CompTIA Expands Its CertMaster Portfolio

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NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to CompTIA's news, this week's coverage includes ANPI's expanded partner program, Digital River's new partnerships, and more.

WebNMS, Calsoft Labs Simplify Virtual Services for Service Providers

WebNMS, a provider of multi-vendor network management and IOT solutions, and Calsoft Labs, a pioneer in network-functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) services, have partnered to help service providers increase their revenue and reduce costs by delivering virtual services on their existing networks. The collaborative offering, which integrates the WebNMS Symphony Orchestration platform with Calsoft's NFV solutions, provides network providers with unified multi-vendor network management, flexible service orchestration and a range of virtual appliances.

The Symphony platform combines multi-vendor carrier network management solutions, based on the WebNMS Framework, with the Composer Workflow Framework that helps providers automate their unique operations. Calsoft Labs offers services to help network operators simplify multi-vendor network management, end-to-end service provisioning and SLA monitoring for Carrier Ethernet services. Together, the new offering allows service providers to use their existing network and service management processes as orchestration systems that automate existing operations and incorporate new, on-demand services, the companies said.

Trend Micro Enters into Strategic OEM Agreement with HP

Security specialist Trend Micro signed a strategic OEM agreement with HP to help enterprises combat advanced targeted threats and custom malware. The HP TippingPoint Advanced Threat Appliance (ATA) family now includes the Trend Micro Deep Discovery for breach protection.

The offering provides customers with a single, integrated solution for detection and enforcement. It identifies malware through static, dynamic and behavioral techniques to block and neutralize threats before critical business data is compromised, said the company. HP TippingPoint Advanced Threat Appliance will be available early 2015 from HP and its channel partners.

Concurrent Signs WESCO to Sell in Latin America

Concurrent, a provider in unified content delivery and multi-screen video analytics solutions, signed an agreement with TVC Communications, a division of WESCO Distribution, to resell Concurrent's UpShift Unified Content Delivery Solution to customers in the Caribbean and Latin America.

WESCO, through TVC Communications, supplies the end-to-end system integration, localization, and field support services to deploy Concurrent's next-generation content delivery network solutions. WESCO will resell Concurrent's IP-CDN, transparent caching, cloud DVR and video on-demand capabilities.

vArmour, Hitachi Ink Distribution Deal

Armour has signed a distribution agreement with Tokyo-based Hitachi Solutions Ltd. Under the agreement, starting on Dec. 25, Hitachi will sell vArmour's distributor data center security offering to enterprise customers and service providers in Japan.

vArmour's distributed security platform provides visibility, control and threat defense across physical, virtual and cloud applications, said the company. It protects enterprise data in the cloud and on-premise with a single virtual security platform.