Thrive | November 08, 2023
The 2023 Channel Futures MSP 501 list recognizes leading global MSPs for their achievements in growth and innovation within a volatile business environment.
The accolade was conferred upon Thrive during the MSP 501 Awards Gala on November 1 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Florida.
The award recognizes Thrive's commitment to delivering advanced global cybersecurity programs with excellence.
Thrive, a distinguished managed services provider specializing in cybersecurity and digital transformation, has announced its recognition as The Channel Futures 2023 Managed Security Services Partner of the Year. The company excels at optimizing business outcomes through NextGen managed services and client security programs, employing its Thrive5 methodology.
The award underscores Thrive's dedication to delivering cutting-edge, comprehensive cybersecurity programs to global businesses. Its recognition as The Channel Futures 2023 Managed Security Services Partner of the Year reaffirms its commitment to safeguarding and empowering its clients with cybersecurity solutions.
Rob Stephenson, CEO of Thrive, said
We're honored to be recognized as The Channel Futures 2023 MSSP of the Year. This award reflects the hard work and dedication of our team to prioritize our clients' security needs.
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He further emphasized that in an era characterized by pervasive data breaches and cyber threats, Thrive adheres to its mission of delivering the utmost protection for businesses spanning North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Thrive distinguishes itself from its industry peers due to its unique approach, which involves integrating cutting-edge tools, a 24/7 Security Operation Center staffed by vigilant experts, and advanced cybersecurity mesh automation systems, all aimed at enhancing the overall security posture of its clients. The company consistently demonstrates innovation, expertise, and a client-centric approach to streamline all security functions through its state-of-the-art SOAR and ServiceNow platforms, in contrast to the limited, point-in-time solutions many competitors offer.
This year's survey has seen one of the fiercest competitions in its history. Thrive has jumped to the 21st position on the 2023 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings, a significant leap from its 2022 ranking at 50.
The MSP 501 ranking does not exclusively recognize MSPs based on their size and revenue; instead, it assesses organizations by considering criteria such as annual sales, recurring revenue, profit margins, revenue composition, growth, innovation, and the technologies they supported in the preceding year. The study also acknowledges their business acumen, best practices, and the consistent and reliable advice they provide to their customers.
MSPs worldwide regarded 2022 as a significant year, marked by increased investments by SMBs, the integration of cloud computing for hybrid workforce support, automation, AI development, M&A activities, and the elevation of MSPs to trusted business and technology experts in their roles as frontline employees. The providers featured in this list exemplify their commitment to driving progress within the MSP sector and the entire channel, ushering in a new wave of innovation.
Before the MSP 501 Gala, Rob Stephenson participated as a featured expert panelist in two distinguished sessions at the Channel Futures MSP Summit: 'Gaining an Edge in Cybersecurity with AI: A Channel Partners Playbook' and '(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About AI: Tips and Best Practices for Building AI Solutions Customers Actually Need.'
Business Wire | November 03, 2023
Sevco Security, the cloud-native CAASM platform that delivers the industry’s most accurate, continuously updated IT asset inventory, today announced the launch of the Sevco Channel Partner Program, including an incentive-based program to reward channel partner representatives for driving new deals and evaluations with Sevco. This new tiered sales performance incentive fund (SPIFF) program includes generous monetary incentives and significant discounts on Sevco’s SaaS-based 4D Asset Intelligence Platform for its partners.
“We’re excited to announce the launch of the Sevco Channel Partner Program because we understand how integral channel partners are for organizations trying to understand the cyber tool landscape, simplify the procurement process, and drive immediate value by understanding how these tools deliver better outcomes together,” said Trace Sheridan, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Sevco Security. “Because our platform is able to identify previously unknown devices within an IT environment, Sevco is uniquely positioned to better help our reseller community understand their customers’ asset landscape through correlation of device, user, software and vulnerability data.”
In today’s cloud-native business environment, most organizations have the tools necessary to help secure their IT environments. However, they likely don’t have full visibility into how well those tools are deployed across company-owned assets. This lack of visibility into the assets that need to be managed and protected upends the very foundation of every major security framework, presenting a major challenge for security teams – how can you protect what you can’t see?
Sevco’s 4D Asset Intelligence Platform provides comprehensive real-time asset visibility and fulfills CIS Critical Security Control 1: actively managing, inventorying, tracking, and correcting all enterprise assets. Sevco automates discovery and remediation of security gaps, vulnerabilities, and risks. With the asset data and real-time intelligence provided by Sevco, security teams can make faster, accurate, evidence-based decisions to close security gaps that appear when devices are unprotected.
The Sevco 4D Asset Intelligence Platform integrates seamlessly with existing security stacks at scale, allowing service providers to quickly increase security operations center (SOC) efficiency and better serve their customers by protecting them from threats.
The Sevco Channel Partner SPIFF will run from November 1, 2023 until January 31, 2024 – all deal registrations must be submitted by January 31, 2024.
