Pantheon Offers Feature Branch Workflow Tool Multidev Free of Charge to Remote Teams

Pantheon | April 14, 2020

Today, Pantheon.io, the WebOps platform powering over 300,000 websites, is proud to announce it will be providing its top-tier Multidev feature free of charge to all customers. Pantheon is extending access to this powerful collaboration tool to help increase the productivity of remote marketing and development teams during  COVID-19. Pantheon is also providing its industry-leading WebOps platform at no charge to nonprofits, government, medical, and educational organizations operating on the front lines of this pandemic, and several organizations are already utilizing this support.
Multidev is a feature branch workflow tool that enables web teams of all sizes to manage multiple work streams in the cloud. Teams can fork their entire stack to work independently, separating code and content as needed, and then merge all changes back into the master. Teams using continuous integration services can leverage Pantheon's command-line tools to automate the creation of Multidev environments with each repository pull request. In Forrester’s Total Economic Impact Assessment of WebOps at Scale, Multidev largely underpinned the 2X productivity gains of teams using the Pantheon WebOps platform.

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Nullafi Announces New Channel Partner Program

Nullafi | August 03, 2022

Nullafi, a fast-growing provider of data security software, today announced the launch of its new channel partner program. Nullafi offers resellers and MSSPs valuable data security solutions, programs, training, and enablement they need to drive revenue and help customers improve their security posture, drive agility in their business, and give them a competitive advantage. The Nullafi Channel Partner Program consists of four tiers – Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Authorized, with a range of program benefits customized to each tier. Earlier this year, the company announced the general availability of Nullafi Shield, an agentless, Zero Trust data security solution that sits between applications and endpoints, tying in with existing network technology in order to detect and redact data across applications. At the same time, the company appointed Walter Specht to the executive leadership team at Nullafi as Vice President of Channel Sales. “Nullafi offers network-level software that enables companies to control the data any app sends to anyone, anytime, anywhere, with no application integrations necessary. Our partners love this differentiated approach to solving one of the biggest problems their customers face,” said Specht. “Nullafi offers network-level software that enables companies to control the data any app sends to anyone, anytime, anywhere, with no application integrations necessary. Our partners love this differentiated approach to solving one of the biggest problems their customers face,” said Specht. “It’s an ideal solution to help resellers and MSSPs secure their customers’ data while procuring new business and developing new revenue streams. We’re thrilled to launch the new Channel Partner Program with world-class benefits and incentives.” Nullafi intelligently recognizes and obfuscates sensitive data in transit, before it gets to the user’s device, no matter where it originates, what field it’s in, or how it’s labeled. In recognition of its innovation, Nullafi has now been awarded nine patents from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). “The NXGN team is excited to partner with Nullafi,” said Jimmy Merlo, Vice President of Customer Advisory Services at NXGN, a leading technology advisory firm. "Nullafi has created a great program to help us solve our customers’ Zero Trust needs together. As organizations leverage more applications, their data, including their customers’ sensitive information, continues to be proliferated across the multiple vectors. Nullafi sits in a unique position where it is able to mask sensitive data, all while keeping data integrity. As organizations implement Zero Trust security solutions, Nullafi will play an integral role in how they manage their data.” To learn more about the Nullafi Channel Partner Program: Visit the company’s partner page Read the Partner Program Overview View the product data sheet and corporate overview If you’d like to enable your customers to protect sensitive data within any application so that their users see only the data they need to see, please request a Nullafi demo today. About Nullafi Nullafi is a fast-growing provider of data security software that helps customers quickly, easily, and comprehensively detect and redact sensitive data, automate policy enforcement, and eliminate risks such as data leakage, inadvertent access, and improper downloading—all while allowing business to continue without interruption. With Nullafi, users see only the data they need to see, giving organizations unprecedented control over data access. The company serves primarily mid-market companies, technology resellers, and application developers in North America. With rave reviews from analysts, multiple patents granted, and key partnerships already established, Nullafi is well-positioned to transform data security as we know it. For more information, visit www.nullafi.com.

