VAR White Papers

  1. 2018 Threat Report Mid-Year Update
    10/3/2018

    One of the biggest security takeaways from the first half of 2018 is that we can never make our computer systems perfectly secure, and the underlying hardware can be just as susceptible to exploitable flaws as the software that runs on it. Two new vulnerabilities—Meltdown and Spectre—affected nearly every device with a CPU, making this one perhaps the worst first half ever in terms of computer security. While not the most severe we’ve ever seen, these vulnerabilities hit the entire ecosystem of computers due to flaws in how modern processors isolate private memory

  2. Securing Users And Devices Across All Stages Of A Malware Attack
    9/4/2018

    Educating users is an undeniably effective way to protect them from phishing and other malware, but it takes much more than that to stop attacks. There are many risks to networks that user education can’t reduce—from malicious sites mistakenly categorized as benign to watering-hole attacks that infect trusted sites. To combat these challenges, businesses need well-designed antimalware that protects across a variety of attack vectors and infection stages. That’s where multi-vector protection comes in.

  3. What Makes Real Threat Intelligence
    7/12/2018

    First popularized in terminology several years ago, threat intelligence means many things to many people. This is due, in part, to the wide variety of producers, consumers, formats, intended uses, and quality of this type of data. This wide variety of definitions is exacerbated by the spectrum of qualitative and quantitative data called threat intelligence.

  4. Wondering How To Make The Best Sales Pitch For Microsoft Azure
    5/29/2018

    Many resellers have a tough time deciding which provider has the best cloud platform to meet their client’s needs. We have looked at AWS, Google and Azure and we think Azure comes out the winner. Find out why you should recommend Microsoft Azure to your clients and how you can initiate the conversation.

  5. Security Awareness Training: The ROI For End User Education
    5/14/2018

    While any business that wants to stay afloat must regularly balance monetary costs against benefits, it is especially important for smaller businesses with more limited budgets to thoroughly vet their return on investment (ROI) before purchasing a new product or service. And, depending on budget constraints, many decisions must be made with potential risk in mind. For example, if the likelihood that a business would need a very specific type of costly insurance is extremely low, then there’s no point in wasting time or resources on that insurance, right?

  6. 6 Week Guide To Accelerating Your Cloud Business
    4/10/2018

    If you want to be part of the cloud industry, you need to be clear about two things in order to capitalize on its growth; the type of business you want to be, and the type of portfolio you wish to build. This guide is a 6-week plan on how to bring your cloud business to a completely new level.

  7. How To Stand Out From The Crowd: The Importance Of Differentiation
    4/10/2018

    Every business is looking to boost their sales. The most effective way of achieving this is by focusing on your unique selling point, and using it to dominate your niche market segment. Here is a 3-step guide to give you tips on how to build a solid strategy, from which you can develop your offering and enhance your business outcomes.

  8. DNS Protection: An Overlooked Layer Of Cybersecurity
    4/4/2018

    Uncontrolled internet access is a high-risk activity for any business, regardless of size, but it is particularly dangerous for the small to medium- sized businesses (SMB) that make up a managed service providers’ client base. Unfortunately, endpoint security alone is no longer enough to keep clients safe from modern cyberattacks. And, as MSPs well know, remediating threats that have successfully infiltrated the network is challenging and extremely time-consuming. That’s why today’s MSPs are increasingly turning to services that can stop threats before they hit the network.

  9. Webroot 2018 Threat Report
    4/4/2018

    If there’s one thing that came through loud and clear in our analysis of malware and other threats in 2017, it’s that, when it comes to cybersecurity, change is the only constant. While analysts, researchers, and security companies worked quickly to identify and block emerging threats, attackers were just as quick in finding new ways to evade defenses. Phishing attacks became more targeted and successful, and most phishing sites were only online for 4-8 hours.

  10. How To Fit Your Technology Expertise Into Your Customer’s World
    3/6/2018

    Selling business technology for many years allows you to develop deep expertise of your products. But, breaking into your customer’s world requires deep expertise of their operations and their needs. Discover how to change your approach with customers to uncover the needs that your products can solve.