On The Record

Belkin brings back Linksys brand to small business space

The new Linksys LGS108 unmanaged switch ($59.99) Belkin has announced the re-emergence of the Linksys brand in the small business space with the launch of seven new unmanaged switches (three with PoE) and two new VPN Routers. Early this year, Belkin announced it had acquired Cisco’s home networking division, including its people, technology and the Linksys brand, the latter of ... Read More »

Blue Coat announces its Advanced Threat Protection solution

Sasi Murthy Senior Director of Product Marketing Blue Coat Blue Coat Systems has introduced their new Blue Coat Advanced Threat Protection solution, which the company is touting as the first to deliver a comprehensive Advanced Threat Protection lifecycle defense that blocks known threats, proactively detects unknown and already-present malware, and automates best practices for incident containment post intrusion.   “What is ... Read More »

Avaya Canada’s new channel chief places focus on mid-market

Miles Davis, Avaya Canada’s new Channel Chief Avaya Canada has a new channel chief in Canada, as part of a global restructuring of how Avaya conducts its go-to-market strategy. Miles Davis, who was the director of independent channels for Canada, has been promoted to Renzo DiPasquale’s old role. DiPasquale, in turn has been promoted to lead the enterprise group in Canada. ... Read More »

NetEnrich announces redesign of SMB services

Justin Crotty Senior Vice President and General Manage NetEnrich Remote IT infrastructure monitoring and management services provider NetEnrich has announced it has enhanced the services it offers specifically for the SMB market.   Most of the end customers NetEnrich sells to through its 100% channel model are larger, but the SMB segment is still important to the company.   “From ... Read More »

Most small business owners out of touch on security needs: McAfee

Doug Cooke Director of Sales Engineering McAfee Canada Most small business owners have a false sense of security that their data is safe from hackers, and many lack basic types of security protection. That’s the finding of a joint study by McAfee and Office Depot. The survey included over 1,000 small businesses, defined as having between 1 and 99 employees. ... Read More »

SSD storage vendor SolidFire launches Cloud channel partner program

Jay Prassl VP of Marketing SolidFire Boulder CO-based SolidFire, which makes all-SSD storage systems designed for next generation data centers, has launched its first channel program, which is designed to recruit and support a fairly small group of elite channel partners.   SolidFire’s Cloud Builders Channel Partner Program represents a key change in the company’s go-to-market model.   “This is ... Read More »

JAMF announces Casper Suite for upcoming Apple OS X Mavericks

Jason Wudi, JAMF’s CTO Minneapolis-based JAMF Software  has announced the Casper Suite for the forthcoming Apple OS X Mavericks release, which will provide additional enterprise management features, security capabilities and zero-day support for Apple’s newest operating system.   JAMF, which was founded in 2002 and has 250 employees globally, developed its Casper client management solution exclusively for the Apple Platform. It provides ... Read More »

Lenovo announces new high-end rack servers

The new Lenovo ThinkServer RD640 Lenovo has announced two new performance-optimized rack servers, the ThinkServer RD540 and ThinkServer RD640.   “These are our replacements for the ThinkServer RD530 and RD630 machines, and are our top of the line mainstream rack servers,” said Michael P. Kendall, Director, Product Marketing, North American Enterprise Systems Group at Lenovo. “They are designed for the enterprise, ... Read More »

Introducing the On the Record Webinar+ Series with Robert Cohen

Robert M. Cohen, CEO and Business Editor, ChannelLine OVERVIEW A cost-effective, Webinar package, developed to help Vendors reach, educate, enable and recruit VARs. This tool is also ideal for testing new ideas; launching products, programs; services; solutions and/or and introducing new alliances. It is also great for simply updating Channel Partners on your activities. BENEFITS Low cost, turnkey package Promoted ... Read More »