BUCHAREST, ROMANIA and OTTAWA--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - Bitdefender, an award-winning provider of innovative security solutions including Bitdefender Cloud Security, and N-able Technologies, a global leader in remote monitoring and management automation solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and IT departments, today announced a strategic alliance and launched a stand-alone security solution designed specifically for N-able MSPs using N-central and cloud-based technologies.
Available now, the new Security Manager | AV Defender solution complements N-able's award-winning N-central platform and existing Security Manager | Endpoint solution. Security Manager | AV Defender provides a Cloud-based management console and is designed to proactively protect clients' server and desktop end-points, and Microsoft Exchange e-mail systems with ease. Customers will gain Antivirus, Antispyware, Antiphishing, Trojan / Rootkit detection and a fully featured two-way personal firewall with intrusion detection. Integration between Security Manager | AV Defender and N-central will be completed and available in spring 2013.
Security Solutions Ideal for the MSP market
"N-able is a global leader in the MSP market with significant industry recognition and many years of proven success. Teaming with N-able to offer MSPs worldwide access to a more secure, purpose-built and easy to manage endpoint security solution was a natural choice," said Shaun Donaldson, Director of Alliances, Bitdefender. "Our alliance with N-able creates a significant opportunity for MSPs to deliver their solutions through cloud technologies knowing that the security is built specifically for those environments."
"Anti-virus and malware protection is a critical capability that MSPs must offer to deliver an effective managed IT service model," says Robert Grapes, Director, Product Management, N-able Technologies. "Our alliance with Bitdefender and introduction of Security Manager | AV Defender gives our MSP partners an easy to use, intuitive yet comprehensive set of security solutions to proactively protect servers and desktops from malicious files and activity."
"We are committed to providing our channel partners with best-of-class solutions," says JP Jauvin, President and COO, N-able Technologies. "The combination of N-central and Bitdefender's award-winning security portfolio provides our customers with outstanding value for the SMB market."
Purpose-built Security for the MSP market
Bitdefender solutions are highly scalable and are designed from the ground up to operate in today's complex environments that include physical, virtual and mobile systems. Bitdefender Cloud Security for Endpoints is a from-the-cloud endpoint solution that protects any number of endpoints across any number of locations.
About N-able Technologies
N-able Technologies is the global leader in remote monitoring and management automation solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and IT departments. N-able's award-winning N-central® software and complementary toolsets are proven to reduce IT support costs, improve network performance and increase productivity through the proactive monitoring, management and optimization of IP-enabled devices and IT infrastructure. N-central features an industry-first freemium model that drives down the cost of remote management and accelerates the mass adoption of managed services. With offices in North America, the U.K., the Netherlands and Australia, N-able is 100% channel-friendly and maintains strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Intel, IBM, CA, Cisco and APC, among others. www.n-able.com
Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 200 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world's leading virtualization and cloud technology providers. For more information please visit http://enterprise.bitdefender.com. Please follow on Twitter @virt_sec