GlobeNewswire | September 29, 2023
CISO Global (NASDAQ: CISO), an industry leader as a managed cybersecurity and compliance provider, has launched a channel sales partnership program to extend its reach through value added resellers (VARs), managed services providers (MSPs), and strategic partners. Available in the U.S. and Latin America, where CISO Global has a large presence, the new program is aimed at providing the full complement of CISO Global services to end-user customers through an extended network of partners that will be serviced and supported by the CISO Global team.
The program is structured by type of engagement and extends to multiple partnership models, including reseller, referral/mutual referral, and strategic. Each partnership tier has a corresponding level of support and financial compensation.
CISO Global offers a comprehensive portfolio of cybersecurity and risk management services and solutions, said Deb Smith, Chief Financial Officer for CISO Global. We believe in the strategic value of opening our portfolio to other organizations so they can strengthen their cybersecurity posture through our integrated approach, solutions portfolio, and focus on compliance. This strategy is effective in providing optimal protection from the increase in cyberattacks facing the industry.
Structured to be simple and easy, the program provides onboarding to partners through a series of training programs and sales enablement resources and tools designed to support business development efforts. The range of program benefits includes:
Marketing development funds
Ongoing sales and technical training
Dedicated channel account managers to support all aspects of the partnership
Business development experts to support the customer sales lifecycle, help with proposals, project kick-offs and project management
Significant reseller discounts, referral commissions and finders’ fees
Channel marketing manager support with virtual and in-person events
Partner portal that will launch in the first quarter of 2024
Each end-user client can collaborate with CISO Global and their IT partner as desired to develop tailor-made solutions to strengthen their security posture.
“We are excited to align with CISO Global,” said Vinay Riwat, head of channel for Cigniti, the world’s leading AI and IP-led digital assurance and digital engineering services company. “With their comprehensive portfolio, we are now able to offer products and services that ensure business risk assurance across software development lifecycle through embedded security in digital platforms and secured enterprise infrastructure. We know that enterprises require much more comprehensive protection these days to even begin to level up in this area, and this is an important opportunity for us to add value to our current customers.”
“We are committed to helping the industry accelerate its ongoing push to enhance the effectiveness of cybersecurity in the marketplace,” added CISO Global CEO David Jemmett. “This program leverages our IP, enabling us to bring a more holistic experience to more organizations that are looking for new and strategic ways to solve today’s cybersecurity crisis.”
About CISO Global
CISO Global (NASDAQ: CISO), based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is an industry leader as a managed cybersecurity and compliance provider. The company is rapidly expanding by acquiring world-class cybersecurity, secured managed services and compliance companies with top-tier talent that utilize the latest technology to create innovative solutions to protect the most demanding businesses and government organizations against continuing and emerging security threats and compliance obligations. For more information about the company, visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter or at www.ciso.inc.
Business Wire | October 20, 2023
Living Security, Inc. ("Living Security"), the global leader in Human Risk Management (HRM), announced today the launch of its channel partner program and the appointment of Peter Streips as Vice President of Channel Sales. The company's new global channel program will open additional revenue streams, empower partners to expand their business horizons, and recognize and reward the efforts of both internal and external partners.
As a 100% channel-first organization, we know the power of partnerships and recognize our valued partners' critical role in driving customer success, said Ashley Rose, CEO of Living Security. Launching this new program is part of our strategic growth plans, including the appointment of Peter as our VP of Channel Sales. His success and deep understanding of cybersecurity make him a significant addition to our team and the company's growth. He has a proven track record in building partnerships and optimizing channel performance and is the ideal leader for our new channel business.
Bringing a wealth of experience and industry knowledge, Streips, a technology leader renowned for successfully launching, developing, and executing global channel and alliance strategies for cybersecurity and cloud computing industries, will guide the company's channel sales strategy, fostering relationships and securing strategic collaborations. As an additional initiative, the channel program is growing Streips' team with dedicated channel specialists to bolster partner pipeline-building endeavors, emphasizing the company's commitment to enhancing partner benefits.
