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