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5 Channel Partner and MSP Updates: Thursday 01 October 2020

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, October 1, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. M&A - Channel Sales: 360insights has acquired CR Worldwide, a sales incentive solutions provider. The move makes 360insights one of the largest global Channel Incentives Management (CIM) providers in the world, the buyer asserts.

2. MSP Software Integration: Domotz, a provider of remote network monitoring software, now integrates with ConnectWise Manage, a professional services automation (PSA) software platform. Domotz in some ways competes with Auvik Networks and various network-centric RMM (remote monitoring and management) tools in the MSP sector.

3. MSP - Managed Detection and Response: TPx, an MSP, has strengthened its managed security services with the addition of enterprise-class managed detection and response (MDR) to its MSx Firewall and MSx Endpoint services, the company says.

4. MSP Rebrands: Onepath, a major MSP and IT solutions provider, has rebranded as 1Path.

5. School IT Security Concerns: Amid the shift to remote and online learning, students and educators face a growing mix of cybersecurity risks. Among the key areas of concern: Lax device management puts students and educators at risk, according to recent NinjaRMM survey results.

6. Managed Cloud Storage Services: Green Cloud Technologies has launched Object Storage powered by Cloudian, a new solution to give channel partners flexible and scalable storage for large, static datasets, the company says.

7. Cloud Distribution: Ingram Micro Cloud will distribute ESET's cybersecurity software as a monthly subscription in India.

8. Voice Communication Services: Dialpad has announced a Master Agent partnership with TBI for reseller services to global markets. The partnership will bring Dialpad’s full suite of cloud-native communications services to TBI’s international portfolio of providers, the companies say.

9. Microsoft Azure Cloud Monitoring: Datadog will now be available in the Azure console as a first class service. The result: Azure partners and customers can implement Datadog as a monitoring solution for their cloud workloads, the company says.

10. Bug Bounty Program - HP Printers: HP has expanded its bug bounty program to target office-class ink and toner cartridge vulnerabilities. HP will award $10,000 for vulnerabilities discovered.

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Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.