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5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 24 April 2020

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Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, April 24, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. M&A - Government IT Services: Chesapeake Systems has acquired StorExcel, a systems integrator serving the Rocky Mountain region and U.S. Federal Government.

2. MSP Integration - RMM, PSA and Data Protection: Atera and Acronis products now integrate with one another. The result for MSPs: Simplified management across PSA (professional services automation), RMM (remote monitoring and management) and data protection systems.

3. MSP Integration - Documentation & VoIP: bvoip, a VoIP communications platform delivered by MSPs, now integrates IT Glue -- an MSP documentation platform from Kaseeya.

4. Data Protection: Commvault has launched NetApp Scale-out Data Protection (SDP), to offer expanded rapid recovery support across NetApp storage systems, the companies say.

5. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services: The top carriers offering managed SD-WAN services are listed here, according to Vertical Systems Group.

6. Customer Experience Partner Strategies: Cisco offers guidance here.

7. Security Monitoring: Datadog's cloud-based monitoring platform now features Security Monitoring. The move essentially extends Datadog's platform from developers and IT operations teams to security engineers, the company says. Datadog also has a growing base of MSPs.

8. Embedded Security: Kaspersky has launched a new version of Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security. The offering can now can remotely manage and update ATM and point of sale (PoS) devices located in areas with a 2G internet connection.

9. Distribution: Tech Data has agreed to distribute RangeForce, a cloud-based cybersecurity simulation and training platform. Tech Data will provide the RangeForce CyberSkills Platform to partners as well as use it as a hands-on simulated training solution in its Arizona-based Cyber Range.

10. Distribution - Government IT Services: DLT Solutions, a owned subsidiary of Tech Data, has been selected by Kemp Technologies to be its U.S. public sector distributor

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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.