Channel News Briefs: Week of Nov. 9

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This week's briefs include new capabilities from OpenDNS for MSPs, Westcon's distribution deal with SafeNet, CMR's new partner program and more news.

D-Link Debuts New Resources, Tools for Resellers

D-Link has released a suite of tools, resources and evaluation units for VARs and customers that want to resell or integrate IP surveillance solutions. New resources include a free 36- by 24-inch IP Surveillance 101 poster, a Web-based bandwidth and storage calculator tool to calculate the bandwidth and storage capacity for surveillance projects, an interactive floor planner to help determine where cameras should be placed for optimal video surveillance coverage, and 30-day evaluation units for qualified end users and partners.

A competitive product comparison tool is available to authorized resellers, and an interactive product selector tool helps identify and recommend the right D-Link IP camera for a user's business security. D-Link offers 30 business-class IP camera models and three network video recorders, along with outdoor enclosures and video management software (VMS) options to meet the requirements of any size business, the company said.

Paragon Software Offers Data Protection Bundle for Windows Server Essential

Paragon Software Group, a provider of data protection, backup and disaster recovery (BDR) technology, has released the Paragon Server Essentials Bundle for Windows, targeting data protection and disk optimization needs of small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The offering gives SMB customers who are purchasing a Microsoft Windows 2012 Server Essentials license a comprehensive solution that is currently being used in enterprise environments, the company said.

The bundle includes Hard Disk Manager 15 (HDM) server backup and disaster recovery software as well as 25 Windows-based workstation licenses configured with XP, Windows 8 or another operating system. The Hard Disk Manager also features a set of disk optimization utilities, including advanced partitioning, secure disk wiping, OS migrations, as well as imaging and system deployment functionality.  The bundle is available through Paragon reseller partners, including CDW, SHI, Newegg, En Pointe and Softmart.

RKON Partners With Druva

RKON Technologies, an IT consulting firm providing managed cloud solutions to Fortune 2000 companies, has announced a partnership with Druva, an endpoint data protection and governance provider. RKON provides technology-enabled solutions, including hosted virtual desktops, disaster recovery, managed security and managed virtualization. The partnership will allow for greater protection of endpoint devices, and help customers deal with security and compliance risks associated with the increase in workforce mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs, reducing the loss of corporate information assets.

Nintex Names VP of Channels and Strategy

Nintex, a workflow automation company, has named Josh Waldo vice president of channel strategy and channel programs. Waldo will lead Nintex's partner and channel marketing strategy as the company expands its workflow automation platform. Waldo worked at Microsoft for eight years, most recently serving as senior director of cloud partner strategy within the Worldwide Partner Group.

Cirius Messaging Earns Parallels APS 2 Certification

Cirius Messaging has received Parallels APS 2 certification, becoming the first secure messaging solution to be certified with the APS 2 standard for the Parallels Automation environment. This allows Cirius Secure Messaging to be added to any Parallels solution provider's product portfolio.

Cirius Secure Messaging was designed for the cloud and channel distribution. It's leveraged by hosted solution providers looking for a secure cloud solution to increase monthly recurring revenue, and to help customers meet compliance and privacy requirements.