Cisco is emphasizing to their networking partners that they need to rethink security, intertwining it fundamentally with networking, and driving automation, which can only truly come with a common architecture rather than a myriad of point products.
John Walters comes into the newly created position of VP of Service Operations, to ensure that Pax8’s support of partners does not flag as their business grows, particularly in the critical onboarding stage.
Salesforce highlighted that Einstein, featured at last fall’s Dreamforce, is part of the new spring release, and is in the hands of customers. They also announced a new partnership with IBM that unites IBM’s Watson with Einstein.
The addition of cloud visibility into the Managed Detection and Response service responds to the user vulnerability to issues like phishing and data exfiltration, and presents a strong new opportunity for partners.