ThreatLocker has integrated its endpoint security services into the ConnectWise business automation platform. MSPs gain MSPs application whitelisting, ringfencing and other ThreatLocker endpoint security capabilities, the companies said.
Application whitelisting involves the use of pre-approved and specified programs across an organization's networks, ThreatLocker indicated. It ensures any programs not whitelisted are blocked by default to guard against malware and other cyber threats.
Ringfencing controls what system applications can and cannot do, ThreatLocker stated. It also prevents application attempts to perform unauthorized functions such as accessing or encrypting an organization's data.
The global endpoint security market revenues are projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent between 2017 and 2024 and total $7.5 billion by 2024, industry analyst Market Study Report noted. Meanwhile, the increasing risk of malware attacks among global organizations is among the key factors expected to drive this market's growth.
ConnectWise Cybersecurity Strategy
ConnectWise has announced a range of cybersecurity moves to help MSPs lock down their own networks while also safeguarding customer data and systems. The timeline of developments include:
- March 2019: Launching ConnectWise Identify, a risk assessment tool designed to help its managed service provider (MSP) partners protect their customers against cyber threats. The offering is based on ConnectWise’s Sienna Group acquisition from late 2018.
- November 2018: Promoting a cybersecurity framework based on NIST standards.
- October 2018: Investing in Perch Security while also confirming integrations to Cylance and Foresite.
Most of ConnectWise's key MSP software rivals are also lining up partnerships and acquisitions in the cybersecurity market.