Cloud Harmonics Announces Phantom Distribution And Channel Enablement Partnership

Cloud Harmonics Announces Phantom Distribution And Channel Enablement Partnership

Security Automation & Orchestration Platform Enhances the Secure Cloud Architecture

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Cloud Harmonics, the pioneer of holistic distribution, announced today the Phantom Security Automation and Orchestration Platform will automate the response to threats within its full stack private cloud architecture. Cloud Harmonics and Phantom inked a distribution and channel enablement partnership that will give value added resellers the award-winning training and robust go-to-market services they need to seamlessly integrate the industry’s leading Security Automation and Orchestration Platform into their portfolio.

“Phantom is proud to work with Cloud Harmonics to extend the reach of our platform via their robust partner ecosystem,” said Oliver Friedrichs, founder and CEO, Phantom. “We found we were tightly aligned on our commitment to ensuring training and technologies are available that will help customers improve their security outcomes.” 

“Automation and orchestration are enabling technologies that ensure customers are able to get the most out of their security investments,” said Pradeep Aswani, founder and CEO, Cloud Harmonics. “We’re excited to provide the Education, Engagement and Enablement components that will accelerate the channel’s ability to deploy these capabilities to create a cohesive defense system that can combat the threats targeting their customers.”

About Cloud Harmonics
Cloud Harmonics Inc., the pioneer of holistic distribution, provides the Education, Engagement and Enablement capabilities that technology and channel partners need to accelerate the adoption, ramp and sales of next-gen cybersecurity, software-defined data center and cloud technologies. Supporting partners at every go-to-market phase, Cloud Harmonics is the only distributor offering a purpose-built educational curriculum and platform (Orchestra), hands-on virtual sandbox testing environments, and pre- and post-sale tools and services to arm partners with the skills and confidence to add and profit from next-gen technologies in their portfolio. Working with leading technology providers, such as Aruba Networks, Arista Networks, HPE, Palo Alto Networks, Nutanix and others, Cloud Harmonics provides the awareness, technical proficiency and services support its more than 500 reseller partners need to create opportunities, close deals and secure repeat business.  Cloud Harmonics trains more than 5000 engineers annually. To learn more, please visit

About Phantom
Phantom is the leader in security automation and orchestration. It integrates your existing security technologies, providing a layer of connective tissue between them. The Phantom platform helps you work smarter by automating repetitive tasks, effectively force multiplying your team’s efforts and allowing them to focus their attention on mission-critical decisions. It also helps you respond faster and reduce dwell times with automated detection, investigation, and response. Using Phantom helps you strengthen your defenses by integrating your entire security infrastructure together so that each part is actively participating in your defense strategy. For more information visit:

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eBay Sends Students Back to College in Style with Olivia Culpo and Karl-Anthony Towns


eBay Sends Students Back to College in Style with Olivia Culpo and Karl-Anthony Towns

Browse their shoppable collections of tech gear, dorm décor, and more for inspiration to Fill Your Cart With Color this fall

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Finding the right gear for college that expresses who you are at the right price can be tough. A recent survey of college students by eBay1 found that the majority (79%) have to shop at multiple retailers to get what they need, and nearly all (96%) wish there were more deals.  To help students make their mark on campus and add more color to their college kick-off, eBay has teamed up with college alumni – actress and model Olivia Culpo and professional basketball star Karl-Anthony Towns – to share their curated collections of shoppable must-haves at

eBay Sends Students Back to College in Style with Olivia Culpo and Karl-Anthony Towns

Culpo and Towns, no strangers to embracing their own style and expressing themselves on screen or on the court, are sharing their shoppable college finds on their social channels and on, where students can also find exclusive deals on hot items like laptops, headphones, denim, sneakers, closet organizers, and more, for their last-minute shopping needs.

“I remember how overwhelming it was to shop for college when I was in Boston,” said Culpo. “I wanted to find items that expressed my personal style and suited my budget. There are so many amazing new and unique finds on eBay that I know will inspire everyone going back to school this semester.”

“Shopping as a seven-foot-tall basketball player can be tricky, but eBay has cool gear that fits my style – and size,” said Towns, who studied in Kentucky. “I’ve teamed up with eBay to share my top picks for my fans whether they’re on the court, in the classroom or in their dorm.”

A+ Deals & Discounts

All month long, students can find deals on everything they need to deck out their dorm like nobody else on eBay. With more than 1.1 billion listings and 80 percent of items sold as new, shoppers can find exactly what they need at the best value, delivered when they need it. 

  • Browse the Back to College collection on Facebook Messenger with eBay ShopBot – a personalized shopping assistant powered by Artificial Intelligence.
  • Beginning on August 23rd, students who spend $25 or more on select items on are eligible to receive 10 percent off by using the code P10COLLEGE.
  • A variety of deals and discounts are available across hundreds of the hottest and best back to school essentials.

