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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 11 January 2022

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and Partner Program News

1. Funding - SaaS Management Software: Zluri has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by MassMutual Ventures with participation from existing investors, Endiya Partners and Kalaari Capital. Zluri did not mention a partner strategy in the funding announcement. In stark contrast, SaaS application security and management companies such as Augmentt and SaaS Alerts have go-to-market strategies focused purely on MSPs.

2. Integration - SentinelOne and ServiceNow: SentinelOne has unveiled the SentinelOne App for ServiceNow Security Incident Response (SIR). The integration unites security and IT teams for more effective incident response, the two companies said.

3. Channel Chief - Risk Management Software: Ostendio has hired  Doug Ochs as VP of channel partnerships and alliances.

4. Partner Program - Ransomware Risk Mitigation: X Security has introduced ransomware preparedness assessment services that MSPs and MSSPs can offer to small business end-customers.

5. Partnership - Cloud SIEM: Larsen & Toubro Infotech is leveraging Securonix for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Snowflake for cloud data storage management. Those technologies power LTI's Active eXtended Detection & Response platform (Active XDR) platform.

6. Partner Program - Bot Mitigation: Netacea has launched a new North American partner program, hired a U.S.-based leadership team, and partnered with UPSTACK to reach businesses seeking cloud and internet infrastructure solutions.

7. Oracle Software License Management:  Software Licensing Consultants (SLC) has developed new proprietary tools for assessing compliance with Oracle software licensing.

8. Distribution: Telarus has agreed to distribute Nord Security's software to partners.

9. Executive Leadership - Intel: Executive Vice President Michelle Johnston Holthaus, a 25-year Intel veteran, has been tapped to lead the company's Client Computing Group (CCG). Also, the chip giant hired Micron veteran David Zinsner as CFO. Zinsner will join the Intel on January 17, 2022.

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

  1. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 18-20, Virtual)
  2. Dynatrace Perform (February 7-11, Las Vegas)
  3. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  4. ThreatLocker Zero Trust World 2022 (February 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  5. MWC Barcelona 2022 (February 28-March 3, Barcelona, Spain)
  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.