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CONTENT MARKETING

Cooler Screens Builds Visionary Leadership and Advisory Teams for Accelerated Growth

Cooler Screens | May 19, 2022

In response to accelerated growth, Cooler Screens is expanding its leadership and advisory board with industry leading talent from customer centric organizations to optimize the expansion of its platform, re-define and improve the in-store consumer experience and solidify the company as the world's largest digital media platform for retail. Cooler Screens was founded on the core idea that consumers deserve a far better experience than what is available today in bricks-and-mortar retail and the new leadership team will enable this mission. "This is retail media 2.0., and with a world-class team of accomplished innovators in place we are poised to not only bring the digital and physical worlds together and transform omnichannel marketing but also create an industry gold standard. This collapses the consumers' path to purchase into a few feet of retail space and a few seconds as opposed to traditional sequential ads that require much longer periods of time and much more physical space to drive sales," Cooler Screens Cofounder and CEO Arsen Avakian New Team Members Will Bring the Science of E-Commerce to Physical Retail Cooler Screens' leadership team additions include Lindell Bennett from Amazon as chief revenue officer and Shelly Schaffer as chief financial officer. Additionally, Cooler Screens' Chief Customer Experience and Operating Officer John Gomez was promoted and will take on additional responsibilities as president while retaining his former responsibilities. As chief revenue officer, Bennett brings extensive experience building new teams and businesses, while also launching new technologies and products. He will focus on helping brands capture the attention of customers already in the aisle, to build brand equity and increase sales simultaneously. His goals include establishing an insights-led revenue organization, strengthening the direct sales team, expanding distribution of Cooler Screens through programmatic partnerships, helping agency partners activate new in-store media opportunities and developing deeper omnichannel measurement for brands. "I spent over a decade helping define something new: the nascent retail media landscape," Bennett explained. "This experience is important because, at Cooler Screens, we are redefining the in-store experience by meeting customers where they are at – in the aisle – and finding new ways to help them make decisions while there. The question is, how do we make the experience better for customers while also providing an opportunity for brands to stand out? That's a question that I want to help answer, because there is a huge opportunity here for brands, not just in terms of messaging, but also in terms of measurement. I can't wait to help unlock this potential." In just over ten years at Amazon, Bennett held a number of US roles, leading enterprise CPG, running the mid-market and pioneering the enterprise cable and wireless business. He also spent time in Asia, leading the mid-market and enterprise sales teams for Japan, while also launching Amazon's first ad sales team in China. Additionally, he started and led the task force that built Amazon's narrative and reporting framework and was a key contributor to its brand-building and omnichannel measurement suites. As chief financial officer, Schaffer brings more than three decades of experience in financial and strategic planning, investor relations, business development, compliance and governance to her role at Cooler Screens, where she will be instrumental in accelerating and broadening growth across the ecosystem of retailers, brands, agencies, resellers and programmatic partners. Her extensive background has focused on technology and software, online platforms and branded consumer products in public, private and venture-backed companies, including The Coca Cola Company, Support.com, Yahoo, Mercury Interactive, Catalina Marketing, Nestle and more. Gomez, now Cooler Screens' president, chief consumer experience officer and COO, executed Cooler Screens' expansion in Walgreens, Kroger, Giant Eagle, Chevron, and CVS stores. Prior to joining Cooler Screens, he was president and CEO of KKR-owned Cardenas Markets, where he doubled the size of the $1 billion-plus food retailer. He also held the positions of EVP of operations, marketing and merchandising at Trader Joe's and chief operating officer at Argo Tea. New Advisory Board Members Will Inform Cooler Screen's Cutting-Edge Strategy Three leading growth and innovation experts will join the startup's advisory board: Andrew Appel, former president and CEO of the predictive analytics service IRI; Andrew Hill, chief data officer of global CPG marketer Unilever; and John Clavadetscher, who is transitioning from his full-time role as Cooler Screens' president and chief commercial officer. Appel, who was president and CEO of IRI for nine years, brings substantial experience in data and analytics to Cooler Screens advisory board. At IRI, he led the company's transformation from an insights provider to delivering growth as a technology focused Big Data global company. Over his approximately six years at Aon, Appel was CEO of two multi-billion-dollar divisions and was promoted to COO in his last year at the organization. Hill is responsible for Unilever's global data, advanced analytics, and information agenda spanning the full enterprise. He was named DataIQ's most influential person in data for 2022, as well as data visionary. Prior to coming to Unilever, he spent 20 years at global customer data science company Dunnhumby in leadership roles across North America and Europe. "Starting from the C-suite and advisory board and throughout the entire organization, Cooler Screens has assembled a team of innovators with a sure footing in uncharted terrain," Avakian said. "Their forward-looking leadership will put our technology at the service of consumer trust and the user experience. This is the team that can bring the data-driven science of e-commerce to retail, fusing these two channels to enable true omnichannel marketing." About Cooler Screens Cooler Screens is creating the world's largest in-store digital media and merchandising platform for retail. We transform retail surfaces into digital IoT smart screens that deliver in-store retail media and merchandising for the ultimate consumer experience at the intersection of commerce, context, and content. Cooler Screens has brought innovation, transparency, and relevancy to the channel with its audience-based point of decision platform that puts customer privacy first with certified identity-blind technology. With 90% of food, beverage and health category purchases still taking place in physical stores, Cooler Screens enables retailers to quantify and improve consumer experiences and allows brands to drive sales and build brand equity by connecting with consumers at the first moment of truth. Retail partners span grocery, drug, and convenience stores, including Walgreens, Kroger, Giant Eagle, Chevron, and CVS.

