“You end up with so many products that you can’t afford the darn thing at the end of the day, or the MSP has to constantly raise their client’s prices,” Hanslovan says. “We’re enabling our MSP partners to build a security model that’s predictable.
Huntress plans to continue adding solutions without raising prices as new exploits and threat vectors materialize.
“I have probably a dozen more security-related services that we’ll add,” Hanslovan says. “The platform isn’t finished. I don’t think we’re ever going to say the platform is finished until hackers pack it up and go home.”
Later this year, the company plans to introduce a managed version of Windows Defender, a free endpoint security solution from Microsoft that has outperformed better-known antivirus systems in Huntress’s internal testing. “Windows Defender was actually catching just as much, if not sometimes more than, some of the paid-for products,” Hanslovan says. Partners will have the option of using the managed Windows Defender service in place of or alongside the antivirus solutions they already use.
Founded five years ago, Huntress has some 1,300 partners at present and raised $18 million in Series A funding this February. The company has planned to deliver a family of security solutions that complement its initial persistent foothold offering from the first. Now, according to Hanslovan, it’s ready to take the first significant step toward that objective.
“We’re growing constantly. We’re well trusted in the community. We’re able to take a little bit more risk now,” he says.