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5 Channel Partner Updates: 15 February 2017

Welcome to page two. Enjoy a second serving of channel content — items 10 to 1 — here.

10. Oracle Lawsuit: Oracle faces a class action lawsuit alleging the company “stiffed its sales employees of millions in earned commission wages by retroactively changing commission contracts.” ChannelE2E could not reach Oracle for comment on the suit.

9. Avaya Repositions for IoT: Avaya has launched Avaya Surge, which helps partners to mitigate cyberattacks that can occur through IoT connected devices. Surge — formerly SDN Fx Healthcare — runs on any vendor’s network to enable companies in any vertical industry to protect data from unauthorized access through IoT devices, the company claims. The launch surfaced at Avaya Engage 2017, the company’s core customer and partner conference.

8. Veeam’s Free Cloud Promotion: Every customer using Veeam for on-premises backup and recovery is now eligible for up to $1,000 in free cloud backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) from Veeam and its partners, the company said yesterday.

7. Vembu’s Free BDR Promotion: Vembu BDR Suite v3.7 has a free edition for data centers that deploy both virtual and physical environments. The free edition is designed for partners and customers that wish to try Vembu BDR Suite in their production and testing environments without any costs, the company said.

6. Healthcare IT Services: Keep a close eye on Konica Minolta, which is making some key moves in the healthcare sector… Additional details should surface at next week’s HIMSS 2017 conference in Orlando, Fla. The company also owns All Covered, a major IT services business unit.

5. SMB Managed Services: Northwest IT Services and Technoideas have joined Uplevel Systems‘ Partner Program. The Uplevel appliance equips MSPs with a turnkey platform for managing SMB customer networks. Uplevel, a startup, raised $1.2 million to develop the appliance last year.

4. SolarWinds & IT Security: Multiple SolarWinds products are now certified under the Common Criteria with the Spanish Common Criteria Scheme (SCCS), an international standard for computer security.

3. Managed Security Services: EY has launched a Cybersecurity as a Service (CaaS) atop Microsoft Azure. The move reinforces an EY-Microsoft alliance inked in 2015. It’s also part of the major Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) trend at this week’s RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco.

2. ConnectWise Sell: ConnectWise this morning unveiled some updates to Sell, the company’s quoting and sales proposal software for IT services providers and technology companies. We’ll take a closer look at the ConnectWise Sell (formerly Quosal) updates sometime later today.

1. RSA Conference 2017 Live Blogs: Our live coverage of RSA Conference continues today. Check ChannelE2E for live updates from our exclusive meetings throughout the day…

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