Ermetic | March 08, 2022
Ermetic, a leading cloud infrastructure security company announced the Ermetic Synergia Partner Program for IT service providers, systems integrators, consultants, MSPs/MSSPs and ISVs to deliver turn-key cloud security solutions that span cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) and cloud security posture management (CSPM) for AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform environments.
The program has experienced early growth and global interest from foundational partners including Trace3, Marcum Technology, Cyberuptive, HI Tech Hui, SolCyber and Tecflair.
According to Gartner, the cloud security category is projected to be the fastest growing segment of the global information security and risk management market at a CAGR of 41.2%. The major factors driving the market include the increasing number of sophisticated cyber-attacks on cloud computing systems, and growing need for compliance with various standards, benchmarks and regulations.
The Ermetic Cloud Security platform detects and remediates excessive, risky privileges and resource misconfigurations (e.g. databases exposed to the internet) on a continuous basis by analyzing identities and permissions along with the configuration of network, storage and secrets assets. No other security solution reduces the cyber attack surface at scale across single and multi-cloud infrastructures with full stack visibility and control over multi-cloud infrastructure entitlements and configurations.
“We are experiencing high demand for our comprehensive identity-first cloud infrastructure security solution and have created a value-driven program to enlist security-oriented partners so we can all capitalize on this market opportunity,” said Shawn Larsen, Head of Channel and Alliances for Ermetic. “We are investing in partners by providing predictable sales incentives, technical resources for joint sales engagements, enablement training to expand partner capabilities and transparent opportunity collaboration to ensure their success.”
Ermetic Synergia Partner Program Details
The multi-tier Ermetic Synergia Partner Program includes the following elements to enable partners to succeed and capitalize on this fast growing market opportunity:
Enables partners to differentiate their offerings via Ermetic’s integrated, lifecycle approach to cloud native application protection (CNAAP) that combines CSPM and CIEM
Provides automation to remediate access risks and vulnerabilities, reducing the customer attack surface
Partner participation profitability and gamified incentives
Access to a Knowledge Base of sales assets, use cases and technical collateral
Deal registration to reduce channel conflict and provide opportunity protection
Sandbox license to Ermetic’s Cloud Security Platform to demonstrate use cases and capabilities to prospects and customers
Marketing support and market development funds for joint programs, events and Go-to Market initiatives
Dedicated sales and system engineering support for successful deployments
Partner enablement and training resources helping you crawl, walk and run on your own
Dedicated Partner Account Team
Differentiated partner levels, providing greater value based on engagement and joint opportunities
Top Market Opportunities
Three of the leading customer use cases that Ermetic channel partners can monetize are:
Continuous Cloud Security Risk Assessment & Least Privilege
Audit and remediate unnecessary, excessive and risky entitlements, and infrastructure misconfigurations. Perform routine assessment of configurations across cloud environments and audit compliance with leading standards and benchmarks including CIS Benchmark, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, AWS Well-Architected Framework, PCI-DSS, GDPR, HIPAA, SOC2 and more.
Deliver Managed Services with an Identity-first Security Approach
Deliver new or enhanced SOC 2 certified MSSP or Managed Detection and Response (MDR) capabilities. These include the ability to discover, monitor and manage all human and/or machine identities, assess their policies and permissions for risks/threats, detect anomalies such as sensitive data access, privilege escalation and deletion, and unusual resource access.
Zero Trust Access for DevOps
Enable clients to execute Zero Trust mandates using auto-generated access policy recommendations for DevOps that optimize security while supporting end user productivity through integration with leading CI/CD tools such as Slack, Jira, ServiceNow, Jenkins, Terraform and more. Implement Just-in-Time (JIT) or Privileged Identity Management (PIM) access which grants an identity only the entitlements it needs to accomplish a specific task and revokes them once the job is complete.
Ermetic Partner Testimonials
“We are helping clients from all verticals develop a cloud security strategy and implementation plan, because it has become a priority across most enterprises,” said Derek Smith, Director of Strategic Alliances for Trace3’s Cloud Solutions Group. “We see entitlement and configuration management as must-haves for securing the cloud attack surface, which is why we are offering these capabilities with Ermetic to our clients.”
“Ermetic has helped our clients drastically improve visibility into their cloud assets in a scalable, non-intrusive way, that supports their development, operations, and governance teams’ needs,” said Jaike Hornreich, CISA, GPEN, GWAPT, CICP, CCSFP, Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Privacy for Marcum Technology.
