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Bitdefender enforces two-factor authentication for all GravityZone Cloud accounts on April 12, 2022 IMPORTANT

Bitdefender enforces two-factor authentication for all GravityZone Cloud accounts on April 12, 2022 (Read More)

Due to a scheduled update, Control Center will be unavailable from 4/12/2022, 8:30:00 PM GMT-07:00 to 4/12/2022, 11:30:00 PM GMT-07:00. Release Notes

Bitdefender has today released version 7.4.10.200020 of Endpoint Security for Mac on slow ring. The release notes are available here (English only).

Bitdefender and Microsoft O365 Information IMPORTANT

Bitdefender Policy Update- please apply

Network Protection ->General Settings Section- Check off Besides SSL Scan RDP.  Brute Force attacks are happening..it surprises me considering the whole world I thought shutdown RDP on the public side.

Microsoft Changes to O365 user and Resellers agreements

Dear Reseller,  

We’d like to take the opportunity to provide you with an overview of upcoming changes Microsoft is making to their CSP experience. 

Historically, Microsoft has not enforced their annual subscription terms which has allowed customers flexibility in modifying licenses throughout the annual term. Effective March 10, 2022, Microsoft will be enforcing annual terms, and offering monthly terms for customers who wish to maintain flexibility with license changes.  Monthly-term license subscriptions will be charged a 20% premium, however, to help support this new enforcement, Microsoft is offering a promotion for most of the monthly-term licenses.  This promotion is effective through June 2022 and is for designated SKUs where the customer has under 2,400 of the same licenses within the same tenant. Customers who do not want to pay a 20% premium for this flexibility will need to move their license to an annual term before Microsoft’s promotion ends in June. 

In addition to enforcement of term policies, Microsoft is only allowing a 72-hour time frame during which new subscriptions can change terms or quantities. After 72-hours from the initial purchase, subscriptions cannot be modified until the next renewal period (either monthly or annual).

Think about this the headache you will have trying to do co-terming with you clients. Remember this withing the same tenant, with no time to adjust. We are working to provide a solution and alternative to Micorsoft’s actions

Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc. | Ceo/President

Bitdefender /MSP Aggregator – Distributor

“Where Service and Technical Skills Count”

Bitdefender New Portfolio email

This will not effect MspPortal Partners pricing on all Gravity Zone pricing will remain the same. Per my Distribution Manager 1-6-2021

Yes a la carte refers only to annual enterprise solution – not MSP. You will continue to distribute Cloud Security for MSP + ATS + EDR, etc. with no change 😊

I will let you know details ASAP on the annual pricing changes to the enterprise only (no change to annual bundles).

The message sent was a little confusing and concerning to a lot of MSP and Resellers

The a-la-carte licensing model is being updated: advanced security capabilities (Cloud Sandbox, HyperDetect and Root Cause Analysis) will now be included in the base license to provide an even higher security level with the base tier. We are also consolidating SKUs and will support both on-premises and cloud console deployments from the same SKU/license.

The current a-la-carte products and GravityZone Advanced Business Security will move to End-of-Sale for new customers starting April 1st, 2022. This is due to the introduction of the enhanced a-la-carte licensing mentioned above and to optimize the number of packages in our business solutions portfolio from four to three.

Something to think about as an opinion and comment if you bill your clients annually you might change to monthly as soon as feasible and financially acceptable to you.  Annual contracts both with your vendor and your clients could backfire or be detrimental to you .

Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc ” Where Service and Technical Skills Count”

 

Bitdefender BEST 7.4.2.142 (Windows) Release Notes – Fast Ring

BItdefender updates The release notes are available here.

Folks stay up to date on Product 7.4.2.142 and  engine 7.90782 last update 1-4-2022

Also Bitdefender alerts via email .. they are still struggling and still using Mailchimp hence you’re not receiving all alerts that you have requested. Very important to login daily..and review your endpoints if they have red on them more then likely it is a  engine update but could be a product update is needed. If you are with a RMM solution using Bitdefender my suggestion is to convert to the real Gravity Zone platform. Not all distributors are the same, pricing should be the same based upon Bitdefender guidelines but some will try to buy your business. Pricing is not always the best way to select your distributor, interview them and find out if you have a questions or issue do they pick up the phone and do they have tech support available to answer and fix your solution and or questions. Safe Safe folks malware is on the rise

Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc. | Ceo/President
Bitdefender /Distributor
“Where Service and Technical Skills Count”

You think Apache Log4j Security Vulnerabilities is bad look at Mimikatz Malware

Mimikatz Malware

Attacks everything basically once there it will run additional tools to encrypt and do a search find for all machines to encrypt

The susceptible world is Windows of course.

