High Wire Networks Launches Overwatch Ransomware Kill Switch Powered by Airgap

Overwatch Managed Security Enables MSP Partners to Help Businesses Contain the Escalating Damage from Ransomware Attacks

BATAVIA, Ill., Sept. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  High Wire Networks Inc.’s (the “Company” or “High Wire”) (OTCQB: SGSI) and its cybersecurity business unit, Overwatch Managed Security, today introduced Overwatch Ransomware Kill Switch, powered by Airgap, provider of the industry’s first agentless Ransomware Kill Switch™. The solution enables High Wire’s managed service provider (MSP) partners to provide their business clients with unprecedented protection from the growing threat of ransomware attacks by reducing mean time to detection and resolution.

With one click, our 24/7 security analysts can activate Overwatch Ransomware Kill Switch to lock down a business network, blocking network access to connected devices and limiting the spread of ransomware across networks – from corporate campuses to home or remote workspaces. Uniquely, the solution requires no agents or clients nor any upgrades or integrations to a business’ network.

“The Overwatch Ransomware Kill Switch is the one of the best weapons in the fight against ransomware on the market today,” said David Barton, CTO at High Wire Networks. “Our Overwatch security analysts are monitoring customer networks 24/7 for fast detection, response and remediation. Now, they can leverage Airgap’s technology to isolate a potential threat so it can’t move laterally between devices or locations, containing the damage.”

Ransomware damages worldwide in 2021 are projected to be $20 billion, or 57 times more, than they were in 2015, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. The research firm says that number will grow to $265 billion by 2031, with a new attack every 2 seconds.

Overwatch Ransomware Kill Switch is suited for any business, but particularly those in highly targeted and vulnerable industrial verticals, such as:

  • Biomedical manufacturing
  • Electronic manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Operational Technologies

“Business of all sizes and verticals, especially those in industrial sectors, are under constant threat of ransomware attacks and the costly aftermath,” said Ritesh Agrawal, CEO of Airgap Networks. “We’re excited to partner with cybersecurity experts at High Wire Networks to help stop cyberthreats in their tracks with an affordable managed solution.”

Overwatch Ransomware Kill Switch is available to businesses through High Wire Networks’ Authorized Sales Partners as a subscription service with options for fully managed, self-managed or as-needed professional services for setup and onboarding.

In a fully managed deployment, High Wire Networks will configure, monitor, manage, and respond to threats in real-time by leveraging Airgap’s patent-pending technology along with High Wire’s Overwatch 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC).

To learn more about High Wire Networks’ Overwatch Partner Program, visit https://www.highwirenetworks.com/overwatch, call 630-635-8477 or email
[email protected].

About Airgap
Airgap provides the agentless Anti-Ransomware platform to stop the spread of malware in enterprise networks. Our industry’s first Ransomware Kill Switch™ locks down your most critical network assets at the first indication of compromise with complete control and policy enforcement over the device-to-device and device-to-application communication. For more information, contact [email protected].

About High Wire Networks
For 20 years, High Wire Networks has been a trusted partner to VARs, MSPs, distributors, integrators, manufacturers and telecom providers by enabling them to minimize overhead while extending delivery capabilities around the world. Our flexible workforce delivers vendor-agnostic technical field, professional and security services in more than 180 countries. Our services include design, installation, configuration and support for unified communications, wired and wireless networks, cabling and infrastructure, and electrical systems. Our Overwatch Managed Security Marketplace enables our partners to deliver comprehensive cybersecurity that’s easy to sell and easy to buy for an affordable subscription. We also offer a variety of on-demand, rapid-response solutions with service levels ranging from two hours to the next business day for onsite break-fix and remote technical support. With High Wire Networks, partners Get Work Done. Learn more at www.highwirenetworks.com.

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Media Contact:
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High Wire Networks
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