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Cenzic Application Security Service Boosts MSPs

Risk and vulnerability management firm Cenzic has unveiled a new Web application security service, that, among other things, will give partners a lot of room to build out specializes services in order to compete and stay relevant as the managed security services market continues to crowd.

McAfee Rolls MDM Into ePO

McAfee is raising its prowess in the MDM space after integrating its Enterprise Mobility Management solution with its ePolicy Orchestrator platform — showing it wants to stay even with competitors making bigger strides in mobile security arenas.

GFI Adds Cloud Backup With IASO Buy

GFI Software is once again arming its small but growing MSP base with a new set of tools after it acquired online backup vendor IASO, a move that fills in valuable gaps in the firm’s burgeoning managed services portfolio.

Weapons Hack Keeps Security Channel Relevant

The U.S. Defense Department fingered China as the source of a massive cyberattack into more than two dozen weapons systems. Among the laundry list of implications are opportunities for the security channel to break into hard-to-crack government and public sector markets.

Proofpoint Primes Channel for Archiving Niche

Proofpoint is hoping to carve out its own place in the explosive cloud storage market by targeting a small but potentially lucrative archiving niche by vectoring in on new and specialized channel partners.

Survey: Security Still a Cloud Stumbling Block

While the cloud is less of a mystery than before, security still remains a major stumbling block to cloud implementations, according to Voltage Security. For the channel, that means the time is now to build out cloud security portfolios.

Study: Cloud Matures, Opens Channel Doors

Cloud computing has sailed past infancy, experienced untold growing pains and jetted through awkward adolescence. And now it’s finally growing up.

Cloud computing has sailed past infancy, experienced untold growing pains and jetted through awkward adolescence. And now it’s finally growing up. That’s at least according to the new TechInsight report “Cloud Succeeds, Now What?”

Fortinet WAFW, OS Spurs Enterprise Foray

Fortinet debuted the latest iteration of its Web application firewall OS and three new related appliances, a move that gives it more relevance and credibility with large scale customers as the firm continues its upmarket journey.

Kaspersky Security Debut Propels Virtual Strategy

Kaspersky Lab is moving further into virtualization markets with the launch of its Kaspersky Security for Virtualization-Light Agent, geared for Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop. The move opens doors for the firm’s upmarket ambitions.

Dell Sheds VMware, Pushes IaaS to Channel

Dell is shedding its IaaS vCloud Datacenter service for its own IaaS offerings delivered by its channel — a move that aligns with its stated strategy to leverage partners as the catalyst to drive its software and service ambitions.