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Palo Alto Networks’ Traps shows volatility in endpoint protection

Palo Alto ventures away from its sweet spot in enterprise security with the launch of Traps, a complementary technology that safeguards endpoints from malware. The new product shows how endpoint security is shifting from traditional antivirus technologies.

Sophos Expands Cloud Security Service

Security vendor Sophos continues the roll out of its cloud service, expanding support to Windows, Mac and mobile devices through a single console. The new cloud capabilities are part of Sophos’s pincer movement to encircle competition with cloud and hardware security solutions.

Sophos Scores in Legal Fight with Fortinet

A federal court judge issued a stay in the employee-poaching suit between Sophos and Fortinet over key channel, sales and engineering staff. However, the court is allowing patent infringement claims between the two security companies to move forward.

Sophos Revamps, Simplifies Partner Program

An increasingly aggressive and ambitious Sophos is taking the wraps of its revamped channel program, which aims to make it easier for partners to sell and support its products. It’s also the beginning of a cultural changes that empowers Sophos partners to operate and sell independently.

Sophos Buys Cyberoam for Hardware Expansion

Already pushing hard to expand its hardware business, security vendor Sophos announces its acquisition of India-based Cyberoam, a maker of unified threat management appliances. The deal makes Sophos a formidable contender in the crowded security software and hardware segment.

Sophos Officially Opens Silicon Valley Office

Security specialist Sophos, which is getting aggressive in its expansions in technology and market reach, officially opened its first Silicon Valley office. The facility will be familiar to many solution providers and customers.

Tech Anti-Poaching Lawsuits Are Common

The Fortinet lawsuit against Sophos for hiring away executives and staff isn’t an uncommon tactic for protecting investments in human and intellectual resources. Here are a few of the more memorable noncompete lawsuits that touched the channel, and many involve one company.

Sophos Brushes Off Fortinet Staff-Poaching Suit

In an exclusive interview with Channelnomics, Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman says allegations that it’s systemically recruiting Fortinet employees are baseless and that a federal lawsuit is a “nasty scare tactic” designed to obscure the momentum its building in the market.

Ponemon Study: SMBs Fail Miserably at Security

According to new research from Ponemon Institute, 58 percent of small and midsize firms do not see cyber attacks as a significant risk to their business.

Sophos Ascends Into Cloud-Based Security

Security software vendor Sophos unveiled cloud-based security products and strategies that enable solution providers to offer data protection services without compromising existing legacy product investments.

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Palo Alto Networks’ Traps shows volatility in endpoint protection

Palo Alto ventures away from its sweet spot in enterprise security with the launch of Traps, a complementary technology that safeguards endpoints from malware. The new product shows how endpoint security is shifting from traditional antivirus technologies.

May Mitchell president of marketing North America at Symantec

Vendor Q&A Series: May Mitchell, Symantec

The latest vendor exec. to sit in the Channelnomics hot seat is Symantec's marketing vice president for North America

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Vendor Q&A Series: James Perry, Bloxx

The latest vendor to brave the Channelnomics Q&A is Bloxx' U.S. channel manager James Perry

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IBM Makes Watson More Accessible, Productive

IBM is making its Watson cognitive computing platform more available to businesses of all sizes, with the intent of helping more companies tap the power of natural-language and predictive analytics. The program complements ongoing efforts to develop a Watson channel.