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Automation helps you keep up with increasingly sophisticated threats, making your security practice more efficient while improving customers’ security posture. By Stephen Helm

4. Accelerate response with unified security.

With an effective threat scoring model in place, responding to threats can be highly automated, allowing you to dictate the actions the system takes when a threat receives a certain score. Machine infected? Automation capabilities make it possible to immediately isolate infected endpoints from the broader network until they can be returned to good order. From there malicious files can be quarantined, processes killed, and malicious registry keys destroyed without you needing to lift a finger. What’s more, with a unified approach to security, you can take action to stop threats across multiple points of your security stack.

5. Automate network management.

Beyond protection, your security solutions should take advantage of the automated capabilities delivered by the other management tools in your arsenal. By understanding and properly using tight integrations with leading professional services automation (PSA) and remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms, you can better manage your customers’ networks while providing streamlined end-to-end service management, including ticketing, automated reporting, and auto-synchronizing asset information.

If you’re looking for ways to simplify and strengthen your managed security offerings and upgrade your productivity and profitability, it’s time to take a closer look at the role automation plays in your business. Automation is an incredibly powerful technology that can help you gain a competitive edge by speeding up processes, proactively killing security threats, and boosting productivity by empowering teams to do more in less time.

STEPHEN HELM is a product marketing manager responsible for network security at WatchGuard Technologies. Prior to WatchGuard, Helm held product marketing roles in cryptographic management at other leading vendors. He has over a decade of experience in cybersecurity and holds a degree in Mass Communications from Towson University.

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