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  • M5 to Extend Voice Managed Services

    M5 Networks, a provider of managed telephony services, is extending its partner program beyond its current 100 local and regional partners to include a handful of national ones. The new program has already signed two national partners, All Covered and Single Path, that will enable the company to do business in areas that were not…

  • Elfiq Gets Sprightly in the Channel

    Elfiq Networks is beefing up training and support for its channel partners to attract VARs selling networking and business continuity solutions to its partner program. Although the vendor, which provides Link Load Balancing technology, does not currently have a very formalized structure for supporting channel partners, by the middle of this year, it will expand…

  • Not Much Actual Switching to Juniper Likely to Go On

    As we move into 2008 it’s pretty clear that Juniper Networks is back from the edge of extinction, but whether the company will morph into anything more than a niche player in the networking space is far from certain. After years of first denying the need to be in the Ethernet switch business and then…

  • Channel Vital for Juniper EX Series Switches

    Despite previous channel troubles, Juniper is betting on its new EX Series switches and the channel to help it become a real competitor in the enterprise LAN switching market. The vendor has picked 150–200 top-tier providers to commit to making juniper part of their networking practices, according to Mike Banic, senior director of product marketing…

  • What Juniper Networks` Entry into the Switch Market Means for the Channel

    The company’s foray into Cisco territory doesn’t end with new training and certification options. Juniper’s launch of enterprise-class Ethernet switches adds yet another piece to the networking infrastructure puzzle. Perhaps those switches are the final piece needed to make Juniper a real contender in the enterprise networking realm. From a technical standpoint, the EX 3200,…

  • Juniper Looks to Fast-Track VARs from Cisco

    Juniper Networks is extending its Fast Track certification program through 2008 in the hope that training and education can help it compete against arch rival Cisco. The Fast Track program offers experienced networking professionals free Web-based self-assessment exams and courseware including technical manuals, diagrams and lab materials necessary to become certified on Juniper’s JUNOS network…