Level Platforms Integrates ESET Into Its Managed Services Offering To Provide Customers With Increased Security
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced a partnership with Level Platforms, the leader in remote monitoring and management (RMM) software to provide an interface for ESET's NOD32 Business Edition. This partnership gives the more than 3000 IT solution providers worldwide who are using Level Platforms' Managed Workplace to deliver managed services to small and midsized businesses (SMBs) the ability to have instant access to ESET's award-winning security solutions directly from Managed Workplace's web-based central dashboard. The integration with Level Platforms marks ESET's official entry into the managed services provider (MSP) market and establishes the company as a leading security vendor in managed services.
According to a recent In-Stat Research study, the managed services market is estimated to experience steady growth of 7 percent a year through 2012 as companies continue the trend of outsourcing IT services, with computer security one of the main services SMBs are seeking to outsource. Founded in 1999, Level Platforms has been at the forefront of the global shift to managed services, with a proven track record of providing IT solution providers with advanced managed services software and the experience to support the successful transition from a reactive break-fix business model to a proactive managed services business model. Managed Workplace allows IT solution providers to detect and resolve technical problems before they impact customer environments, enabling them to provide better security, lower costs and enhanced operational efficiency.
With the increasing demand for managed services, many of ESET's channel partners are moving toward the managed services model to meet the evolving needs of their customers. By integrating with Level Platforms' Managed Workplace, ESET channel partners who want to provide managed services solutions to their customers can continue offering ESET's proactive threat protection, while existing Level Platforms Partners are now able to easily add ESET's advanced antivirus protection to their existing managed services offerings.
"We are pleased to offer ESET NOD32 Business Edition as a Level Platforms security offering," said Ryck Marciniak, Director of Vendor Alliances, Level Platforms. "As part of our ongoing efforts to deliver the most advanced security solutions, our partnership with ESET gives our customers easy access to a proven proactive security technology, and enables even greater possibilities for customization and security."
Powered by ThreatSense® technology, an advanced heuristics engine, ESET NOD32 Business Edition provides proactive detection of malware not covered by even the most frequently updated signature-based products. Unlike traditional approaches, ESET solutions decode and analyze executable code in real-time, using an emulated environment. In addition to combining ESET NOD32 Business Edition with Level Platforms and providing the most advanced protection against rapidly growing and evolving threats, customers and partners will now receive the following benefits:
· Customization – Easily customizable dashboard
· Remote Administration – Security problems and threats can be addressed remotely
· Greater ROI – Increased productivity and less downtime as possible security threats are identified and addressed immediately
· Heuristics – Emulated environment allows for clear differentiation between benign files and even the most cleverly disguised malware
· Support – Network of ESET's Global Threat Center
"The partnership between ESET and Level Platforms is important for many reasons," said Larry McJannet, vice president of business development, ESET, LLC. "Aside from certifying ESET's entry into the growing managed services space, this is one more way for ESET to continue offering its numerous channel partners the support and proactive protection they have come to expect from ESET products, while enabling them to expand their business model into new and growing markets."
ESET develops software solutions that deliver instant, comprehensive protection against evolving computer security threats. ESET pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and is the heart of the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security. ESET Smart Security is an integrated antivirus, antispyware, antispam and personal firewall solution that combines accuracy, speed and a small system footprint to create the most effective security solution in the industry. Both products have an extremely efficient code base that eliminates the unnecessarily large size found in some solutions. This means faster scanning that doesn't slow down computers or networks. Sold in more than 160 countries, ESET has global production headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for the Americas and Asia-Pacific located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, and Krakow and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit www.eset.com or call +1 (619) 876-5400.
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