Category Archives for "Managed Services News"

Jun 11

8 Channel People Making Waves This Week at AT&T, VMware, More

By | Managed Services News

One company’s layoffs are more about the macroeconomic issues affecting the tech market.

AT&T, VMware, and Creekview Group are among the companies we feature this week in Channel People Making Waves. Each week we highlight our top news stories and the people behind them.

Who doesn’t like free goodies? VMware made this week’s list for providing its Contexa, which discovers lateral network traffic, at no additional cost. Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Advanced Security Business Group, explained how it works. Scroll through our slideshow above to find out more.

Additionally, we feature Rob Strechay, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, for his rundown of the growth of the multicloud. More and more organizations are deploying applications that span multiple clouds, he said.

Finally, our most-read story involves the direct partnership between Upstack and Lumen. It hasn’t been received in the most positive light by some, including Kathleen Waters of the Creekview Group. Run through our list to find out why, and to see who else made waves this week.

That sums up this week’s edition featuring AT&T, VMware and the Creekview Group. Also, click here to catch last week’s roundup in case you missed it.

Jun 11

8 Channel People Making Waves This Week at AT&T, VMware, More

By | Managed Services News

One company’s layoffs are more about the macroeconomic issues affecting the tech market.

AT&T, VMware, and Creekview Group are among the companies we feature this week in Channel People Making Waves. Each week we highlight our top news stories and the people behind them.

Who doesn’t like free goodies? VMware made this week’s list for providing its Contexa, which discovers lateral network traffic, at no additional cost. Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Advanced Security Business Group, explained how it works. Scroll through our slideshow above to find out more.

Additionally, we feature Rob Strechay, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, for his rundown of the growth of the multicloud. More and more organizations are deploying applications that span multiple clouds, he said.

Finally, our most-read story involves the direct partnership between Upstack and Lumen. It hasn’t been received in the most positive light by some, including Kathleen Waters of the Creekview Group. Run through our list to find out why, and to see who else made waves this week.

That sums up this week’s edition featuring AT&T, VMware and the Creekview Group. Also, click here to catch last week’s roundup in case you missed it.

Jun 11

8 Channel People Making Waves This Week at AT&T, VMware, More

By | Managed Services News

One company’s layoffs are more about the macroeconomic issues affecting the tech market.

AT&T, VMware, and Creekview Group are among the companies we feature this week in Channel People Making Waves. Each week we highlight our top news stories and the people behind them.

Who doesn’t like free goodies? VMware made this week’s list for providing its Contexa, which discovers lateral network traffic, at no additional cost. Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Advanced Security Business Group, explained how it works. Scroll through our slideshow above to find out more.

Additionally, we feature Rob Strechay, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, for his rundown of the growth of the multicloud. More and more organizations are deploying applications that span multiple clouds, he said.

Finally, our most-read story involves the direct partnership between Upstack and Lumen. It hasn’t been received in the most positive light by some, including Kathleen Waters of the Creekview Group. Run through our list to find out why, and to see who else made waves this week.

That sums up this week’s edition featuring AT&T, VMware and the Creekview Group. Also, click here to catch last week’s roundup in case you missed it.

Jun 11

8 Channel People Making Waves This Week at AT&T, VMware, More

By | Managed Services News

One company’s layoffs are more about the macroeconomic issues affecting the tech market.

AT&T, VMware, and Creekview Group are among the companies we feature this week in Channel People Making Waves. Each week we highlight our top news stories and the people behind them.

Who doesn’t like free goodies? VMware made this week’s list for providing its Contexa, which discovers lateral network traffic, at no additional cost. Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Advanced Security Business Group, explained how it works. Scroll through our slideshow above to find out more.

Additionally, we feature Rob Strechay, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, for his rundown of the growth of the multicloud. More and more organizations are deploying applications that span multiple clouds, he said.

Finally, our most-read story involves the direct partnership between Upstack and Lumen. It hasn’t been received in the most positive light by some, including Kathleen Waters of the Creekview Group. Run through our list to find out why, and to see who else made waves this week.

