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Bitdefender Update

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”

Bitdefender-Smartphone Safe

Personally I have asked Bitdefender to add to the Enterprise Gravity Zone for 4 years no success
But-7 tips to keep your smartphone safe until Bitdefender adds to Gravity Zone!

Hello Folks,
Your smartphone stores a great deal of personal information. Let’s face it, your whole life is on that thing. You send emails and text messages, make calls, take and share videos and photos, use social media, shop online and so much more.
To make sure you don’t become part of a rising proportion of people targeted by hackers, we’ve compiled a list of seven tips to help you keep your smartphone and your data safe.
1) Keep your smartphone and apps up to date
Software updates protect you from vulnerabilities or loopholes that can be exploited. Install them as soon as they come up.
2) Delete unused apps from your device
If you don’t need/ use it, delete it. Old apps may have severe security flaws that can compromise your device.
3) Back up data
This action is essential in case of theft or malicious compromise such as a ransomware attack.
4) Stay away from SMS scams
Delete any unexpected SMS or email containing links to download something or ask you for personal or financial information, even if they seem to come from legit sources (your bank, delivery companies).
5) Hang up or don’t respond to suspicious phone calls
Scammers may also call you on the phone to convince you to reveal personally identifiable information, bank account numbers, PINs, credit card numbers.
6) Think twice before connecting to public WiFi networks
Public WiFi can face many threats, including theft of personal information such as login and financial data, especially if you don’t use a VPN to encrypt your data.
Use Bitdefender Mobile Security to protect your smartphone
No matter how cautious you are, you can never replace a security software tailor-made to keep you safe from the latest threats.
Find out more about the full protection of your iPhone or Android devices.
Stay Safe,
Roy Miehe
CEO MspPortal Partners Inc

Little about MspPortal Partners and Bitdefender relationship

1) We do 1,2,3 line tech support for Bitdefender Gravity Zone we average 60 tech cases a week just on 1 and 2nd level support we typically solve our case load within 15-30 minutes
2) We do the hands on Training (1 hour) no power point live. When we are done you can start selling that day. We write a default policy that will keep you out of trouble and avoid Crypto. We also do a lot of Bitdefender’s beta work. Helps us to be better service to you
3) We do the licenses (reality we just keep your bucket full so it’s nothing more than adding more licenses when needed (just send an email to us) You only pay for what you use/install
4) Last we do the invoicing 2nd of the month we make sure you receive a report of the breakdown for your billing on the first. for the prior month (arrears)
5) The reality is even though we are a distributor we are really a VAD value add we work for a living 😉
6) Techs since 1994 when Roy Miehe started this firm

We will be glad to answer any questions you may have and also share some best practices with you.

Bitdefender has a great program with solutions specifically tailored for MSPs..

Bitdefender Tech Updates

February Updates:

GravityZone (Cloud-based) Release Notes for February 2021 Update:

Minimum requirements:
Security agents: 6.6.24.337 (Windows); 6.2.21.133 (Linux); 4.16.6.200156 (macOS)

Bitdefender Link : Web Page

Apple MAC:

Bitdefender Endpoint Security for Mac: End of Support for OS X El Capitan (10.11)

Bitdefender Endpoint Security for Mac support for MacOS El Capitan (10.11) will end as of September 1st, 2021.

Starting with the March 2021 release, the Bitdefender Endpoint Security for Mac kit will no longer install on OS X El Capitan. Customers looking to perform new installations on this legacy macOS version can either save an older version of the Bitdefender Endpoint Security for Mac kit or contact Bitdefender Enterprise Support to receive a compatible version and installation procedure. A KB article will be available here detailing necessary steps.
Existing Bitdefender Endpoint Security for Mac installations on OS X El Capitan will continue to function properly and receive signature and critical product updates until September 1st, 2021.

Note:
OS X El Capitan (10.11) is no longer supported by Apple and has not received security updates since August 2018.

Bitdefender Link : Web Page

 

Experienced Support for Advanced Ransomware Threats

When it comes to your personal or business cybersecurity, you need solutions that you can trust. You need partners and suppliers that exude confidence. This trust comes from experience; a proven history of working with and protecting organizations like yours against all types of cybersecurity threats, from malware to phishing attacks, simple spam to ransomware.

In today’s environment of advanced threats, you need a firm such as MspPortal Partners to assist you in protecting your business, and or your personal computer. MspPortal has more than 400 tech firms and 2,000 techs on the ground, and we work with the leading endpoint security solution providers in the industry.

On February 5th, the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) released a joint-sealed ransomware factsheet to address current ransomware threats and provide information on prevention and mitigation techniques. The factsheet was developed by an interagency group of subject matter experts from more than 15 government agencies to increase awareness of the ransomware threats to police and fire departments; state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; and critical infrastructure entities.

To reduce the risk of public and private sector organizations falling victim to common infection vectors like those outlined in the NCIJTF factsheet, CISA launched the Reduce the Risk of Ransomware Campaign in January 2021 to provide informational resources to support organizations’ cybersecurity and data protection posture against ransomware. Please download and read the PDF. Direct PDF Ransomware_Fact_Sheet

 

The NCIJTF fact sheet outlines five best practices to minimize ransomware risks.

