Mobility

BlackBerry delivers strong messaging around vision and roadmap to channel partners

BlackBerry’s recent Partner Summit had clear objectives of articulating the company’s vision around their new Spark platform to partners, together with both the technology roadmap and the sales strategy around it. They also wanted to introduce the new sales leadership in Canada to partners.

Zebra unveils first vertical specialization for healthcare technology providers

Zebra sells its solutions predominantly to major verticals like retail and manufacturing, where most of their partners play, but for the first time they have announced a specialization for what will be a fairly small minority of partners with a deep focus in an area.

Check Point adds threat prevention to mobile security, and intros new high-end gateway to prevent today’s threats

SandBlast Mobile 3.0 extends the parameters of smartphone protection by adding the ability to prevent threats as well as detect them, while the new 23900 security gateway adds a new very high end data centre appliance for Check Point customers who don’t need the scalability of a chassis.

Pulse Secure adds new features, extends firewall integrations in Pulse Policy Secure 9.0

New features in Pulse Policy Secure include the improvement of Pulse Profiler, the addition of MacOS device support and improved vulnerability assessment capabilities, but from a channel point of view, the most important thing like is likely the deepening of integrations with the major firewall vendors.