Wednesday, 23 February 2011

10 Reasons for Migrating from Cisco CS-MARS to AccelOps

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – February 23, 2011 – AccelOps, the integrated datacenter and cloud monitoring company, today announced a Competitive Upgrade Package with “10 Reasons for Migrating from CS-MARS to AccelOps,” exclusively for Cisco CS-MARS security appliance customers and resellers. This is in response to the market demand from the current CS-MARS user community and resellers seeking a migration path, in response to the recent End-of-Life of CS-MARS.
The company’s new executive brief, “10 Reasons for Migrating from CS-MARS to AccelOps,” outlines the many advantages available for CS-MARS clients that migrate to AccelOps’ fully integrated datacenter and cloud monitoring platform.
In 2007, the original builders of CS-MARS formed AccelOps and set out to tackle emerging datacenter and cloud security, performance management and compliance challenges. The result is the AccelOps platform, an integrated solution with breakthrough innovations that address both the shortcomings of earlier generation SIEM, Log and Compliance products, as well as meeting the requirements of today’s extended datacenters in enterprises and Managed Service Providers (MSP/MSSP, Cloud/Hosting Providers).
Important features of AccelOps include:
  • Distributed data analytics and processing for scalability in real-time correlation while still maintaining full historic records for compliance reporting and incident investigation
  • Built-in compliance reporting and monitoring for PCI, CoBIT, SOX and HIPPA
  • New elastic monitoring technology provides dynamic expansion of monitoring capacity as needed, keeping pace as virtual and cloud resources expand dynamically
  • Pay-as-use model cost effectively handles unforeseen events/logs spikes without having to pre-position and pay for underutilized capacity to handle peak demands
  • Advanced capabilities match specific identity/user information to IP location/endpoints and cross-correlate multiple information sources at real-time speeds, delivering much higher levels of security compared to CS-MARS or other traditional SEIM technology
  • Change monitoring, auto topology discovery and CDMB
  • Business service and application mapping to infrastructure for incident impact awareness and prioritization
  • Multi-tenancy and usage metering for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and hybrid public/private cloud
The AccelOps solution is delivered in Virtual Appliances. Under the recently extended program, users can upgrade their MARS appliance to the equivalent AccelOps virtual appliance model at a highly competitive rate and receive a full year of maintenance and support. The package also includes assessment services to facilitate the transition process. A channel program is also available to qualified system integrators to participate in the Competitive Upgrade Package with significant incentives.
Visit AccelOps to learn more about the upgrade program and download the executive brief, the “Top 10 Reasons for Migrating from CS-MARS to AccelOps,” at:

About AccelOps - Intelligent. Proactive. Secure.

AccelOps' integrated data center and cloud monitoring solutions bring unparalleled operational intelligence, service reliability, efficiency and security to enterprises and service providers (MSP/MSSP, Cloud and hosting providers). Delivered as a scalable virtual appliance or SaaS, the AccelOps platform cross-correlates diverse operational data on-premise, off-premise and in cloud environments, enabling proactive management of performance, availability, security, change, metering and business services. AccelOps delivers efficient root-cause analysis, automates compliance reporting and reduces MTTR. Multi-tenancy and elastic monitoring capacity enable the platform to scale easily to service providers and large global enterprises. The company, with offices in Silicon Valley, London and Shanghai, markets their solution direct and through a network of authorized partners. See our breadth, depth and value by visiting or by taking a test drive at

CMI Appoints Lewis as new Vice-President to expand Canadian Channel

February 23, 2011 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada – Mr. Luc Gervais President and CEO of Channel Management International (CMI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken Lewis as Vice-President Sales & Marketing. Formerly the VP of Sales and Marketing at Interwork Technologies (a North American value-added distributor), Lewis brings over 18 years of channel sales management experience to CMI.  “I’m very excited to have Ken lead our team into the next phase of our growth. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from distribution, reselling, retailing and vendor management” stated Gervais. 

CMI offers a compelling channel model for IT security and wireless vendors who are seeking to expand their channel into Canada and who would like access into the Federal Government. “CMI has established contacts in a variety of government departments that can make it significantly easier and quicker for a vendor to develop government business. The entire CMI team has secret security clearance and are fully bilingual—essential requirements when selling to the Canadian Government,” commented Lewis. The CMI team is well versed in the government procurement process and is able to guide a vendor from the initial meeting to order fulfillment.

Reseller, integrators and solution providers benefit from CMI and its vendor partnerships because the solutions and technologies are unique. “Resellers can differentiate themselves from their competitors and make healthy margins with these solutions. There are opportunities for proactive resellers to establish territory exclusivity with our vendors,” stated Lewis.

About CMI
Channel Management International (CM) provides IT Security Distribution and Market Development. Through resellers and integrators across Canada, CMI brokers relationships between IT security solution manufacturers and end users. As a company, CMI is one hundred percent committed to the channel.

Worldwide, CMI finds new and innovative IT security solutions. It has developed long-term relationships within the Canadian bilingual channel and the Canadian government, and has developed partnerships with more than 500 Canadian security resellers. CMI links manufacturers and value-added resellers across Canada, distributing its innovative IT security solutions through its value-added partnerships.

Combined, CMI has more than 45 years of experience distributing IT security solutions. It’s a fully bilingual company with an in-depth understanding of the Canadian marketplace. With over 30 years of collective experience selling to the Canadian government, CMI has garnered extensive knowledge of its procurement process and has built strong relationships with federal contractors.

Located in the national capital region, CMI resides in the centre of the Canadian business hub and in reach of three of the largest cities in Canada. Visit us online at