Acronis Rolls Out New Partner ProgramBy Gina Roos | Print
NEWS BRIEFS: In addition to Acronis' partner program, this week's briefs cover enhancements to Samsung's channel program, HEAT's expanded MSP program and more.
Keeper, Verizon Ink Distribution Partnership
Keeper, an enterprise password management software platform, forged a new distribution partnership with Verizon. Under the agreement, Verizon will sell Keeper Enterprise to its corporate customers via the Verizon Partner Program. Keeper's business product, Keeper Enterprise, is a software platform that provides both password management and secure digital file storage for corporate customers.
ioSafe Delivers New Hybrid BDR
ioSafe, a provider of disaster-tolerant data storage solutions, announced the availability of the ioSafe BDR 515, touted as a unique fire-proof and waterproof hybrid backup and disaster recovery (BDR) appliance. The product is designed to eliminate downtime, protect data and provide near-zero recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs), even during times of Internet outage, the company said. The BDR 515 enables data to be protected on-site as well as replicated to the cloud. The new offering is available exclusively via its channel partners.
Synoptek Acquires EarthLink's IT Services Business
Synoptek, a worldwide IT managed services provider, has acquired EarthLink's IT Services business. In addition to expanding its portfolio of IT managed services for enterprises, the acquisition will expand the company's skill sets, 24/7 coverage and strategic IT sourced solutions for their joint customers, the company said. Core services offered in the United States and Europe include 24/7 IT management of customer IT systems, managed cloud solutions, managed security, end-user support and IT advisory/consulting solutions.
Green House Data Launches Channel Program
Green House Data, a provider of data center services, including cloud hosting, co-location and disaster recovery, launched its Channel Partner Program for value-added resellers and MSPs. Partnership options include white label, reseller, and agent models. Program benefits include 15-minute "hear from a human" response time SLAs, nationwide service with seven regional locations and best-fit assessments that align IT objectives to infrastructure spend.
Barracuda Enhances Web Application Security Service
Barracuda introduced the new Barracuda Vulnerability Manager, a cloud-based service to help customers detect vulnerabilities in their Websites and applications running in on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. The new offering is available to Barracuda authorized resellers and customers at no cost for a limited time with a valid Barracuda subscription. It can be centrally managed through Barracuda Cloud Control, a Web-based portal that allows users to manage Barracuda products and services from a single interface.
Brother Introduces New High-Print Volume Laser Models
Brother International introduces its new series of monochrome laser printers and all-in-ones, targeting companies with high-print volumes. The business-class machines offer enterprise-level security, highly scalable paper handling, and high-yield supplies with low-cost output. The super-high-yield toner cartridge can print approximately 12,000 pages, and for lower-cost printing, an ultra-high-yield replacement toner cartridge can print approximately 20,000 pages. The new offering is available through the Brother Authorized Partner Program (BAPP) resellers, as well as direct market resellers, dealers and office superstore contract resellers.
Carousel Industries Appoints VP of Managed Services
Carousel Industries, a provider of communication and network technologies, professional and managed services, and cloud solutions, named Rich Montefusco as vice president of managed services. Montefusco will lead the company's managed services practice strategy.
DocuSign Names Channel Head
DocuSign, a provider of eSignature and digital transaction management, has appointed Mark Register as the company's senior vice president of business development and channels. He will lead the company's business development and channel partner engagement globally. Register was previously an IBM vice president and most recently led the company's global software channel.