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March 6th, 2020 | ChannelPro
Fighting bravely through hotel Wi-Fi issues, Erick and Rich discuss Axcient’s new technology for protecting backup data from ransomware, a book every channel pro should read on handling difficult client discussions, and why a guy brought a tuxedo-clad llama to his sister’s wedding. - read more
 
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March 4th, 2020 | Rich Freeman
Executives like SonicWall CEO Bill Conner (pictured) increasingly see forging alliances with dozens of outsourced SOC operators as a more efficient way to build a managed security channel than recruiting thousands of MSPs one by one. - read more
 
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March 3rd, 2020 | James Kernan
Run your company like it will last forever but create a succession plan now to boost your value. - read more
 
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March 2nd, 2020 | Rich Freeman
Called AirGap and quietly added to the vendor’s X360 platform four months ago at no extra cost, the new system employs a variety of techniques to stop ransomware and other attacks from tampering with data that is often a company’s last line of defense. - read more
 
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March 2nd, 2020 | ChannelPro
So close, yet so far away! Both in sunny Southern California, Erick and Rich discuss the forthcoming unified Carbonite/Webroot partner program, why you should hire a forensic accountant before closing an acquisition, and the $60 million reasons an Irish drug dealer should have backed up his data. - read more
 
Resource
February 28th, 2020 | ChannelPro Weekly
Not easy to get clients to read your emails, is it? Maybe referencing this week’s episode will do the trick. It includes a discussion by Matt, Rich, and guest host Joshua Liberman about plans for a unified Carbonite/Webroot partner program, the new NIST Cyber Security Framework module for Kaseya Compliance Manager, and the out-of-band management capabilities for Intel vPro devices recently added to Datto RMM. - read more
 
News
February 27th, 2020 | Rich Freeman
Called the Malwarebytes Premier Partner Program, it includes a track for MSPs offering monthly pricing and a consumption-based tiering structure aligned with recurring revenue business models, according to channel exec Mike LaPeters (pictured). - read more
 
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February 27th, 2020 | Rich Freeman
The new offering, which will include one set of tiers but different tracks for VARs and MSPs, will sell and support a unified portfolio of “cyber resilience” products covering security and data protection. - read more
 
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February 27th, 2020 | Rich Freeman
The deal with Sverica Capital Management positions the UCaaS vendor, which sells exclusively through MSPs, to expand its partner base more rapidly, according to CEO Zane Conkle (pictured), who will continue to lead the firm. - read more
 

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