“From incoming freshman to rising seniors, shoppers want items that reflect their individuality at an amazing value, all in one place,” said Suzy Deering, Chief Marketing Officer of eBay North America. “eBay makes it easy to confidently kick off the new school year by providing a wide selection of merchandise and deals for students from kindergarten to college, when they need it most.”

Giving Back

Nearly all students want their college purchases to give back to charity (89%) and wish it were easier to do so (87%).1 This season, eBay is enabling them to make their purchases more meaningful by donating at check-out to Teach for America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and mobilizing future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.

eBay ‘Totally You’ Tour

eBay is making it easier than ever for students to add more color to their college kick-off by heading to nine campuses across the country. Students can take quizzes through eBay ShopBot to receive personalized back to school shopping collections featuring items curated just for them, and win prizes on hot items like smartphones, backpacks and more.

  • 8/22 – University of Iowa
  • 8/24 – Kansas State University
  • 8/28 – University of Utah
  • 8/31 – Arizona State University
  • 9/5 – Texas A&M University
  • 9/8 – Villanova University
  • 9/13 – George Washington University
  • 9/18 – Georgia State University

For more, visit and follow @eBay on social.

eBay By the Numbers

  • eBay has 171 million active buyers worldwide
  • 81% of all merchandise sold on eBay is new, and our wide selection keeps growing
  • 87% of items sold on eBay are Buy It Now – no bidding necessary
  • 67% of items ship for free
  • 200 Laptops are bought every hour2
  • 46 Backpacks are bought every hour2

About eBay
eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is a global commerce leader including the Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. Collectively, we connect millions of buyers and sellers around the world, empowering people and creating opportunity through Connected Commerce. Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplaces for discovering great value and unique selection. In 2016, eBay enabled $84 billion of gross merchandise volume. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit


The eBay ‘Back to School’ online survey was conducted by 

Edelman Intelligence

among a total of 500 college students ages 18+ in August 2017.


Based on items sold on 6/3/17 – 8/1/17.


All month long, students can find deals on everything they need to deck out their dorm like nobody else on eBay.

All month long, students can find deals on everything they need to deck out their dorm like nobody else on eBay.

Go back to school like nobody else with eBay ShopBot

All month long, students can find deals on everything they need to deck out their dorm like nobody else on eBay.

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AutoDealerNetwork.TV Launches in Car Dealerships Nationwide


AutoDealerNetwork.TV Launches in Car Dealerships Nationwide

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LAS VEGAS, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Leading CTV and OTT monetization expert, Vidillion, announced its partnership with AutoDealerNetwork.TV today.

The service delivers a private live TV network to dealerships, including news, sports, travel, lifestyle, business and weather content from Turner’s portfolio of networks, in addition to targeted, programmatic ad-serving from Vidillion to dealership sales and service waiting rooms nationwide.

Since May, more than 50 dealerships in the north and south east of the U.S. took part in the initial launch of the content and monetization network in their businesses.

Over the course of 2017, more than 3000 dealerships throughout the U.S. will launch the advanced digital signage platform intended to provide dealership customers with up-to-the-minute news and entertainment.

According to Dirk Newsome, Operations Manager of AutoDealerNetwork.TV, “The service is specifically designed to entertain customers and guests, provide relevant information, product education and targeted services and offers to customers in waiting room areas. The great thing about working with Vidillion is that it allows dealerships to display their commercials while also blocking their competitor’s commercials.”

Tom Engdahl, President & CEO of Vidillion says, “The AutoDealerNetwork.TV product gives dealerships the ability to feature their commercials- whether that means dealership or auto brand specific spots- while blocking competitor’s commercials. We feel that is a big deal and really brings a level of targeting into a space that can certainly benefit from local spots hyper-tailored for each market.”

Dealerships install an AutoDealerNetwork.TV set top box for use with their existing TVs in their waiting room.

According to Newsome, “A single AutoDealerNetwork.TV set top box and one TV will display approximately 7,000 to 10,000 commercials each month regarding your products and services. If multiple boxes are installed in a property, the revenue opportunities and ability to reach customers in a meaningful way with special offers and direct dealership storytelling are exponential.”

Vidillion plans on replicating this concept further in the advanced digital signage marketplace. Engdahl says, “This service has unlimited uses and can be applied in auto sales & service businesses, but also in healthcare, spa services and any environment where there is a waiting room.”

Vidillion is a leading-edge provider of video delivery and advertising technology for online video distributors and over-the-top system operators. Vidillion’s suite of services enables content providers to optimize monetization of their programing while allowing advertisers to precisely target connected viewers based on content, device, geography, activity history, language and context. More at


Stephanie Misar, VP, Business Development & Marketing

Dirk Newsome, Operations Manager

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