That sums up this week’s edition featuring AT&T, VMware and the Creekview Group. Also, click here to catch last week’s roundup in case you missed it.

Jun 10

8 Channel People Making Waves This Week at AT&T, VMware, More

By | Managed Services News

One company’s layoffs are more about the macroeconomic issues affecting the tech market.

AT&T, VMware, and Creekview Group are among the companies we feature this week in Channel People Making Waves. Each week we highlight our top news stories and the people behind them.

Who doesn’t like free goodies? VMware made this week’s list for providing its Contexa, which discovers lateral network traffic, at no additional cost. Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Advanced Security Business Group, explained how it works. Scroll through our slideshow above to find out more.

Additionally, we feature Rob Strechay, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, for his rundown of the growth of the multicloud. More and more organizations are deploying applications that span multiple clouds, he said.

Finally, our most-read story involves the direct partnership between Upstack and Lumen. It hasn’t been received in the most positive light by some, including Kathleen Waters of the Creekview Group. Run through our list to find out why, and to see who else made waves this week.

That sums up this week’s edition featuring AT&T, VMware and the Creekview Group. Also, click here to catch last week’s roundup in case you missed it.

Jun 10

8 Channel People Making Waves This Week at AT&T, VMware, More

By | Managed Services News

One company’s layoffs are more about the macroeconomic issues affecting the tech market.

AT&T, VMware, and Creekview Group are among the companies we feature this week in Channel People Making Waves. Each week we highlight our top news stories and the people behind them.

Who doesn’t like free goodies? VMware made this week’s list for providing its Contexa, which discovers lateral network traffic, at no additional cost. Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Advanced Security Business Group, explained how it works. Scroll through our slideshow above to find out more.

Additionally, we feature Rob Strechay, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, for his rundown of the growth of the multicloud. More and more organizations are deploying applications that span multiple clouds, he said.

Finally, our most-read story involves the direct partnership between Upstack and Lumen. It hasn’t been received in the most positive light by some, including Kathleen Waters of the Creekview Group. Run through our list to find out why, and to see who else made waves this week.

That sums up this week’s edition featuring AT&T, VMware and the Creekview Group. Also, click here to catch last week’s roundup in case you missed it.

Jun 10

8 Channel People Making Waves This Week at AT&T, VMware, More

By | Managed Services News

One company’s layoffs are more about the macroeconomic issues affecting the tech market.

AT&T, VMware, and Creekview Group are among the companies we feature this week in Channel People Making Waves. Each week we highlight our top news stories and the people behind them.

Who doesn’t like free goodies? VMware made this week’s list for providing its Contexa, which discovers lateral network traffic, at no additional cost. Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Advanced Security Business Group, explained how it works. Scroll through our slideshow above to find out more.

Additionally, we feature Rob Strechay, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, for his rundown of the growth of the multicloud. More and more organizations are deploying applications that span multiple clouds, he said.

Finally, our most-read story involves the direct partnership between Upstack and Lumen. It hasn’t been received in the most positive light by some, including Kathleen Waters of the Creekview Group. Run through our list to find out why, and to see who else made waves this week.

That sums up this week’s edition featuring AT&T, VMware and the Creekview Group. Also, click here to catch last week’s roundup in case you missed it.

Jun 10

It’s All About Leadership — And the MSP Summit Is All About You

By | Managed Services News

This is a time for true leaders to rise to the occasion — once again.

For many in the C-suite or those with aspirations to become senior leaders, their mettle is being put to the ultimate test. While many channel companies scrambled and thrived during the pandemic, leaders barely had a moment to catch their breath as the pandemic subsided and we entered what many called a new normal. Needless to say, we are in anything resembling normality; it’s a new reality marked by global inflation, rising interest rates, stock market tumult, tech layoffs, a war in the Ukraine, supply chain constraints and customer sentiment that’s growing increasingly cautious — if not downright negative.

