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Overwatch by High Wire Networks Named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2020

Fourth-Annual List Honors Leading MSSP, MDR and SOCaaS Cybersecurity Companies Worldwide CHICAGO – September 18, 2020 MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has named Overwatch Managed Security by High Wire Networks to the Top 250 MSSPs list for 2020 (http://www.msspalert.com/top250). The list and research identify and honor the top MSSPs, managed detection and response […]

Cybersecurity- How to Find the Right Partner

In this 28 minute video, Jeremy Cullen (former MSP owner and current Overwatch channel enablement specialist) sits down with CTO David Barton and CEO Mark Porter.

Overwatch University: Cybersecurity Sales & Marketing (Open Registration)

REGISTRATION LINKS BELOW How to increase MRR by effectively selling and marketing managed security services to your clients As a managed services provider (MSP), today’s threat landscape impacts not only your network but those of your business customers. Survival depends on a strong cybersecurity solution that can fortify your environment and also enable you to […]

Overwatch Managed Security for MSPs in 60 Seconds

Why partner with Overwatch to co-manage security services? We explain in 60 seconds.

High Wire Networks Names Anthony Sparber as Director of Front Line Maintenance

30-year Service Delivery and Operations Veteran Joins Leading Global Technical Services Firm to Augment On-demand Reactive Services High Wire Networks, a leading global technology systems integrator and managed cybersecurity solutions provider, announced today that Anthony Sparber, a service delivery expert with more than 30 years of operations, engineering and sales management experience, has joined the […]

High Wire Networks Wins 2020 Visionary Spotlight Award for Overwatch Managed Security

ChannelVision Magazine Honors Cybersecurity Company for Innovation and Enabling Channel Partners to Become Trusted Advisers ChannelVision Magazine has recognized High Wire Networks, a leading global technical field, professional and cybersecurity services company, as a winner in the 2020 Visionary Spotlight Awards for Business Technology Security Solutions. Visionary Spotlight Award winners are recognized for overall innovation, capacity for […]

High Wire Networks Expands White Glove Technical Field Services Across 6 Continents and 27 Countries

Enterprise Services Program Quintuples Revenue in One Year While Serving Big Tech Companies on Behalf of Strategic VAR Partner High Wire Networks Enterprise Services program is gaining momentum and projected to deliver services at more than 1,500 sites across the globe in 2020, spanning 27 countries in six continents. High Wire Networks Enterprise Services team […]

High Wire Networks Boosts Platform Capacity to Meet MSP’s Demand for Overwatch Managed Security Services

Investment is the First Step in Multiyear, Multimillion-dollar Expansion Plan to Enhance Processing, Reliability, Features and Reporting High Wire Networks, a leading global technical field, professional and cybersecurity services company, announced today at CompTIA ChannelCon Online that it has invested an additional $500,000 to boost network resilience and capacity to meet the increasing demand for […]

Are You Up to Date with Your Windows Products?

The Overwatch Security Operations Center (SOC) has issued an important reminder for Windows users. Certain Windows products are reaching the end of their support lifecycle. Please evaluate your systems to determine if any of these products are no longer being supported. If unsupported, they will have a negative impact on your network environment. Issues that […]

High Wire Networks Partners with The TNS Group to Deliver Overwatch 24/7 Cybersecurity Solutions

A Top 200 Managed Service Provider Provides Overwatch Managed Security Offering to Clients in the New York Metro Area and Surrounding Region High Wire Networks, a leading global technical field, professional and cybersecurity services company, today announced that it has partnered with The TNS Group, a leading provider of IT managed services, to distribute High Wire […]

A Message From the COO

By Charles Hughes, Chief Operating Officer To all our partners and customers, thank you for your cooperation and support during these unprecedented times.  It has been and continues to be a privilege to support you during this pandemic and as we start to return to near normal levels of operations. I am proud of how […]

The Frightening Truth About TikTok

Consider these risks. By David Barton, Chief Technology Officer TikTok, a very popular app that shares videos, is under fire – for good reason.  It seems, from the moment you install it, the TikTok app starts to gather massive amounts of data tracking the users’ every move.  While their data practices are similar to other […]

Six Shortcuts to Help Managed Service Providers Educate Clients on Cybersecurity

Every MSP should be educating clients on cybersecurity. If you aren’t, what are you waiting for? By Travis Ray, Director of Channel Sales, Overwatch Why MSPs Should Educate Clients on Cybersecurity: Every one of your clients has cyber-risks that need to be mitigated. Period. Some clients are more aware of the risk than others, but overall cyber is still a new frontier; education needs to […]

BCS ISIT Joins Overwatch Managed Security Partner Program to Deliver Comprehensive Cybersecurity Services to Businesses

