, alerts, reporting, auditing, and threat intelligence.
• Integration to a cloud ecosystem that provides value-added services like centralized management, proactive alerting and threat intelligence.

“Customers should demand next-generation firewalls that provide security policies orchestrated by centralized, cloud-based management that allows them to rapidly scale to meet the changing cybersecurity demands at the network edge,” said Scott Devens, chief executive officer at Untangle. “Untangle NG Firewall is uniquely suited to allow to flexible, cost-effective deployments in on-premise, hybrid, and cloud environments with seamless integration to its value-added, cloud-based services - Command Center centralized management and ScoutIQ threat intelligence.”

Availability
Untangle NG Firewall is available via BYOL on AWS. Pay-as-You-Go (PAYG) licensing will be available for AWS in May. Both BYOL and PAYG licensing for Azure will be available later in the year.

About Untangle
Untangle is an innovator in cybersecurity designed specifically for the below-enterprise market, safeguarding businesses, home offices, nonprofits, schools and governmental organizations. Untangle’s integrated suite of software and appliances provides enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity to organizations with limited IT resources. Untangle’s award-winning network security solutions are trusted by over 40,000 customers around the world. Untangle is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Untangle Announces Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) for Public Cloud Deployments

Next-Generation Firewall Secures and Simplifies On-Premise and Public Cloud Deployments for a Seamless, Flexible Approach to Complex Network Challenges SAN JOSE, Calif.– April 16, 2018 – Untangle®, Inc., a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium business (SMB), today announced public cloud availability of Untangle NG Firewall for Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) deployments. The updates to NG Firewall enable customers to deploy NG Firewall in AWS (Amazon Web Services) under a BYOL (Bring Your Own License) model. Untangle will demonstrate cloud deployments of NG Firewall in booth number 2140 during RSA Conference 2018, April 16-20 in San Francisco.

Delivering a Consistent Security Posture and Full Visibility Across Dispersed Networks

As the network perimeter expands and changes in response to the demands of distributed organizations and remote, mobile workforces, so too must strategies for securing that perimeter. Leveraging the public cloud can lead to easier scalability and lower costs. However, companies must select next-generation firewalls, like Untangle NG Firewall, that can support cloud, hybrid-cloud and on-premise deployments and offer these benefits:

Moves the network security processing and traffic analysis normally done by an on-premise, next-generation firewall or unified threat management system to the cloud, changing budgeting requirements from CapEx to OpEx.
Offers rapidly scalable performance not limited by on-premise hardware, enabling flexible capacity for changing environments. Ensures security measures take precedence over hardware concerns.
Enables SD-WAN scenarios, so many organizations consider FWaaS in the context of other secure networking demands.
Untangle Uniquely Suited to Public Cloud Deployments

Untangle NG Firewall is engineered to provide full network and application security regardless of the type of deployment. NG Firewall can be deployed as software on a customer’s on-premise hardware, as a turnkey appliance (hardware or virtual), or in the public cloud–ensuring a consistent security posture, administrative experience and complete visibility regardless of deployment type.

NG Firewall inspects all traffic bi-directionally with layer 7 application profiling, advanced malware detection powered by ScoutIQ™ threat intelligence, intrusion prevention, web and application filtering, and full bandwidth shaping. Organizations looking to leverage the benefits of the public cloud should require next-generation firewall functionality that makes the best use of cloud-powered architectures:

Comprehensive VPN options that work seamlessly with complete bandwidth shaping and optimization, and WAN balancing and failover for network redundancy to ensure reliability and business continuity.
Licensing that is sold as a service with flexible monthly, annual or multi-year billing plans, aligned to cloud consumption models and MSP business models.
Ability to seamlessly manage on-premise and public cloud deployments from a single pane of glass: visualize dispersed networks, their traffic, policies, threats and alerts.
Consistent security posture across hybrid environments with policy management, templates, alerts, reporting, auditing, and threat intelligence.
Integration to a cloud ecosystem that provides value-added services like centralized management, proactive alerting and threat intelligence.
“Customers should demand next-generation firewalls that provide security policies orchestrated by centralized, cloud-based management that allows them to rapidly scale to meet the changing cybersecurity demands at the network edge,” said Scott Devens, chief executive officer at Untangle. “Untangle NG Firewall is uniquely suited to allow flexible, cost-effective deployments in on-premise, hybrid, and cloud environments with seamless integration to its value-added, cloud-based services – Command Center centralized management and ScoutIQ threat intelligence.”

“Our MSPs are often asked to secure large, dispersed network perimeters,” said Meggin Sawyer, vice president, business solutions and cloud services at ADTRAN. “Coupling ADTRAN’s ProCloud Network Management with Untangle’s NG Firewall for AWS, we are able to provide MSPs with an SD-WAN enabled solution that easily addresses these concerns and provides the ability to seamlessly protect, monitor and control network traffic across the enterprise.”

Availability
Untangle NG Firewall is available via BYOL on AWS. Pay-as-You-Go (PAYG) licensing will be available for AWS in May. Both BYOL and PAYG licensing for Azure will be available later in the year.

See Untangle NG Firewall for AWS at RSA
Untangle is showcasing its award-winning NG Firewall for AWS at the RSA Conference in San Francisco through April 20 in the South Hall of the Moscone Center, Booth #2140.

About Prodata

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