Channel Bytes July 29, 2022 – D&H Becomes Authorized Provider of Microsoft CSP Program; OSF Digital Acquires Aarin; Checkmarx launches the MSSP program; and more
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Trend Micro updates cloud security platform
Trend Micro announced enhancements to its cloud security platform, adding simplified deployment and management of cloud intrusion prevention system infrastructure to remove burdens and reduce friction for performing network-based security on the cloud, and container security without infrastructure deployment to scan container images faster without impacting speed. This second update expands the company’s existing container offering, which was the first offered by a cybersecurity vendor.
He also has announcement that it has earned the updated Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency, which it says demonstrates that it continues to be a key member of the AWS Partner Network (APN) to help secure environments common customer cloud.
D&H Becomes Microsoft CSP Approved Provider and Launches New BU
D&H Canada, a Canadian channel technology solutions provider, announced the launch of its new Modern Solutions business unit, designed to help channel partners develop practices and create solutions across technology categories, including hybrid business applications , infrastructure, collaboration and security. The Modern Solutions business unit will support the design and deployment of end-to-end solutions based on how partners want to deliver these technologies and how their end customers want to consume them.
He also announced that he is now a Microsoft CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) Authorized Distributor. The Microsoft CSP program provides partner resources to accelerate the adoption of cloud-based solutions among commercial end customers, streamline their operations, and improve customer satisfaction. To support this program, D&H Canada has added Microsoft cloud solutions to its transactional Cloud Marketplace platform.
OSF Digital acquires full-service cloud marketing systems integrator Aarin Inc.
Quebec-based digital transformation service provider Digital OSF announced the acquisition of Arin Inc., a US-based Salesforce Marketing Cloud systems integrator, to bolster its Salesforce Marketing Cloud expertise. This is the company’s ninth acquisition in the past 12 months. Terms of the agreement are not disclosed.
With expertise in Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Marketing Cloud Intelligence (powered by Datorama), Marketing Cloud Personalization (powered by Interaction Studio), and Salesforce Customer Data Platform (CDP), Aarin serves clients across multiple industries, focusing on retail retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare and life sciences.
Zomentum adds ConnectWise Manage integration
Zomentum announced that its Zomentum Connect license management application now integrates with the ConnectWise Manage professional services automation (PSA) platform to help technology partners reconcile licenses, reduce data entry work, and improve accuracy of invoices and invoicing. Zomentum Connect, part of the Zomentum Revenue Platform, is a tool that protects partner revenue by automatically synchronizing customer software licenses with Professional Services Automation (PSA) systems, ensuring all licenses are billed accurately . With the ConnectWise Manage integration, Zomentum Connect customers can easily link licenses to the appropriate agreements. Once linked, changes are automatically updated, licenses sold are recorded on time, and sales are automatically invoiced.
Checkmarx Launches Global Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Program
Checkmarx says the program offers MSSP partners:
- The cloud-based application security platform, Checkmarx One, which enables partners to work with multiple engines within a single, streamlined platform
- Opportunities to increase revenue by selling high-value application security services with predictable costs
- A buying model that provides the ability to cost-effectively scale managed security offerings, reducing costs and increasing average revenue per customer
- Resources from Checkmarx experts to help MSSPs develop and refine their proposals, tailoring them to the specific needs of their clients
- Ability to deploy whenever needed with a variety of options, starting with Checkmarx AWS Cloud.
Global Tablet Shipments Show Stable Growth in Q2 2022; Chromebooks are on a steep decline
Global tablet shipments reached 40.5 million units during the second quarter of 2022 (2Q22), showing 0.15% year-on-year growth, according to preliminary data from International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker. Meanwhile, Chromebooks continued to decline, with shipments down 51.4% year over year to 6 million units in 2Q22. The decline was expected as inventory accumulation is still being cleared and demand in the education sector has slowed. However, shipping volumes are still above pre-pandemic levels.
SD-WAN represents only 5% of the global network market, MPLS still dominates
TeleGeography, a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm, has discovered that the global software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) market for large multinational enterprises is $3 billion, or just 5% of the total market, according to TeleGeography. last WAN Market Size Report. Local loops connecting customer sites to direct Internet access (DIA) are worth US$3.8 billion in TeleGeography’s model, or 6% of the market.
Meanwhile, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is worth US$17 billion and holds 29% of the global WAN market. Together, MPLS and access loops connecting to MPLS points of presence (PoP) account for 60% of the large multinational enterprise WAN market. Overall, MPLS and DIA port charges remain the largest contributor at US$33.6 billion, followed by local access charges at US$22.1 billion.