Another key software addition is a new Policy Optimizer, that uses network intelligence to find and remove legacy firewall rules that create security issues.
Cloud software platform provider Cloudistics has had a strong year, both increasing their own channel significantly and entering into a new partnership with Lenovo. Their software now powers the Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Series, which has a joint go-to-market motion, and Cloudistics expects it will significantly expand their business, outside of North America in particular.
Doug Merritt, Splunk’s President and CEO, kicked off the Splunk .conf18 event in Orlando by emphasizing the congruence between the company’s greatest wave of innovation ever, and the time in the market when the pace of change and the ability to tap into the monstrous mess that is contemporary data are at their peak of importance.
Cohesity has doubled the amount of dollars allocated to their partner program, with new perks like rebates for sales to very large customers and formalized and expanded MDF. They have also established a model for service providers within the program, which provides mechanisms like consumption-based pricing suited to this business model.
The expansion of the PSA appliances beyond their original form factor will open up new opportunities for Pulse Secure partners, particularly around LAN security regarding contractors and partners, which has become a subject of major concern, and where cloud and virtual models offer more flexibility for some use cases.