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Duluth, GA, United States, 2011/02/11 - MSP Centrifuge has added the Interguard Suite to help MSPs deal with insider threats and employee productivity issues as they relate to computer networks - TheMSPcentrifuge.com.
As we enter the second decade of the new millennium, the computer has taken center stage in the workplace. In today’s world it would be tough to find an occupation that has zero interaction with computers. The expansion of computer use in the work-a-day world has created new problems for both employers and MSPs.
Insider threats and employee productivity have become huge issues. While the computer can serve as a great tool for every business to leverage time and resources, it also offers a plethora of distractions for employees and an entry point to do damage to the network and the business. Even our government is not immune to these issues, as witnessed by the WikiLeaks debacle.
MSP Centrifuge recognized these growing problems and has partnered with Awareness Technologies to bring you Interguard, the complete internal threat platform that encompasses Employee Monitoring, Data Protection, Laptop Security and Web Filtering. The MSP Centrifuge has negotiated a special rate for MSPs who are interested in deploying this product. To make the Interguard suite even more enticing, it is billed monthly, fitting into the MSP model of recurring monthly revenue (RMR).
The Interguard tools are offered as a suite or a la carte. This software is delivered as a service and deployed at the endpoint. This type of deployment means that laptops, and even smart phones (that’s right – even smart phones are protected), remain protected even when they leave the network.
Let’s take a look at the components:
• Employee Monitoring: SONAR is MSP Centrifuge’s contribution to keeping an eye on what’s happening on the network. SONAR can monitor users as they peruse websites, programs, instant messaging, Peer-2-Peer, and media players. As administrator, you can control access to all of the aforementioned, even allowing a window during the day where users are allowed to go to otherwise blocked sites such as Facebook and YouTube.
SONAR also records every E: sent to and from the machine it is monitoring. Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo and MSN are all detailed in easy-to-read charts. If so desired, you can even record every keystroke typed on a monitored machine.
There are a lot of people who still view employee monitoring as an Orwellian approach to management, but the threat of liability makes monitoring an imperative.
• Data Protection: With DataLock, you can prevent sensitive data from leaving the confines of your network on all fronts. Alert words help keep employees from accidentally leaking things like credit card numbers via E: (either in the copy or an attachment). DataLock also allows you to control which files can and can’t be copied to a usb drive or burned to a cd/dvd. Worried about that employee with a laptop out on the road? With DataLock you can remotely delete any files on the protected machine.
• Laptop Security: Interguard can help recover a lost or stolen laptop with a geo-locator that is more accurate than GPS. If a laptop goes missing, you have the choice to remotely recover documents, remotely delete (to a Dept. of Defense standard) or both. You even get confirmation after you’ve deleted the files. You can also lockdown the missing laptop while law enforcement follows the geo-locater in real time to regain your property.
• Web Filtering: This is not your father’s web filter. The Interguard web filter not only blocks websites, but also records urls, web searches and screen shots (based on alert words). Like all Interguard products, the endpoint deployment of the web filter means the filter’s rules apply on the network or on the road. Never worry again about what websites employees are visiting while on the road. It’s all covered.
Together as a unified platform, or individually, MSP Centrifuge’s Interguard products prove to be cutting edge tools that protect your clients from the ever-growing insider threat and help them manage employee productivity. Take advantage of MSP Centrifuge’s offering to protect your client’s network from the inside out and gain recurring monthly revenue. Call MSP Centrifuge today to see a demonstration and find out how you can profit via the Interguard Suite.
MSP Centrifuge (mspcentrifuge.com) is an application-centric peer group for Managed Service Providers of all sizes. MSP Centrifuge is unique in the peer group arena because of the focus on the unification of remote management tools with PSA platforms. Formed in 2010 by Atlanta Technology Force officers, Kevin Gibson and Todd Wahl, MSP Centrifuge has quickly garnered sway in the IT industry due to their strength of membership.