Bob VanKirk becomes CRO, which will strengthen SonicWall’s push to become a more significant enterprise player, but the company is emphasizing this won’t impact their commitment to the SMB market and their partners who serve that space.
The big opportunity here is for Pivot3 partners who sell into the military/intel part of the U.S. defense space, but other NATO countries can be sold it as well, and it also has other use cases in rugged environments.
Grant Wernick, the CEO and co-founder of Insight Engines, says that their product revolutionizes log store search and helps companies address the scarcity and cost of data scientists by letting English majors do the same job.
Debbie Heiser has moved to a new position, as vice president, Canadian services delivery, while Daina Proctor has been appointed as a regional director for the National Capital Region and Western Canada. Osman Baig is now a regional director for Optiv in Toronto.
ScoutShield uses technology from LookingGlass’s 2015 acquisitions of CloudShield and Cyveillance to create a Threat Intelligence Gateway that integrates with the LookingGlass ScoutVison threat intelligence platform.
Risk intelligence solution Agiliance pulls an Oracle, rebranding itself after its RiskVision product. RiskVision has done most of its business direct in the past, but is aggressively looking to change that, looking to add VAR, solution provider and MSSP partners.
Ottawa’s Combat Networks won the Networking Partner of the Year award from Avaya. The solution provider, which has a deep Avaya practice, also listened closely to the details about Avaya’s strategy and approach going forward.
The program offers tiers for exclusive and non-exclusive partners, an Exclusivity Program rather than deal registration, and high margins. Their Canadian partners have not been very active in the recent past, but a drive in Canada to change that and expand the channel is forthcoming.