Hackers are becoming more insidious. Each year, we see proofs of concept for potential hacks, and the next year, security researchers are concerned about seeing them starting to proliferate in the real world. Take for example the FBI’s recent statement that people should secure the computers in their cars in order to protect them against the type of hacking attack that Wired magazine demonstrated was possible in controlled circumstances last summer.

Which Verticals Need Better Threat Intelligence ASAP?

For businesses in the following verticals, implementing or improving threat intelligence is an absolute must.
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As security threats around the world continue to grow and evolve, the global video surveillance market is booming. Today’s surveillance manufacturers are responding by creating more sophisticated cameras than ever before. This gives value-added resellers like you the opportunity to rethink the role of video surveillance technology in each client’s physical security plan—both to maximize your customers’ security and to bolster your company’s bottom line.

Video Surveillance Opportunities for Your Physical Security Plan

A countdown of some of the best video surveillance opportunities for a physical security plan.
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You’ve likely heard a growing chorus of manufacturers talking about the “end-to-end” solutions they offer for physical security applications. Compared to non-integrated point products, these systems are purpose-built in order to seamlessly work together, providing both the customer and the value-added reseller (VAR) several key benefits. For any reseller working in today’s security market, end-to-end solutions are becoming an important component of many physical security plans.

Why End-to-End Solutions Are a Must for Your Physical Security Plan

For any reseller working in today’s security market, end-to-end solutions are becoming an important component of many physical security plans.
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As a fast-moving, innovative industry, the world of physical security is always evolving. Today, one of the biggest trends is the growing demand for integrated security systems: solutions that provide comprehensive security for the end user, from video surveillance to intrusion alarms and access control, rather than utilizing multiple stand-alone devices that do not work together.

A Look at the Growing Demand for Integrated Security Systems

It’s no surprise that today’s physical security customer is more likely to request integrated security systems.
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Not long ago,the industry wondered if the advent of cloud computing would make a large part of the value that distributors created for partners redundant. In fact, the need for distributors remains strong, and may even be growing as secure cloud computing poses a new world of challenges for solution providers to address. The ubiquity of themobile workforce,cloud-based social media, and the changing shape of global security threats mean that there is an ever-growing body of technology and knowledge necessary for keeping enterprises secure. Security distributors are key in managing this complexity.

In addition to providing an important route to deliver high-quality security solutions to the enterprises that need them, security distributors can also enable highly profitable partnerships. The following three ways that working with security distributors can yield higher margins demonstrate that a healthy relationship with a security distributor makes sense—not just in terms of providing quality service to customers, but also in terms of the bottom line.

3 Ways Working With Security Distributors Can Yield Higher Margins

The need for security distributors remains strong and growing as secure cloud computing poses new challenges for solution providers to address.
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Despite some critics' concerns over the security risks that BYOD can introduce into enterprise IT environments, BYOD remains popular with organizations thanks to the cost savings and improved employee engagement and availability that BYOD often brings. BYOD certainly does create security challenges, but solutions exist to make employee-owned device usage secure and viable even in the most security-conscious organization. Here are three BYOD security solutions that resellers can capitalize on.

3 BYOD Security Solutions VARs Can Capitalize On

BYOD can create security challenges, but BYOD security solutions exist to make secure and viable in the most security-conscious organization.
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While Big Data security analytics can benefit just about any organization with a significant technology investment (or willingness to make that investment), they're especially applicable to the finance market. If you have any customers in financial services, make sure they know about these three ways to leverage Big Data security analytics in the finance market.

How to Leverage Big Data Security Analytics in the Finance Market

If you have any customers in financial services, be sure they know about these ways to leverage Big Data security analytics in the finance market.
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Become a Security Expert: 3 Products to Sell into The Growing Financial Market

Become a Security Expert: Here are 3 Products to Sell into The Growing Financial Market to build rewarding customers.
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By Brandon Gruttadauria, Senior Technology Solutions Engineer, Ingram Micro

When we think of mobility, we primarily think of the smartphones that we keep by our sides nearly 24 hours a day. These devices are typically used to access corporate email, contacts, phone, and text messaging. Many vendors also offer voice, video, chat, and collaboration on the mobile platform to enhance users’ experience when accessing corporate data.

Because of the prevalence of smartphones, development on the mobile platform is one of the largest opportunities in the mobility market. Remember the game “Flappy Bird?” Once the simple pixelated game became popular, the developer was making around $50,000 a day from in-game advertising. It may seem a bit trivial to compare a game to a corporate application, but we want to be sure that developers are ready for the enterprise. Consider these steps in the mobile lifecycle:

True Insight Into a Mobile Business Strategy

When developing a mobile business strategy, consider the following steps in the mobile lifecycle: development, security, and app tuning.
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When it comes to improving productivity, there's little question that BYOD and the cloud go hand in hand and can provide significant benefits. The cloud enables employees to access their work files and data from anywhere, at anytime, not just on the company premises and corporate network, and since cloud services typically play well with the vast majority of consumer devices, BYOD further increases the accessibility of work documents while employees are on the go. Of particular usefulness are cloud storage and file sync and share services. But when it comes to sensitive enterprise data and documents, popular consumer file sync and share services may not cut it. BYOD demands the best secure cloud storage, a fact that you must hammer home in your role as your customers' trusted security advisor. Here are two reasons why.

Why BYOD Needs the Best Secure Cloud Storage

BYOD demands the best secure cloud storage, a fact that you must hammer home in your role as your customers' trusted security advisor.
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Cloud computing is a double-edged sword. For enterprises, adopting the cloud can lead to significant capex and opex savings and improved scalability, flexibility, and availability. But the cloud also creates significant security risks, top among them being the risk of data breaches, which can be disastrous. Maintaining security with cloud computing will take a deliberate reevaluation of existing security strategies. Here are three ways VARs can help.

3 Ways to Maintain Security with Cloud Computing

Maintaining security with cloud computing will take a deliberate reevaluation of existing security strategies. Here are three ways VARs can help.
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