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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 07 October 2021

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, October 7, 2021. Sip up.

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  • Who We Serve: Content for managed services providers (MSPs), IT service providers (ITSPs), technology solutions providers (TSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), and any other partner acronym that further caffeinates our already stellar SEO.
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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. M&A - Email Delivery: Sinch AB has acquired Pathwire, a cloud-based email delivery platform, from private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $1.9 billion. Pathwire's branded email services include Mailgun, Mailjet and Email on Acid.

2. Executive Leadership - Storage Management: Tuxera has hired Microsoft Azure veteran Antti Alila to lead the company's enterprise business unit.

3. Certification - Security Planning Executives: CompTIA has launched an update to the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) credential. The update is designed for senior level personnel who are responsible for an organization’s cybersecurity planning and readiness.

4. Partnership - Ransomware Mitigation: Cohesity Helios now integrates with Cisco SecureX. The integration allows partners and customers to "accelerate time to discovery, investigation, and remediation," of ransomware threats and other cyber risks.

5. Partner Program - Risk Management:, a risk management acceleration platform for industrial companies, has attracted roughly 30 partners since launching a partner program in June 2021.

6. Research - 5G Communication Services: Most communications service providers (CSPs) feel unprepared to charge customers for 5G network services, according to a 5G Readiness Report from Oracle.

7. Research - Cyberattack Trends: Organizations have faced 40% more cyberattacks per week  40% more attacks weekly on organizations in 2021 compared to 2020, according to Check Point Software Technologies research.

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

  1. Google Cloud Next 2021 (October 12-14, Virtual)
  2. DattoCon 2021 (October 13, Virtual)
  3. Sherweb Accelerate 2021 (October 18-20, Hollywood, Florida)
  4. Kaseya Connect IT Global 2021 (October 19-21, Las Vegas)
  5. MSP Sales Compensation Plans for 2022 (October 21, ChannelE2E Webcast)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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.