Webroot adds Cloud Harmonics to global distributor network

Tuesday April 5, 2016 0 comments Tags: Webroot, Cloud Harmonics, Broomfield, Mike Malloy, Palo Alto Networks, BrightCloud Threat Intelligence


BROOMFIELD --  Webroot, a market leader in next-generation endpoint security and cloud-based collective threat intelligence, today announced the addition of San Jose-based  Cloud Harmonics  to its global network of value-added distributors.Webroot_logoUSE

Webroot said Cloud Harmonics is expanding its product portfolio with Webroot BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence for Palo Alto Networks to help its comprehensive network of value-added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) improve their customers' ability to detect and block malicious IP threats at the network perimeter.

The next-generation threat intelligence from Webroot will bring greater efficacy and increased operating margins for Cloud Harmonics customers who are managing next-generation firewall networks, the company said

"We have been very impressed with the additional efficacy of the Webroot solution,” said Anand Desai, VP of marketing and emerging technologies at Cloud Harmonics.

“Adding threat intelligence from Webroot, a Palo Alto Networks ecosystem partner, to our portfolio gives more than 400 channel partners in our network access to comprehensive cybersecurity solutions. Enterprises and mid-market users can now use global threat intelligence, with behavioral analysis, to protect themselves the moment a new threat is detected anywhere in the world."

According to the Webroot® 2016 Threat Brief, more than 100,000 net new malicious IPs are launched every day. Because cybercriminals change hosts and IP addresses frequently, new threats emerge constantly and firewalls need accurate and timely updates.

BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for Palo Alto Networks seamlessly integrates with Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls to detect and block malicious incoming IPs. Compatible with nearly any Palo Alto Networks firewall, real-time BrightCloud Threat Intelligence can be customized based on the threats hitting individual Palo Alto Networks devices to deliver highly accurate and timely threat data to improve the ability to block threats at the perimeter.

"We are very excited to add Cloud Harmonics to our team of authorized partners,” said Mike Malloy, Webroot’s executive VP of peoducts and strategy.

“Their focus on distributing next-generation, cloud-based solutions is perfectly aligned with our product focus. With a greater reliance on threat intelligence as a viable enterprise cybersecurity defense, Webroot extends the capabilities of Cloud Harmonics' network of resellers.

"This is a key opportunity to enhance their offerings with real-time IP threat intelligence in order to block more inbound malicious IP threats than Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls can block natively."

Cloud Harmonics and Webroot are demonstrating BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for Palo Alto Networks at Ignite 2016, held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas through April 6.