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TechCare – WatchGuard Gold Partner Status Blog

5th March 2021

We’ve Struck Gold! 

TechCare is proud to announce that we’ve earned a prestigious accreditation in collaboration with WatchGuard. 

We’ve been awarded the WatchGuard Gold Partner status, which means that we have proven our product knowledge and expertise by passing a challenging mix of technical training sessions and practical certifications. 

This accolade further proves TechCare’s commitment to the WatchGuard brand and means that we are now certified to a level that sets us apart as a solid point of reference for the products that WatchGuard provide. 

This is also great news for our clients, as not only will they benefit from the superior level of training and expertise that the Gold Partner status reflects, but they will also enjoy the additional discounts on WatchGuard products that we will now be eligible for.

Lewis Lydiard, TechCare’s Project Engineer, is one of our team that has been working hard to complete the various examinations to enable us to reach Gold status. He commented: “I’ve recently been taking on a range of self-training courses to help us meet the Gold Partner Status through WatchGuard. This particular round of certification was a one-day course for which we studied various topics. This included looking at multi-factor authentication from a WatchGuard point of view and how to integrate it into online services to include the WatchGuard Authpoint product.”

Lewis has been continuously trained and mentored by several team members, but in particular by Oliver Aleksejuk, Head of Operations. Lewis commented: “Upskilling the team is something that TechCare is really passionate about. They’re dedicated to continuously training their staff to always meet Best in Standard certifications and possess all of the latest technological requirements needed to offer the kind of service that TechCare clients require.

Oliver Aleksejuk, Head of Operations, commented: “It’s vital that we continue to meet these certifications to be seen as being the forward-thinking company we are. It shows that we are an up to date tech company that really cares about being up to speed with all of the latest legislation and certifications we need to provide a robust, reliable, dependable and knowledgeable service to our clients.”

WatchGuard is a global, cutting edge provider of pioneering cyber-security technology deployed as easy-to-use and easy-to-manage solutions for businesses of all sizes. More information can be found at www.watchguard.com

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How Common is MFA?

12th August 2019

Of companies that don’t have MFA, 83 percent are interested in using it, and 65 percent have plans to purchase in the future according to research organised by WatchGuard AuthPoint

There is clear momentum toward MFA solutions such as WatchGuard AuthPoint, even among companies with less than 1,000 employees. 67 percent of companies surveyed currently use some sort of MFA for at least some portion of their user population, and 29 percent do not use MFA at all. 29 percent is a significant number of businesses because it only takes a mistake from one employee to cause a data breach. Also, the 67 percent stat is deceptive, so let’s dig into it.

Here’s what businesses had to say about adopting MFA:

• 61% feel MFA solutions are designed for larger companies
• 24% say MFA is too difficult to maintain and support
• 24% believe MFA is too complex to implement
• 24% think MFA solutions are too expensive
• 22% believe there is inter-company resistance to MFA
• 17% say they JUST DON’T NEED MFA SOLUTIONS

If you would like to find out more about WatchGuard AuthPoint Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), please contact us

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Watchguard Threat Detection And Response (Tdr) Explained

12th June 2017

Instances of cybercrime are on the rise worldwide, with criminals seeking increasingly sophisticated ways of accessing, blocking and stealing data. Recent high-profile cases of data breaching in organisations big and small have further highlighted how crucial it is to maintain adequate IT network security measures to offset the risks posed in an ever-more dangerous online world. WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response is designed to meet this growing need for added layers of security.
What Does WatchGuard TDR Do?
WatchGuard helps your security system to work in harmony, tracing network and endpoint security events alongside the latest threat intelligence so as to accurately and swiftly detect, prioritize and enable immediate protective action – stopping malware attacks in their tracks and protecting your data and systems.
Detecting Threats and Taking Action
Adoptees of WatchGuard TDR will be enabled to take advantage of the software’s ability to work alongside your existing antivirus software solutions without cancelling out the coverage, an unusual benefit for such a powerful piece of tech. Customers can also be sure their coverage via WatchGuard will provide optimum visibility and correlation between their network and endpoint activities, enabling your organisation to respond confidently to technological threats with the use of TDR’s comprehensive threat scoring and prioritisation.
Other key benefits included improved security overall and the very finest protection from the latest malware threats. At no additional cost, WatchGuard also extends its intelligence to other small-to-midsize businesses to prevent the spread of unpleasant viruses and cyber-attacks which can have detrimental consequences across the web.
The Highest Levels of Protection
WatchGuard comes with the new cloud-based threat-scoring system, ThreatSync. ThreatSync collects data from WatchGuard’s systems and intelligence feeds in order to compile this data and provide a more rounded, complete picture of the health of your systems. Whilst threat intelligence has previously been the preserve of large companies with comprehensive security teams, WatchGuard makes this feature accessible to companies of different sizes so as to ensure the same security level is achieved without the hefty price tag or commensurate complexity.
By working in tandem with existing anti-virus solutions, WatchGuard TDR creates a powerful dual-layer response which catches problems your existing coverage might miss.
With the greatest available protection against even the most advanced forms of malware and ransomware, WatchGuard helps businesses prepare and mitigate attacks before the damage is done.
Ready to get started using WatchGuard for your business? Contact us to find out more.