“Public clouds will supersede the datacenter for our customers, representing just one facet of a general trend toward the dissolution of traditional perimeters,” said T David Emerson, CTO of SolCyber. “This trend requires a novel and comprehensive suite of controls around identity, configuration management, and endpoints, which represent the new attack surface. Ermetic provides crucial analysis of these modern infrastructure fixtures which is essential to delivering robust managed security to our customers.”
“Our cloud-first customers recognize the threat posed by over privileged identities, excessive entitlements and misconfigurations, but lack the visibility to proactively identify and remediate them, The Ermetic platform is a force multiplier technology that enables us to continuously detect and eliminate cloud security risks across single and multi cloud environments at scale using automation and analytics.”
David Phillips, CEO and Founder of Tecflair
Ermetic helps prevent breaches by reducing the attack surface of cloud infrastructure and enforcing least privilege at scale in the most complex environments. The Ermetic SaaS platform provides comprehensive cloud security for AWS, Azure and GCP that spans both cloud infrastructure entitlements management (CIEM) and cloud security posture management (CSPM). The company is led by proven technology entrepreneurs whose previous companies have been acquired by Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks and others. Ermetic has received funding from Accel, Forgepoint, Glilot Capital Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Qumra and Target Global.
businesswire | March 30, 2021
Today at the company’s virtual product launch event, Klaviyo, the leading customer data and marketing automation platform, unveiled two new products to support the growth and success of its customers, Personalized Benchmarks and Conversational SMS. Personalized Benchmarks is a tool that offers merchants data-driven insights on marketing efforts, comparing performance to their peers, and offers tangible recommendations for improvement. A new version of Klaviyo’s conversational SMS marketing platform helps online brands to communicate with customers in fast, casual format.
The Personalized Benchmarks tool is built natively into Klaviyo’s platform and evaluates the performance of online businesses in comparison to other similar brands. The function was born out of customer requests asking for performance feedback. Previously solved manually via customer service representatives, Klaviyo developed technology to automate and scale these data-driven insights.
ChannelAdvisor | April 13, 2022
ChannelAdvisor Corporation , a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable brands and retailers to increase global sales, today announced new capabilities to help reach new customers, stand out in a competitive market, and increase operational efficiencies.
"Brands are actively seeking ways to streamline their e-commerce operations across the entire consumer journey, whether it's how they promote their products, drive traffic to preferred retailers or even how they process orders across channels, ChannelAdvisor's Spring Release gives them more ways to do that. We're excited to announce our latest batch of platform enhancements, partnerships and integrations that will help our brands scale and optimize their marketing, selling and fulfillment operations all from a single interface."
Steve Frechette, vice president of product management at ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor's Spring Release includes:
Managed Support for Advertising on TikTok
TikTok is increasingly used by brands and retailers to reach new audiences in a fun and engaging manner. ChannelAdvisor's Managed Services team has now added support for TikTok to its broad suite of advertising offerings to help our sellers leverage this important marketing channel. Our support for TikTok is now the latest tool that brands and retailers can leverage as part of a comprehensive digital advertising and social commerce strategy , which also includes support and optimized strategies across Google, Bing, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Instagram, retail media programs, and more.
Optimize Fulfillment Operations Across More Sites From a Single Platform
Success in multichannel commerce relies on more than just having a listing on a given channel. To that end, ChannelAdvisor's strategy is to go deep on key channels and enable our clients to leverage native capabilities such as advertising and fulfillment. With this release, ChannelAdvisor adds to its fulfillment support by providing the ability for sellers to manage and automate their fulfillment operations across additional channels, including:
Access Over 340 Marketplace and Retail Integrations to Reach New Consumers
ChannelAdvisor continues to reinforce its commitment to channel diversification with support for over 340 channels globally, giving brands and retailers the reach and flexibility to present their products to the right consumers at the right time across the globe. New channels added include:
ChannelAdvisor has also added support for 12 new Amazon 1P Content countries for its 1P vendors, including AE, AU, BR, CA, IN, JP, MX, PL, SA, SE, SG, and TR. With these additions, ChannelAdvisor now supports Amazon Vendor Content in 19 Amazon 3P locations and 21 Amazon 1P locations, enabling sellers to automate their submission to the vendor central catalog.