Key features include:
Competitive Margins:Offering up to 30% margin for partner-sourced deals new to Living Security
Lead Flow:Assured lead flow to proactive partners, ensuring they can deliver robust sales, onboarding, and continuous support to clients
MDFs & SPIFs:Market Development Funds to increase market awareness and lucrative Sales Performance Incentive Fund (SPIF) for sales and technical teams who source net new business
Quarterly Incentives:Top performing partners will enjoy receiving Quarterly rebates allowing the partner to reinvest in future marketing campaigns
Channel Specialist:Access to a dedicated Living Security Channels Specialist to help build pipelines and acquire new customers
"I'm excited to join Living Security at this critical juncture. With our industry-leading discounts, lucrative sales incentive program, dedicated BDR support, and quarterly rebates, we aim to enable our partners to reach new heights," said Peter Streips, Vice President of Channel Sales at Living Security. "Living Security's partner program aims to supercharge partner business growth, designed with partner profitability at its core. Our commitment to innovation doesn't stop there as the program provides our partners with unique opportunities to showcase the transformative potential of our enterprise-grade human risk management platform and security awareness training products."
With an impressive background, Streips has already made notable strides by forming strategic partnerships that promise to amplify the company's reach and impact as it launches its Living Security Partner Program. The program welcomes various partners globally across all industries, from resellers to full-service MSP/MSSPs. Living Security's go-to-market channel partners include Defy Security, GuidePoint Security, Optiv, and is in the final negotiation stages of incorporating distribution into the program.
"Organizations today need to do more than create infrastructure security. The human factors that impact cyber hygiene must be addressed in order to cultivate and reinforce a vigilant security culture,” said Justin Iwaniszyn, Director of New and Emerging Partners at GuidePoint Security. "Living Security’s new partner program will further foster a strong relationship for the channel community and provide a solution for a safer and more secure digital landscape for clients."
Organizations spend billions of dollars on cybersecurity technology, yet 74% of security breaches result from human actions. Living Security, recognized by esteemed analysts such as Forrester and Gartner, prides itself on being at the forefront of the HRM platform. This novel toolset grants CISOs unparalleled real-time visibility into security discrepancies, facilitating proactive, informed decisions to protect organizations against potential threats.
For more detailed information on the Living Security Partner Program and its tiered benefits, visit https://www.livingsecurity.com/partner.
About Living Security
Living Security, the global leader in human risk management, transforms human risk into proactive defense by quantifying human risk to engage humans with relevant content and communications to change human behavior truly. Living Security solves the challenges of human risk through risk identification, awareness and training, and risk reduction, all through an integrated platform. Living Security is trusted by security-minded organizations, including Mastercard, Verizon, Biogen, AmerisourceBergen, and Hewlett-Packard. Learn more at www.livingsecurity.com.
Impartner | September 11, 2023
Impartner has announced the return of its popular customer and industry event, ImpartnerCon. Aligned with the fundamental driver of indirect channel go-to-market strategies and partnership initiatives, ImpartnerCon 2024 embraces the theme 'Multiply' as the cornerstone of this conference.
ImpartnerCon 2024 is scheduled from February 5 to 7 at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami (Florida). Distinguished keynote speakers include eminent figures from the channel industry, such as Jay McBain (Chief Analyst of Channels, Partnerships, and Ecosystems at Canalys) and Tiffani Bova (Former Global Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce). Besides, more professionals and analysts will likely join as speakers in the coming weeks.
On this, Dave R Taylor, Impartner CMO, stated
At Multiply: ImpartnerCon '24 and beyond, our goal is for attendees to multiply their business horizons personally and professionally. To meet new partners and expand their own ecosystems, and to learn best practices for furthering their companies' indirect go-to-market strategies and results.
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Now in its seventh year, ImpartnerCon has established itself as a preeminent event in the channel partnerships sector, attracting global leaders from Fortune 500 corporations to dynamic startups expanding their indirect sales and services initiatives.
ImpartnerCon also serves as the platform for Impartner's annual customer awards, recognizing excellence in channel strategy, exceptional partnership performance, and program efficiency. The previous year's award recipients, unveiled during the event's live ceremony, included esteemed names such as Honeywell, Poly, Splunk, Vertiv, Visa, Xerox, and Zebra, among others.
In the forthcoming weeks, Impartner will announce the commencement of the 2024 award application process, offering options for individual and company nominations. ImpartnerCon 2024 expects a comprehensive agenda that includes seasoned industry analysts, top-ranking channel organizations, interactive Impartner product user sessions designed for customers, and invaluable networking opportunities with influential industry figures.
Mark Rogers, Impartner's Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Channel Chief, conveyed that ImpartnerCon has evolved to embrace the broader channel ecosystem, providing a unique platform for collaboration and innovation. He expressed excitement about creating a space where professionals at all levels within the partner ecosystem can connect, acquire knowledge, and push the boundaries of partnership excellence.
