Why MSP Need Layered Multi-Vector Cybersecurity Strategy for Client

Cyberattacks are still happening.

In light of headline-grabbing attacks, businesses are looking to engage with trusted advisors who can help them identify the best cybersecurity solutions to protect their assets without skyrocketing their costs. This gives managed service providers (MSPs) an excellent opportunity to build their cybersecurity practice by implementing a layered, or “multi-vector,” security strategy.

Why MSP Need Layered Multi-Vector Cybersecurity Strategy for Client. Source: Webroot
Why MSP Need Layered Multi-Vector Cybersecurity Strategy for Client. Source: Webroot

Check out MSP Guide: Why You Need a Layered Cybersecurity Strategy to learn more about why you as an MSP should need to implement a layered cybersecurity for your clients.

Content Summary

Introduction
How Multi-vector Protection Works
How Single-vector Protection Fails
The Webroot Difference
Webroot Benefits

Introduction

Cyberattacks have impacted leading retailers, financial institutions, healthcare providers, and even elections. While awareness of cyber threats may be at an alltime high, cyberattacks are still happening, and they’re extremely expensive, both in terms of money and a company’s reputation.

In light of headline-grabbing attacks, global enterprises and emerging companies alike are looking to engage with trusted advisors who can help them identify the best cybersecurity solutions to protect their critical assets without skyrocketing their costs.

This gives managed service providers (MSPs) an excellent opportunity to build their cybersecurity practice by implementing a layered, or “multi-vector,” security strategy.

An organization’s total cost for a data breach in 2017 is $7.35 Million.

How Multi-vector Protection Works

Cybercriminals are more organized, well-funded, and better educated than ever before. They are increasingly savvy in implementing multi-vector attacks, which combine a range of threat technologies, deployed in numerous stages, across multiple points of entry to infect computers and networks.

Multi-vector protection ensures that your clients’ endpoint security covers threats that attack across emails, web browsers, files, URLs, display ads, social media apps, and more—through multiple attack stages—reducing the opportunity for cybercriminals to successfully breach your clients’ network.

How Multi-vector Protection Work? Source: Webroot
How Multi-vector Protection Work? Source: Webroot

Some key benefits of Multi-vector Protection are:

  1. Multiple defense layers that stop phishing, credential theft, and keyloggers
  2. Detecting malware before it has a chance to download and execute
  3. Heuristics and machine learning rapidly identify Trojans, worms, ransomware, and others
  4. Rollback remediation returns infected endpoints to their uninfected state, without reimaging

How Single-vector Protection Fails

The next diagram illustrates how single vector protection, such as traditional antivirus, would fail to stop an attack. If a customer clicks on a suspicious email link, they can be taken to a phishing site that drops a malicious payload onto their device. Single-vector protection has only one chance to block the threat—at the active infection stage—or it will miss the threat entirely.

How Single-vector Protection Fail? Source: Webroot
How Single-vector Protection Fail? Source: Webroot

The Webroot Difference

Webroot solutions deliver advanced business endpoint, mobile, and DNS protection and threat intelligence via the cloud that can help organizations swiftly identify and respond to threats. We have the experience and expertise to help you stand apart from the competition. With multi-vector protection from Webroot, you can:

With Multi-vector Protection from Webroot, you can:

  1. Protect clients’ networks and endpoints from threats that span PCs, laptops, smartphones, and even flash drives
  2. Enforce security policies for any remote or on-site devices connecting to the network
  3. Stop zero-day malware attacks
  4. Set policies, view activity, create and run reports, and enforce security policies in one straightforward, centralized console
  5. Alert IT, managers, and employees about the latest security threats and trends

Webroot Benefits

Smarter Cybersecurity solutions: Many cybersecurity providers use conventional methods that can’t address today’s multi-vector threats. Webroot delivers cloud-based, multi-layered security solutions that provide continuous threat monitoring and malware protection across every endpoint, through all the stages of a cyberattack.

Exclusive go-to-market resources: Webroot MSP partners can access a robust library of marketing and sales enablement tools, and can take advantage of regular product training and pre-sales engineering support.

Flexible billing: Webroot offers monthly and annual subscription options that allow partners to pay as they go, helping reduce capital outlays.

Flexible, cloud-based management: Webroot solutions come with a Global Site Manager (GSM), an online management console that provides real-time remediation, alerting, and reporting via single pane of glass at the site, user, and group level.

Predictable, recurring revenue: Partnering with Webroot allows MSPs to earn monthly recurring revenue while building a robust cybersecurity practice.

Lower operational costs: Webroot provides fully cloud-based solutions, so there is no on-premises infrastructure to manage, freeing up MSPs’ IT resources and reducing overall operating costs.

RMM Integrations: By partnering with best-in-class remote monitoring and management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) vendors, Webroot enables MSPs to simplify and automate.

Global technology support: MSPs can access tech support by US-based Webroot employees within each region, and in more than 60 languages.

According to a 2016 MSPmentor 501 survey, Webroot owns a 36% market share with the world’s top MSPs. The next closest antivirus player within the MSP market has only a 15% share of the market.

Source: Webroot