Google & Other Search Engines Found Indexing Links to Private WhatsApp Groups

Google | February 24, 2020

It has been discovered that search engines, including Google, are indexing invites to private groups on WhatsApp. A journalist named Jordan Wildon made this discovery and shared the following information on Twitter. Any link to a WhatsApp group that was shared outside of a private message could be found in Google. Users could follow the links to join the group. The fact that the links were, at some point, shared publicly is what lead Google to indexing the content in search results.

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StormForge Extends Kubernetes Efficiency at Scale to More Enterprises Than Ever Before with New Channel Partner Program

StormForge | November 11, 2022

StormForge, the leader in cloud-native application performance testing and resource optimization, today announced its Channel Partner Program. The StormForge Channel Partner Program focuses on providing distributors, resellers and other partners with the most effective resources to put the StormForge machine learning-based optimization platform within every enterprise's reach. The Channel Partner Program complements the StormForge Cloud Provider Alliance Partner Program, which includes highly collaborative relationships with industry powerhouses such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Datadog. New partners include CLIMB, Amazic and SIOS. Resellers include A-Var, Oteemo, Mobia and Ahead. "The Kubernetes developer and user communities are incredibly large and diverse - and they're growing rapidly. So it's natural for us to design a Channel Partner program that extends the reach of StormForge's patent-pending machine learning technology to as many enterprises as possible," said Amy Medeiros, Head of Marketing, StormForge. "StormForge optimizes Kubernetes at scale in ways that no other solution can. We want to help as many customers as possible achieve success with their Kubernetes journey, and that means arming our partners with game-changing solutions that make that process as smooth and effective as possible. The Partner Program keeps customer relationships front and center, while also offering a simple, collaborative, and rewarding experience for our partners." The StormForge Partner Program consists of solutions, training including hands-on certification and tools that enable its partners to offer customers the most effective platform for optimizing Kubernetes at scale. Partners gain access to an exclusive partner portal, deal registration, integrated campaign kits, sales tools, technical training support, sales incentives and a dedicated StormForge Certified Kubernetes expert. "Kubernetes performance and optimization is one of the most challenging things our customers are navigating in today's enterprise environments, and being able to offer StormForge gives us such a strong opportunity and position to support them," said Frank Shepherd, VP of Engineering, A-Var. "StormForge's platform delivers that magic combination of increased efficiency and higher performance that results in our customers' ability to innovate." "StormForge really brings to bear the missing component for our customers' digital transformation journey," said Dale Foster, Climb CEO, Climb. "StormForge really brings to bear the missing component for our customers' digital transformation journey," said Dale Foster, Climb CEO, Climb. "StormForge's machine learning technology combined with its holistic approach that spans production and non-production environments makes Kubernetes resource optimization a reality for a lot of our customers for the first time. Working with StormForge is a strategic move that we expect to drive real impact for our customers." StormForge's flagship product, StormForge Optimize Live, delivers ML-powered Kubernetes resource optimization through analysis of observability data, intelligent recommendations, and automated action based on that analysis. The ML focus goes beyond cost or performance alone, optimizing both at any scale to enable intelligent business decisions with minimal trade-offs. Just last month, the platform added the industry's first bi-dimensional Kubernetes pod autoscaling, which minimizes cloud waste during the autoscaling process without sacrificing application performance. This powerful platform puts the best possible offerings in the hands of partners and resellers, whose customers need flexibility across cloud environments and the ability to optimize in production and non-production environments. Purpose-built for Kubernetes, StormForge runs in any CNCF-certified distribution and integrates easily with existing Kubernetes environments, including all Kubernetes cloud services, management platforms and observability solutions. It also enables fast time-to-value with one-click deployment and continuous, automated Kubernetes resource optimization. "We sincerely welcome this partner program. StormForge's M/L technology is essential for using the container platform technology that is indispensable for DX. This is because it not only increases the productivity of container utilization engineers, but also optimizes the infrastructure resources used. SIOS Technology, Inc.has had a strong relationship since StormFoge was founded. Through this Programme, SIOS Technology Corp. is promoting the further advancement of the Cloud Native in the Japanese market," said Minoru Aoki, Vice President, SIOS Technology, Inc. For more information about the Channel Partner Program, please visit: https://www.stormforge.io/company/partners/ About StormForge StormForge brings together world-class data scientists and software engineers to enable businesses to drive breakthrough IT and operations efficiency. The StormForge Platform is set apart by its unwavering focus on building AI-powered software products that are designed to help people, not replace them. The StormForge Platform uses enterprise grade performance testing coupled with machine learning to drive major application performance gains and cost reductions in complex environments. In February 2020, StormForge announced funding from Insight Partners to accelerate the growth of its Platform. StormForge was founded in 2015 and is based in Boston and Washington, DC. Learn more at www.stormforge.io.