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Versa Networks ACE Partner Program Wins 2022 Visionary Spotlight Award for Channel Deployments of the Year

Versa Networks | July 13, 2022

Versa Networks, the recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, today announced that ChannelVision Magazine has named its Versa ACE (Accelerate, Captivate, Engage) Partner Program as a winner of the 2022 Overall Excellence Visionary Spotlight Award in the Channel Deployments of the Year awards category. This year’s honorees are recognized for innovative solutions and their commitment to adapt to a changing workplace. “We are honored to present Versa Networks with a 2022 Overall Excellence Visionary Spotlight Award in the Channel Deployments of the Year awards category,” said Beka Business Media president and CEO Berge Kaprelian. “We are honored to present Versa Networks with a 2022 Overall Excellence Visionary Spotlight Award in the Channel Deployments of the Year awards category,” said Beka Business Media president and CEO Berge Kaprelian. “The competition this year will be remembered for the applicants’ unique approaches to solving issues and creating solutions that answer the call of partners and end users. We had a record number of total entries, which made this year’s competition tougher than ever.” Launched in early 2021 to address the rapid growth in SASE, the Versa ACE Partner Program is the company’s formal global channel partner program for VARs, SIs, SPs and MSPs. The program expands the ecosystem of highly engaged Versa partners delivering unique customer value through the differentiated Versa SASE and Versa Titan solutions. The program provides formalized sales, pre-sales, and technical training focused on enabling partners to build specialties and become SASE Specialized and/or Titan Specialized. The program offers partners the industry’s first SASE accreditation. Versa ACE partners are rewarded for achieving competency and expertise in their specialty areas and are eligible for discounts, sales and marketing benefits to open new revenue opportunities. “The Versa ACE Partner Program educates and equips partners around the industry’s leading SASE solution available to deliver the best secure access deployments for their clients,” said John Atchison, Head of Global Channel Marketing with Versa. “It is an honor to be recognized for channel deployments of the year with this Visionary Spotlight Award. Our comprehensive program enables partners to capitalize on the rapidly growing SASE market opportunity and become their clients’ full-service provider of the industry’s leading SASE solutions. Versa ACE partners benefit from a program structure which fosters a synergistic relationship for growth, new opportunities, and prosperity both today and into the future.” The Versa ACE Partner Program provides partners with a ramp to revenue plan which enables them to quickly onboard and successfully start generating pipeline within 90 days. Included in the ramp-up resources is enablement through Versa Academy, a global learning platform. The program structure requires that partners complete the prescriptive sales, pre-sales and technical training and certifications to successfully facilitate customer engagements that deliver unique customer value. The program was created to generate new recurring revenue opportunities and increase profitability and margins through the creation of new partner value-added services, enabling partners to differentiate themselves from their competitors. For more information or to join the Versa ACE Partner Program, visit https://versa-networks.com/partners/. Versa SASE delivers tightly integrated services via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both via Versa Operating System (VOS™) with a Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture and managed through a single pane of glass. Versa began delivering SASE services such as VPN, Secure SD-WAN, Edge Compute Protection, Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Firewall as a Service, Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) more than five years ago. Versa uniquely provides contextual security based on user, role, device, application, location, security posture of the device, and content. As the leader in SASE, the fastest growing security and networking category, and executing on SASE services for years, Versa is the only solution proven to deliver the industry’s leading and differentiated architecture for high performance and security. Dell’Oro Group listed Versa as the 2021 SASE market share leader with 84-percent market share for the unified category in its 4Q21 Network Security Quarterly Report; and Frost and Sullivan ranks Versa as the #2 worldwide market share leader in SASE. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, as published in its industry report. About the Visionary Spotlight Awards ChannelVision’s annual Visionary Spotlight Awards competition was created to highlight channel and service provider innovation in communications. The awards honor outstanding products, services, and deployments across numerous technology categories. Visionary Spotlight Award winners exemplify this goal, showcasing the communications industry’s overall innovation, capacity for future-thinking execution, creativity, and feature set differentiation; and offering channel partners a cornucopia of opportunities to boost their roles as trusted providers. For more information about the Visionary Spotlight Awards program, click here or contact Berge Kaprelian at berge@bekabusinessmedia.com. About Versa Networks Versa Networks, the leader in SASE, combines extensive security, advanced networking, industry-leading SD-WAN, genuine multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both to meet SASE requirements for small to extremely large enterprises and Service Providers, and via the simplified Versa Titan cloud service designed for Lean IT. Thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites trust Versa with their networks, security, and clouds. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information, visit https://www.versa-networks.com or follow Versa Networks on Twitter @versanetworks.

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Pipedrive Launches Campaigns Feature To Enhance Product Functionalities

Pipedrive | June 13, 2022

Pipedrive, a CRM software company, expanded its product suite with new marketing campaign management capabilities. Campaigns by Pipedrive is designed to bring sales and marketing into one revenue management platform so users can access every aspect of their email marketing campaigns in one location. This new functionality aims to provide businesses with full transparency across their sales and marketing teams for greater visibility into revenue, campaign data, pipelines, etc. Key features of Campaigns by Pipedrive include: One platform to support sales and marketing teams with lead generation, CRM and email marketing in one place; One database to unify contact lists with bulk import options and to keep all customer interactions by sales and marketing teams in one area; A Campaign builder, which offers slick, customizable email templates based on performance and intuitive “drag-n-drop” options; Targeting options to filter the right contacts for more precise audience segmentation; Insight functionalities forreal-time audience/campaign engagement reports; and Email marketing automation to help set up fully automated lead qualification flows and customer relationship nurturing sequences. (This functionality will be available later this summer). “There is a clear gap and need in the market today for an integration of the sales and marketing businesses,” said Shaun Shirazian, Chief Product Officer at Pipedrive, in a statement. “There is a clear gap and need in the market today for an integration of the sales and marketing businesses,” said Shaun Shirazian, Chief Product Officer at Pipedrive, in a statement. “Organizations’ bottom lines are more important than ever before — especially as we emerge from the pandemic — and companies are always looking for ways to optimize their business and reduce costs. By bringing sales and marketing teams seamlessly onto one revenue management platform, we are giving our customers the tools they need to align their business targets to drive revenue for the whole business. It’s exactly what our customers have been asking for and we are excited to introduce it to the market today.”

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