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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 02 December 2021

Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, December 2, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. PPP Loan Forgiveness: More than three-quarters of all Paycheck Protection Program loans have been forgiven, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Source: New York Business Journal, December 1, 2021.

Chuck Miller

Lynette Bohanan

2. Channel PR: CommCentric Solutions, a PR agency that serves the channel, is now fully owned by Lynette Bohanan. She and Chuck Miller co-founded the business in 2006. Miller is exiting CommCentric as part of a planned return to his roots as a writer and journalist. Bohanan and Miller described their business journey together and next moves in this press release.

3. Cloud Distribution: TD Synnex has launched a set of global security, data and IoT market-ready solutions available on the StreamOne platform, the distributor indicated.

The offerings include security and data protection solutions:

  • Microsoft (Azure Sentinel, Cloud Backup on Azure)
  • Veeam (Veeam Backup and Replication)
  • VMware (VMware Carbon Black)

As well as IoT and data solutions such as:

  • TD SYNNEX IoT smart device, On Ramp, which helps organizations to connect devices to Microsoft Azure.
  • TD SYNNEX Azure Data Lake Essentials, which creates an unstructured data repository in Microsoft Azure.

4. RedSeal Partner Program – Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM): RedSeal has unveiled the Stratus Early Adopter Program, which provides select customers and prospects the opportunity to evaluate the company’s new SaaS-based Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solution. On a related note, 41 percent of our Top 250 MSSP survey participants now offer CSPM to their end customers, MSSP Alert research found in September 2021.

5. Juniper Partner Program: The Juniper Partner Advantage Program (JPA), beginning in January 2022, will feature a new top-tier level called Elite Plus. The new partner level offers “superior support, investment and rewards, along with dedicated business development and demand generation resources,” the company said. Additional updates will include expanded partner communities, virtual sales pods, a new learning academy platform and various incentive rewards, the company said.

6. Integration – Data Loss Prevention: Microsec.ai‘s agentless Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) has been integrated into the Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution from Broadcom. This partnership extends Broadcom’s Symantec DLP into public IaaS environments with a unified solution across the major public cloud infrastructure providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft’s Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and IBM Cloud, Microsec.ai indicated.

B. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar

  1. Avaya Engage (December 12-16, Orlando, Florida)
  2. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 10-12, Nashville, Tennessee)
  3. McAfee MPower Digital 2022 (January 26-27, Virtual)
  4. RSA Conference (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  5. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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