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5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 10 April 2020

Today’s channel partner news involves Cisco SMB security, Dell, Diamanti, DLT Solutions, Kaseya, New Relic, SAP, Tech Data, Unitrends, Veeam, VMware & more.

SBA PPP Loan Alternatives for Small Businesses and Channel Partners

Struggling with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application? These lending & financing alternatives for SMBs & channel partners may help.

Work From Home: Free Technology Tools List – Updated Daily

Amid coronavirus pandemic, a list of free technology tools for work-at-home, remote support, collaboration, video conferencing & more. List updated daily.

Private Equity Firm Acquires Avira Cybersecurity Software

Private equity firm Investcorp Technology Partners acquires Avira, a cybersecurity software company with anti-malware, threat intelligence & IoT solutions.

Cloud Data Protection: Cohesity Raises $250M Series E Funding at $2.5B Valuation

Data management & backup solutions provider Cohesity secures $250 million in a Series E funding round & raises its total valuation to $2.5 billion.

Federal Reserve: $2.3 Trillion In Loans for SMBs, Cities, States

U.S. Federal Reserve today unveiled lending programs that will provide $2.3 trillion in loans for small & midsize businesses (SMBs), U.S. cities & states.

Zscaler Acquiring Cloudneeti for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Security

Zscaler is acquiring Cloudneeti, which allows MSPs & developers to spot & fix cloud misconfigurations across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Office 365 & Google Cloud Platform.

IT Consulting, Services Strategy Amid COVID-19: Cognizant Clues

How are IT consulting & technology service providers adjusting their businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic? Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. provides clues.

Zoom Creates New Security Advisory Panel, Hires Former Facebook Security Chief

Zoom, facing cybersecurity concerns, creates security panel and an advisory board, and hires former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos as advisor.

MSP Acquired: ICS Buys Brightworks Computer Consulting

ICS — a managed IT services provider (MSP) in Central New York — acquires Brightworks Computer Consulting of Ithaca, New York.