With that backdrop in mind, the Informa Tech Channels organization felt it was time to form a true channel leadership summit unlike anything else in the market. The Channel Futures MSP Summit, Sept. 14-15 in Orlando, Florida, will feature our first Channel Partners Leadership Summit, a unique opportunity for the entire channel to share in strategic conversations designed for the leaders of today and tomorrow. There won’t be any talking heads reading bullet points from PowerPoint slides, but true conversations among channel partners who have come to share best practices.

This event will enable attendees to take all the lessons learned over the past two years and use them to develop the skills needed to manage through all of this uncertainty and beyond. That’s why its theme is “The Future of You.”

Registration opens soon. You can sign up for updates here.

Peer Interaction and Expert Advice

To accomplish the lofty goal of elevating leaders, our content is designed with takeaways to accelerate high-performance managerial skills and capabilities through peer interaction and expert advice. This should help all attendees generate new ways of fueling top-line growth, address the tight labor market, bolster profits and inspire teams and co-workers to out-innovate the competition. Most importantly, this gathering is being designed to help channel partners better serve their customers.

The Channel Partners Leadership Summit will connect the strategic leaders of today’s communications channel — those who are direct-selling agents and technology advisors — with the managed service providers. Attendees will have an opportunity to better understand the programs, products and services provided by vendors, technology services distributors and communications suppliers.

We will also be debuting a Women’s Leadership Summit being presented in partnership with the Alliance of Channel Women. This women’s leadership track is being developed with the participation of ACW’s Cassie Jeppson and Jasmina Muller.

There will be content tailored for attendees’ specific needs, delivered in focused tracks, as well as keynotes of interest to all.  There are several important facets to the event content, but two stand out above all others. The first is the evolution of leading a channel partner organization forward. The second is the race to recurring revenue. Everyone in the channel is coping with massive changes in managing teams and working in an ecosystem. If you don’t keep up with the skills required to lead next-generation workers and connect with customers in new and innovative ways you will be left behind. The same is true in the quest for recurring revenue, whether your business model is telecom agent or MSP. We are truly in a race.

MSP 501 Gala and More

Key to the MSP Summit is the Channel Futures MSP 501 gala where we will honor this year’s most influential and important MSPs. The ceremony will include the presentation of special awards for MSPs of the Year, Executives of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Digital Innovator among others. It will be a very special evening for this year’s MSP 501 inductees.

Among the highlights of the Channel Futures MSP Summit:

  • Thinking Without Restrictions Founder and Director of Coaching Anthony Palmucci
  • How to Be a Front-Runner, Mitch Morgan, CEO, New Charter Technologies
  • Leadership Secrets from the Channel Futures MSP 501, a panel featuring executives from this year’s top-performing MSP 501
  • Meet the Next-Generation of Women Leaders, a panel of high achievers
  • Channel M&A: The Surge Continues, a panel discussion on the state of M&A in the agent and MSP channels
  • The MSP Accelerator, Len DiCostanzo, Founder of MSP Toolkit
  • The Changing Agent Business Model, a discussion of how agents are investing in consulting, project management and managed life-cycle services to stay relevant with customers, moderated by James Anderson, Channel Futures Senior News Editor
  • The Great TSB Debate, a discussion of who will emerge as the winner in the technology services distribution and broker market given consolidation and roll ups, moderated by Craig Galbraith, Channel Futures Editorial Director
  • Cybersecurity Peer Group Meet-Up
  • Women’s Leadership Peer Group Meet-Up
  • Strategic Marketing for Leaders, insights on driving marketing initiatives to bolster an organization’s brand, lure new customers and boost employee confidence, presented by Allison Bergamo, Principal, Bergamo Marketing Group
Jun 10

MDR Can Help SMBs Become More Cyber Resilient

By | Managed Services News

MDR is an approach to proactively managing the threats and malicious activity that empower organizations to become more cyber resilient.