  1. Backup your data, system images, and configurations, test your backups, and keep the backups offline
  2. Utilize multi-factor authentication
  3. Update and patch systems
  4. Make sure your security solutions are up to date
  5. Review and exercise your incident response plan

At MspPortal Partners, we supply one, two and even three (when needed) in typically 1-2 hours either by email or a direct call we are here to be of service.

Our technology solutions include Bitdefender, which leads the market in malware protection. There are a lot of firms that use extreme marketing dollars to profess to be the best, but in industry antivirus comparisons and reviews, Bitdefender is always is on top. All resellers and distributors that work with Mspportal Partners are trained by Roy Miehe, a top trainer and antivirus professional that has worked in the anti-virus industry since 1996, and as a tech since 1994, working on many beta Microsoft products. He has propelled MspPortal Partners to a leading MSPs working only with the best-of-breed solutions.

Please take the time to send a note (Contact page link) over and we will find the best tech firm for your needs. MspPortal offers a number of technology services, in addition to security solutions.

 

Now is the Time to think about Protecting Mail and Endpoints

Most firms bought in to the idea of purchasing Microsoft Office 365 for financial reasons and convenience. Microsoft promised easy access to Word, Excel and Outlook know matter where you are. Unfortunately, now might be the day of reckoning with the breach of Microsoft cloud products. Hackers, phishing emails and bad actor malware are regularly using O365 to find more victims, and truth is, you’re actually more likely to already be infected via Microsoft’s patching processes. (This is not your fault. Microsoft’s MO is to always do patching on your operating system to keep you secure.)

You need to take a proactive position to:
1) Protect your email (Barracuda Spam Filtering best in breed)
2) Protect your Windows Operating systems (Bitdefender Gravity Zone fully EDR protection The only cybersecurity vendor to prevent all advanced threats AV comparatives.

With both of these layers of security in place, you can limit your exposure to the SolarWinds malware threat, which is bigger than even the media understand. Everyday more and more firms are coming forward with security breaches. Unfortunately for SolarWinds’ customers, the malware used int he attack is a mutating virus and responds to web commands.

If you are the Public, ask your Internet provider or support tech if they use SolarWinds RMM. If they do, ask to have it removed and replaced. Most tech firms will try justify why they should keep SolarWinds. Fight for your protection.

If you are tech company, contact MspPortal Partners, and we will set you up with the proper security to protect you endpoints and clients.

The cost for both lines through us is less than $6.00 a month per endpoint/mailbox. MspPortal Partners is a Value-Add Distributor for both products. MspPortal Partners does not sell direct to the public. MspPortal Partners have over 400 plus tech firms fully trained to implement a security solution to protect you.

Note: More than likely, your tech firm will charge for any modifications to your account because the virus is not their fault.

Side/foot note:
1) We asked and received a confirmation from the legal team at Barracuda that there is was/no integration of SolarWinds Orion software in the ESS spam filtering or RMM solutions.
2) Bitdefender also confirmed it does not use the Orion solution.
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How’s your Malware security software support?

We know you have options when it comes to deploying Bitdefender software. In fact, you could buy from multiple brand name distributers in the United States. Some of them are Remote Management and Monitoring providers working with a number of solution providers while others are simply generating sales for Bitdefender passing the money back and and support back to Bitdefender. Pricing for these distributors is the same, so you’re not going to find many differences in working with one or the other.

MspPortal is a boutique distributor that specializes in Bitdefender, along with other complementary product lines. We are a top hands-on trainer in the United States, offering three levels of support 24x7x365. MspPortal never refers you back to Bitdefender; rather we use our expertise working with the software for the past several years to support your software needs. Our largest deployment of Bitdefender was to a reseller for 60,000 endpoints in 26 different locations across California. We negotiated the pricing with Bitdefender for a three-year contract. The customer, the reseller and Bitdefender walked away satisfied in the contract and the ongoing level of support from MspPortal.

We can provide all licenses within minutes and scale your account as needed because of our negotiating power that allows us to acquire buckets of licenses in our monthly Gravity Zone.

If you are in the market for endpoint security software or better support, look no further than MspPortal.

Contact us at…our contact page on the web site

Bitdefender’s Response to FireEye and SolarWinds Breaches and Recommendations for Organizations

December 17 2020

Bitdefender’s Response to FireEye and SolarWinds Breaches and Recommendations for Organizations (Article)

Measures Bitdefender took to ensure its internal operations were not impacted:

An audit of our suppliers, partners, contractors and outsources concluded SolarWinds solutions are not incorporated into any products or services we procure.

Although Bitdefender does not use any SolarWinds solutions in its operations, a thorough systems check concluded no indication of compromise from the attack.

We have hardened our environment against specific techniques used in this attack and will continue to fortify through evaluations and tabletop exercises as new information becomes available.

Bitdefender is an undisputed world leader in its field, with its technology used in 38% of all security solutions worldwide. Acknowledged by prestigious independent testing labs as the world’s best prevention firm, Bitdefender is the provider of the first and only integrated security platform that unifies hardening, prevention, detection, response and services across endpoint, network and cloud.

MspPortalPartner is proud to be one of Bitdefenders Largest MSP Distributors in the US “Where Service and Technical Skills Count” From pricing to training and tech support level 1,2,3