Keep yourself up to date with Bitdefender (An update process has been completed successfully. (Product version: 7.4.1.111. Engines version: 7.90522 (10841006) This may sound like an add to promote Bitdefender but nobody needs Ransomeware.

Use there Gravity Zone basic with the Add-on of ATS/Sandboxing. Lock down in the policy also with no additional costs. This is a tech dashboard

I am having Bitdefender look at this and possibly develop a unencrypted key for the Ransomeware

Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc. | Ceo/President

Bitdefender / – Distributor

“Where Service and Technical Skills Count”

Disclosure MspPortal Partners only sells and works with MSP’s and Resellers.

Security Advisory: Bitdefender Response to Critical Zero-Day Apache Log4j2 Vulnerability 12-11-2021

As normal Bitdefender is on top of this:

Link for Article

On December 9, 2021, Apache disclosed CVE-2021-44228, a remote code execution vulnerability – assigned with a severity of 10 (the highest possible risk score) – affecting Apache Log4j2, a Java-based logging framework widely used in commercial and open-source software products. The vulnerability affects versions 2.0 through 2.14.1; version 2.15.0 is not vulnerable.  

Bitdefender is already seeing and monitoring several malicious actors running active exploitation campaigns. 

The CVE-2021-44228 vulnerability has been assigned the highest possible risk score (CVSS 10) due to its exploitation impact (ability to remotely execute code on targeted hosts). Likely, this vulnerability will linger in computing infrastructures for an extensive period of time due to the widespread use of the Log4j2 logging framework. It is important to note this vulnerability is easy to exploit and applications using the affected Log4j2 versions are subject to an extensive attack surface. Immediate action is advisable.

Double check you other Vendors and RMM systems or remote Control programs

Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc. | Ceo/President

Bitdefender /MSP  – Distributor

“Where Service and Technical Skills Count”

Bitdefender Endpoint Security for Mac 7.2.6.200021 and 7.4.8.200006 Release Notes – Fast Ring

Hello everyone,

Bitdefender has today released on fast ring the following versions of Endpoint Security for Mac:
• Version 7.2.6.200021 – enables migration to 7.4.8.200006.
• Version 7.4.8.200006 – brings new features, improvements and bug fixes. It requires 7.2.6.200021.
The release notes are available here (English only) (https://www.bitdefender.com/business/support/en/77209-78218-macos-agent.html).

Should you have any questions or suggestions regarding the GravityZone technical documentation, please contact us (gravityzone-docs@bitdefender.com).

Thank you,
Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc. | Ceo/President
Bitdefender /MSP – Distributor
“Where Service and Technical Skills Count”

Update to Bitdefender email alerts 9-29-2021

Bitdefender still struggling with email alerts follow up on
Yesterday when I reported to you
I reported the case early this morning 9-28-2021 with no response yet (Case ID 00610932). Probably do to the fact that Intuit bought mail chimp (mail broadcast)..As of today 9-29-2021 there is still no resolution. Should probably switch to smtp2go I made that suggestion to them

Solution just to make sure you are protected run 3 reports and set them up daily till Bitdefender can fix the mail issue
Report 1 Malware Status Report
Report 2 HyperDetect Activity Report
Report 1 Executive Summary Report

Bitdefender struggling with email alerts

I reported the case early this morning with no response yet (Case ID 00610932). Probably do to the fact that Intuit bought mail chimp (mail broadcast)

Make sure you review the dashboard alert section important. Send an email for update to (goldsupport@bitdefender.com) if you have questions

Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc. | Ceo/President Bitdefender /Distributor “Where Service and Technical Skills Count”

MspPortal Partners will be offering to all partners a Bitdefender Gravity Zone Policy review and update

MspPortal Partners

Will be offering to all partners a Bitdefender Gravity Zone Policy review and update

Free of charge

This will only be offered to MspPortal Partners for a limited time through the middle of October 2021 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 11:30 am MST/NO DST

If you are not one of the 425 partners you are more than welcome to change out your existing Distributor/Partner

Existing partners and new partners are welcome go to the website www.mspportalpartners.net and fill out the contact form

MspPortal Partners specializes in Bitdefender Gravity Zone Malware protection

Roy Miehe | MspPortal Partners Inc. | Ceo/President

Bitdefender / Distributor

“Where Service and Technical Skills Count”