Perimeter 81 Launches New Partner Portal in Conjunction with Mindmatrix
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Tel Aviv, Israel – September 5, 2018

The Cloud VPN service and Sales Enablement Software Provider have teamed up to empower MSPs to sell a new brand of innovative, software-defined network access

Perimeter 81, a pioneering provider of Cloud VPN and Software Defined Perimeter technology, has officially launched its Channel Partner Portal in conjunction with Pittsburgh-based Mindmatrix, a leader in sales and channel enablement software solutions.

The new Partner Portal will promote Perimeter 81 partners’ sales and digital marketing efforts by providing them with a resource-rich and free-to-use CRM service.

“As a channel-forward service, we at Perimeter 81 are excited to offer this comprehensive resource to our valued partners,” remarked Amit Bareket, CEO and Co-Founder of Perimeter 81. “Many of our partners have expressed to us how our software-based VPN-as-a-service reduces so much of the headache outdated hardware-based legacy VPNs have created for them. Now we are proud to offer them even more tools to enable their market success.”

The unified management platform includes a wide variety of beneficial digital marketing and sales features. Highlights of the portal for partners include:

  • Co-Branded Marketing Assets
    Partners can co-brand and distribute valuable marketing materials to prospective clients.
  • Training Materials
    Partners can access a sales playbook with scripts, technical guides and presentations.
  • Lead Sharing
    Perimeter 81 partners can quickly receive contacts for relevant and interested leads.
  • Lead Generation
    Partners can create customized email campaigns to onboard current clients and nurture prospects.
  • Deal Registration
    Partners can easily track, register and get immediate priority for their deals.

“One of the key factors driving channel partner relationship success is helping channel partners sell and market better,” said Harbinder Khera, CEO and Founder of Mindmatrix. “Partners have too much going on already and will naturally pick vendors whose products and services are the easiest to sell. Providing partners with ready-to-use tools and resources that help them build their brand in the local market, will make all the difference. With its Partner Portal, Mindmatrix is helping Perimeter 81 accomplish that.”

Perimeter 81’s hardware-free infrastructure, multi-tenant management platform and single-click client applications grant Managed Service Providers and their clients the benefits of hassle-free, highly scalable and cost-effective network security. The Cloud VPN service’s new Partner Portal promises to offer its industry partners even greater recognition and success.

ABOUT PERIMETER 81

Perimeter 81 is a next-generation, software-defined network security provider, driven by the mission to transform secure network access for the modern and distributed workforce. Built from scratch based on input from security leaders needing a change from legacy VPN technology, Perimeter 81’s user-friendly interface, unified management and seamless integration with major cloud services, give companies of all industries and sizes the power to be fully mobile and confidently cloud-based.

To learn more about Perimeter 81’s cutting-edge secure network access service visit: www.perimeter81.com

ABOUT MINDMATRIX

Mindmatrix offers Channel & Sales Enablement software for direct and indirect sales channels. Mindmatrix is the only provider of a Single Unified Platform that combines PRM software, Direct Sales and Channel Enablement, Channel Marketing software, Marketing Automation software and Marketing Asset Management. Mindmatrix takes you through every step in the sales process from lead to revenue, enabling your salespeople and channel partners to sell more, faster.

Perimeter 81 Co-founders: Sagi Gidali, CPO, and Amit Bareket, CEO

Perimeter 81 Channel Partner Portal

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Perimeter 81 Recognized in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2018, Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2018, and Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking and Communications, 2018
Perimeter 81 Recognized in Gartner’s Hype Cycle
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Perimeter 81, a secure network access solution for the modern and distributed workforce has been recognized as a Sample Vendor by Gartner Inc., a leading IT research and advisory company, in the Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2018, Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2018, and Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking and Communications, 2018.

We feel that this recognition encourages the success we’ve had in developing the next generation of innovative network access products and Wi-Fi security solutions.

At Perimeter 81, we have eliminated the need for traditional legacy VPN technology which is hardware-based, costly and both difficult to install and manage. Instead, we offer a simple, easy-to-use and cost-effective Business VPN solution for companies of all sizes.

