Companies such as Netskope, Skyhigh Networks and Symantec have set the standard for cloud access security brokers, Gartner said, but giants like Cisco, Microsoft and Oracle are in a position to funnel resources into their recent CASB acquisitions.
Pulse Secure has snagged RiskIQ CMO Scott Gordon to expand the company's global go-to-market strategy, branding, channel and sales enablement.
BluVector-as-a-Service allows partners to deliver core managed security functions like health monitoring, configuration, maintenance, patching, upgrading, and triaging high-priority alerts without allocating their own resources.
HP Personal Systems Chief Technologist Mike Nash says the company has already issued software updates at HP.com that address the Synaptics Debug tool issue. At the same time, he warned partners to make sure the issue is not impacting the laptops from other OEMs.
"We're not ready for IoT," said one solution provider executive. "But IoT is not waiting for us."
Solution provider CEO says there's a lot of opportunity in the whole process of moving to, managing and monitoring multi-cloud environments and he's aiming to make it easier for partners to get on-board.
The three men pleaded guilty to roles in the 2016 botnet attack, which was orchestrated as a distributed denial of service attack through IoT devices like webcams, routers and video recorders.
Channel chief and partner advocate Maurits Tichelman has moved out of his role overseeing Intel's channel business to take a new leadership job at the chip company, CRN has learned.
"For the longest time, I stood by Kaspersky and supported them. To this date, I think it is a good product," said one Kaspersky Lab partner. "But I don't know what more they can do."
With Datto and Autotask now officially merged under Vista Equity Partners, the MSP powerhouse is actively devising a go-to-market strategy around cross-selling opportunities for partners.
The security industry saw more threats and funding opportunities in 2017, with massive data breaches and ransomware attacks crippling major institutions, and vendors tapping into the deep pockets of private equity and IPOs.
Solution providers face increasing challenges when protecting customer's IT environments that now include public cloud, hybrid cloud and the Internet of Things.
Ruckus Networks president Dan Rabinovitsj said the company is putting a tight focus on the channel's role in growing revenue in key verticals and with initiatives in the cloud.
Samsung Knox offers data separation solutions, like Knox Workspace, that protects financial firm's data while allowing users to still get the full value from their devices.
George Pedersen co-founded ManTech International in 1968 and has served as CEO since 1995. In January, he'll be succeeded by current president and COO Kevin Phillips, himself a 12-year company veteran.
It was a whirlwind year for IoT as companies announced new platforms and security became top of mind for customers. Here's the 10 coolest IoT stories in 2017.
Traditional use cases are still a major factor in enterprise adoption of cloud services, but the shift to cutting-edge technologies and methodologies will accelerate in 2018.
"We clearly value what can be done in the channel and that will continue to be a focus for us," said Pwnie Express CEO Todd DeSisto.
While cloud providers play a role in collecting and manipulating data from IoT devices, how the devices are deployed and integrated will be key to channel partners' success in this business, said Stephen DiFranco.
Innovative open source releases this year included Kubernetes 1.8, Docker's Moby Project, and the Puppet 5 Platform.