Lenovo Integrates SentinelOne EDR into ThinkShield PC Security Portfolio
Lenovo has incorporated the SentinelOne endpoint protection platform into its ThinkShield security portfolio for PCs and mobile devices.
The offering could be particularly appealing to MSSPs and MSPs, since SentinelOne’s cybersecurity software is increasingly well-known among those audiences. For instance:
- SolarWinds MSP leverages SentinelOne in a cybersecurity platform promoted to MSP partners.
- CriticalStart, a Top 200 MSSP for 2019, integrates SentinelOne endpoint protection capabilities into its MDR (managed detection and response) services.
SentinelOne and Lenovo Partnership: What’s Involved?
Now, the SentinelOne-Lenovo partnership has surfaced. The relationship allows organizations to purchase Lenovo devices equipped with SentinelOne’s real-time threat prevention, ActiveEDR, Internet of Things (IoT) security and cloud workload protection capabilities, the companies say.
ThinkShield offers automated and intelligent solutions to help device administrators and end-users secure data against cyberattacks, Lenovo indicated. It leverages trackable and auditable security standards and includes security solutions from OpenText’s Carbonite, MobileIron and other partners.
The SentinelOne platform consolidates endpoint protection, detection, response and remediation, the company said. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help organizations identify and combat cyber threats, including Trojans, memory-only malware and spear phishing emails.
Is a SentinelOne IPO on the Horizon?
Meanwhile, SentinelOne may be setting the stage for a potential IPO or strategic company sale based on its latest round of funding.
SentinelOne in February 2020 raised $200 million in Series E funding led by private equity firm Insight Partners. The company is using the funding to grow its endpoint protection platform.
SentinelOne also introduced its Singularity Platform in February 2020. Singularity adds a real-time autonomous security layer across all of an organization’s assets and provides back-end data and visibility across its devices.
SentinelOne had a total valuation of $1.1 billion amid the funding, the company noted at the time. It reported 104 percent year-over-year revenue growth in 2019 and partners with MSPs, MSSPs and other technology providers to deliver its endpoint protection capabilities to global organizations.
Series E funding rounds typically foreshadow an eventual IPO or strategic M&A deal. Technology companies rarely pursue so-called Series F funding rounds.
Additional insights from Joe Panettieri.