Channel Programs

Channel-centric Canadian startup Cavelo has announced both their first channel program and the hire of their first channel leader

Waterloo-based Cavelo makes a platform which assesses broad aspects of data management and regulatory reporting requirements, and, unusually for their space, is focused on the SMB and SME rather than the enterprise, and concentrates on going to market through partners.

Zoom has unified its partner programs and will offer AV partners access to Zoom phone in new Zoom Up Partner Program

A key benefit for traditional AV partners who have sold Zoom Rooms in the past, but been largely excluded through regulations from selling phones, is that they will be able to resell Zoom Phones with Native Capabilities. This will be phased in by geos, and while the U.S. and Canada are not in the first wave, they are on the road map.

Checkmarx continues to scale up channel-first model by hiring VP of Worldwide Channels and Alliances

Mark Osmond, who came to Checkmarx from Veeam Software, talks about what he sees as the challenges facing application security testing partners moving from on-prem to the cloud, how he intends to make things easier for them, and other elements of the company’s channel strategy for the year ahead.