ImpartnerCon 2024 aligns seamlessly with Impartner's dedication to nurturing an inclusive and innovative environment for channel leaders. This commitment enables them to explore new avenues for growth, adapt to shifting market dynamics, and harness the potential of strategic partnerships.
Impartner is renowned as the industry's fastest-growing and most decorated provider of channel management technologies. Its array of Partner Relationship Management (PRM) and Partner Marketing Automation (PMA) solutions serves as a global resource, aiding companies in effectively managing their relationships with distributors, resellers, and channel partners. These solutions drive demand, accelerate revenue, and enhance global profitability within indirect sales ecosystems. The Impartner team is committed to assisting businesses in achieving growth by leveraging their decades of experience, incorporating channel best practices, and harnessing innovative technologies to create a uniquely tailored partner experience. Impartner's solutions prioritize partners, enabling channel teams to achieve rapid ROI by covering all aspects, from partner onboarding to channel marketing and performance insights.
PR Newswire | October 18, 2023
Cable-Tec Expo -- Network services and consumer experience pioneer Plume today announced a new go-to-market model for channel partners and Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs). Communications Service Providers (CSPs) can now make a one-time purchase of a fully-inclusive bundle combining both the latest OpenSync-certified consumer premises equipment (CPE) and subscriptions to Plume's award-winning consumer services. The package is accompanied by Plume's proactive support, operations, and marketing suites.
The new single pricing model brings additional operational options to service providers including simplified and streamlined procurement through a single contract signed with a preferred channel partner or ODM, and the flexibility to recognize the expenditure as CAPEX over the lifetime of the subscriber.
Plume's existing channel and ODM partner Evolution Digital, is the first to offer the new model to service providers throughout the Americas. As an OpenSync Certified Partner, Evolution Digital will also have early access to software releases, speeding up time to market for new features and CPE upgrades.
Under this new model, channel partners and ODMs—including Evolution Digital—can offer Plume's comprehensive portfolio of residential, very-small-business (VSB), and multi-dwelling-unit (MDU) suites of services:
HomePass: Brings together advanced cyber-security, in-home motion sensing, device management, and parental controls in one place, building on the foundation of the most widely deployed advanced managed WiFi service in the world to deliver optimal internet experiences.
WorkPass: Bespoke built to meet the connectivity, productivity, and security needs of VSBs. In addition to powerful front-end services, including Plume Adaptive WiFi, WorkPass brings unique operational insights and intelligence to help very small business owners thrive—without the cost and complexity of other products designed for medium-sized businesses and large enterprises.
Uprise: A unique, comprehensive solution offering property-wide seamless connectivity, secure access controls, and property management for the tenants and owners of MDUs. Whether tenants are exclusively residential or a mix of residential and small businesses, Uprise provides them with personalized experiences, cyber and physical security, and unified communications.
HomePass, WorkPass, and Uprise are integrated with Plume's Haystack Support Suite which helps service providers' support teams take the necessary proactive steps to monitor, predict, diagnose, and rapidly resolve issues, leading to fewer support calls, happier customers, and reduced churn.
Our growing partnership with Plume is a testament to Evolution Digital's dedication to bringing cutting-edge technology and cost-effective solutions to the market, said Marc Cohen, Chief Revenue Officer from Evolution Digital. We are excited to offer CSPs across North and South America a cost-optimized and efficient way to enhance their offerings with Plume's cloud-managed services.
"This expanded partnership with Evolution Digital provides CSPs with a one-stop solution for deploying Plume's services and OpenSync-enabled hardware," said Niall Robinson, Head of Sales for the Americas from Plume. "At a time of high demand, we are consistently looking at ways to streamline our commercial processes and ensure that service providers can deliver new consumer experiences as fast and as cost-effectively as possible."
Plume is the creator of the world's first SaaS experience platform for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and their subscribers, deployed in more than 50 million locations globally. As the only open and hardware-independent, cloud-controlled solution, Plume enables the rapid delivery of new services for smart homes, small businesses, and beyond, at massive scale. On the front end, Plume delivers self-optimizing, adaptive WiFi, cyber-security, access, parental controls, and more. CSPs get robust data- and AI-driven back-end applications for unprecedented visibility, insights, support, operations, and marketing. Plume leverages OpenSync, an open-source framework that comes pre-integrated and supported on the leading silicon, CPE, and platform SDKs.