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Tech Data offering McAfee cloud-based SaaS in U.S.

Tech Data has announced a distribution agreement with McAfee to provide McAfee’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to Tech Data’s channel of solution providers through the company’s TDCloud business unit in its Solutions Store. “We are pleased to expand our partnership with McAfee to offer cloud-based security solutions, designed on McAfee’s security connected platform, in Tech Data’s Solutions Store,” said Stacy Nethercoat, ... Read More »

Tech Data to offer Cisco Meraki suite of cloud and managed services in the U.S.

Tech Data has announced a U.S. distribution agreement with Cisco’s Cloud Networking Group to provide Cisco Meraki’s suite of cloud and managed services to Tech Data’s channel of solution providers. Cisco’s diverse cloud solutions are now available through Tech Data’s Cisco Solutions Group within the company’s Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) division. The new partnership is a strategic addition to the ... Read More »

D-Link announces new high-performance 802.11ac wireless access point

Networking vendor D-Link has announced the DAP-2660, a new high power 802.11ac wireless access point, which is targeted at ceiling or wall mount applications in schools, office buildings, hospitals, government facilities, and hotels The DAP-2660 delivers reliable, high-speed wireless performance using the latest 802.11ac standard, with maximum wireless signal rates of up to 300 Mbps using the 2.4 GHz band, ... Read More »

Network security vendor Corero launches enhanced partner program

Corero Network Security has announced the launch of its enhanced Partner Program to deliver its DDoS Defense System and SmartWall Threat Defense System to customers through its reseller network. The enhanced Corero Partner Program provides partners with additional educational and marketing tools, a pricing discount structure commensurate with the partners’ success selling the Corero First Line of Defense solutions, and ... Read More »

Brother joins Mopria Alliance, introduces first Mopria-certified printers

Brother has announced it is now an executive member of the Mopria Alliance, a global association of technology companies which was launched in September 2013 by Canon, HP, Samsung Electronics and Xerox. The Alliance’s objective is to work towards the goal of providing simple wireless printing from smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Brother is further reaffirming its commitment to ... Read More »

ZyXEL announces SMB incents for solution providers

ZyXEL Communications has announced incentives for solution providers to assist them in upgrading their SMB customer networks with stronger security and a better Wi-Fi experience. Authorized channel partners will receive premium Business Wi-Fi Access Points (NWA5121-NI) at no charge with purchase of next-gen UTM firewall devices (USG40/40W, USG60/60W, USG110/210). Security and mobility are at the top on the upgrade list ... Read More »

Ingram Micro changes logo to convey hip look and feel

Distributor Ingram Micro has launched a new company brand identity, with a new logo. The company says this new, global brand has a bold, modern look and feel, signaling the company’s leadership in technology and supply chain services. With recent investments in growth over the past couple of years, this new brand is part of creating a platform of new ... Read More »

Violin Memory announces new Global Partner Program

  All-flash storage vendor Violin Memory has announced its new Global Partner Program and the promotion of Andrew Perry to the position of Global Vice President, Channel Sales, and the promotion of Christian Putz to the position of Vice President, EMEA Channel Sales. Global Vice President, Channel Sales Andrew Perry will focus on program expansion, services and support and direct ... Read More »

Cisco to invest $150 million in Canadian startups

Cisco Canada, together with Canada’s Finance Minister, the Hon. Joe Oliver, have announced the Cisco Canada Innovation Program, a strategy to invest $CDN 150 million to support and accelerate innovation in Canada. Cisco Investments, through a combination of investments in venture-capital funds, incubators and direct, seeks to drive creative and ambitious innovation in Canada, in addition to providing Cisco technology ... Read More »

D&H to provide Cisco Meraki cloud solutions to partners

Distributor D&H Distributing has signed an agreement with the Cisco Cloud Networking Group to provide Cisco Meraki’s portfolio of Cloud-Managed Networking solutions to reseller partners. The Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking product portfolio facilitates simplified, remote cloud-based management of an end customer’s Wi-Fi, switching and security policies, accommodating networks of all sizes.  Resellers can monitor and manage end customer networks across ... Read More »