Cobalt provides pentesting through a platform, which delivers results quickly because they have a very large team of pentesters, and in response to solution provider interest, they have created a channel program to support partners.
Barracuda rebrands an improved version of the Managed Workplace RMM product they acquired from Avast in 2019 as Barracuda RMM, and delivers the multi-tenanted version of CloudGen Access they promised when ZTNA vendor Fyde was acquired in November.
Fortinet’s big product news, the launch of FortOS 7.0, actually took place a month ago, although its importance meant it was strongly emphasized at the event, but their channel announcements, including new specializations and the expansion of consumption-based billing to new products, were new.
Vade Secure, which has over a billion mailboxes under management, mainly through ISP partnerships that also give them data for a very strong filter, came into the North American market last year, and is targeting SMB-focused MSPs.
The big theme around this release is expanded protection against ransomware, which is the focus of the new Sophos integration, but the release also contains major expansions of partnerships with Nutanix and Oracle.
Appgate’s first partner program since their spinoff from Cyxtera last year is explicitly focused on empowering and rewarding solution architects and sales engineers, to make them advocates of the company’s SDP technology.
Benchmark’s strength in the Canadian market is in the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa, and that dovetails nicely with Hunters’ expansion strategy, which is focused on building up business on the eastern side of the continent first.
Infoblox’s new program includes 30 picked partners who have already made a SaaS commitment, and will pair them with Infoblox experts and provide them with increased support to boost their SaaS business.
BIO-key’s broadening of their offerings, from their initial biometric solutions to a broader range of IAM solutions delivered through a platform, has led them to remake their channel program, to help partners sell the platform.