White Papers & Case Studies

  1. Value-Added Provider Interstate Communications Delivers Smart Business Capabilities To Parker Ag’s Agribusiness Operations

    Parker Ag Innovations, a seed and chemical distributor located in Emerson, Iowa, was looking to improve oversight of its warehouse operations with the addition of surveillance cameras.

  2. Webroot 2015 Threat Brief - Insights From Collective Threat Intelligence

    The Webroot® 2015 Threat Brief provides an overview of the threats against a wide range of organizations and individuals during 2014. It is based on analysis of threat intelligence metrics automatically captured, analyzed and correlated across threat vectors by BrightCloud, a Big Data security engine that acts as the backbone for all Webroot endpoint solutions and threat intelligence services.

  3. The Power Of Multiples: Best Practices For Selling Best-of-Breed Solutions

    Many VARs find working with a single vendor less complicated and more expedient than sourcing from multiple suppliers. The drawback: The technology available in single-vendor portfolios is inconsistent in quality and functionality. Nowhere is this more evident than the security space, where a client’s critical assets must be thoroughly safeguarded with no tolerance for weak spots. A growing number of VARs show better returns and higher average sales prices than peers by creating holistic solutions using multiple best-of- breed technologies.

  4. Capturing Opportunity In A World Of Dynamic Security Threats

    Picture a fortified underground bunker with a single aboveground entrance. Install an iron reinforced door with a secure keypad. Add a heavily armed guard and you’ve got a good chance of fending off anyone who might try to enter unauthorized. Now imagine that the facility is above ground, with 100 doors, all with different access codes that are managed and modified by the employees who access them.

  5. Antivirus And Antimalware Solutions: When One Is Better Than Two

    Perhaps more than any other type of software solution a reseller can offer to its customers, endpoint security products are characterized by a huge gap between their minimal purchase prices and the enormous costs they can entail for clients if they fail to work properly. The financial benefits of retailing antivirus solutions are modest (typical street prices are $24/year per seat, with VAR cost roughly $12), while the potential losses suffered by a VAR’s customer due to virus or malware infections can be devastating.

  6. The Future Of Threat Intelligence, Featuring Perspectives From David Bennett

    During the Second World War, Alan Turing developed what became known as one of the first computers. This device would eventually predict the daily settings of the German Enigma Code Machine in what was then considered near-real time.

  7. The Seven Keys To MSP Success

    The best way for any business to grow is strategically: at a manageable pace, and with a clear view of implications and opportunities as they evolve. While there’s no single, all-encom- passing secret to success, these seven guidelines provide a solid framework for profitable, sustainable growth.

  8. Your Smart Manufacturing IT Clients Capitalize On Manufacturing Data

    A major challenge faced by manufacturers is the state of data useable to glean actionable intelligence. Manufacturing, compared to industries that are using more sophisticated data analytics tools — like advertising and finance — is often scrambling to find better ways to use data to improve quality and efficiency.

  9. Events Guide For MSPs And VARs

    From webinars to tradeshows to open houses, here’s how to profit from events large and small.

  10. Defending SMBs With Cloud-Managed Security

    Technology is a two edged sword. On one side, the introduction of new applications, devices, and web services makes people’s lives and jobs easier and more productive. On the other, the increase in user mobility, the migration to faster data pipes and the exchange of more information open businesses up to new threats and increased susceptibility to cyber attacks.