Sponsors - SMB TechFest Q3 2017

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SMB TechFest

SMB TechFest is your quarterly event to learn from industry experts on Business, Marketing, Technology and Operations. We also provide engaging interaction with leading vendors of MSP Services, Professional Services and Cloud solutions.

Each quarterly event is filled with the new vendors you need to learn about and leading repeat vendors for deeper relationships. You can join our sessions and/or our IT Mixer and Expo Hall. We offer the ability to engage with sponsors both onsite and remotely online.

Note: You must be signed in order to request information anytime or "talk" with the sponsors during the events.

Our Sponsors

SMB TechFest 2017 Sponsors

More sponsors are being added weekly.

Platinum Sponsors

RapidFire Tools, Inc., makes Network Detective, the #1 non-invasive IT assessment tool used by thousands of service providers around the world. It acquires a vast amount of network data – including assets, users, configurations, and vulnerabilities – and generates a wide array of professionally designed, completely brandable reports by the MSP. Network Detective includes a series of different IT assessment and IT compliance modules, each sold separately or in bundles through low-cost annual subscriptions. RapidFire Tools also offers a line of software appliances that deliver deeper dive assessments, cybersecurity alerts, and enhanced remote automation. All products sold with a 30-days money-back guarantee. To learn more, visit www.rapidfiretools.com or call 678-323-1300, ext. 2.


Visit the website at http://www.rapidfiretools.com/

Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world's fastest growing companies. Datto's Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto's combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore and Sydney. Learn more at www.datto.com.


Visit the website at www.datto.com

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft serves millions of small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S., helping them start, grow and thrive by leveraging today's powerful and affordable technologies.

At the top of these technologies lies cloud computing, in which Microsoft has 15 years of experience and understands how to meet the demands of SMBs for simplicity and impact, with enterprise-grade capabilities, flexibility and affordability in a familiar environment. For more information on Microsoft technologies for small and medium-sized businesses.

Visit the website at http://www.microsoft.com

Gold Sponsors

Kernan Consulting, Inc. is an international technology consulting company headquartered in San Diego, California. The company has become one of the most successful technology consulting firms in the country, serving Information Technology Value-Added-Resellers. Its core competencies include Coaching, Advising and Mentoring programs like the 36MonthMillionaire.com and its One-on-One Consulting Program. Since 2006, over 300 businesses in six different countries have successfully been coached through their programs.

Visit the website at http://www.kernanconsulting.com/

Karl Palachuk is the owner of Small Biz Thoughts. He is an inspiring speaker who has faced some serious personal and business challenges—and come out ahead. His very popular Small Biz Thoughts blog provides advice for small business owners and managers and his business consulting books for IT professionals have been top-ranked on Amazon for years.

Visit the website at http://www.smbbooks.com

More sales. More leads. More profit. Whether you’re an MSP, VAR, CSP, vendor, distributor, media outlet or association—we help you enter new markets, create a powerful digital presence, build robust pipelines, strengthen partnerships and accelerate results.

Visit the website at http://www.marketopia.com

Sandler Training, is the world’s largest sales training and consulting organization with 254 training centers in 23 countries. We have made a big difference in the sales results of companies as small as 1 person up to tech giants such as Microsoft, Google, Salesforce.com, etc.

When CEO's and business owners talk to us, it's typically because they are:

- Frustrated that their sales people are not getting in front of enough new, qualified prospects, or…
- Concerned about their margins because they're getting squeezed on price, or…
- Struggling with differentiating their company from their competitors, or…
- Annoyed that they are giving a lot of advice and ideas to prospective clients, and getting nothing in return, or…
- They're just sick and tired of their people not closing enough new business

If you can relate to any of these, or similar, sales issues, maybe it's time to have an exploratory conversation with us.

Visit the website at www.sandler.com

Manuel provides coaching and consulting to individuals, teams, or organizations with only one goal in mind: to take you and your business to the next level. And he has the blueprint to do it! Manuel primarily works with IT Consultants, MSPs, VARs and other Technology Service Providers. With his vast experience, however, he can help any business get to the next level.

