MSP Expo Sponsor Guardz Gives MSPs Boost to Secure SMBs in Australia and New Zealand

MSP Expo Sponsor Guardz Gives MSPs Boost to Secure SMBs in Australia and New Zealand

By Greg Tavarez

Australia's 2.4 million SMBs (representing 99% of all businesses) are the backbone of the economy; they're creating jobs, supporting communities and providing essential services. However, some of those businesses have suffered cybersecurity incidents that led to service disruptions, reputational damage, revenue loss and even closure.

These crucial economic pillars require comprehensive cybersecurity protection and skilled personnel to manage it effectively. Limited resources, tight budgets and lack of awareness often push SMBs toward MSPs that improve their cybersecurity practices and manage IT needs. These local providers play a critical role in ensuring timely response to emerging threats and safeguarding the cyber health of Australia's SMBs.

To empower MSPs in the region to offer comprehensive security and insurance services to their SMB clients, Guardz, a company specializing in cybersecurity solutions for small businesses, announced its launch in Australia and New Zealand.

Guardz helps MSPs secure and insure SMBs against evolving threats. Leveraging AI and a multilayered approach, it tackles phishing, ransomware, account breaches, data loss and user risks. The solution streamlines cybersecurity through automated detection and response across users, emails, devices and cloud data, presented in a centralized dashboard.

Combining robust technology and insurance expertise, Guardz ensures continuous monitoring, management, and optimization to prevent attacks and mitigate risks. There is a chance to learn more from the MSP Expo Gold sponsor at MSP Expo 2024, part of the #TECHSUPERSHOW, taking place February 13-15 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Distribution of the Guardz solution will be handled through a partnership with Manage Protect, an Australian-owned and operated IT cloud solutions provider.

Manage Protect has specialized in integrated cloud solutions for over 15 years. The company helps MSPs deliver security, business continuity and productivity solutions to SMBs in Australia and New Zealand.

The company works through a network of aligned, trained and certified IT partners and MSPs, offering globally sourced solutions hosted and supported locally. Services include managed security, cloud backup, collaboration tools, secure email services, secure file sharing, Microsoft licensing, mobile device management and web and endpoint security.

The Guardz cybersecurity solution for MSPs will be available to Manage Protect’s over 300 MSP customers.

“Working together with the Guardz team, we have localized the platform for our market with 100% local technical support, billing (AUD), training, certification and the recently deployed data center to serve our region,” said Andrew Johnson, Managing Director and founder of Manage Protect.

With Guards, Manage Protect’s MSP customers can easily their clients’ end-to-end cybersecurity with automated detection and response capabilities.

“There is no better way to protect SMBs than by reaching them through their valued MSPs, and we are delighted to have joined forces with Manage Protect to make our shared mission of unified cyber protection a reality for these millions of businesses,” said Dor Eisner, CEO and co-founder of Guardz.

Guardz is a Gold sponsor of MSP Expo, taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 13-15, 2024. Part of the #TECHSUPERSHOW, MSP Expo is the premier event for MSPs, offering a three-day experience combining conference education, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall full of the latest technologies and solutions to help MSPs build their business, and more. Guardz will be in booth #442 in the exhibit hall.

Edited by Alex Passett
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