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MSP Antivirus & Security Programs

  • FWIW:

    We have struck a deal with McAfee to provide their Total Protection for Small Business software for $3.95/month per system on a month-to-month basis (usually sold in 1 or 2-year subscriptions, but we begged and begged). Total Protection incldues McAfee antivirus, antispyware andcentrally managed firewall.

    There isKaseya scriptavailable to remotely deploy the software.

    http://www.securemycompany.com/mcafee.php


    Unfortuneately, no free trial available (yet - still begging) but the minmum purchase is 1 seat so you can try it for a month for less than $5. Then just buy the number of seats you need as you need them (or don't need them). Just sign up for the free trial and then purchase the McAfee subscription(s).


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    Legacy Posted By Username: bellcpa
  • Sorry 'bout the double post - software issue.

    I forgot to mention in the last post (and its important):

    Your Kaseya installation can be easily integrated into our portal to create a single interface for your admins to switch between your Kaseya and our McAfee.

    There was some confusion of whether existing Kaseya customers had to re-purchase Kaseya from us in order to use the McAfee solution.


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    Legacy Posted By Username: bellcpa
  • Is this service provided by your company, or is it something that we can do on our own with Mcafee?

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    Legacy Posted By Username: adamsteinhoff
  • adamsteinhoff wrote:
    Is this service provided by your company, or is it something that we can do on our own with Mcafee?

    The service is hosted and provided by McAfee, however, we are the only distributor for McAfee Total Protection for Small Business with month-to-month pricing and centralized portal access into the McAfee NOC.

    Many Kaseya partners/customers have asked about this solution and how to obtain it from McAfee. You cannot purchase it directly from McAfee and if you ask your local representative or partner account manager - they will have no idea what you are talking about.

    To give an idea of how we obtained this solution - we had many, many meetings with McAfee (all over the place and at our expense). It was a tough sell to McAfee Business Development. It cost us a lot just to get the contract signed. After they agreed, we paid McAfee anannual fee of $50k for 1-yr of Level1 support and there are several more similar expenses (i.e.topolish off the NOC interface).

    We sell our software solutions worldwide, so together with our customers we have enough volume to support this commitment. Most VARs probably won't and after speaking with a few other Kaseya customers, they convinced us to offer it up to the Kaseya community.

    FYI: McAfee Total Protection for Small Business ADVANCED will be available next month.


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    Legacy Posted By Username: bellcpa
  • We provide AVG with all out MSP clients. As some one stated earlier since we are providing this to our clients, we have it down to a science as far as management and installation. This allows us to utilize a single script across the board forclients.

    God Bless,

    Marty


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    Legacy Posted By Username: MissingLink
  • MissingLink wrote:
    We provide AVG with all out MSP clients. As some one stated earlier since we are providing this to our clients, we have it down to a science as far as management and installation. This allows us to utilize a single script across the board forclients.

    God Bless,

    Marty



    Are you able to offer up the scripts?



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    Legacy Posted By Username: adamsteinhoff
  • MissingLink wrote:
    We provide AVG with all out MSP clients. As some one stated earlier since we are providing this to our clients, we have it down to a science as far as management and installation. This allows us to utilize a single script across the board forclients.

    God Bless,

    Marty



    Are you able to offer up the scripts?



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    Legacy Posted By Username: adamsteinhoff
  • Aren't you doing Jamcracker?

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    Legacy Posted By Username: rvines
  • rvines wrote:
    Aren't you doing Jamcracker?


    We do use Jamcracker's PivotPath software for provisioning, acct mgmt, billing, etc. We contacted McAfee and we built the adapter between McAfee and Jamcracker (with a lot of Jamcracker's help).

    McAfee TP will be available for purchase through the Jamcracker Marketplace very soon (if not already).




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    Legacy Posted By Username: bellcpa
  • Here's a thought ----

    I'd bet money that 95% (probably more) of the threats come from the Internet. I'd go further to say that most come in through dumb websurfing, while the others come in through missing patches and the lack of a firewall.

    Instead of trying to manage antivirus/threat protection perfectly at the workstation, why not setup a centralized proxy server that scans for all of these items and adds content filtering services? You would host the proxy server and charge for it, or maybe just include it in any service where you are responsible for removing virus/threats. This way, you have blocked 95% of threats at the gateway. Now, as long as you have SOME sort of protection that we canget informationpulled into Kaseyaat the workstation, you are going to be pretty well safe.

    Next, you focus on making sure that the patches are up to date and that the firewall is running at all times.

    Now, we don't have to havea perfectmaster plan for antivirus/threat management.

    Anyone have any good/bad things to say about this design?