Visit the website at www.manuelpalachuk.com/

Silver Sponsors

ProTier Peer Groups is targeted for partners that want to accelerate their business success.  You will join an elite group of partners that share a common goal to collaborate, support, encourage and help each other’s IT business to better prosper.

ProTier groups meet live in-person each quarter in convenient local geographies.  They discuss pertinent business and technology topics that have great impact to their businesses.  They set goals, learn from expert speakers, and from each other.  In between meetings, they continue to mentor each other through the group email list, conference and phone calls.  The group also leverages its collaboration portal resource to shares documents, best practices and procedures.  Inquire about joining and accelerate your business. 

Visit the website at www.smbTechFest.com/peergroups

A division of Charter Communications, the Spectrum Partner Program provides partners with the opportunity to provide their customers with reliable connectivity options. Ranging from enterprise-grade and coaxial based solutions including: Internet, Networking, Voice, Commercial Video and Managed Services, all delivered over a fiber-rich Gigabit+ network. Spanning 41 states, our wholly owned network provides industry-leading speed, reliability and availability, empowering today’s business organizations (small, midsize and large to Enterprise) to fulfill new business possibilities.


We’ve designed our growing Channel Partner Program to be easy. Easy to join, easy to participate and easy to access dedicated partner support. We have high satisfaction ratings among our channel partners, proving that our agent support model (including ongoing training, marketing support, dedicated sales engineers, channel managers and call center staff) facilitates sustained agent growth and success.

Visit the website at http://sb.spectrum.com/content/channel-partners

Tools4ever develops and provides standardized and affordable Identity Governance & Administration (IGA) solutions that can be implemented within a few weeks and are easily managed. No complex procedures and long-term project management, but immediate results and fast ROI. That makes our solutions and services no-nonsense!

Visit the website at http://www.tools4ever.com/

Panda Security is a multinational leader in advanced cybersecurity services able to prevent cybercrime and advanced threats. Panda's Malware Intelligence Platform broke into the market as the first and the only one cybersecurity solution to combine the most effective advanced protection technology and the latest detection and remediation features with the ability to classify all running processes.

Visit the website at http://www.pandasecurity.com/usa/intelligence-platform/

 HP explores how technology can help people and companies address their challenges, and realize their possibilities. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our partners and collective customers and live and work.

No other company offers as complete a technology portfolio as HP. Our programs and sales enablement resources facilitate a simplified and more profitable experience for the channel ecosystem.


Visit the website at www.hp.com

Seattle-based WatchGuard has deployed nearly a million of its integrated, multi-function threat management appliances worldwide, to businesses that range from SMEs to large distributed enterprises. Recognizing an unmet need for a security solution that addresses the rapidly evolving threat landscape, WatchGuard architected its high-throughput, highly scalable, and flexible Fireware® operating system to form the backbone of its products. This platform yields dramatically higher performance at a much lower cost than competitors in environments where multiple security engines are enabled.

Visit the website at www.watchguard.com

Drobo makes award-winning data storage products for Small and Medium Businesses and Individual Professionals that provide an unprecedented combination of sophisticated data protection and management features, affordable capacity, and ease-of-use. With over 50 industry awards and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide, Drobo has demonstrated success solving the three major storage challenges in one device – data protection, capacity adjustment, and application service-level optimization – through patented BeyondRAID, Thin Provisioning / Reclamation, and the breakthrough Automated Data-Aware Tiering technology.

Visit the website at www.drobo.com

Over 25 years, SonicWall has been the industry’s trusted security partner, protecting millions of networks worldwide. From network security to access security to email security, we have continuously evolved our product portfolio to fit in quickly and seamlessly, enabling organizations to innovate, accelerate and grow. Our customers know it takes strong security to say yes. We are the trusted partner that allows them to say yes to the future without fear.

SonicWall security solutions are the preferred choice for distributed enterprise, government, education, retail, healthcare and financial deployments. SonicWall products have been hailed by industry publications such as Network World, InfoWorld, PC Magazine and SC Magazine for easy-to-use, high-efficacy and high-performance appliances and services. In 2016, SonicWall earned the highest rating of “Recommended” in the latest version of the NSS Labs Next-Generation Firewall Security Value Map for the fourth year in a row, and was rated as one of the top products for security effectiveness.

