CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named two SonicWall employees, Michele Campbell and Dawn Ringstaff, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list, which recognizes top women in business for their vision, experience and influence in driving channel success. In addition to being named to the Women of the Channel list, Campbell has the additional honor of also being recognized as a 2018 Woman of the Channel Power 100 honoree.
Today CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named two SonicWall executives, Chris Auger and Steve Pataky, to its exclusive 2018 list of Channel Chiefs. CRN’s editorial staff chose the executives on this elite annual list on the basis of their professional accomplishments, industry reputation and dedication to the channel partner community.
I am honored to highlight my esteemed colleague, Steve Pataky, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at SonicWall, who was just named CRN Channel Chief – the Top 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs of 2017. Steve not only brings with him more than 25 years of experience and an industry reputation for architecting and executing global channel and go-to-market strategies, but also a deep and genuine passion for helping partners succeed.
Today is an exciting day for SonicWall and our channel partners. As part of SonicWall’s transition to an independent company owned by Francisco Partners and Elliot Management and to affirm our 100% channel strategy, we are launching the new SonicWall SecureFirst Partner Program. We thought long and hard on what to name our new program.
As PEAK16 comes to a close, I would like to recap some of the highlights from the numerous conversations with our world class and loyal VAR community. From the stage, the close to 744 channel partners in attendance heard about the latest ways to protect customers while ensuring IT is a business enabler, especially in light of the growing pervasiveness of ransomware.
Today’s advanced threats are designed to evade detection. An explosion of zero-day threats challenges every one of us. In 2015 alone, our solutions blocked more than 8.19 billion attacks. And most recently, the onslaughts of ransomware attacks have escalated an environment of fear. How do you defend against unknown zero-day threats?
I like cars. All kinds of cars. From high speed racers, to utility pickups and even classics like the 1961 Corvette I’m looking to restore in my spare time. Partner programs are a lot like cars. Some are basic and get you from point A to point B. Others are high performance vehicles designed to thrill.
The following is a guest post from Sid Earley, Vice President, SonicWall Solutions Group, Tech Data Corp. The Peak 2016 conference is taking place next week from Aug. 28-31 in Las Vegas. The partner education conference offers an opportunity to learn and explore how to push beyond traditional boundaries and safely dive into cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things.
Note: This is a guest blog post by Eric Kohl, Vice President, Advanced Solutions, Network Security, Ingram Micro With a proliferation of devices and increasingly sophisticated threats driving expanded opportunity around security, I think we can all agree that it’s worth the time and trouble to build a robust security practice.
Well, it’s Peak16 time again at the Aria in Las Vegas. Did you enjoy Peak 2015? Then check this out ““ they are actually putting me on the main stage this year. If you thought that last year was entertaining, wait till you get a load me this time. Don’t miss my main stage presentation on Tuesday, August 30, “The Art of the Hack”.