The cyber threat landscape keeps evolving at lightning speed. According to the latest 2022 BrightCloud Threat Report, small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are particularly vulnerable to becoming a victim of a ransomware attack. Cybercriminals also are becoming more selective in terms of the organizations they target. Without human security experts and solutions at their disposable, SMBs remain susceptible to attacks. And, thus, there’s never been a better time for MSPs to partner with a leading managed detection and response (MDR) provider to help protect SMBs against cyberattacks.

What Is MDR?

MDR is an approach to proactively managing the threats and malicious activity that empower organizations to become more cyber resilient. MDR services offer threat detection and response capabilities by augmenting cybersecurity tools with human security intelligence. Leveraging this human security expertise, MDR integrates, synthesizes and contextualizes security and other event information to hunt for, understand and respond to security incidents. This allows MSPs to offer the best combination of human expertise and a robust technology stack to help SMBs defend against future attacks.

Since MDR helps to close the gap between detection and response to threats, SMBs greatly benefit from this solution. As an MSP, you are the trusted advisor to provide your SMBs with an MDR solution to help boost their overall security stack and embrace cyber resilience.

Why Should MSPs Choose Webroot MDR?

SMBs are often attractive targets for bad actors looking to steal valuable data, extort money from their victims and more. We know there are many MDR solution providers on the market. However, Webroot MDR powered by Blackpoint provides a unique offering in the marketplace.

Here’s what separates Webroot MDR powered by Blackpoint from the competition:

  • The fastest time in the industry–from threat detection to response in 9 minutes
  • A patented SNAP-Defense platform recognized by Gartner
  • Best-in-class AI augmented by NSA security experts
  • A competitively priced offering with unique threat detection and response capabilities

As an MSP, making the choice to purchase Blackpoint MDR through Webroot gives you:

  • Seamless integration between Webroot and Blackpoint agents for quicker event investigation
  • Accurate and timely insights from the BrightCloud Threat Intelligence platform
  • One-stop shop for cyber resilience that includes MDR
  • Potential to obtain and lower cyber insurance costs

Ransomware, malware and phishing threats keep evolving. Your SMB customers likely don’t have the necessary security staff and tools to protect and respond to these threats. Help your customers avoid becoming a victim of data theft and extortion with industry-leading, reliable threat detection and response from Webroot. Our MDR solution can help reduce the impact of successful attacks.

Ready to discover what Webroot MDR can do for you and customers? Tune into our latest webinar.

Sam Kumarsamy brings more than 20 years of senior management experience in marketing, sales and business development at MobileIron, Gigamon, Infoblox, Blue Coat, Check Point, Cisco, Citrix, E&Y, and successful VC-funded security and networking startups. Currently, he is the Director of Product Marketing at OpenText Security Solutions, responsible for GTM strategy and marketing of SMB data security products addressing their cyber resilience strategy. He has defined, launched, promoted and sold several disruptive products, services and solutions globally, both directly to customers as well as through channels. Sam has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from India and an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

 This guest blog is part of a Channel Futures sponsorship.

Jun 10

8 Channel People Making Waves This Week at AT&T, VMware, More

By | Managed Services News

One company’s layoffs are more about the macroeconomic issues affecting the tech market.

AT&T, VMware, and Creekview Group are among the companies we feature this week in Channel People Making Waves. Each week we highlight our top news stories and the people behind them.

Who doesn’t like free goodies? VMware made this week’s list for providing its Contexa, which discovers lateral network traffic, at no additional cost. Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Advanced Security Business Group, explained how it works. Scroll through our slideshow above to find out more.

Additionally, we feature Rob Strechay, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, for his rundown of the growth of the multicloud. More and more organizations are deploying applications that span multiple clouds, he said.

Finally, our most-read story involves the direct partnership between Upstack and Lumen. It hasn’t been received in the most positive light by some, including Kathleen Waters of the Creekview Group. Run through our list to find out why, and to see who else made waves this week.

That sums up this week’s edition featuring AT&T, VMware and the Creekview Group. Also, click here to catch last week’s roundup in case you missed it.

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