Hewlett-Packard is expanding its Covision program to provide customers with a wider range of Web design capabilities, performance management and enhanced security.
The company added eight application vendors and four channel partners to Covision, a rapidly growing HP-led consortium of companies meant to provide customers with a broad portfolio of Internet software and services.
Covision, launched in June, integrates numerous third-party Internet application vendors with qualified HP Internet channel partners and systems integrators.
The idea is to provide HP's value-added resellers and integrators with access to a wide pool of HP-selected Internet application vendors. This will allow HP's channel partners to deliver differentiated Internet technologies and services to their customers, said Greg Mihran, HP's director of Internet Business Development.
The latest move raises to 32 the number of Internet companies that HP has allied itself with during the past two months. HP's new partners include: Trend Micro, a provider of Internet security software, WebTrends, for enterprise management and report software and Resonate, a developer of intelligent traffic-management software for high-volume Web sites.