Managed Service Provider to Offer Data Protection and Cybersecurity Compliance to Businesses in Financial, Health Care and Manufacturing Industries High Wire Networks, providers of the Overwatch Managed Security Platform-as-a-Service, announced today that BCS ISIT, a managed, professional and procurement services company, has partnered with Overwatch to deliver X Detection and Response (XDR) technology and 24/7 […]

High Wire Networks Adds XDR Expert and Cybersecurity Analyst as Technical Liaison to MSPs Delivering Overwatch Managed Security

Ryan Harrison Joins Overwatch Team as Senior Manager of Cybersecurity to Help MSPs Evaluate Threat Landscapes and Develop Cybersecurity Playbooks for Business Customers High Wire Networks, providers of the Overwatch Managed Security Platform-as-a-Service, announced today that cybersecurity technical expert Ryan Harrison has joined the company as Senior Manager of Cybersecurity for Overwatch. In his role, […]

High Wire University: Ready to Win More Deals?

Build Your Tech Field Service Skills for Free Let’s face it—contract and freelance work is hard to win when you don’t have the inside track or you’re not great at self-promotion. Marketplaces have stepped in to help. WorkMarket, for example, has provided 1099 contractors and freelancers a one-stop-shop to find job opportunities, onboard and receive […]

Is Your OOO Message a Security Risk?

Are you providing too much information in your Out Of Office notifications? Details around your day or time of return, reason for absence, email signature, and alternative contact details may be a gold mine of useful information for hackers. This information can be used for social engineering and targeted attacks. Do Not Provide: Location Duration […]

A New School Year Amid COVID-19 Means “Thinking Beyond the Bus”

Partners Seek High Wire Networks’ Wireless Networking Solutions to Install 5G Internet on Buses For eLearning As the 2020-21 school year is underway, many school districts are offering eLearning or virtual academy learning as an option for students. However, the biggest challenge around eLearning for millions of children in the U.S. is a lack of […]

Cybercrime Fighter Travis Ray Joins High Wire Networks as Director of Channel Sales for Overwatch Managed Security

15-year Technology Sales Veteran Bolsters Team of Trusted Advisers Helping Managed Services Providers (MSPs) Succeed with Cybersecurity High Wire Networks, providers of the Overwatch Managed Security Platform-as-a-Service, announced today that cybersecurity expert Travis Ray has joined the company as Director of Channel Sales. Ray brings sales and thought leadership to the Overwatch team and, in […]

Overwatch Delivers Next-gen Cloud Detection and Response Cybersecurity Solution

Managed Security Platform Extends Protections to the Cloud with Real-Time Visibility into IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Apps High Wire Networks, a leading global technical field, professional and cybersecurity services company, today announced that it is offering Cloud Detection and Response (CDR) as part of the Overwatch Managed Security Platform as a Service. The Overwatch platform […]

You + Overwatch Equals Opportunity in Cybersecurity

If you’ve been in the technology channel a long time, you’ve seen a lot of business models. For years the prevailing go-to-market strategy for equipment makers and service providers has been channel-friendly, but vendor-centric. Channel-friendly, but Vendor-centric For the vendor, the indirect channel has been simply another route to market. To them, the channel is […]

High Wire Networks Teams with SYNNEX Corporation to Distribute Overwatch Managed Security to IT Solution Providers

Alliance Enables SYNNEX Partners to Deliver Holistic Security Services to Underserved Small and Medium Businesses High Wire Networks, a leading global technical field, professional and cybersecurity services company, today announced that it has teamed with SYNNEX Corporation, (NYSE: SNX), a leading business process services company, to distribute its Overwatch Managed Security solution through SYNNEX’ network, […]

Four Things to Help Develop an Agile Workforce

By Charles Hughes, Chief Operating Officer. This blog was published in CompTIA. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”—Vince Lombardi “A good plan violently executed today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”—George Patton The first two installments of this blog series (Part 1, Part 2) described an agile workforce […]

ZTRA Securely Allows Over 5,000 3rd Party Users Inside Network

One of the largest private banks in Turkey leveraged ZTRA. The financial institution gives 3rd party organizations and users access to its resources. This situation poses a great risk for the bank. It has more than 5,000 3rd party users and more than 20,000 employees, and has struggled to manage device access. How ZTRA Minimized […]

ZTRA Secures 300 Educational Institutions in 40 Countries in One Day

Challenge/Opportunity: More than 10,000 instructors employed under an educational foundation have access to critical portals where they enter their students’ grades, status, annual plans and tasks. This wide access creates many security problems not only for teachers across the globe in 40 countries, but also for schools’ and students’ data privacy. Solution: Overwatch Zero Trust […]

Big Companies Not Immune to Ransomware!

