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Channel Beat: ForeScout Technologies Announces a Partner Program, Cisco Umbrella Provides Secure Internet Gateway In Cloud

In this week's Channel Beat: ForeScout Technologies announces an update to their partner program, Accenture acquires Endgame, and Cisco Systems teams up with Microsoft, enabling partners to deliver Azure services from on-site data centers.

ForeScout Technologiesannouncedan update to their partner program. The security vendor is said to be doing this in order to assist partners in taking advantage of IoT Security solutions.

Accentureacquiresa unit of Endgame, an Arlington, Va.-based company focused on threat detection. The federal government services part of Endgame's business was purchased by Accenture and the acquisition is helping Accenture build up its overall security business up to become a top competitor, producing over $1 billion in annual revenue.

And, topping the channel news this week, Cisco Systemsteams upwith Microsoft, enabling partners to deliver Azure services from on-site data centers. CRN reports that Cisco is integrating its Unified Computing System with the Microsoft Azure Stack to make this happen. The offering gives partners the ability to manage all elements of compute and networking, lowering the total cost of ownership for customers that use both services.

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