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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 21 March 2022

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Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, March 21, 2022. Sip up.

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

1. Funding - Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Software: DataGrand, a Shangai, China-based AI and RPA vendor, has raised $90 million in Series C funding. DataGrand focuses on enterprise business automation. In stark contrast, RPA startups such as Rewst and ElectroNeek want to bring the power of RPA into the MSP sector.

2. Funding: Application security posture management startup Bionic has raised $65 million in Series B funding led by Insight Partners. Cyberstarts and Battery Ventures also participated in the round.

3. IoT Security Partners - Asia Pacific: BlackBerry announced 13 channel partners that will offer BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 to companies that build secure, mission-critical systems in APAC. Key vertical market focus areas include transportation, medical equipment and factory floor automation.

4. Talent - Data Protection Software: Arcserve has named SonicWall and Dell veteran Florian Malecki as executive vice president of global marketing, and  Diebold Nixdorf veteran Patrick Tournoy as executive vice president of global operations.

5. Log4Shell Vulnerabilities: Roughly 30 percent of Log4Shell instances remain vulnerable, Qualys research indicates. Check out SC Media's analysis for more Log4Shell vulnerability findings from Qualys.

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

  1. SolarWinds 2022 North America Partner Summit (March 22-24, Virtual)
  2. Aruba Atmosphere 2022 Conference (March 27-April 1, Las Vegas)
  3. Data Center World 2022 (March 28-March 31, Austin, Texas)
  4. TED 2022 (April 10-14, Vancouver, Canada)
  5. Robin Robins Boot Camp 2022 (April 19-22, Nashville, Tennessee)
  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.