    Adam


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    Legacy Posted By Username: adamsteinhoff
  • adamsteinhoff wrote:
    Here's a thought ----

    I'd bet money that 95% (probably more) of the threats come from the Internet. I'd go further to say that most come in through dumb websurfing, while the others come in through missing patches and the lack of a firewall.

    Instead of trying to manage antivirus/threat protection perfectly at the workstation, why not setup a centralized proxy server that scans for all of these items and adds content filtering services? You would host the proxy server and charge for it, or maybe just include it in any service where you are responsible for removing virus/threats. This way, you have blocked 95% of threats at the gateway. Now, as long as you have SOME sort of protection that we canget informationpulled into Kaseyaat the workstation, you are going to be pretty well safe.

    Next, you focus on making sure that the patches are up to date and that the firewall is running at all times.

    Now, we don't have to havea perfectmaster plan for antivirus/threat management.

    Anyone have any good/bad things to say about this design?

    Adam



    Its a good design, but don't discount the a/v and a/s protection (and firewall). I disagree with the thought that 95% of viruses come from the Internet. Technically that may be true, but its the one infected machine that infects the others on the LAN and through the VPNs. An isolated threat can be dealt with and preventing an outbreak is key.

    Almost 80% of our customers use ourKaseya, McAfee andSinglefin solutions (Email, Instant Message and Website filter and archiving) to deliver as much protection and granular control as possible.

    The Singlefin solution is a Managed Gateway Service (similar to a proxy)which doesn't require any hardware or software.It integrated into AD and then you just select the user (or group) and the website categories they are allowed to visit.








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  • bellcpa wrote:


    Its a good design, but don't discount the a/v and a/s protection (and firewall). I disagree with the thought that 95% of viruses come from the Internet. Technically that may be true, but its the one infected machine that infects the others on the LAN and through the VPNs. An isolated threat can be dealt with and preventing an outbreak is key.

    Almost 80% of our customers use ourKaseya, McAfee andSinglefin solutions (Email, Instant Message and Website filter and archiving) to deliver as much protection and granular control as possible.

    The Singlefin solution is a Managed Gateway Service (similar to a proxy)which doesn't require any hardware or software.It integrated into AD and then you just select the user (or group) and the website categories they are allowed to visit.








    I'd LOVE to see the inner-workings of your solution - scripts, msi packages, log files, etc. Feel like showing off? Wink

    Adam


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    Legacy Posted By Username: adamsteinhoff
  • adamsteinhoff wrote:
    bellcpa wrote:


    Its a good design, but don't discount the a/v and a/s protection (and firewall). I disagree with the thought that 95% of viruses come from the Internet. Technically that may be true, but its the one infected machine that infects the others on the LAN and through the VPNs. An isolated threat can be dealt with and preventing an outbreak is key.

    Almost 80% of our customers use ourKaseya, McAfee andSinglefin solutions (Email, Instant Message and Website filter and archiving) to deliver as much protection and granular control as possible.

    The Singlefin solution is a Managed Gateway Service (similar to a proxy)which doesn't require any hardware or software.It integrated into AD and then you just select the user (or group) and the website categories they are allowed to visit.








    I'd LOVE to see the inner-workings of your solution - scripts, msi packages, log files, etc. Feel like showing off? Wink

    Adam


    I'm not sure if you meant the McAfee solution in particular or the combo....


    For McAfee, you can download our McAfee Getting Started Guide which is a step-by-step booklet (with screenshots) of how to purchase, deploy and manage the McAfee Total Protection for Small Business solution from SecureMyCompany.

    We will have a free 30-day trial available by the end of next month for McAfee, but if you want to try it now - you can register for the free Kaseya trial and purchase just 1 McAfee subscription for 1 month - total cost: $3.95.

    The McAfee deployment script referenced in the GS Guide is already uploaded to our Kaseya server - its just a one line command to install the software with a few optional switches. We use the default EXE provided from McAfee - not an MSI.

    Also, we are not collecting or monitoring log files - the McAfee software reports back to the McAfee SecurityCenter and all information appears in there (similar to theway the Kaseya agent collects hw/sw info and it appears in the console).


    In regards to Singelfin,the services areenabled a little different, depending on the service.

    The Instant Message and Web filters can be enabled on the customer network by reconfiguring the machines to use Singlefin's DNS servers.In most cases, thisis a small change to the client's DHCP server and then all traffic is routed through the SF system. If you integrate AD with the SF system, the users will transparently login to the DNS servers and all website/IM traffic can be blocked, recorded, etc.

    TheEmail filter requires a change in the customer's MX record to redirect all incoming email to SF system.








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  • Can you post the Kaseya script to deploy the McAfee Total Protection Software?

    Thanks!


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