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WatchGuardSeattle, WA-based network security company, WatchGuard Technologies, recently announced a series of enhancements to its partner program, set for general release in January 2015. As of this writing, the updated program is not available in Asia Pacific. The WatchGuardONE program has pivoted focus from pure volume sales to a blend between volume sales and a big emphasis on reseller training and certification.

I’d like to start with a bit of background on WatchGuard, to set the stage before we get into the meat and potatoes. This organization has been in the Leader section of Garther’s Unified Threat Management Magic Quadrant for four (4) consecutive years. In addition, WatchGuard has received industry recognition for its WatchGuard Dimension visibility solution.

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AppRiver Releases Mid-Year Global Security Report

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appriverEmail messaging and web security solutions provider AppRiver, LLC, released its mid-year Global Security Report, an analysis of threats and malware trends tracked during the first half of 2014.

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cumulusCumulus Networks today announced upcoming availability of Cumulus Linux 2.2, about a year after the original release of Cumulus Linux. The newest edition of Cumulus Linux supports 16 hardware platforms, two CPU architectures and five vendors, empowering customers with flexibility while providing high efficiency.

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SMB Nation and WSTA Annual Picnic August 21!

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It’s that time of year again. Join us at the Brelsford house on Bainbridge Island, WA Thursday, August 21, from 4:30-8:30 pm!

We’ll have the food, giveaways and drinks, but it’s up to you to bring yourselves for great conversation and networking.

This year’s picnic is sponsored by Puget Sound Energy and D&H.

Register for this event at: http://westsoundtechnology.org/events/upcoming-events/august-annual-picnic

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dandhjpgToday, D&H Distributing announced that it will be holding its annual, one-day New England Technology Show on August 12 in Quincy, MA. As of this writing, D&H is expecting over 500 reseller and dealer attendees to be at this event, slated to take place at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel.

Here’s an overview of the event agenda:

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