Michael Cusanelli

Associate Editor,
The VAR Guy
F-Secure Global Partner Program Emphasizes Partner Support

Cloud security provider F-Secure has launched a new global partner program to help it reseller network evolve to meet changing security and privacy needs for their customers. The new program focuses on providing around-the-clock partner support and making it easier for resellers to profit from F-Secure’s complete portfolio, according to the company.

Distribution Watch: Jenne Inc., Ingram Micro, Synnex

Gobble Gobble, faithful readers, and thanks for joining us for Distribution Watch as we get ready to celebrate thanksgiving. Tie on your bibs and get those forks ready, because we’re about to serve up a heaping helping of distributor news from Jenne Inc., Ingram Micro (IM), and Synnex (SNX).

Shopping on Black Friday? Keep Your Cards Secure

Black Friday is almost here, and that can mean only one thing: The holiday shopping season is about to kick into full gear. While many consumers think of Black Friday as a chance to score some great deals on holiday gifts, it's likely many people will be shopping a little more cautiously this year because of the now-infamous Target credit card breach last November.

Meet the Chiefs: Brooks McCorcle, AT&T

Brooks McCorcle is president of Emerging Business Markets and Wholesale Solutions at AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions, where she is responsible for launching new solutions to increase growth and value in the telecom giant's mobile division. She has worked at AT&T for 24 years and is known for her leading role in developing the AT&T Partner Exchange reseller program, which makes the company's portfolio of products and services available to solution providers.

Axcient Survey Finds Organizations Lack Confidence in Current BDR Setups
A majority of IT professionals doubt the effectiveness of their backup and disaster recovery solutions, leading to confusion and duplicated efforts, according to a new study from Axcient.
Virtual Security Appliance Market Heating Up, Study Says
Market research firm Infonetics expects the security appliance market to double in revenue from 2013 to 2018 due to enterprises, data centers and carriers seeking more advanced protection for their assets.
ESI eBook Aims to Help Telecom Resellers Shift to Cloud

Telecom resellers who traditionally have sold on-premise PBX systems may find moving their business to the cloud to be a tricky proposition. But a new ebook from business telecom and cloud services provider Estech Systems Inc. (ESI) may help make that transition a little smoother.

Channel Partner Program Roundup: En Pointe, Carousel Industries

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by for a special Thanksgiving edition of Channel Partner Program Roundup. Here at the VAR Guy, we’re thankful for all of you. In celebration of National Turkey Day, here are some great channel partner news stories from En Pointe Technologies and Carousel Industries for you to be thankful for as you chow down with family this week.

Vectra Networks’ Post Breach Report Reveals Attacker Habits

Ten percent of hosts experience at least one or more cyber attacks that bypass enterprise security perimeter defenses, according to a new study by security solution provider Vectra Networks.

Report: Consumer Electronics and Midsize IT Spending to Hit Record High

This holiday season could be the biggest on record in terms of consumer electronic (CE) spending, which means companies will need to step up their mobile security efforts to prepare for the inevitable new rush of employee-owned mobile devices in the New Year.

HP Puts MSA Storage Platform Advantages Within Reach for Small Business
Hewlett Packard (HP) is making it easier for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to get the benefits of data tiering with their data storage capabilities and keep costs down with several new updates to the HP MSA Storage platform. The company said the new solutions will enable small businesses leverage the same technologies previously only affordable to large enterprise customers.
Ingram Micro Adds VMware to Promark Schedule
Ingram Micro has added VMware to its Promark Technology GSA schedule, and has also unveiled the first details about its Public Sector Rewards Club. Here's the news.
Hitachi Content Platform Brings Cloud Portability to Verizon Cloud Marketplace
Hitachi Data Systems announced that its Hitachi Content Platform adaptive cloud tiering service is available on the Verizon Cloud Marketplace.
Spiceworks: Mobile Security is Lacking Among IT Departments

A new study by Spiceworks shows mobile security is a hot-button issue in IT but there's not much being done about it.

CompTIA: Cloud is Fully Ingrained Among Enterprises

IT trade industry association CompTIA has revealed that more than nine out of 10 companies are currently using some form of cloud computing solution for their enterprise, meaning cloud has now become fully ingrained in the modern IT landscape. But while cloud offers companies many inherent benefits, including cost reductions and increased mobility, there are many users who continue to struggle as they look to build out their cloud capabilities.

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