By David Barton, CTO Over the weekend, Maze ransomware hit a very large IT services company, according to Bleeping Computer. In the past, this malware gained entry using different techniques: exploit kits via drive-by downloads, remote desktop connections (RDP) with weak passwords, email impersonation, and email spam.  In the majority of cases, when the phishing […]

What Is A Next-gen SIEM/SOC?

Overwatch offers Open XDR – a next-gen SIEM platform. Hear CTO David Barton explains why there isn’t a better option for MSPs protecting their customers’ networks.

Two Truths and A Lie

Mark Porter discusses the misconception of cybersecurity in this 7 minute video for MSPs attending Robin Robins’ Fight Club Conference.

In This Together- Response to COVID-19

A message to our partners, customers and organization. While these are challenging times, High Wire Networks is still working for you.

Cabling Solutions in South Korea

A chemical management solutions provider trusted High Wire’s cabling expertise for AP conduit installation in three of their campus warehouses near Seoul, South Korea. Our international engineers successfully installed Cat6 infrastructure for voice, data, security and WiFi. Underground cabling provided the fiber backbone to connect all five of their buildings. In addition, High Wire deployed […]

Aviation Training and Safety

High Wire delivered a wireless network solution for a world leader in professional aviation training and simulation systems. Our team traveled to their facilities in Hong Kong, Japan, Norway, France and England to update their wireless to produce a more secure and reliable network. The engineers paid dozens of visits per site to successfully roll […]

Zero Trust Remote Access: A Better Approach to VPN

We take you through 6 short videos to explain why the Zero Trust model has recently emerged as an alternative, providing a better architecture for protecting sensitive company resources.

[Webinar] Are You Prepared for COVID-19, Cyberattacks, or Any Disaster?

High Wire Networks’ CISO Phil Burnett and CTO David Barton share the must-have plans and strategy behind any cyberattack or disaster.

Overwatch Aware: Fun, Security Awareness Training

Educate your employees on cybersecurity in an entertaining and engaging way, with short and engaging, video animations.

What is Open- XDR?

Overwatch Managed Security’s Chief Technology Officer, David Barton, explains why SIEM is outdated and how Overwatch partners and customers can benefit from XDR, Open Detection and Response.

Next-gen SIEM (XDR) Demo

What is the next-generation of SIEM and how does a 24/7 SOC manage the data?

Security Point Solutions vs Platform

There are 1200+ security point solutions out there that don’t work together. Where do you even begin? Start with one comprehensive managed security-as-a-service solution.

MSP Expo/Tech Super Show Interview w/ CEO Mark Porter

Rich Tehrani, President of TMCnet interviewed CEO Mark Porter about the growth of Overwatch Managed Security at the 2020 Tech Super Show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

MSP Expo 2020 with Overwatch by High Wire Networks

From panels to presentations, the Overwatch team met with many MSPs in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the 2020 Tech Super Show.

What every MSP and Business Can Do Sans a CISO

You don’t have the budget to hire a CSO or CISO — So what can you do to protect your networks and data today?

MSPs: Easy Targets (who don’t have to be)

MSPs are primary targets of cyberattacks. They’re under attack! Is your network a gateway to chaos?

[Webinar] Incident Response Plan for 2020

CISO Phil Burnett shares the 3 must-haves in an incident response plan to ensure rock solid security for 2020.

Meet High Wire’s CISO

CEO and President Mark Porter sits down and talks with CISO Phil Burnett.

The Genesis of Overwatch Managed Security

High Wire Networks has been a trusted partners to VARs and MSPs for 20 years. In 2018, High Wire started Overwatch Managed Security, a best-of-breed cybersecurity platform as a service.

Overwatch: Cybersecurity Protection for Businesses of All Sizes

In this 30 second video, end-customers (enterprise and SMBs) learn about the benefits of leveraging a managed comprehensive cybersecurity platform.

MSPs: Bridge the Security Gap

Where do MSPs begin to become a trusted MSSP for their customers? The business transformation is costly, time consuming and requires cybersecurity talent that we all know is hard to find.

The MSP Cybersecurity Opportunity

Overwatch gives MSPs the opportunity to extend their brand and generate recurring revenue. A 30 second explainer video.

Converting An Historic Church Into HWN’s Headquarters

Our headquarters is inside a renovated, century-old church in Batavia, Illinois, about 40 miles west of Chicago. In 2018, we expanded our office from one floor to three, creating a modern, open-plan that lends itself to good collaboration and teamwork.

High Wire Networks’ Core Values

President and CEO Mark Porter shares High Wire Networks’ six core values.

Overwatch Offers An Incredible Opportunity For VARs and MSPs

Overwatch’s 24/7 Security Operations Center gives MSPs and opportunity to become an MSSP overnight.

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