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Dialpad's Mike Kane Honored on Inaugural Channel Futures Channel Leaders List

Dialpad | November 24, 2022

Dialpad, Inc., the industry leader in AI-powered communication and collaboration, today announced that Mike Kane, SVP Global Partner Sales, was recognized among the 20 honorees on the first Channel Futures Channel Leaders list. The list recognizes these individuals as leaders who will determine the future of the channel as they redefine the partner-supplier relationship. The communications and collaboration channel leaders were selected based on their companies’ market share, growth potential, strength of partner network, scope of partner program and the individual’s impact on the partner ecosystem. In 2017, Dialpad hired Mike Kane as the company’s first-ever channel employee. In his first five years, Mike accomplished his goal of proving the value of the channel, and by doing so, helped push the company forward into a rapid growth phase and empowered Dialpad’s growing number of ecosystem partners to succeed. As a champion of channel growth, and because of Mike’s leadership, Dialpad has grown its channel program from a team of one to over 40 employees in the last four years. Mike is responsible for all channel go-to-market strategy, enablement, qualified pipeline and revenues across North America, EMEA and APAC. “Mike has played an instrumental role in the company’s growth over the last five years and I couldn’t think of a more deserving person for this recognition,” said Craig Walker, CEO & Founder of Dialpad. “Mike has played an instrumental role in the company’s growth over the last five years and I couldn’t think of a more deserving person for this recognition,” said Craig Walker, CEO & Founder of Dialpad. “As we enter the next era of Dialpad, it is critical that we enable our channel partners and customers with the tools and solutions essential to propel long-term growth. This includes Ai-powered insights that enable them to unlock productivity and collaboration in the hybrid world while improving customer experiences and customer satisfaction during uncertain economic times. Mike and the channel team will continue to play a critical role in this larger company initiative.” “I am honored to be recognized by Channel Futures and to have our channel philosophy validated,” said Mike Kane SVP of Global Channel Sales. “From day one, our goal has been, and remains to this day, to be the easiest provider for partners to work with. As Dialpad has scaled and grown over the years, I’m proud to be able to say that we have been able to maintain that. We continue to be the easiest solution for partners, eliminating friction and boosting our partnership efforts with channel partners to make us the go-to solution for their cloud based communications needs.” “As the industry faces one of its most tumultuous periods, it is essential for channel partners to connect with the leaders of today’s strategic technology providers. These individuals are the ones who are guiding their organizations and partner ecosystems into the future with innovative thinking and industry-defining channel programs. Channel Futures has identified the individuals who are fueling a new wave of growth and solutions partners can bring to customers," said Robert DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels. The channel leaders list, compiled by Channel Futures editors, are intended to provide the partner ecosystem with an in-depth look at each industry segment and spotlight those individuals responsible for the strategic direction of partner-facing organizations. As the nature of the channel changes, partners are developing deep ties with numerous suppliers in each technology solution segment they support. The channel leaders lists will identify the executives with whom they should establish strong relationships going forward. To learn more about Dialpad’s offerings and how your organization can “Work Beautifully”, visit www.dialpad.com, the blog, and follow along on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Ivanti Launches Fully Enabled Global Partner Portal and Campaign Central

