Networking and Security | January 2016

Vendor News

Vendor News


Arista Reflections on 2015 Cloud Networking

Read an update from Arista’s CEO, Jayshree Ullal around how Arista’s customers and their IT teams are under pressure to respond to new cloud-based applications more quickly than ever. The daily drumbeat for new technology adoption is in conflict with the ongoing goals of accountability for risk and operational cost reduction. A balanced and thoughtful architecture is essential. This is a top priority, particularly at the CIO and board level, as IT is no longer viewed as a cost centre, but as a productivity centre.

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Arista Introduces Next Generation Arista EOS- Innovations Ease Migration to Cloud Scale Networking

Arista Networks have announced the next phase of Arista EOS (Extensible Operating System), enabling customers to focus on real-time migration from legacy enterprise silos to private, public and hybrid cloud networking. This evolution is based on three powerful building blocks: Infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud and Container Support. Arista EOS is the industry’s only open and programmable, state-driven, publish-subscribe-notify architecture built for cloud networking. Building upon Arista's state driven system-level SysDB concept, Arista introduces NetDBTM, a network-wide state repository that increases network scalability, agent efficiency, and resilience.

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise recognised for Enterprise Data Center Excellence

The Intelligent Fabric technology from ALE has been recognised by infoTECH and TMCnet with an award for data center excellence and innovation.  The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Intelligent Fabric technology simplifies network operations with game changing automation that improves the agility of the entire IT operations. Built on the Application Fluent Network strategy, the Intelligent Fabric delivers a resilient, flexible and high capacity network infrastructure.

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Aruba Unveils New Campus Switching Line

Aruba’s most popular campus switches have now been rebranded to reflect the new Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company logo. In addition to the new Aruba 3810 Switch Series, this rebranding will be on the HP 2530, HP 2920, and HP 5400R switches to make it easier to identify the products that exemplify Aruba’s campus network solution.

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End-of-Sale of the Aruba Volume License SKUs

Aruba announces the end-of-sale of the volume license SKUs. LIC-ENT, LIC-AP, LIC-PEF, LIC-RFP, LIC-AW are the new licenses. They provide a license for a single AP for the specified feature set. We are removing the quantity SKUS to simplify quoting and purchasing. There are no changes to the features supported by the licenses. LIC-ENT includes the AP, PEF, RFP and AW licenses. LIC-AP has the same features as LIC-XXXX-AP. LIC-PEF has the same features as LIC-PEFNG-XXXX. LIC-RFP has the same features as LIC-RFP-XXXX. LIC-AW has the same features as AW-XXXX.

If you have any questions please contact your Account Manager.

ForcePoint (Raytheon|Websense)

ForcePoint logo: Raytheon|Websense is now ForcePoint™.

As of January 14, 2016, Raytheon|Websense is now Forcepoint™. Forcepoint safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from insider threats to outside attackers, across the threat lifecycle – in the cloud, on the road, in the office. It simplifies compliance and enables better decision-making to streamline security and empower organisations to focus on what’s most important to them.

At Arrow we now have a brand new ForcePoint team. Helen Stickney is now Business Manager for ForcePoint, whilst David Ryan is our Business Development Manager.

To contact the team to discuss ForcePoint please email: or



Experience GigaSECURE, the industry’s first Security Delivery Platform. The Security Delivery Platform is a technology category that provides pervasive visibility to security applications that are connected to it. GigaSECURE, is poised to transform the way security services are deployed and leveraged. By doing so, this makes security appliances more effective at protection and remediation, while reducing security costs and complexity.

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Intel Security

What’s in store for 2016? Canalys comments

Global technology market analysts Canalys have published their review of technology channel prospects for 2016. The article explores the trends … Continue reading What’s in store for 2016? Canalys comments →

Get 2016 off to a flying start!

Save the date! The 2016 Q1 EMEA Channel Webcast goes out on Thursday 14th January, and you won’t want to miss it … Continue reading Get 2016 off to a flying start! →

Intel Security Partner Program Enhancements Launching January 11

As we announced at the Global Partner Summit in October 2015, a series of enhancements to the Intel Security Partner … Continue reading Intel Security Partner Program Enhancements Launching January 11 →

November 2015 McAfee Labs Threat Report published

McAfee Labs has published the latest issue of its Threats Report, highlighting prominent threats  and other news from the security … Continue reading November 2015 McAfee Labs Threat Report published →

How to position the Threat Defense Lifecycle

Intel Security has released new sales and marketing tools to help you position the Threat Defense Lifecycle. The security world … Continue reading How to position the Threat Defense Lifecycle →

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WhatsUp Gold 16.4 is now available for you to offer your customers.

WhatsUp Gold v16.4, includes new features that extend Ipswitch monitoring further across the IT infrastructure and applications.

Highlights of this release include:

  • NEW! APM profiles for Apache, Linux, Windows DNS and Sharepoint 2013
  • NEW! Monitors including: JMX, SNMP extended and HTTP certificate
  • NEW! Support for Windows 10, Microsoft Server 2014 and vSphere 6
  • NEW! Simplified application/instance based licensing for APM

Learn More about WhatsUp Gold 16.4 Through the Following Resources:

Please contact your channel manager directly, if you have any questions.

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Juniper Networks Advances MX Series Innovation with 3X Performance Upgrade and New Automation Features

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) has announced improvements in the performance, density and operational efficiency of its SDN-ready Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routing portfolio, with new hardware and software features that triple throughput and enable network automation. With these capabilities, the industry’s highest performing edge router delivers the scale and automation that service providers and cloud operators require to bolster the economics of next-generation networks.

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Pulse Secure

Pulse Secure: Product Focus on Pulse One

Pulse One lets IT administrators control enterprise access to the data center and cloud from one console. It enables converged policy management for remote, mobile and campus access security, as well as unified compliance reporting for laptops, smartphones and tablets.

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Reduce Your Attack Surface

Your attack surface is a constantly evolving beast. Here are five tips to help your IT security team manage it and keep it from becoming a violent, 800lb. gorilla.

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Skybox Security Receives Five out of Five Stars

The Skybox Enterprise Suite has received a five-star review in SC Magazine’s Group Product Tests for Policy and Risk Management. Enterprise Suite includes five deeply integrated solutions on a common platform, giving CISOs and their teams unparalleled visibility and intelligence across their entire attack surface through modeling, simulation and analytics.

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Forrester Predictions 2016: Cybersecurity Swings to Prevention

Read today to learn the five most significant ways cybersecurity—specifically prevention detection and response—will change in 2016 and what you should do about each one.

In the “Forrester Predictions 2016: Cybersecurity Swings to Prevention” report, you’ll learn why prevention is back on the agenda, to deal with new and ongoing threats: Skybox Security provides the most powerful risk analytics for cyber security, giving security management and operations the tools they need to eliminate attack vectors and safeguard business data and services. Skybox solutions provide a context-aware view of the network and risks that drives effective vulnerability and threat management, firewall management and continuous compliance monitoring.

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Trend Micro

Trend Micro Market Leader in Server Security Market for Sixth Consecutive Year

Trend Micro Incorporated has once again affirmed its leadership in the global server security market, according to industry analyst firm IDC. In a market sized at over $800M in 2014, Trend Micro has grown its revenue share for server security to 30.3%, outpacing both the market and competitors. For the sixth year in a row, the company has occupied the top spot for server security globally.

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2016 Trend Micro Security Predictions: The Fine Line

How can the trends, events, and stories of 2015 be used to show what’s to come in the future?  How will these key developments shape tomorrow's threat landscape?

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