Posts Tagged ‘Check Point Software Technologies’
Fortinet fills major channel gaps left by executive departures, signaling rejuvenated channel effort and increased reliance on partners as it revs for an enterprise expansion.
Check Point Software Technologies made a departure from the enterprise to launch an appliance line geared for specifically for the SMB, a move that expands channel reach and fulfills a company pledge to make greater inroads into lower markets.
Tech Data is arming partners with a comprehensive enablement tool that eases all functions and businesses processes associated with a managed security services businesses — but several competitors are reaping the rewards of a strong head start in this space.
Fortinet brass points to softened services provider markets and uncertain global macroeconomic shifts that led it to miss Q1 projections — representing an about-face for the UTM firm that had experienced double-digit growth since its 2009 IPO.
Few can deny the area of governance, risk and compliance has experienced a revival over the last year, indicated by a dearth of new start-ups and legacy players touting innovative offerings. One of the biggest catalysts driving GRCs growth is the cloud.
Check Point Software Technologies is ramping up its presence in small branch and remote office markets with the release of a dedicated appliance line. And a $599 price point indicates the firm is serous about going after lower market competitors.
Arbor Networks is refreshing its channel program with a new tiering structure aimed at better servicing a broader and more diverse range of partners. Among other things, the network security firm is revving to take on other major challengers in the growing DDoS prevention space.
Fortinet is hoping to further build out its growing managed services business with the latest version of its FortiMail 5.0 OS and additions to its e-mail security appliance line that equip MSSPs with a few new service options. The objective? A greater entrance into large enterprise markets as it revs to take on Palo Alto Networks, Check Point and other major players.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd added a compliance to its list of capabilities, indicating renewed channel opportunities that could facilitate a revival for once stagnant GRC markets.
Fortinet is giving managed service ambitions a little bit more traction with the launch of sandboxing and IP reputation services, a debut that gives its networking security partners a few more ways into managed service markets and better positions it against rivals Check Point and WatchGuard Technologies, which are getting more serious about their presence in the space.