Malwarebytes predicts ‘explosive’ partner community growth in 2022

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A major initiative for Malwarebytes this year is a massive growth of its network of partners. The company is targeting $25 million worldwide in monthly recurring revenue (MRR).

It depends Brian Thomas, Malwarebytes’ new vice president of MSP programs and global channels. Previously at WatchGuard Technologies, he took on this new role in December.

This month, Malwarebytes expanded its Nebula cloud-native endpoint protection platform to include two new modules. These include vulnerability assessment and patch management. Together, these features help organizations stop security breaches.

The expansion is particularly beneficial for Malwarebytes’ MSP partners, Thomas said.

Brian Thomas from Malwarebytes

Brian Thomas from Malwarebytes

“Sixty percent of breaches last year were related to a vulnerability where an available patch had not been applied,” he said. “Therefore, we believe this critical protection gap poses a massive threat, especially to SMBs, which is what our MSPs and what our partners serve. They are essential for improving security postures. And it really is the next step in adding to our portfolio.

Responding to the Ukrainian crisis

In terms of course Ukrainian crisisThomas said Malwarebytes is “incredibly sensitive” to the situation.

“We are in constant contact with the employees of our office in Estonia, as well as with the ‘Malwarenauts’, as we call them, in Ukraine and Belarus,” he said. “Many Malwarenauts in the EU have offered their homes to refugees fleeing Ukraine. And as a company, we have donated to Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children, and then Mercy Corps.

Malwarebytes is offering free three-month and Premium + Privacy consumer licenses to Ukrainians and affected neighboring countries.

“We will also offer six months of free license and integration of our Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) to ensure Ukrainian organizations are protected,” Thomas said.

Scroll through our slideshow above to learn more about Thomas’ Malwarebytes partner community expansion plans and other cybersecurity news.

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