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RocketCyber Ships Command-and-Control App for Windows Defender

Called Defender Manager, the multi-tenant system is designed to help MSPs administer Microsoft’s next generation anti-virus and advanced threat protection solution for an entire fleet of devices through a single pane of glass. By ChannelPro

RocketCyber has added a multi-tenant command-and-control app for Windows Defender, Microsoft’s next generation anti-virus and advanced threat protection solution, to its threat monitoring platform for managed service providers.

Called Defender Manager, the new offering provides a dashboard view of malicious activity, as well as attack surface reduction rules and advanced ransomware protection. The system lets MSPs manage Windows Defender across an entire fleet of devices. Key features include the ability to set configuration policies, manage quarantine and remediation actions, and generate reports through the RocketCyber management console.

“In 2019, over 73% of small-medium businesses (SMBs) have experienced an intrusion, breach, or ransomware. These threats are evolving and becoming more serious by the minute,” said Carl Banzhof, RocketCyber’s CEO, in a press statement. “By releasing Defender Manager, MSPs can now detect, respond, and prevent advanced threats that historically evaded traditional preventative solutions such as firewalls and anti-virus for all customers under a single multi-tenant console.”

By adding Defender Manager to its family of mix-and-match “RocketApps,” RocketCyber hopes to define a new standard for the MSP security stack. Combining Windows Defender’s antimalware and anti-ransomware capabilities with RocketCyber’s threat monitoring capabilities, the company says, enables MSPs to protect their customers confidently from a range of attacks at a compelling price point.

“We originally selected RocketCyber as a threat hunting, breach detection, malicious and suspicious monitoring solution for our customers,” said Robert Boles, president of Reno, Nev.-based security service provider BLOKWORX, in prepared remarks. “By adding Defender Manager, our security operation centers gain an additional layer to rapidly detect, respond, and prevent advanced persistent threats.”

RocketCyber co-founders Banzhof and Billy Austin plan to demo Defender Manager at two upcoming events: ChannelPro’s SMB Forum show in San Jose, Calif., on September 5th, and The ASCII Group’s SMB IT Success Summit in New York on September 25th.

RocketCyber, which officially unveiled its threat monitoring platform at last year’s ConnectWise IT Nation Connect conference in Orlando, offers the solution to MSPs under both software-as-a-service and managed-security-as-a-service models. The company introduced a free live threat map solution in January.


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