SonicWall. Your partner in cybersecurity.

Visit the website at https://www.sonicwall.com

From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure.

We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines purpose-built ASICs, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration.

Visit the website at www.fortinet.com

LogicTree IT Solutions Inc. is a software development firm that has developed and packaged software to brand  mobile communication apps for law enforcement www.uspdhub.com , schools www.inschoolhub.com , youth programs www.myyouthhub.com ,  and other public and private organizations www.twoviehub.com  all published on three platforms (Android, Apple and Windows).  LogicTree’s mission is to help provide a sense of safety and security for our communities with affordable, easy to use mobile apps.

Visit the website at http://www.logictreeit.com

Sinefa is a Melbourne based software company founded in 2011 that is helping to transform the performance of data networks across the world. Sinefa provides visibility and control for data networks. It allows network managers to see all the applications, users, devices, and links on the network, and to easily redirect bandwidth to critical applications. Increased network performance boosts productivity, eases user frustration and reduces network management costs. Sinefa is the simplest solution on the market, providing immediate total visibility and control that saves users and managers time.

Visit the website at http://www.sinefa.com

K One Cable supplies the best computer, cellphone and security camera cables, parts and accessories since 1993. We do network and security camera cabling. we carry best quality USB, VGA, HDMI, Display Port, DVI, Certified lighting cables for I-Phone 5 and 6, SATA, USB 3 cables and adapters. K-one cable also carries USB car charger and wall charger for I Phone, Samsung, LG, Motorolla HTC and more.

Visit the website at http://www.konecable.com/

Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company maintaining trust in the digital age by helping tens of thousands of organizations worldwide prevent cyber breaches. With our deep cybersecurity expertise, commitment to innovation, and game-changing Next-Generation Security Platform, customers can confidently pursue a digital-first strategy and embark on new technology initiatives, such as cloud and mobility. This kind of thinking and know-how helps customer organizations grow their business and empower employees all while maintaining complete visibility and the control needed to protect their critical control systems and most valued data assets.

Visit the website at www.paloaltonetworks.com

Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions that connect the unconnected. Through our extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure Wi-Fi and wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms managed by cloud-based software, we make it possible for companies to build powerful communications networks, reach users and intelligently manage their infrastructure through end-to-end network visibility and actionable analytics.

Visit the website at www.cambiumnetworks.com

Calyptix makes network security easy for small business. Our flagship device, AccessEnforcer UTM Firewall, delivers powerful security in a simple platform that saves you time and money.

We apply the same philosophy to our reseller programs. Calyptix gives you flexible terms that match your business model. Now you can offer network security that’s easy to sell, easy to set up, and easy to rely on.

Visit the website at www.calyptix.com

Strategic Partners

The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is the preeminent networking venue for Microsoft Partners in the world.  It brings the best partners together to leverage their joint strengths in delivering world class solutions to their clients while enhancing their ties to Microsoft. 

Share, collaborate, exchange and grow – that's why we're here and we hope you are too. Engage and explore anytime, from anywhere there's a web connection.

Visit the website at http://www.iamcp-socal.org

ChannelPro targeted business and technology information for the IT channel. Via ChannelPro magazine and our online properties, The network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews and advice vital to a reseller's business success. Perspectives from vendors, distributors and analysts are spotlighted daily. No other media company focuses on the SMB marketplace like we do.

Visit the website at http://www.channelpronetwork.com/

There is never a shortage of business workshops and networking opportunities in Murrieta and our close partnership with the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce and other business-related resources help to ensure your success!

Visit the website at http://www.murrietaca.gov/

SMB Technology Network (SMBTN) is a national organization for technology resellers and solution providers including MSPs, VARs, Cloud, Telecom, Consultants, ISV, IT Pros, and related professions which provide solutions to businesses.  The vast resources include events, webinars, knowledge base, forums and lead prospecting.

Visit the website at http://www.smbtn.org

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. The Channel Company is the producer of the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, December 11-13th, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.  

Visit the website at www.thechannelco.com

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.


Visit the website at www.sba.gov

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Next Q3 SMB TechFest Jul 20, 2017
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