Cybersecurity specialist firm Webroot has ramped up its New Zealand presence, joining forces with Kiwi distributor Exeed to deliver cloud-based endpoint protection and collective threat intelligence.
Terms of the deal will provide retailers, IT resellers and managed service providers (MSPs) across New Zealand access to Webroot cloud-based big data analytics, automated machine learning and intelligent endpoint security to enhance home and business protection.
“After revising our business model to focus on cloud services, we were looking for a cloud-based security partner who could not only offer best-in-class protection, but a flexible product model sold through the channel, to MSPs and as a standalone cloud solution,” says Justin Tye, Managing Director, Exeed.
“We selected Webroot for its flexible, fast and highly effective solutions, as well as its business model that clearly supports a multifaceted sales strategy, including options for MSPs and reseller partners.
“This collaboration with Webroot will provide our network of innovative and fast-growing partners access to the most advanced, cloud-based threat intelligence protection in the market.”
The security experts comes into the local market with a strong portfolio, including cloud-based Webroot SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection, Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Complete and Webroot BrightCloud Threat Intelligence Services.
Asides from offer the Kiwi channel and MSP community “better protection and performance", Tye says the agreement aims to provide increased operating margins, reducing complexities associated with managing traditional security solutions.
In short, the strategic partnership enables Webroot to continue its well-document global expansion plans through Exeed's team of sales professionals in New Zealand.
“With increased headlines of major breaches at retailers, financial institutions and technology companies, our solutions are critical to protecting businesses against the latest security threats as they make their transition to the cloud,” adds Robbie Upcroft, Managing Director, Webroot Asia Pacific.
“The Webroot big data analytics and automated machine learning offerings rapidly identify potentially dangerous incoming or outbound traffic, minimising the window of opportunity for attackers.
“As a result of our real-time protection, enterprises, MSPs and industry-leading distributors, such as Exeed, have chosen Webroot as a premier partner to ensure a flawless security transition to the cloud.”
In partnering with companies around the globe, Upcroft says Webroot provides MSPs, resellers, and systems integrators enhanced privacy, performance and protection through exclusive partner programs.