Ivanti | November 10, 2022

Ivanti, the provider of the Ivanti Neurons automation platform that discovers, manages, secures, and services IT assets from cloud to edge, today announced the launch of its new fully enabled Partner Portal and Campaign Central. The Partner Portal is a personalized, role-based experience that provides automation of the partner life cycle and streamlines business processes. Campaign Central is a marketing platform that enhances partner marketing efforts by co-branding professionally packaged marketing campaigns at zero cost. "Our partners are a critical part of our business, and we are committed to investing in them," said Dennis Kozak, Chief Operating Officer at Ivanti. "Our partners are a critical part of our business, and we are committed to investing in them," said Dennis Kozak, Chief Operating Officer at Ivanti. "The Partner Portal and Campaign Central are just two examples of how we are continuing to invest in our partner community. We are committed to providing our partners with the tools and resources they need to be successful." The Partner Portal provides a one-stop shop for all Ivanti related content, tools, and resources across all roles. It also offers a marketing platform to support partner lead generation and demand efforts. Campaign Central enables partners to create and personalize every campaign. Additionally, partners can track campaigns securely and stay informed at every customer touchpoint with built-in reporting. The Partner Portal provides a personalized, role-based experience that will enable Ivanti partners to drive more leads and close more business. Initial feedback from our partners has been positive with many reporting that the Partner Portal and Campaign Central are game changers for their business. Lori Garber from Integral Federal said about Campaign Central: "I really like campaign central! It is super easy to create different collateral and customize it with our branding. The interface is easy to understand, especially after the enablement Ivanti provided. The pre-designed artwork is high quality and for a marketer like me, I appreciate that we can use something like this to save time.” The Ivanti Partner Program was designed with the overarching belief that we are better together. Ivanti partners receive exclusive access to resources, tools, and connections to grow their business. Ivanti is consistently increasing our investment in our partnerships by offering more benefits and support through the partner program. Ivanti provides our partners a unique opportunity to rapidly grow their business by providing market-leading solutions to customers of every size around the globe. For more information on the Ivanti Partner Portal and Campaign Central or to apply to become an Ivanti Partner, please visit: https://www.ivanti.com/partners. About Ivanti Ivanti makes the Everywhere Workplace possible. In the Everywhere Workplace, employees use myriad devices to access IT applications and data over various networks to stay productive while they work from anywhere. The Ivanti Neurons automation platform connects the company’s industry-leading unified endpoint management, cybersecurity, and enterprise service management solutions, providing a unified IT platform that enables devices to self-heal and self-secure and empowers users to self-service. Over 45,000 customers, including 96 of the Fortune 100, have chosen Ivanti to discover, manage, secure, and service their IT assets from cloud to edge, and deliver excellent end-user experiences for employees, wherever and however they work. For more information, visit www.ivanti.com and follow @GoIvanti.

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Orca Security Awarded 2022 Regional and Global AWS Partner Award

Orca Security | November 29, 2022

Orca Security, thepioneer of agentless cloud security, today announced it is a recipient of a 2022 Regional and Global AWS Partner Award, recognizing leaders around the globe playing a key role helping customers drive innovation and build solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Announced during a Partner Awards Gala at re:Invent 2022, the Global AWS Partner Awards recognize a wide range of AWS Partners, whose business models have embraced specialization, innovation, and cooperation over the past year. Regional and Global AWS Partner Awards recognize AWS Partners whose business models continue to evolve and thrive on AWS as they work with customers. The Orca Cloud Security Platform provides an added layer of visibility and risk coverage on AWS. With an agentless approach built upon Orca’s patented SideScanning™ technology and Orca’s Unified Data Model, Orca delivers comprehensive cloud security for enterprises moving to and scaling on AWS. “For customers to effectively innovate, they need comprehensive cloud security without the gaps in coverage, performance degradation, or operational costs typically imposed by agent-based solutions,” said Avi Shua, Founder and CEO, Orca Security. “For customers to effectively innovate, they need comprehensive cloud security without the gaps in coverage, performance degradation, or operational costs typically imposed by agent-based solutions,” said Avi Shua, Founder and CEO, Orca Security. “Those who want to do more need a cloud security solution that can do more at the speed of business. We are honored to be recognized and we look forward to continuing our relationship with AWS to provide greater customer choice going forward.” “To build and innovate, we needed a comprehensive cloud security solution,” said Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer at Unity. “We turned to Orca Security for its ability to secure the cloud without forcing us to install agents or take an asset-by-asset approach. Orca Security has become a trusted partner, and we look forward to collaborating more in the future.” For the first time, AWS Partner Awards included a self-nomination process across a number of award categories and specialization areas awarded at both the regional and global level where all AWS Partners were invited to participate and submit a nomination. The AWS Partner Network (APN) is a global partner program, focused on helping partners build successful AWS-based businesses or solutions by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support. The APN includes independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs) around the world, with AWS Partner participation growing significantly during the past 12 months. “AWS Partners are at the center of unlocking value for global customers, across a wide range of industries,” said Ruba Borno, Vice President, Worldwide Channels and Alliances, AWS. “We are honored to launch the inaugural global 2022 AWS Partner Awards, and thank all the nominees and winners for accelerating our customers’ cloud transformation journey.” A panel of AWS experts selected the winners based on strict criteria. Orca Security received the global Security Partner of the Year Award, which recognizes top AWS Partners with the AWS Security Competency. The award recognizes an AWS Partner who has proven customer success in securing every stage of cloud adoption, from initial migration through ongoing day-to-day management. For more information visit orca.security. About Orca Security Orca Security is the pioneer of agentless cloud security that is trusted by hundreds of enterprises globally. Orca makes cloud security possible for enterprises moving to and scaling in the cloud with its patented SideScanning™ technology and Unified Data Model. The Orca Cloud Security Platform delivers the world’s most comprehensive coverage and visibility of all risks across the cloud. With continuous first-to-market innovations and expertise, the Orca Platform ensures security teams quickly identify and remediate risks to keep their businesses secure. Connect your first account in minutes: https://orca.security or take the free cloud risk assessment.

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