IKANOW Launches Partner Program

By Gina Roos
Storage solutions

IKANOW Announces New Partner Program

IKANOW, a provider of open-source information security analytics, launched a new channel partner program for resellers, integrators, and service providers. The IKANOW Preferred Partner Program was created to meet increased demand from mid- to large-size enterprise customers for the company's Information Security Analytics (ISA) solution. Program benefits include technical guidance, sales and marketing support, and financial incentives

The ISA solution reduces the time to breach detection by aggregating data across all data sources and identifying anomalies, while the risk-based vulnerability prioritization capability enables information security teams and managed security service providers (MSSPs) to focus on the most critical items. For partners, this creates opportunities for new revenue streams, the company said. The program is currently available in North America and will expand globally over the next several months.

Silver Peak Signs Ingram Micro

Silver Peak signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro to meet growing demand for Silver Peak's Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution in the United States. The agreement is Silver Peak's first SD-WAN distribution agreement. The company also recently launched its new global partner program to help channel partners capitalize on the growing SD-WAN market.

CSRA Joins Carbon Black Alliance Program

CSRA, a provider of next-generation IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, joined the "Carbon Black Connect" Alliance Program as a managed security services provider (MSSP) partner. Carbon Black's security solutions, Cb Enterprise Protection and Cb Enterprise Response, help customers remediate cyber-attacks and breaches.

Unitrends, CloudCheckr Help MSPs Grow AWS Businesses

Unitrends, a provider of enterprise-level cloud continuity, and CloudCheckr, a provider of Amazon Web Services (AWS) monitoring and services management solutions, formed a joint partnership to help managed service providers (MSPs) grow their AWS-hosted businesses.

Partners will be able to leverage CloudCheckr solutions and Unitrends Boomerang, a virtual appliance that enables users to move virtual machines (VMs) from VMware to AWS. Boomerang enables AWS MSPs to provide differentiation and maintain margins with disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), migration, cloud-bursting and billing for AWS infrastructures, said Unitrends.

Pivot3 Adds New Partners

Pivot3, a provider of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, added two new service providers—ADAPTURE and Gotham Technology Group—to its channel network. Through the partnerships, ADAPTURE, an IT lifecycle solutions provider, and Gotham Technology Group, an IT consulting firm, extend their service and product portfolios with HCI and flash storage solutions.

eSentire Intros Channel Partner Program

eSentire, a provider of active threat protection solutions and managed security services, launched its new channel partner program. This follows recent funding of $19.5 million, which will be used in part to invest in the company's global channel expansion plans. The global program allows its partners—resellers, MSPs, referrals or technology partners—to resell, refer opportunities or incorporate its Active Threat Protection service into their own offerings.

Program benefits include collaborative sales engagement, deal registration, co-marketing support and resources, training opportunities, access to the partner portal, and access to a channel systems engineer.

Lightstream Expands Storage Solutions Portfolio

Zadara Storage, a provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), announced that its Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) platform is now available as part of a new Lightstream storage-as-a-service offering. The VPSA platform provides pay-as-you-go storage, available in the cloud, on-premise or in hybrid configurations.

Avnet Government Solutions Expands GSA Schedule

Avnet Government Solutions  expanded its General Services Administration (GSA) schedule to include NetApp data storage and management solutions. Adding NetApp to Avnet Government Solutions’ GSA schedule gives partners access to the federal government’s largest Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), which agencies use to purchase solutions "for their IT needs, without making the expensive investments to maintain their own contracts," Avnet said.

Earlier this month, Avnet Government Solutions launched new cloud security solutions through its partnership with IBM aimed at the public sector. Offering security-as-a-service, Avnet Government Solutions business partners now have access to IBM's complete security solutions portfolio—including BigFix for endpoint protection, the QRadar security analytics platform and the Guardium data security platform for federal, state, local and education government customers. These services-based solutions, known as "AGS SaaS Protect," will help address security vulnerabilities in laptops, workstations and servers used by individuals within an organization.

Arrow Inks Deal With MobileIron

Arrow Electronics and MobileIron, a provider of mobile enterprise security, signed a North American distribution agreement that will cover MobileIron's entire product portfolio. The agreement is MobileIron's first comprehensive distribution agreement in North America.

Bigleaf Adds New Channel Partnership

Bigleaf Networks, an intelligent networking service that optimizes Internet and cloud performance, announced a new channel partnership with Telarus, a value-added distributor of network, unified communications (UC) and cloud services. Under the agreement, Telarus' network of sales partners have access to Bigleaf's technology, including its plug-and-play managed service offering.

Bitdefender Enhances MSP Security Solution

Bitdefender announced the released its new LabTech integrated MSP security solution and its participation in ConnectWise's vendor program. The Bitdefender Security for LabTech is fully integrated with ConnectWise's remote management and monitoring (RMM) solution LabTech, enabling all antivirus and anti-malware security tasks to be managed directly from the LabTech console.

Veeam Names New VP for North American Channel Sales 

Veeam Software appointed Kevin Rooney as the company's vice president of North American channel sales. Rooney will be responsible for the company's North American sales strategy and Veeam ProPartner program. He previously held high-tech sales and leadership positions at VMware and Hewlett-Packard.

SwiftStack Joins the Cisco Solution Partner Program

SwiftStack, a provider of object enterprise storage, joined the Cisco Solution Partner Program as a Preferred Solution Partner. This means the company has achieved Cisco compatibility certification on at least one solution, and can provide its customers with 24/7 customer support. In other news, SwiftStack partnered with VeriStor, enabling the advanced IT solutions provider to integrate SwiftStack's object storage into its enterprise cloud services portfolio.

This article was originally published on 2016-02-29