ConnectWise has announced that ConnectWise MDR will be integrated with Microsoft’s small and medium business-focused security solutions. This collaboration is intended to strengthen cybersecurity management through the integration of ConnectWise MDR and Microsoft Defender for Business standalone and as part of Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
MSPs of all sizes can leverage the integration to provide enterprise-grade cybersecurity and business solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries. This includes detection and response to threats in real-time, defending client endpoints from security threats, reduced reliance on easily bypassed preventative-only tools, and security operations center (SOC) team support with certified security analysts.
“Our mission is to empower IT solution providers with unmatched software, services, and community to achieve their most ambitious visions of success,” said Raffael Marty, EVP and GM of Cybersecurity at ConnectWise. “Our integration with Microsoft enhances our shared vision of assisting businesses so they can thrive in resource-limited environments.”
“The integration with ConnectWise represents our shared commitment to empowering managed service providers,” added Rob Lefferts, CVP, Microsoft Defender and Microsoft Sentinel Engineering. “This collaboration aims to enhance security for SMB customers, boost partner profitability, and reduce costs through integrated solutions.”
The combined capabilities are expected to help TSPs and MSPs worldwide with the delivery of scalable, enterprise-grade security solutions with threat intelligence in a cost-effective manner that streamlines IT management and improves operational efficiency.