Three distribution partners have been announced, two of whom are based in Quebec, although they have resellers across Canada and in the U.S. as well. All are focused security specialists, rather than broadline distributors.
The 2015 Black Hat Attendee Survey offers several takeaways that indicate a need to rethink the current enterprise IT security model. Perhaps the most important is that security pros are not spending their time and budget in a manner that is commensurate with their concerns about current threats.
The Quick Rewards program, which begins in Q3, gives partners who refer other partners to Quick Heal a reward of six per cent of their sales for the first year and four per cent for the second – giving Quick Heal a cost-effective way of enlarging their channel.
Having exited the consumer market in Canada, Toshiba is beefing up their B2B offerings, and has partnered with Brampton managed services provider IT Weapons to provide what will be a growing package of services and support.
Notable changes include funding a dedicated resource for Platinum partners, enhancing the Demo program with six months of free support and the ability to resell Demo units, and a fourfold increase in MDF funds.
BlackBerry continues its strong rebound from what was widely seen as a deathwatch not that long ago by acquiring WatchDox, which will also form the basis of a new security-focused BlackBerry R&D center in Israel.
iboss is well known in the education space, where it has a strong presence, but new SVP of Worldwide Sales Frank McLallen is looking to take advantage of their solutions’ scalability, and expand much more deeply into other markets.
Compared to last year, the changes to Dell’s partner program as the company begins a new fiscal year are much more modest, although the extension of rebates for new business to Registered partners will cause much cheer in that quarter.