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February 25th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
The deal gives the iconic managed services software maker access to capital and business expertise it needs to realize ambitious strategic goals, according to founder Arnie Bellini (pictured), who will step down as CEO. - read more
 
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February 15th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
Though its acquisition spree isn’t over, the BDR, failover, migration, and now security vendor plans to make growth through partner engagement, recruitment, and cross-selling bigger priorities this year, according to channel exec Tim Puccio (pictured). - read more
 
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February 8th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
And that word is “synergy.” Joining forces will allow the two companies to deliver a complementary stack of data protection technologies to an equally complementary set of channel partners. - read more
 
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February 7th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
In addition to combining Webroot’s security portfolio with its own BDR and high availability products, the $618.5 million deals also merges Webroot’s extensive base of MSP partners with Carbonite’s VAR-heavy channel. - read more
 
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February 4th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
According to General Manager Kevin Chapman (pictured), selling its RMM solution positions Avast Business to focus 100 percent of its attention on security—including new solutions coming shortly—and forge integration pacts with leading RMM vendors. - read more
 
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February 4th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
Breaking news! Barracuda Networks has entered the RMM market, and co-hosts Erick Simpson and Rich Freeman are all over it. You'll also hear Erick's advice on how and when to bill clients for assessments and Rich's favorite Super Bowl LIII prop bets. - read more
 
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February 1st, 2019 | Rich Freeman
The deal, which includes a multi-year agreement by Barracuda to resell several Avast Business security solutions, immediately turns Barracuda into a player in the rapidly evolving market for managed services and managed security software. - read more
 
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January 24th, 2019 | ChannelPro Weekly
Rich thinks it’s a big deal when he contributes his portion of ChannelPro Weekly from a hotel room somewhere. This week, special guest host Eric Long, of cloud and managed service provider TeraCloud, one-ups him by recording his part of the show from an RV. In a trailer park. With better Wi-Fi than some of you in our audience enjoy. - read more
 
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January 23rd, 2019 | Rich Freeman
What’s now: A strong start for the company’s “Done Deal” program and the rise of specialized MSPs. What’s next: At least three acquisitions, a big RMM update with “disruptive” network management functionality…and quite possibly an IPO. - read more
 
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January 15th, 2019 | Rich Freeman
The $275 million deal positions the combined company to pair a wide array of email security products with a robust Office 365 licensing business. - read more
 

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