Ingram Micro Adds Security Assessment ServicesBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Ingram Micro's news, this week's briefs cover CloudBolt's partner program, Five9's channel program expansion, and more.
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.