About Sevco Security
Sevco is the cloud-native CAASM platform delivering the industry’s most accurate, real-time IT asset inventory. Hundreds of companies rely on Sevco's 4D Asset Intelligence engine to bridge the gap between IT and security teams. By providing a continuously updated inventory of assets across IT, public/private cloud, IoT devices, operational technology (OT), supply chain, contractors and remote users, Sevco autonomously identifies and closes previously unknown security gaps, while dramatically improving incident response. Sevco’s patented asset telemetry uncovers significant security gaps and out-of-compliance assets in every deployment without fail. Founded in 2020 and based in Austin, Texas, Sevco is backed by SYN Ventures, .406 Ventures, Accomplice, and Bill Wood Ventures.
WebWire | October 26, 2023
HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the launch of HP Amplify for All, an initiative which integrates all HP solutions and services including Poly, Teradici and HyperX into the HP Amplify Program, offering one unified global1 platform for partner engagement. Going live on November 1, 2023, the newly integrated partner program will also be extended to Distribution Partners. HP Amplify Distribution is the industry’s first program tailored for distributors and marks the successful implementation of the HP Amplify Program across all partner categories.
In addition, HP today revealed details for new Commercial Partner benefits effective November 1, including the More for More rate multiplier to enhance partner compensation and Fast Lane, the industry’s first automated Marketing Development Funds (MDF) reimbursement process. The company also announced Growth Plays, a new program element to be rolled out across Commercial and Distribution Partners in May 2024.
By leveraging our expanded portfolio and enticing new benefits, HP partners are uniquely positioned to catalyze substantial, long-lasting growth, stated Kobi Elbaz, Senior Vice President & General Manager, HP Global Channel Organization. Every enhancement to the program launched today has been shaped by the invaluable feedback of our extensive partner network and we are committed to continually refining the Amplify Program to stay at the forefront of evolving industry dynamics.
Doubling Down on Distribution
With the launch of HP Amplify Distribution on November 1, distributors can benefit from the industry-first foundation of capabilities, collaboration, and performance. The new program, optimized for Distribution Partners, removes complexity making it easier for distributors to take advantage of its many benefits and engage customers on a deeper level.
“Distribution Partners hold a vital position in the channel ecosystem and their capabilities have continued to evolve and expand to meet the growing needs of resellers and customers,” Elbaz continued. “Based on their unique insights, we designed the Amplify Distribution program with flexibility in mind, allowing distributors with foundational capabilities to join seamlessly, while rewarding those invested in advanced capabilities to incrementally boost profitability and grow their business.”
New Benefits for Commercial Partners
Amplify More for More
With the launch of Amplify More for More on November 1, 2023, partners who sell across the HP portfolio will provide a better customer experience and benefit from higher compensation opportunities. The new More for More rate multiplier will be provided in addition to the existing core Amplify incentives. For instance, Power Partners focused on Personal Systems can easily qualify by increasing sales of peripherals, Poly headsets and Workforce Solutions product lines.
Based on partner feedback and HP’s evolving growth strategy, the company intends to further develop the More for More program in the upcoming fiscal year, integrating additional incentive metrics to promote shared success.
Amplify Fast Lane
Amplify Fast Lane represents a first-of-its-kind joint demand generation MDF claiming process, designed to simplify and accelerate reimbursement for eligible partners2 through an automated claims and payment procedure.
By speeding up payment turnaround time by up to 50%, the Amplify Fast Lane program addresses partner pain points and enhances the overall experience of collaborative marketing efforts. Fast Lane offers a more efficient, user-friendly MDF claim experience, enabling qualified partners to focus on optimizing demand generation initiatives rather than being bogged down in complex processes.
Amplify Growth Plays
Starting in May 2024, all HP Amplify Commercial Partners will have access to a new specialization program built around HP’s growth categories - Amplify Growth Plays. Focused on driving opportunities and incremental partner profitability, Amplify Growth Plays enables a clear path to portfolio specialization. Combined with unique tools, capabilities and compensation elements, Amplify Growth Plays rewards partners with tailored benefits for investing in these customer-driven growth areas.
Examples of the Amplify Growth Plays launching in May 2024 include Managed Print Services, Lifecycle Services, SMB Video Collaboration Solutions, and HP Software. Upon launch, current Amplify specializations will evolve to Amplify Growth Plays.
Amplify Impact Expansion
HP also announced today the expansion of its award-winning Amplify Impact partner sustainability program to Distribution Partners and five additional countries: Austria, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands and Finland. Participating partners across 48 countries will now have access to HP’s world-class sustainability resources to drive preference and impact across Climate Action, Human Rights and Digital Equity.
Sustainable practices are not only vital for the future of our planet – they are good for business. In 2022, Corporate Knights reported that over 60% of HP’s revenue met sustainability standards3, showcasing consumer preference for eco-friendly offerings. HP Amplify Impact assists partners with resources to identify gaps and guidance for achieving sustainability goals, highlighting the growing significance of ESG strategies.
HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is a global technology leader and creator of solutions that enable people to bring their ideas to life and connect to the things that matter most. Operating in more than 170 countries, HP delivers a wide range of innovative and sustainable devices, services and subscriptions for personal computing, printing, 3D printing, hybrid work, gaming, and more. For more information, please visit: http://www.hp.com.