New features include GlueFiles, and Flags, while new integrations include Office 365, and ones with vendors Cisco Meraki, Auvik and Syncro. A contest was also announced to spur automation ideas.
The 2018 version of the Institute, which should be all online by the September-October timeframe, has five series – three persona-oriented ones for manager/owners, salespeople and marketing, and two topic-focused on security and backup.
The existing strong technical integration between Gigamon and FireEye has been extended to make the joint solution much more turnkey for partners. More enablement and sales tools are being provided, along with new incentives for selling the joint solutions, and new joint integrations for partners are also coming.
The opening keynote at the annual Macola customer and partner event featured a drone demo intended to show mastery over adjacent technology that backfired spectacularly, although harmlessly. The event itself also featured an air of unpredictability – over the role of the channel in the Macola go-to-market going forward.