Pender's Blog

Blog archive

Alt-N Seeks Microsoft Channel Partners

For most of the last 12 years, Alt-N Technologies, based down in Grapevine, Texas, has been a Microsoft competitor -- a role not easy for any smaller company to play. Alt-N's bread and butter has been an e-mail product, a competitor to Microsoft's mighty Exchange. As such, Alt-N isn't a Microsoft partner and has fairly limited experience working with folks in the Microsoft channel.

Now, however, Alt-N is looking to work with Microsoft partners. It's got a new product out, SecurityGateway, which is (to quote the product description directly) an "e-mail spam firewall for Exchange and SMTP servers."

Marketing Director Kevin Beatty spoke with RCPU not long ago and said that he'd like to tap into the network of Exchange partners; he's looking for folks who might want a nifty add-on to the basic product.

"We've really set it up with the interface being very administrator-friendly," the affable Beatty told RCPU in a bid to talk up the product. "We've put a lot of mechanisms in place that allow for domain-level settings down to the end user level."

Not only that, Beatty said, but it's pretty easy to become an Alt-N partner: "We don't put a lot of people through big certification processes. We get them on through a Webinar," he said.

So, there you go, Exchange folks. Check out your editor's fellow Texans at www.altn.com if you're interested.

Posted by Lee Pender on June 12, 2008 at 11:54 AM


Featured

  • Touting Azure for Operators, Microsoft Joins SDN Standards Group

    As part of its Azure for Operators program, Microsoft this week joined a nonprofit standards association that focuses on SDN technologies used by enterprises and service providers.

  • 2020 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss. (Now updated with COVID-19-related event changes.)

  • Pilot Begins of Microsoft Teams-Salesforce CRM Integration

    A new capability that lets Microsoft Teams users access information from the Salesforce.com customer relationship management (CRM) platform debuted this week.

  • The 2020 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generations of .NET and PowerShell, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.