New ChannelAdvisor Learning Center with Enhanced Client Training Resources
Brands and retailers use ChannelAdvisor's platform to automate and optimize key tasks in order to compete effectively across numerous channels. Thus, a thorough understanding of platform capabilities is critical for success. ChannelAdvisor now makes it easier than ever to access this knowledge through the new Learning Center, an enhanced training resource hub that includes a growing library of on-demand content. These self-guided courses incorporate documentation and a variety of learning methodologies, helping to ensure all users have the resources to become more proficient in their roles and maximize the value of the ChannelAdvisor platform.
New Support Center for ChannelAdvisor Clients
The new ChannelAdvisor Support Center provides an easy and efficient way for ChannelAdvisor sellers to receive assistance from the ChannelAdvisor Support team, including an improved case view and the ability to choose from a variety of new case forms.
ChannelAdvisor is a leading multichannel commerce platform whose mission is to connect and optimize the world's commerce. For over two decades, ChannelAdvisor has helped brands and retailers worldwide improve their online performance by expanding sales channels, connecting with consumers across the entire buying cycle, optimizing their operations for peak performance, and providing actionable analytics to improve competitiveness. Thousands of customers depend on ChannelAdvisor to securely power their e-commerce operations on channels such as Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook, Walmart, and hundreds more.
Zoomd | March 29, 2022
Zoomd Technologies Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Zoomd Ltd. (collectively, "Zoomd" or the "Company"), the marketing tech (MarTech) user-acquisition and engagement platform, today announced its acquisition (the "Transaction") of Albert Technologies Ltd. ("Albert") on March 27, 2022. Albert is a U.S.-based artificial intelligence marketing platform for advertisers, driving fully autonomous digital campaigns for some of the world's leading brands. The consideration for the Transaction payable by Zoomd is a combination of cash and shares paid on March 27, 2022, being the closing date, and a future share-based earn-out payment, based on meeting certain criteria.
Albert processes and analyzes audience and tactical data at scale, thereby autonomously allocating budgets and optimizing creative and evolving campaigns across paid search and social media. Albert's value proposition to its clients is to ease the complexities of scaling, primarily using the Google and Facebook platforms, by executing campaigns at a pace and scale that were generally not previously possible. By autonomously combing through mass amounts of data, converting this data into insights, and autonomously acting on these insights, across channels, devices, and formats, Albert eliminates the manual and time-consuming tasks that generally limit the effectiveness and results of modern digital advertising and marketing.
"While we are also releasing some of our products onto a Self-Service and SaaS business model, Albert enhances our efforts immediately, with additional solid offerings that cover branding and awareness needs. Furthermore, we view Albert as complementary for mobile apps, particularly with regards to our future plans relating to Web3." said Ofer Eitan, Zoomd CEO, adding "we view M&A activity, which includes industry professionals, supplementary technology and solid customer base, as a part of Zoomd's growth objective. This acquisition shows our ambition to provide our partners a SaaS platform for scaling with minor efforts. Albert's team is a group of extremely talented veterans that fit Zoomd's culture. They have a number of Fortune 500 customers that will now be able to use our products and services. We are happy and excited to have the team come on board."
"We are excited to join Zoomd, a fast growing company in the marketing technology space. We believe that our business, based on our unique, patented and proven technology, will further accelerate given the great scale and financial strength of Zoomd."
Or Shani, Founder and CEO of Albert
For the purposes of the Transaction, the share component of the consideration will be valued at the higher of (i) the closing price of the shares on the date prior to their issuance and (ii) US$1.00 per share. Zoomd did not assume any of Albert's debt and no finder's fees were paid or are payable in connection with the Transaction. All shares to be issued pursuant to the Transaction are subject to the prior approval of the TSX-V.
Zoomd founded in 2012 and began trading on the TSX Venture Exchange in September 2019, offers a site search engine to publishers, and a mobile app user-acquisition platform, integrated with a majority of global digital media, to advertisers. The platform unifies more than 600 media sources into one unified dashboard. Offering advertisers, a user acquisition control center for managing all new customer acquisition campaigns using a single platform. By unifying all these media sources onto a single platform, Zoomd saves advertisers significant resources that would otherwise be spent consolidating data sources, thereby maximizing data collection and data insights while minimizing the resources spent on the exercise. Further, Zoomd is a performance-based platform that allows advertisers to advertise to the relevant target audiences using a key performance indicator-algorithm that is focused on achieving the advertisers' goals and targets.