While employees and organizations are busy dealing with their day-to-day business, cybersecurity professionals continue to grapple with the challenges that come with a fast-changing threat landscape. And with constantly evolving threats, it would be fair to assume that adding more security products or vendors would make a company more secure. But that’s not the case.

So, how can we reduce the complexity of security operations? A growing number of IT professionals and MSPs bet on a vendor consolidation strategy to avoid visibility silos, and discover how an integrated security approach can provide IT and risk-management leaders with an operationally efficient and modern security platform for their business.

What Does Better Together Mean?

For the Customers That MSPs Serve…

An integrated experience is one in which security leaders get more out of their current investments in best-in-class security solutions while delivering better protection to users. 

When it comes to security consolidation, the pain of change can often feel like it outweighs the pain of staying the same, as overwhelmed traditionalists struggle to assimilate all the modern solution capabilities that are supposed to make their work (and lives) more painless.

An ecosystem where these technologies can work Better Together brings everything into one place and removes the burden of learning different systems and interfaces. It forces the platform – rather than people – to do the heavy lifting.

For MSPs Delivering Security Services…

Better Together is an opportunity for better security solution administration, deployment, and support. The result is a unified approach to your security platform to maximize security, increase scale, and deliver operational efficiency.

A comprehensive and integrated platform leads to simplified management and facilitates adoption, which in turn leads to greater satisfaction with each individual solution. As a result, MSPs get a better ROI on their IT investments, which increases the perceived value of the product and fuels renewals, upsell, and cross-sell opportunities.

A Consolidated Security Platform Is the Future

The modern cybersecurity vision is to unlock consolidated security by giving MSPs a platform where solutions can work together. At WatchGuard, we do this by tightly integrating our technologies under one Cloud console, enabling security services that partners value, and taking common workflows and making them dramatically easier and more straightforward.

This is not new territory for us. As we keep adding more technologies and integrations over time, we'll have the opportunity to reshape the way our partners work. Smarter. Faster. Better Together.

Author Carlos Arnal is product marketing manager at WatchGuard Technologies. Read more WatchGuard guest blogs here. Regularly contributed guest blogs are part of ChannelE2E’s sponsorship program.