Our Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) service provides greater network visibility, seamless onboarding and full integration with major cloud providers, giving companies of all industries and sizes the power to be truly mobile and enjoy complete confidence in the cloud.

In the Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2018 report Gartner analysts Neil MacDonald and Steve Riley describe software-defined perimeter (SDP) as “an intersection of software-defined security and software-defined networking concepts, targeting controlled access of resources to a defined community of entities, thus reducing the surface area for attack.”

They also wrote, “SDP has piqued the interest of organizations seeking an alternative to VPNs and more precise access and session control to applications located on-premises and in the cloud.” The technology “will appeal to organizations looking for innovative and secure ways to both connect and collaborate with their digital business ecosystem, remote workers and partners.”

In the Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking and Communications, 2018, Neil Macdonald and Steve Riley write that there are several use cases that lend themselves to SDP:

  • Opening up applications and services to collaborative ecosystem applications, such as distribution channels, suppliers, contractors or retail outlets without requiring the use of a VPN or DMZ.
  • Cloaking systems on hostile networks, such as systems facing the public internet used for collaboration.
  • Carrying encryption all the way to the endpoints for scenarios where you don’t trust the carrier or cloud provider.
  • Application-specific access for IT contractors and remote or mobile employees as an alternative to VPN-based access.
  • Permitting users in potentially dangerous areas of the world to interact with applications and data in ways that reduce or eliminate risk prone to originate in those areas.
  • Secure enclaves of IoT devices if the device can support lightweight SDP agent or a virtual-appliance-based connector on the IoT network segment for connection.
  • Enabling SaaS to enterprise connectivity for workloads that require SaaS applications to interact with on-premises services.

What is the Hype Cycle?

Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. Gartner Hype Cycle methodology gives you a view of how a technology or application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of your specific business goals.

Additionally, we feel that the Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking and Communications, 2018, allows I&O leaders to evolve their networks by evaluating new technologies that support digital business initiatives and new business models. However, we believe that Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2018 encompasses technologies and standards that improve the security, governance and reliability of private and public cloud computing.

Why We Feel This Recognition Is Important

As new solutions continue to rise, it’s important to have a reputable resource to gain insight on the most effective and successful solutions on the market. From our perspective, the Hype Cycle gives leaders this much-needed resource, allowing them to easily find successful infrastructure strategies, cloud security solutions and effective enterprise networking and communications applications.

We are honored to be recognized in this year’s Gartner Hype Cycle. You can access Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2018 report, Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2018 report, and Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking and Communications, 2018 report on gartner.com.

We are a globally recognized secure network access provider that lives up to and beyond the hype.  If you’d like to learn more about our product, or our vision for SDP technology, don’t hesitate to reach out to us or comment below.

 

Gartner, Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategies, 2018, Philip Dawson, Nathan Hill, 17 July 2018.

Gartner, Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2018, Jay Heiser, 19 July 2018.

Gartner, Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking and Communications, 2018, Danellie, Young, Mike Toussaint, 13 July 2018.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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Perimeter 81 Partners with Takara Joho to Bring Simpler, Software-Defined Network Access to the Japanese SMB Market
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Tel Aviv, Israel – August 13, 2018

Perimeter 81, a leading provider of Cloud VPN and Software Defined Perimeter technology, announced today that it has officially launched a partnership with Takara Joho, the premier IT reseller and MSP for SMBs in Japan.

The two parties have signed an agreement to introduce Perimeter 81’s innovative network-as-a-service technology to the Japanese market through Takara Joho’s multi-tier IT distribution and managed services.

“We are very committed to our growth and development in Japan and by working with an industry leader like Takara Joho, I am confident we can redefine secure network access for the Japanese mid-market,” said Amit Bareket, CEO and Co-Founder of Perimeter 81.

With its hardware-free infrastructure, multi-tenant management platform and single-click client applications, Perimeter 81 offers Managed Service Providers and their clients the benefits of hassle-free, highly scalable and cost-effective network security.

