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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”

 

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.

Per Bitdefender “Managed services provider hosts the most in endpoint security”

MspPortal Partners simplifies and strengthens security in the cloud:

MspPortal Partners is a managed services provider (MSP) for internet service providers, resellers, value added
resellers and other MSPs. The company delivers comprehensive endpoint security, secure email, and networking in an OEM
arrangement with major manufacturers, hosted in a multitenant cloud environment.

An MSP takes on considerable responsibility by hosting critical business services for its
clients. That responsibility is multiplied when you’re the MSP for hundreds of other service
providers. Such a responsibility requires absolute confidence and trust in the solutions you
provide. Just ask MspPortal Partners.
This innovative MSP supports hundreds of MSPs, ISPs and resellers with everything they
need to offer their customers robust business solutions, such as endpoint security. MspPortal
Partners’ success is built on providing delivery and support services of the highest quality to
its clients.

Bitdefender Cloud Security for MSPs enables MspPortal Partners to deliver comprehensive
endpoint security services, including built-in firewall protection with intrusion detection,
content filtering and advanced antimalware and antivirus capabilities. The solution also gives
MspPortal Partners a multitenant dashboard for granular client specific policy management,
extensive reporting, and easy deployment of endpoint protection to multiple clients.

MspPortal Partners’ reputation for delivering reliable, economical, easy-to-manage endpoint
security has helped the company attract more than 76 new resellers in six months. And by
reselling Bitdefender Cloud Security for MSPs, these service provider customers also have
increased their revenue streams 33-40 percent. Not surprisingly, customer loyalty to MspPortal
Partners is also strong.

MspPortal Assisted a reseller to Deployed security to 52,000
endpoints in three days at 26 different school sites

Bitdefender-Business-CaseStudy-Msp-Portal-Partners

FBI Requests to Pass a Bill Over Ransomware Attacks

FBI Requests to Pass a Bill Over Ransomware Attacks – Reporting Ransomware Immediately To Be A Law?

By Consider The Consumer on August 9, 2021
FBI’s Plead for Mandatory Reporting of Ransomware Attacks but in reality nothing has happened

The FBI and Department of Justice are pleading with Americans to assist them in avoiding cyberattacks, stating that companies may withhold information out of fear of being sued.
Appeal for a Bill

Tuesday, during a congressional hearing, top federal cybersecurity officials urged Congress to pass a bill requiring businesses and consumers inside the United States to disclose ransomware attacks when they occur.

Richard Downing, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, told a U.S. Hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee that investigation opportunities are lost without quick reporting. The capacity to assist other victims experiencing similar attacks is diminished, and the government and Congress lack a complete picture of the threat confronting American companies.

The request follows a series of high-profile assaults on U.S. private and public sites, including hospitals, schools, and a fuel pipeline.

The ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline Co., which carries over half of the East Coast’s diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel, prompted the pipeline’s temporary shutdown, resulting in significant ripple effects currently being studied.

Based on Tuesday’s testimony, roughly three-quarters of all cyberattacks in the country go unreported, making it more difficult for authorities to counteract.

According to reports, Executive Assistant Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Eric Goldstein stated that without such visibility, they are unable to communicate information efficiently, issue timely alerts, assist victims, or comprehend the consequences of these attacks on the critical national functions on which they all rely.

President Joe Biden decided to sign an executive order, following several high-profile cyberattacks on national utilities and services in May. The order requires government contractors in the information technology industry to disclose cyberattacks.
Persuading the Victims of Ransomware Attacks

On Tuesday, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division Bryan Vorndran stated that victims of cybercrime should be compelled to inform authorities about cybercriminals’ ransom requests and whether they paid the extortion.

Additionally, the idea of shielding companies from accountability if they do report law enforcement to the cyberattacks was considered. Certain companies may be hesitant to disclose their cyberattacks for fear of litigation, such as class action lawsuits. Unfortunately they all hide behind EULA agreements on their websites, non-responsibility if you get infected.

Downing stated that victims should not be penalized for cooperating with the government. Victims should retain any legal privilege they may have had over the information before releasing it.

Numerous companies and businesses are facing class action lawsuits over their lack of ransomware protection.
Editor’s Note on FBI Requests to Pass a Bill Over Ransomware Attacks:

This article is written to inform you of the latest FBI’s request to pass a bill that would force companies and citizens to report ransomware attacks immediately.

From CVS to Chevron, FDA decision triggers vaccine mandates

PAUL WISEMAN and JOSEPH PISANI
Tue, August 24, 2021, 1:10 PM

From Walt Disney World and Chevron to CVS and a Michigan university, a flurry of private and public employers are requiring workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after the federal government gave full approval to the Pfizer shot. And the number is certain to grow much higher

Food for thought/opinion if all firms require employees be vaccinated or find a new job..then have your employer re-write there contract with you if you get sick..they pay for all medical expenses with no out of pocket expenses and they continue to pay you your full salary

Associated Press writers Carla K. Johnson, Anne D’Innocenzio, Tom Krisher and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar contributed to this story.

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