Kaspersky is counselling its channel to take advantage of the increased market opportunities in the enterprise, both to build new business and expand the company’s brand awareness with major new logos. They are also emphasizing that partners need to be more aggressive in delivering security expertise beyond licenses and support.
This platform, the CS-4000E, is a version of the CS-4000 the company has been selling to government customers, priced lower for the enterprise. Looking Glass has begun to recruit a channel, and sees the platform’s ability to cover the whole threat intelligence spectrum as a strong incent for partners.
ForeScout has shown strong recent growth that has begun to strain its old policy of dealing directly with its partners, so it has signed North American deals with the two VADs which best complement their product set. The company is already fairly strong in Canada, and is looking to distribution to strengthen Canadian presence further.