This VPN as a service solution is uniquely suited for the SMB and SME businesses, making it possible to automatically deploy secure policy-based access gateways in any location, on-premise or in the cloud, enabling a secured remote access without the need for hardware installations and complex manual configuration.

“Perimeter 81’s solution for encrypting a company’s Internet traffic is now becoming a necessary infrastructure to secure Internet access. We intend to focus on selling Perimeter 81 as it aligns with our mission to protect SMBs in Japan from cyber attacks,” said Akihiko Hogyoku, President and CEO of Takara Joho. “As Japan will host the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and Tokyo Olympics in 2020, we have to be prepared for increasing cyber attacks and fake Wi-Fi hotspots. With Perimeter 81, Takara Joho will certainly contribute to cyber security in Japan.”

 ABOUT PERIMETER 81

Perimeter 81 is a next-generation, software-defined network security provider, driven by the mission to transform secure network access for the modern and distributed workforce. Built from scratch based on input from security leaders needing a change from legacy VPN technology, Perimeter 81’s user-friendly interface, unified management and seamless integration with major cloud services, give companies of all industries and sizes the power to be fully mobile and confidently cloud-based.

To learn more about Perimeter 81’s cutting-edge secure network access service visit: www.perimeter81.com

ABOUT TAKARA JOHO

Takara Joho, established in 1995 and headquartered in Osaka, is a leading distributor in Japan, providing a wide range of security solutions from network security to endpoint, mobile and cloud security. The company deals with multiple resellers, integrators and service providers to deliver to the SMB market and mid-market across Japan. Takara Joho has been one of the top distributors of leading Israeli cyber security solutions in Japan, offering years of reliable technical support.

To learn more about Takara Joho’s leading distribution service: https://www.takarajoho.com/

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Perimeter 81 Co-founders: Sagi Gidali, CPO, and Amit Bareket, CEO.

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ChannelNEXT: A “Mastermind” Experience for Channel Partners
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Dubbed the best business practice building conference, ChannelNEXT gathered service providers, agents, VARs and MSPs to share marketplace knowledge, drive conversation and help shape the industry.

“After a few years of transforming ChannelNEXT, I believe we finally got it right. We have transformed into a best business practice building conference with peer-to-peer collaboration at its core. It’s going to help build more channel champions!” Commented Julian Lee, President of TechnoPlanet, organizer of the ChannelNEXT event.

After a week-long experience of great people and wonderful food, our team had the opportunity to be a part of an exciting learning environment.

During our “Mastermind” peer-group sessions, we were able to share our goals, pain points and advice all while making connections and learning about new insights and solutions entering the market.

Presenting our Secure Network Access at ChannelNEXT

It’s become clear that the way we work has changed. Today, the workforce is overwhelmingly mobile, cloud-based and dependent on unsecured Wi-Fi which is why companies are in dire need of a cloud-enabled VPN.

The high demand for this increasingly popular technology has allowed us to develop new MSP relationships by offering a new source of recurring, consistent revenue streams, allowing them to deepen their customer relationships while saving them time and money.  

Here are a few of our highlights from the ChannelNEXT Conference in Niagara Falls:

Perimeter 81: Simplifying Secure Network Access

With the rise of the mobile workforce, cloud transformation and adoption of BYOD policies, fortifying secure network access is more important than ever before. But many MSPs still feel they have to turn to outdated, complex and costly legacy VPN solutions that offer limited management capabilities, are difficult to use, and do not integrate well with the cloud. In this workshop, we’ll show you how the rise of the Software-Defined Perimeter can help you achieve stronger security, more easily manage your clients’ networks, earn high recurring revenues and ensure your place at the forefront of the market.

Contact us if you’d like to learn more about software-defined-security technology and our innovative and disruptive SMB targeted product offering!

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VPN for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
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The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is officially in effect May 25, 2018. However, Gartner believes that less than 50 percent of all organizations will have fully complied with GDPR by that date. Continue reading

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