U.K.-based StarLeaf, which sells entirely through channel partners, has some in the U.S. and Canada, but is not well known in North America overall, and is hoping that this new device increases their exposure here.
Proofpoint’s historical focus has been higher upmarket, but Essentials, which came originally from a 2013 acquisition, and has been substantially rebuilt from the ground up with an SMB focus, is a key part of their strategy as well.
Dell has had an endpoint security partnership with Cylance, and that remains in effect, but this new one around Dell SafeGuard and Response solutions is considerably deeper and becomes the jewel in Dell’s endpoint security crown.
Avaya’s cloud strategy in the past could never be described as crisp, but major changes were announced at Engage to change that, with new OneCloud branding and ReadyNow enterprise bundles to bring solutions to market quickly.
Avaya’s Canadian country manager Dave Robertson provides an update on Avaya’s business and channel in Canada, including why they are confident that legacy Nortel customers will modernize with them and not with competitors.
Bob VanKirk becomes CRO, which will strengthen SonicWall’s push to become a more significant enterprise player, but the company is emphasizing this won’t impact their commitment to the SMB market and their partners who serve that space.
Comm100, which has been in business since 2009, just formalized its first partner program in September, and has onboarded four new partners, with many more in the pipeline. They are looking to build the channel business to 20 per cent within the next 1-2 years.
In addition to their Tintri Global Center 4.0 release, Tintri by DDN announces new staff and resource additions, as they continue their rebuild from the collapse that preceded their being purchased by DDN in September.
Increasing their MSP business is a major Arcserve priority, and the development of some kind of track for them within the company’s new channel program is one new enablement activity that is under active consideration.
HYCU extends the market reach for their backup solution designed specifically for Nutanix environments with this new reseller agreement, which will let Lenovo sell HYCU with their Nutanix solutions in a single sale.
HYCU was created to develop and sell a custom-built backup solution for Nutanix, and this new program is designed to parallel the go-to-market strategy for the upper SMB and midmarket that Nutanix launched with their Velocity program in June.
The net new additions are a new Managed Cloud Defense monitoring and response service, and a new Managed Cloud Defense service that brings a service Symantec had provided to very large customers to the broader market.
SolarWinds launches a Threat Monitoring service based on their Trusted Metrics acquisition, in a go-to-market model designed to make it widely available to partners, but in a way that the company thinks maximizes the chances of success for specific partners.