Tuesday, 14 June 2011

CMI and AccelOps Partner to Expand Canadian Channel

Alliance to Accelerate Distribution of AccelOps Data Center and Cloud Service Monitoring Platform through Canadian Security Resellers and Systems Integrators

SC CONGRESS, TORONTO, ONTARIO CANADA – June 14, 2011 -- Channel Management International (CMI)and AccelOps, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a distributor agreement to bring AccelOps’ data center and cloud service monitoring solutions to the Canadian channel. CMI, a specialist in IT security distribution, brokers relationships between solutions manufacturers and Canadian value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators (SIs) to help bring innovative security solutions to enterprise and government organizations across Canada. AccelOps is the only provider of integrated monitoring solutions built from the ground up to address both the security and the performance and availability requirements of today’s dynamic, service-oriented data center environments. CMI will be seeking new partners for AccelOps in each region throughout Canada.

[Note: VARs, SIs, managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security service providers (MSSPs) are encouraged to stop by the CMI-AccelOps booth #402 at SC Congress June 14-15, 2011 to see a live demonstration of the AccelOps solution.]

“We’ve been truly impressed by AccelOps’ differentiation, how elegantly and powerfully both security and performance and availability monitoring have been integrated into a single solution,” stated Ken Lewis, vice president of sales and marketing at CMI. “Not only does the AccelOps platform create new sell-through opportunities for channel partners, but it helps transform them into operationally efficient MSPs and MSSPs offering margin-rich, differentiated services. End-user organizations should take a close look at AccelOps -- especially if they’re replacing their CS-MARS solution -- and at the service providers leveraging AccelOps to deliver managed services.”

Offered as an easy-to-deploy Virtual Appliance or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the AccelOps integrated monitoring platform cross-correlates diverse operational data on-premise, off-premise, and in cloud environments, proactively monitoring from end-to-end an entire network environment. Capabilities include best-of-breed SIEM, user identity and location monitoring, compliance automation, performance and availability monitoring, virtualization monitoring, CMDB / change management, and business service management. To support private cloud deployments or a rapidly growing managed services customer base, the platform also delivers multi-tenancy and metering, elastic monitoring to handle data bursts, and unprecedented scalability of analytics, storage, data collection, and data source integration.

“CMI has the expertise and longstanding relationships so essential to successfully penetrate the Canadian market,” said Elie Antoun, president and CEO of AccelOps. “We are confident this will be a fruitful partnership and look forward to working with the CMI team to deliver AccelOps solutions.”

About AccelOps
AccelOps enables cloud-generation data centers to deliver on the promise of IT as a service. The AccelOps integrated monitoring platform, purpose-built for mid- to large enterprise and service provider deployments, delivers the visibility, control, and operational efficiencies required in today's complex and dynamic IT services environment. For more information, visit www.accelops.net or download a product trial at www.accelops.net/eval-download.

About CMI
Channel Management International (CMI) is a Canadian based IT security distributor and market development firm for IT security vendors seeking to expand their sales channel into Canada.

Since 2002, CMI has developed long-term relationships with more than 500 security resellers within the Canadian bilingual channel and the Canadian government. CMI develops partnerships between IT security manufacturers and value-added resellers across Canada. CMI is 100%committed to the channel and markets to end users to drive new business opportunities to the reseller channel.

CMI has more than 45 years of combined sales and marketing expertise distributing IT security solutions in Canada. It’s a fully bilingual and government “Secret” cleared company with an in-depth understanding of the Canadian marketplace. With over 30 years of collective experience introducing security technologies to the Canadian government, CMI has garnered extensive knowledge of its procurement process and has built strong relationships with federal contractors to assist our reseller partners.

CMI is headquartered in Canada’s National Capital Region, centered between two of the largest metropolitan cities in Canada - Toronto and Montreal where 75% of Canadian business opportunities exist. Ottawa, being the Canadian government centre, employs approximately 80% of the Government of Canada (GC) work force and houses the second largest federal employee building in the world.

Visit us online at www.cmi-inc.ca or contact info@cmi-inc.ca

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Visit Booth Number 402 at SC Congress, June 14-15 to meet with CMI and featured vendors

Are you interested in new security technologies to Canada? Visit Booth Number 402!

Attend SC Congress on June 14-15, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, as a VIP guest of CMI. You can either pay a reduced rate of $333 for the two-day conference pass or receive free admission to exhibits and keynotes.

For details on the conference program and exhibitors, visit http://www.sccongresscanada.com. Enter priority code CMI to activate the $333 rate or CMI1 for free exhibits admission.

CMI is proud to announce their partnership with AccelOps to bring you the latest in integrated data center & cloud service monitoring software.

CoreTrace will be speaking at the Innovation Theatre on the show floor  "Total Application Control – Advanced Protection For Enterprise Systems"

Friday, 3 June 2011

Channel Management International, a Leading Value Added Distributor of IT Security Products and AirTight Networks Solidify Canadian Partnership to Expand Channel.

Mountain View, CA and Gatineau, Quebec Canada – April 15th, 2011 - AirTight® Networks, the global leader in wireless security and compliance products and cloud services, and Channel Management International (CMI), announced today that the companies have signed a distributor agreement for CMI to bring AirTight's SpectraGuard(R)wireless intrusion prevention (WIPS) and mobile end point protection products and services to the Canadian Channel. CMI helps organizations to conform networks to international compliance standards, which makes AirTight's automated wireless security solutions and reporting a good fit for the CMI portfolio.

"CMI partners with Canadian Security resellers and integrators to deliver world-class security technology to its customers, and we are delighted to offer AirTight's products to our customers," said Ken Lewis, Vice President Sales and Marketing.  "We recognized AirTight's unrivalled leadership in providing the most accurate wireless intrusion prevention system available in the market today and the necessity of addressing wireless threats as wireless becomes more and more prevalent in the enterprise."

"Channel Management International (CMI) has emerged as one of the leading Value Added Distributors of network and IT security products in Canada, an important market for us," said Kiran Deshpande, President of AirTight International.  "It is clear to us that it is the right distributor at the right time as security technology becomes more and more important to these emerging markets." By bringing together security partners such as AirTight, who provide best-in-class security solutions, CMI allows Canadian enterprises and government agencies to protect their networks—both wired and wireless—from current and emerging threats and to meet compliance requirements, including new standards that specifically apply to wireless.

About AirTight Networks
AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions. AirTight's patented technology protects enterprises from the growing problem of Wi-Fi security threats, while allowing organizations to better manage their WLAN environment and comply with emerging wireless compliance standards (i.e. PCI). The Company's award-winning SpectraGuard wireless intrusion prevention solution (WIPS) family provides enterprise security and compliance professionals with unparalleled capabilities to accurately detect, classify, block and locate all Wi-Fi security threats, while helping network operations staff to quickly monitor and troubleshoot WLAN performance issues. AirTight's pioneering Cloud Services family of cloud-hosted subscription services delivers the world's first and only "No Capex" multitenant WIPS, PCI wireless compliance and controller-less WLAN access solutions all in a single device. 

AirTight's award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the government, financial, retail, hospitality, telecom, technology, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and education sectors AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 23 U.S. and international patents granted to date (UK, Australia Japan) and more than 20 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA.

About Channel Management International
Channel Management International (CMI) 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 is headquartered in Gatineau, Quebec. For more information please visit www.cmi-inc.ca or, email info@cmi-inc.ca.