The startup, which utilizes user behavior analytics purpose-built for security, is well ahead of initial sales forecasts, and is building out a focused channel that will be the company’s only route to market.
DataGravity, which is available to the Canadian channel through Ingram Micro, is run by the team who created Equallogic, and offers data security, search and data protection in a single storage platform.
The partner program has been added following Passportal’s addition of the capacity to let partners white-label their password protection services to their own customers, whereas before they simply sold their partners these services to better run their own businesses.
AVG emphasizes that having a foot in two separate sectors helps partners drive their business, and notes that AVG’s requirement their channel account people be certified in Channel Management through CompTIA is one aspect of their commitment to being easy to work with.
Vijilan formally entered the North American market in June, with a security service that layers on top of a managed service for their MSP and solution provider partners, who are their entire route to market.
Three distribution partners have been announced, two of whom are based in Quebec, although they have resellers across Canada and in the U.S. as well. All are focused security specialists, rather than broadline distributors.
The key set of changes to the program sees discounts based on partner tier flattened, and the resources moved to an enhanced deal registration program, to give more rewards to partners who do more work.
The 2015 Black Hat Attendee Survey offers several takeaways that indicate a need to rethink the current enterprise IT security model. Perhaps the most important is that security pros are not spending their time and budget in a manner that is commensurate with their concerns about current threats.
The Quick Rewards program, which begins in Q3, gives partners who refer other partners to Quick Heal a reward of six per cent of their sales for the first year and four per cent for the second – giving Quick Heal a cost-effective way of enlarging their channel.