2112 in the News

Master Agent WTG to Be Bought by AppDirect, Merge With NeoCloud
05 Dec 2018

WTG is merging — but not with another master agent. In a transaction the Malibu, California-based company calls the first of its kind, WTG will merge with NeoCloud, a North Carolina-based cloud service provider. The cloud commerce platform AppDirect is acquiring both WTG and NeoCloud to create…

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Kaspersky Loses Challenge to US. Government Ban
01 Dec 2018

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday dismissed Kaspersky Lab‘s challenge to a federal district court’s decision upholding the Department of Homeland Security ban on using its products and an identical law signed by President Trump. …Larry Walsh, CEO and chief analyst of The 2112…

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BlackBerry Adds AI, Cybersecurity With Cylance Acquisition
18 Nov 2018

Endpoint security provider Cylance is being purchased by BlackBerry for $1.4 billion in cash plus the assumption of unvested employee incentive awards. … Chris Gonsalves, The 2112 Group’s vice president of research, tells Channel Partners that while the timing of the acquisition was unexpected, the substance…

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Oracle to Buy SD-WAN Vendor Talari Networks
15 Nov 2018

Oracle Corp. is asserting its ambitions to compete in software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) by buying Talari Networks. …Oracle announced Thursday that it will buy Talari in order to take advantage of its “failsafe” SD-WAN technology. A short statement from the computing giant said that Talari provides…

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Enterprise devs win with Veracode’s SaaS security spinout
09 Nov 2018

Independent once again, Veracode will focus on its cloud-based test services that enable developers to add security to the software development lifecycle. … But for enterprise developers, Veracode’s return to independence reflects the commoditization and utility of application security, particularly in a cloud-native world. “In…

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Symantec Said to Be a Thoma Bravo Acquisition Target
07 Nov 2018

Is private equity firm Thoma Bravo interested in acquiring Symantec? …Larry Walsh, CEO and chief analyst of The 2112 Group, and member of the Channel Partners Editorial Advisory Board, said it’s not surprising that Symantec is attracting the interest of a private-equity firm, particularly one…

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How Will Channel Chiefs Expand Indirect Sales In 2019?
05 Nov 2018

Heading into the final months of 2018, most Channel Chiefs are focused on bringing in strong revenue from their indirect sales channel while looking toward a new year… …in recent research published in the 2112 Group’s Channel Chief Outlook: 2018, “Channel chiefs expect to increase…

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Ingram Micro Touts ‘Partner-First’ Stance at ONE
01 Nov 2018

Given the dramatic rise in cyberthreats and breaches over the past few years, it’s no surprise that security was one of the hot topics at this year’s Ingram Micro ONE conference in Washington, D.C. In his keynote, Eric Kohl, vice president of the distributor’s networking…

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Ingram Micro Cyber Strategy Tools, Partner Guidance
30 Oct 2018

Ingram Micro also has launched 2112 Security Scope, a channel partner diagnostic tool developed in conjunction with business strategy firm 2112 Group. Channel partners can use 2112 Security Scope to analyze their security posture and update their security practices as needed, according to Ingram Micro….

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Facebook Might Target FireEye to Restore Reputation After ‘Embarrassing’ Security Breaches
25 Oct 2018

Facing a $645,000 fine from the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office for the Cambridge Analytica data breach, and the recent attack on its computer network that exposed the personal information of nearly 50 million users, Facebook could probably use some help in the cybersecurity department. Larry…

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Report: Managed Security Services Critical for IT Resellers
15 Oct 2018

With businesses racking up $6 trillion in breach-related losses globally, it’s less a question of whether IT service providers will add security offerings to their portfolios and more whether they will embrace the inevitable information security challenges effectively, responsibly and profitably. That’s according to Channelnomics’ State…

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Digital Transformation Is for Real
11 Oct 2018

Overhyped and hard to define, digital transformation is a powerful phenomenon with big financial implications for channel pros nonetheless. RAISE YOUR HAND if you know what digital transformation is. Hands still by your side? Don’t feel bad. Even industry experts admit to having trouble defining…

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