Check Point adds another small business appliance

Kellman Meghu Check Point’s Head of Security Engineering Central US and Canada Check Point Software Technologies built its brand on enterprise grade offerings, but has now made its second major release their year aimed at the lower part of the market, with its new 600 appliances. The 600 series follows up the 1100 series, released several weeks ago. “The 1100 is ... Read More »

Lenovo lays out strategy to defy market trends

  Lenovo lays out strategy to defy market trends LAS VEGAS — At Lenovo’s third annual Accelerate partner event here, the vendor touted its continued growth well ahead of the market. Yet at the same time, they warned partners that no one is immune from the broader trends impacting the PC industry, and laid out a strategy to help partners best ... Read More »

Check Point unveils new high-grade, low-end appliance

Kellman Meghu Check Point’s Head of Security Engineering Central US and Canada Security vendor Check Point Software Technologies has launched its new 1100 appliances, which become its new entry for the low end of the market.   Check Point had the small ROBO (remote office/branch office) and the SMB markets covered previously with the UTM-1 Edge and Safe@Office appliances. But the ... Read More »

LenovoEMC introduces line of network video recorders with Milestone software

LenovoEMC has announced a new line of network video recorders (NVRs), upgrading significantly the products which Iomega made before it was folded into the new LenovoEMC joint venture at the end of last year. The new line of high performance NVRs with expanded video surveillance capabilities feature Milestone Arcus, the newest video management software from Milestone, the industry leader in ... Read More »

HP announces first commercially available HP Moonshot system

HP has announced the second generation of its HP Moonshot system. The company says the new software-defined servers will revolutionize infrastructure economics by using up to 89 percent less energy, and 80 percent less space, while costing 77 percent less, compared to their own popular DL380 server. “What’s emerging today is a new style of IT driven by social, mobile, ... Read More »

Dot Hill signs first broadline distribution agreement with SYNNEX

  Colorado-based SAN storage vendor Dot Hill Systems has signed a distribution agreement with distributor SYNNEX, which will cover its portfolio of  AssuredSAN storage solutions. The deal covers both the U.S. and Canada.   Dot Hill had previously gone to market in North America through specialty distributors Promark, and Condre Storage.  But this is the first broad line relationship for the ... Read More »

New LifeLine OS becomes first LenovoEMC product announcement

  LenovoEMC, the joint venture between Lenovo and EMC that was formed last December to tackle the SMB space, has made the first product announcement emanating from the new company. LifeLine 4.0 is the new version of the operating system for the Iomega-branded network storage solutions, which were transferred to the new company.   “LifeLine was designed to take EMC ... Read More »

Cloud-based telephony vendor 8×8 launches in Canada

San Jose-based 8×8 Inc., a provider of VoIP, video contact center and unified communications services for SMBs, recently embarked on its first launch outside the U.S. with its expansion into the Canadian market. 8×8 is a significant player in the commercial space in the U.S. The company has actually been around since 1987, when it began as a semiconductor company ... Read More »

Enhanced email, chat channels highlight ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center 8

ShoreTel has announced the latest version of its contact center offering,  ShoreTel Enterprise Contact Center 8, which is targeted at SMBs and enterprises with up to 1000 agents. The new release features enhancements to the ‘alternative’ channels’ — email and chat — within the contact center. “We have increasingly seen our customers serving a new type of consumer that expects ... Read More »