Ingram Micro Adds Security Assessment Services

By Gina Roos
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Ingram Micro Adds Three Security Assessment Services

Ingram Micro has added three professional security assessment services to help channel partners grow their IT security practices. The new services—available now—also address advanced threat protection (ATP) for businesses of all sizes.

Developed in conjunction with Cisco, Ingram Micro's new FirePOWER Network Threat Assessments enable IT service providers in the United States and Canada to identify network and endpoint security gaps using Cisco's latest security technology. The service is a professional on-site installation of non-evasive Cisco ASA hardware with FirePOWER Services that will help accelerate the sales cycle for IT service providers and MSPs.

In addition, channel partners also can market the assessments as their own for brand continuity. Once the assessment is complete, channel partners have the option to deploy Cisco's ASA Firewalls to address the business' needs. Cisco-authorized configuration and installation and mentoring services are also available through Ingram Micro's Professional Services organization.

In other news, Ingram Micro announced Dell Software is now part of the Ingram Micro Federal Advantage Program. Dell's products have been added to Ingram Micro's wholly owned company, Promark Technology's General Services Administration (GSA) schedule.

CloudBolt Launches Channel Partner Program

CloudBolt, a provider of cloud management technology, launched a channel partner program for system integrators, resellers and service providers to help design and deploy multi-cloud IT environments and bridge legacy and new technologies. CloudBolt also announced that new partners —August Schell, Carahsoft, CDW, ePlus, HPM Networks, pureIntegration and Riverturn—are joining the program. Program benefits include incentives, access to the company's sales and marketing support, joint marketing, and demand-generation programs and compensation on all contracted services.

Five9 Expands Global Channel Program

Five9, a provider of cloud contact center software for the enterprise market, expanded its channel partner program, and appointed industry veteran Wendell Black vice president of channel sales to drive channel expansion. Part of the expansion includes new strategic partnerships with several master agents, systems integrators and resellers. The program now offers partners a chance to be a reseller or full OEM partner, giving traditional channels focused on selling premise-based solutions the ability to sell Five9's cloud-based contact center solution.

Avnet Adds CenturyLink and IO

Avnet added solutions from CenturyLink and IO that enable partners in the United States and Canada to support off-premise and hybrid cloud environments. These solutions target a range of offsite data center and infrastructure co-location needs, including data center expansions, redundancy support and migrations. Avnet will help partners offer these new solutions with its customized hybrid data center solution offerings that require no up-front capital requirements. Partners can sell these solutions through either a referral model or a resale model.

SolarWinds N-able Delivers Advances to MSPs

SolarWinds N-able, a global provider of remote monitoring and management (RMM) and service automation software, announced the latest release of its RMM automation platform for managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. SolarWinds N-able N-central 10.1 integrates with SolarWinds N-able MSP Manager—a born-in-the-cloud IT service management platform, delivering an all-in-one solution to MSPs. In addition to the integration, the latest release includes several new features around ease of use and support.

iTrinegy Expands Global Channel Program

iTrinegy, a specialist in virtual test networks, application performance measurement and application risk management, is expanding its channel program to help meet the demand for its solutions. The company said it had a limited partner program, and is now expanding into a full channel program across Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific. Channel partners include VARs and authorized resellers. VARs will be recognized as experts in the use and implementation of iTrinegy's products and services, while authorized resellers will sell the company's products and support services.

Neovera Joins Sophos Partner Program

Neovera, a provider of IT consulting, cyber-security solutions, and infrastructure management services, joined the Sophos Partner Program. Sophos is a 100 percent channel-focused company. As a partner, Neovera will offer the company's line of Unified Threat Management (UTM), Web, email, endpoint, mobile, network and data protection solutions.

Westcon-Comstor Partners With RingCentral

RingCentral, a provider of cloud business communication and collaboration solutions, and Westcon-Comstor (WestconGroup), a value-added technology distributor, announced a new distribution partnership. Under the agreement, Westcon-Comstor will distribute RingCentral cloud communications solutions through its reseller network in the United States.

WISeKey, CenturyLink to Collaborate on Security for IoT Providers

WISeKey, a cyber-security company, and CenturyLink, Inc., a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, signed a collaboration agreement to jointly offer a managed digital identity solution for Internet of things (IoT) providers. The agreement will explore analytics cyber-security solutions for IoT providers where they may collaborate on joint solutions.

CliQr Doubles Channel Partners in 2015

CliQr, an application-defined cloud management platform provider, doubled the number of channel partners in 2015, and appointed a new director of channel sales, Cisco alumnus Scott Mohr, to support and expand the program membership. The reseller partner program is comprised of full-service IT solution resellers, referral partners and delivery partners that meet CliQr's criteria for cloud application services expertise. New partners include Agitare Technologies, CompuNet, DataHub, Denali Advanced Integration, EvoTek, Kaizen Technology Partners, Kovarus, OpsVision, Orasi Software, vCORE and World Wide Technology. In 2016, the company plans to expand on the East Coast and in Europe.

AlienVault Appoints VP of Worldwide Channel Sales

AlienVault, a provider of Unified Security Management and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, appointed Anthony D'Angelo as vice president, worldwide channel sales. D'Angelo will head the company's worldwide channel strategy and work with distributors and partners to identify new growth opportunities.

Zebra Technologies Hires Channel Exec

Zebra Technologies, a global provider of solutions and services that provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, people and transactions, appointed Bill Cate as vice president of its Channel Strategy, Programs, and Operations. Cate's role is to strengthen the company's indirect channel strategy with a focus on the launch and ongoing management of the new PartnerConnect program and tools that attract and retain value-added channel partners. Cate previously served as senior director, Global Sales & Channel Operations for Motorola Solutions.

Guidance Software Adds New Channel Leadership

Guidance Software, makers of EnCase for digital investigations and endpoint data security, appointed Scott Skidmore as vice president, global channel sales, and Jeff Hines as group vice president of sales for the Americas. Skidmore will manage the global channel sales organization and program and Hines will grow and manage a direct Americas sales teams. Together, the focus is to expand the company's sales and channel operations and related investments and programs.

This article was originally published on 2016-02-01