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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 08 April 2020


Here are five (actually far more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. Cybersecurity Training: ConnectWise has launched Certify, a cybersecurity education and training program. This dual track certification program targets owners and sales professionals as well as engineers.

2. Microsoft Outlook Security: VIPRE has introduced VIPRE SafeSend -- a Microsoft Outlook add-on that can prevent misaddressed email or inadvertent autocomplete email mistakes. The add-on requires the sender to confirm external recipients and file attachments before their email can be sent. SafeSend is one piece of VIPRE's larger partner and MSP-centric business expansion effort.

3. MSP - Data Protection: StorageCraft's OneXafe Solo -- a plug-and-play data protection device with cloud connectivity, is now available.

4. Research - MSP Market Trends: What's the state of MSP and IT vendor communities? ForzaDash offers these findings.

5. Partnership - Network Access Control: Untangle and Webroot confirmed this partnership.

6. Partner Program - Data Protection: Veritas Technologies has enhanced its Veritas Partner Force (VPF) Program.

7. Distribution - Wireless Networks: Comstor, a Cisco distributor and part of Westcon-Comstor, has announced a pan-European distribution agreement for the Cisco Meraki Go range -- which is purpose-built for small businesses.

8. M&A - Storage and SecurityStorMagic has acquired KeyNexus, which develops encryption key management solutions.

9. iPhone Apps - Hidden Costs: Apple device users are being targeted by applications that overcharge users through costly subscriptions or unscrupulous in-app purchases, Sophos research says.

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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.