ThreatTrack, the security vendor formed with the spunoff assets from GFI Software, is launching a new channel program that aims to augment its existing antivirus SMB partners with advanced enterprise-focused security practitioners focused on thwarting Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).
GFI MAX draws upon well-known managed services evangelist Dave Sobel to lead its partner community efforts. Sobel’s arrival is part of an ongoing effort to expand products and global reach of GFI MAX’s managed services network.
Cloud backup vendors are racing to capture the accounts being abandoned by Symantec, as it plans to shutter its lackluster Backup Exec.cloud. Even Symantec is providing guidance on how customers can migrate away, providing a more orderly transition than other recent backup shutdowns.
Distributor WestCon Group announced the appointment of Dolph Westerbos as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Dean Douglas, who is leaving to pursue new, undefined opportunities.
E-mail security services specialist Mimecast is looking to push deeper into the North America market by formalizing a program that makes it easier for MSPs to provision and administer user accounts.
Huawei Technologies CEO Ren Zhengfei says his company is no longer interested in the U.S. market and has effectively withdrawn to stay out of tense Sino-American political relations. His statement isn’t exactly clear, though, as there’s still plenty of Huawei activity in the U.S. market.
A new IDC report indicates the decline of global PC shipments in 2013 will be more than expected, and the downward trend will continue into 2014. Not even the end of Windows XP support will spur a significant rebound.
Symantec will discontinue Backup Exec.cloud, the cloud-based version of its popular Backup Exec product. The end of service is another retreat in Symantec’s reorganization to become more profitable. It’s also a sign of the stiff competition in the cloud backup segment.
Microsoft’s Board of Directors has reportedly narrowed the field of CEO candidates to two: Ford’s Alan Mulally and Microsoft’s cloud chief Satya Nadella. A decision on Ballmer’s replacement could come before the end of the year.
Channel and sales veteran John DiLullo is taking over as global head of sales and channels at Aruba Networks. His charge: lead the growth of next-generation wireless networking.