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Channel Brief: SentinelOne Earns Pax8 Awards, ASUS Releases Firmware Updates

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It's Monday again, folks -- hope you had a great weekend.

Today, we're looking at generative AI security startup Aim Security, which just raised $18 million in Series A funding for its AI security platform. The platform is aimed (sorry not sorry for the pun) at governing and securing all types of AI-based threats in an enterprise.

In other threat news, Slashdot reported on a story originally from BleepingComputer that ASUS "has released a new firmware update that addresses a vulnerability impacting seven router models that allow remote attackers to log in to devices." Yikes. Get patching, folks!

In other news, SentinelOne was recognized as both an MVP and Global Partner’s Choice at Pax8 Beyond last week and OpenText Cloud for Government is now fully authorized under FedRAMP.

Don't forget to check out our updated list of MSP and channel events below, and drop me a note with any news, tips, gossip or just to say hi. You can reach me at [email protected]

Grab your coffee. Here’s what you need to know today.

Today’s Tech, Channel and MSP News

1. Aim Security Raises $18M for Generative AI Security: Israeli generative AI security startup Aim Security raised $18 million in new Series A funding to enhance its AI security platform, according to Silicon Angle. The company was founded in 2022 by Matan Getz (CEO) and Adir Gruss (CTO), both of whom served in the Israel Defense Force’s intelligence Unit 8200. Aim’s security platform governs and secures all forms of AI use across an enterprise environment. The platform is specifically tailored to address AI threats such as sensitive data exposure, supply chain vulnerabilities, harmful or manipulated outputs and jailbreaks and prompt injection. It’s seeking to be an enterprise-trusted partner to secure generative AI adoption. Cannan Partners led the Series A round, with YL Ventures Ltd. also participating. Other investors in Aim include the founders of Wiz Inc. and industry leaders from Palo Alto Networks Inc., Proofpoint Inc. and Google LLC.

2. ASUS Releases Firmware Update for Seven Routers: Slashdot reported on a story originally from BleepingComputer that ASUS "has released a new firmware update that addresses a vulnerability impacting seven router models that allow remote attackers to log in to devices." As if that's not bad enough, the story continues. As BleepingComputer said, "Taiwan's CERT has also informed the public about CVE-2024-3912 in a post yesterday, which is a critical (9.8) arbitrary firmware upload vulnerability allowing unauthenticated, remote attackers to execute system commands on the device. The flaw impacts multiple ASUS router models, but not all will be getting security updates due to them having reached their end-of-life (EoL)." ASUS also announced an update to Download Master, a utility used on ASUS routers that enables users to manage and download files directly to a connected USB storage device via torrent, HTTP, or FTP. The newly released Download Master version 3.1.0.114 addresses five medium to high-severity issues concerning arbitrary file upload, OS command injection, buffer overflow, reflected XSS, and stored XSS problems, according to the story. Get patching!

3. SentinelOne Receives Pax8 MVP and Partner's Choice Awards: AI-powered security vendor SentinelOne was recognized as both an MVP and Global Partner’s Choice at Pax8 Beyond last week. The awards, which honor partners and vendors that are driving cloud adoption and providing advanced solutions that empower businesses worldwide. Awards were presented to vendors in the North America, EMEA and APAC regions, and SentinelOne was recognized with the Global Partner’s Choice Award and MVP Vendor, APAC Award. Pax8 and SentinelOne have been strategic partners since 2019.

4. OpenText Cloud for Government Achieves FedRAMP: OpenText has achieved "fully authorized" status by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for its Cloud for Government solution in the United States which now includes OpenText Extended ECM and OpenText AppWorks, two core products within the OpenText Content Cloud portfolio, according to a statement from the company. The FedRAMP program promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a standardized approach to security authorization for cloud service offerings.

5. Hurry Up, Cloud MSPs! Submit Your Survey to Our Top Cloud MSPs List: Don't forget! Our Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs survey is open now, but it closes soon. Don’t wait until the last minute. Get it done and check it off your list today so you don’t miss the deadline. If your MSP practice includes working with a cloud provider, this survey is for you. Here’s the link to participate. Participation is free. The survey closes in June. Submit your MSP here for recognition today! And if you want to check our lists from previous years, you can find them here.

In-Person MSP and Channel Partner Events

  1. THREAD Technology Conference (hosted by D&H) - June 18, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  2. FLOW Automation Conference (hosted by Rewst) - June 17-19, The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa, Florida
  3. Liongard RoarCon- July 23 - 25, Frisco, Texas
  4. CompTIA ChannelCon - July 30 - August 1, 2024, Atlanta, Georgia, Hyatt Regency Atlanta
  5. AppDirect Thrive! September 17-18, Chicago, Illinois
  6. MSSP Alert Live, October 14-16, Austin, Texas