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Strengthening Cybersecurity with WatchGuard

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In the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity, businesses face an array of threats, from supply chain attacks to cyber-warfare. As organisations strive to bolster their defences, the need for robust cybersecurity partners has never been greater. The Canalys Global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix 2023 highlights the top performers in this critical field, with WatchGuard standing out as a key player.

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WatchGuard: A Champion in Cybersecurity

WatchGuard has once again affirmed its position as a Champion in the Canalys Global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix 2023. This recognition is based on a comprehensive assessment of vendor performance, including feedback from channel partners and analysis of market trends.

Why WatchGuard Stands Out

Commitment to Channel Partners

WatchGuard’s dedication to its channel partners is a cornerstone of its success. The company has consistently invested in product, programme, and enablement initiatives that enhance the capabilities and profitability of its partners. This commitment is evident in the high ratings it receives for ease of doing business and the quality of its account management.

Innovative Programmes and Support

WatchGuard’s support for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in the small and mid-market (SMB) segments has been particularly impactful. The company’s no-commitment subscription billing model, FlexPay, helps MSPs manage cash flow and increase customer profitability. Additionally, WatchGuard’s account-based marketing strategies and enhanced deal registration processes provide partners with higher margins and better pipeline generation.

Unified Security Platform

WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform framework and the WatchGuardONE programme are designed to help partners reduce costs, increase operational maturity, and secure new business. Over the past year, WatchGuard has added 600 new levelled partners, expanded cross-selling opportunities with Network Detection and Response (NDR) and Extended Detection and Response (XDR), and introduced a new MSP designation to boost partner profitability.

4th Platform and WatchGuard

At 4th Platform, we are proud to partner with WatchGuard to deliver industry-leading cybersecurity solutions to our clients. Our collaboration with WatchGuard allows us to provide comprehensive security services tailored to the unique needs of businesses of all sizes. Here’s how we integrate WatchGuard into our offerings:

Managed Security Services

We leverage WatchGuard’s advanced security technologies to offer managed security services that protect your network, data, and users. Our services include real-time threat detection and response, firewall management, and endpoint protection, ensuring that your business is safeguarded against evolving cyber threats.

Customised Solutions

Our team works closely with you to understand your specific security needs and customise WatchGuard solutions to fit your environment. Whether you are a small business or a large enterprise, we tailor our services to provide the optimal level of protection.

Expert Support and Training

With 4th Platform, you gain access to expert support and training resources to help you get the most out of WatchGuard’s security solutions. Our certified professionals are on hand to assist with deployment, configuration, and ongoing management, ensuring that your security posture remains strong and effective.

Scalable Security

As your business grows, so do your security requirements. WatchGuard’s scalable solutions, combined with 4th Platform’s flexible service models, allow you to expand your security capabilities seamlessly. Whether you need to add more users, extend coverage to new locations, or integrate additional security features, we’ve got you covered.

Key Initiatives for the Future

WatchGuard is poised to build on its momentum with several key initiatives in the coming months:

Expanding Partner Base: Continuing to grow its partner ecosystem, particularly focusing on new MSPs.

Driving Cross-Selling: Leveraging its recent acquisition of CyGlass to enhance its NDR and XDR capabilities.

Boosting MDR Adoption: Increasing the adoption of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services among its partners.

Enhancing MDF Programmes: Improving Market Development Funds (MDF) to support partner marketing efforts and drive profitability.

The Broader Cybersecurity Ecosystem

WatchGuard’s achievements are part of a larger trend of innovation and excellence among the top cybersecurity vendors. The Canalys Global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix 2023 includes other Champions such as Check Point, Cisco, CrowdStrike, ESET, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, and Trend Micro. These vendors have demonstrated strong partner engagement, innovative programme enhancements, and consistent market performance.

If you need help securing your business from Cyber Attacks, look at our Cyber Security page and see how we can help.

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