Michael Cusanelli

Associate Editor,
The VAR Guy
Centrify Unwraps Cloud-Based Privileged Identity Management Solution

Unified identity management provider Centrify announced the release of Centrify Privilege Service, the first cloud-based identity management solution specifically designed to monitor and protect privileged accounts.

Unidesk Expands Solution Partner Program for VARs

Unidesk is expanding its Unidesk Solution Partner program to help VARs, system integrators and service providers expand their businesses and simplify customers’ end user computing needs.

The Millennial Report: Leveraging Social Media to Drum Up Business

As a millennial, possessing an intimate knowledge of social media is not only essential, it's expected. And even though some people are still under the impression that Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are solely for posting pictures from parties or following celebrities, social media channels can be used to not only grow business by driving direct sales but can also function as a cheap and effective means of marketing.

VMware Combines NSX, Horizon Software with AirWatch

VMware (VMW) has released combined versions of its NSX network virtualization solution with AirWatch and NSX with VMware Horizon in a bid to help enterprises tackle data center security challenges.

Pure Storage Adds Channel Chief, New Partner Organization

Solid-state array vendor Pure Storage has added channel veteran Michael Sotnick as vice president of Global Channels and Alliances as it works to build out its channel-centric offerings.

Meet the Chiefs: Mark Gibson, Bloxx

In this week's Meet the Chiefs, we sat down with Mark Gibson, sales director for Bloxx, a U.K.-based web content filtering and security provider.

Heard Around the Web: Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent Acquisition

Nokia shocked the industry this week when it announced it would acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion. Check out our curated coverage of the deal to hear what else channel experts and the media had to say about the deal.

Distribution Watch: D&H, ScanSource, Lifeboat Distribution

Welcome back to Distribution Watch, and happy Friday, everyone! It may not be a particularly notable Friday in terms of holidays, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be one for the record books. We’re helping you usher in a weekend full of fun with the latest news from D&H Distributing, ScanSource and Lifeboat Distribution.

Security Mentor Debuts Global Partner Program

Security awareness training provider Security Mentor announced the launch of the Security Mentor Global Partner Program, designed to help solution providers bring the company’s services to new markets.

AppRiver: Malicious Email Numbers Rise for Third Straight Quarter

Spam emails originating from the United States have risen for a third consecutive quarter, according to a new study from AppRiver.

FireMon Nabs FishNet Security Execs for Management Team

Security intelligence solution provider FireMon has appointed former FishNet Security executives Brandy Peterson and John Van Blaricum to its executive team. Peterson will assume the role of chief technology officer, with Van Blaricum stepping in as vice president of Marketing.

FastChat: Carbonite's Security and Backup Solutions Protect Businesses

In this FastChat, Carbonite channel chief Dave Maffei sat down with Penton Technology's Charlene O'Hanlon to discuss how customers can protect their enterprise infrastructures from malicious attacks with Carbonite's backup and rollback solutions.

Channel Partner Program Roundup: DLT Solutions, CA Technologies, Savvius

Yee-Haw! It's Thursday, and that means we’re back with a heaping helping of news from some of your favorite IT channel partners. This week we’ve got a fresh batch of stories from our friends over at DLT Solutions, CA Technologies and Savvius.

Charles Dannewitz to Replace Jeffery Howells as Tech Data CFO

Tech Data’s (TECD) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jeffery Howells is retiring from his role as CFO. He will be replaced by Charles Dannewitz, senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Americas, the company announced.

My Digital Shield Appoints Bluebox Founder as Board Member

Security-as-a-service provider My Digital Shield has appointed Caleb Sima, executive chairman and co-founder of Bluebox Security, as a new advisory board member.

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Mellanox SX1012 Ethernet Switches for Scalable Networks

Mellanox describes its SX1012 Ethernet Switch family...More

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