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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.
Sophos launches the UTM 525 and 625 alongside an updated RED 50 appliance, offering improved throughput capabilities for branches managing wide-scale LAN operations and remote branch offices. Services providers looking for a two-step process on branch management may find a UTM/RED pairing appealing.
WatchGuard ramped up its XTM line with seven new models and a slew of performance enhancements, a move that indicates that it intends to make a bigger entrance in enterprise markets in 2013.
Sophos kicked off the New Year by bolstering the latest version of its mobile device management solution with an array of Google Android malware defenses, indicating that MDM will likely be a focal point for the endpoint security firm going forward.
Hints that Google may be experimenting with its own wireless network should have cloud service providers thinking about how to more securely deliver software and services to users across the public cloud, especially as the reliance on public cloud infrastructure ramps up in a few short years.
Fortinet is taking on larger rivals with the debut of a next generation firewall that takes aim at larger rivals Check Point Technologies and Palo Alto Networks. It’s a move that likely sets the tone for a larger enterprise and managed service push throughout 2013.
Dell Wyse unleashes “Project Ophelia,” a specialized display dongle that can turn any desktop monitor into a virtualization thin client. Mobile connectivity options like these are driving the move to a modernized workplace and data center.
Cisco Systems still leads a security appliance market that is experiencing a noticeable slowdown, indicating that channel investment in related cloud solutions and services might be required going forward to boost margins and remain profitable.
UTM firm WatchGuard Technologies has partnered with IaaS provider Artisan Infrastructure to enable solution providers and MSPs to spin off services from the security firm’s virtual firewall appliances.
Firewall management firm AlgoSec is expanding its channel presence ever outward with the addition of a new North America channel director, rejuvenated partnerships a refreshed channel strategy. Among other things, the expansion is a testament to a rapidly evolving firewall management market that has deepened with increasingly complex IT environment, big data trends and a sophisticated threat landscape.