Euronet | June 06, 2022
epay announced additional launches for Renewal, its recurring billing solution. epay is the digital payments processing business segment of global financial technology solutions and payments provider Euronet Worldwide, Inc.
This expansion covers the following channel partners and countries: Harvey Norman in Australia, Altibox Nordics, Cyberport, and MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group in Germany, Etisalat UAE and Sharaf DG in the United Arab Emirates, Singtel in Singapore, and new retailers in Mexico. More countries and stores are being planned and disclosed as soon as they become available.
Renewal enables global corporations and brand partners to convert their digital items to a subscription model and sell them through epay's global network of merchants, telecommunications companies, and mobile wallet partners. This creates a sustainable income model for the brand and retail partners by turning one purchase into 12, 24 or 36. Consumers may now purchase subscription-based digital items from their favorite source and use them on mobile devices or PCs. Retailers benefit from a single link with epay to leverage and sell various subscriptions from recognized worldwide brands.
Kevin Caponecchi, Executive VP and CEO, epay, Software and EFT Asia Pacific Division, stated, "With this expansion for Renewal and our brand partner, Microsoft, we are proving the great potential of our new strategic business area while demonstrating our global sales power and the attractiveness of this digital solution."
Kevin Caponecchi, Executive VP and CEO, epay, Software and EFT Asia Pacific Division, stated, "With this expansion for Renewal and our brand partner, Microsoft, we are proving the great potential of our new strategic business area while demonstrating our global sales power and the attractiveness of this digital solution. This contributes to long-term consumer relationships and future-proof revenue models for our partners. Based on our innovative technology, our existing relationships with more than a thousand brands and our global merchant network, we will continue to expand Renewal successfully and it’s recurring billing solution successfully.
BlackBerry | June 14, 2022
To help managed security service providers (MSSPs) deliver managed eXtended detection and response (XDR) services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), BlackBerry has upgraded its BlackBerry Partner Program.
The upgraded program includes:
New Products and Services:MSSPs can integrate CylanceGUARD, CylancePERSONA and CylanceGATEWAY into their managed security services to secure customer environments.
Support:BlackBerry has increased the size of its channel team and doubled employee headcount in partner management, customer success, channel enablement and other roles.
New Seller Compensation:BlackBerry now provides seller compensation on MSSP deals.
Training:New BlackBerry Cyber Security Administrator (BCSA) technical training for MSSPs to teach their employees how to configure, manage and troubleshoot BlackBerry unified endpoint security (UES) products.
New Marketing Incentives:BlackBerry has expanded its “Protect and Earn” partner incentive program and provides MSSPs with cash-based rewards based on a qualifying closed deal’s total contract value.
New Pricing:BlackBerry is offering flexible licensing and pricing options to MSSPs.
Additional Business Development Support:MSSPs can access demand generation and sales support, proposal-based marketing funds, case studies and other tools and resources to drive business development.
BlackBerry’s top 20 MSSPs have shown a spectacular growth of more than 50% year over year, and the company wants to focus more on its MSSP partners. As a result, BlackBerry is all set to further extend its managed security services market reach.
MSSPs can capitalize on a rapidly growing global XDR services market that is expected to expand from nearly $22.5 billion in 2020 to $77 billion by 2030 according to industry analyst Allied Market Research.
BlackBerry wants to invest in strengthening its partner program and may look to promote its Cylance brand to its MSSPs and other channel partners.
The Channel Company, Acronis | August 03, 2022
Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, announced today that CEO Patrick Pulvermueller was recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, as one of its 2022 Top 100 Executives. He was also cited as one of the top 25 innovators on the annual list, which recognizes forward-thinking and innovative technology leaders who have proven their commitment and dedication to the channel through solution-provider-focused strategies and a willingness to take bold steps despite market unpredictability.
CRN’s Top 100 Executives List shines a light on the executives who are shaking up the status quo, supporting channel partners, and placing big bets on where the market is headed next. CRN commends these visionaries across four sub-categories that positively impact the IT channel: the 25 Most Influential Executives, Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders, Top 25 Innovators and Top 25 Disruptors.
“It is an honor to be named to CRN’s Top 100 Executive list,” said Acronis CEO Patrick Pulvermueller.
“It is an honor to be named to CRN’s Top 100 Executive list,” said Acronis CEO Patrick Pulvermueller. “Innovation drives everything we do at Acronis, and I’m incredibly proud of our team of industry leaders who bring creativity and expertise to the technology they develop. As Acronis continues its rapid growth trajectory, we are committed to giving our service providers the modern, integrated cyber protection they need to secure customer data and mitigate security risks.”
Cloud software and hosting industry veteran Patrick Pulvermueller joined Acronis as CEO in July 2021 after serving as GoDaddy’s Partner Business President. Since joining Acronis, the company continues to disrupt the data protection and cybersecurity markets while redefining how service providers leverage remote monitoring and management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) services. Last week, the company raised $250M in Series E funding, driving their valuation to $3.5 billion.
“Winning leaders embrace innovation while going all-in with partners in their commitment to accelerating business growth and digital transformation for their customers,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their exceptional vision, know-how and execution contributed significantly to the strength of their companies, partners, customers, and the IT channel as a whole. Congratulations to all included on the CRN 2022 Top 100 Executives list for successfully bringing channel-focused innovation to the market, enabling new growth opportunities, and producing one channel success story after another.”
Earlier this year, Acronis unveiled enhanced features to the company’s #CyberFit Partner Program, which increased its emphasis on supporting partner development, particularly for cloud-based services, and offering competitive professional and financial assistance to partners who migrated to Acronis. In February, Acronis Chief Channel Evangelist Amy Luby and Channel Chief Alex Ruslyakov were recognized as members of CRN’s prestigious 2022 Channel Chiefs list.
To learn more about Acronis’ #CyberFit Partner Program, visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/partners/.
Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence and blockchain based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on premises - at a low and predictable cost.
Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 2,000 employees in 34 locations in 19 countries. Acronis Cyber Protect solution is available in 26 languages in over 150 countries and is used by over 20,000 service providers to protect over 750,000 businesses.
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