5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

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Avira, GlobeTouch And Armis Make Strategic Moves In IoT Security

Securing Internet of Things networks against hackers and DDoS attacks is a major concern right now. So three companies win kudos this week for taking steps to bring new IoT security technology to the channel and their customers.

Avira, an IoT security tech developer, launched an IoT security product called SafeThings for connected home appliances targeted at ISPs and router manufacturers. The Germany-based company plans to build a global go-to-market channel initiative around SafeThings in the second quarter of 2018.

GlobeTouch, an Oakland, Calif.-based IoT connectivity company, this week acquired IoT security company Netsnapper in a move to secure its car connectivity technology. GlobeTouch also plans to leverage Netsnapper's vertical market expertise to expand into new areas such as industrial IoT and smart cities. CEO Riccardo Di Blasio told CRN that building up GlobeTouch's channel operations is an essential part of his overall strategy to scale up the company's business.

And cheers for IoT security startup Armis for its plans to double its partner roster in 2018 and build out its channel leadership team.

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