Dedicated Security Portfolio Will Blitz Internet Threats
OnLine Distribution, the leading distributor of security technology in the Middle East, today announced ambitious plans to improve the region’s internet security.
The company, which is essentially a network dispenser, aims to increase the depth of security offered to medium and large enterprises whilst concurrently raising awareness of the threats posed to organizations from hackers and so-called zombie networks.
By combining the skills and expertise of its new partnership companies – SafeNet, Orthogon, CipherTrust, VASCO and Blue Coat – with those of existing collaborators Trend Micro, Proxim and SurfControl, OnLine Distribution is able to offer one of the most comprehensive and sophisticated IT security systems on the market.
The system will draw on SafeNet’s encryption technology, VASCO’s authentication systems, Orthogon’s point-to-point wireless ‘ethernet’ bridges, CipherTrust’s enhanced email security technology and Blue Coat’s preventative spyware defense solution. Each company is a recognized leader in its speciality.
Trend Micro already provides an antivirus solution; Proxim, a wi-fi and broadband wireless solution; and SurfControl, an enterprise protection suite.
“The acquisition and collaboration of our partnership corporations is a direct response to a demand for higher levels of IT security in medium and large enterprises,” said Keith Rich, Managing Director at OnLine Distribution.
“We endeavour to lead the way in the IT sector and this joint venture has allowed us to offer one of the world’s most advanced and all-encompassing internet security solutions, tackling antivirus, spam prevention, email security, encryption and authentication issues in one go,” Rich concluded.
About OnLine Distribution
OnLine Distribution Ltd. is a value-added distributor for data networking products and services covering the Middle East, Western Asia and North Africa. It is a subsidiary of Datatec, an international networking and IT services group.
Based in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone of Dubai, the company has stocking locations and offices in both Jebel Ali and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It provides its partners with technical expertise, network design solutions, logistics and sales support for all its vendors, as well as their large inventory of products.
CipherTrust, Inc. is the leader in messaging security. Recognized by IDC as the market leader, the company’s award-winning IronMail appliance protects the messaging systems of more enterprise e-mail users than any other solution, including more than 30 percent of Fortune 100 companies. CipherTrust pioneered messaging security by uniquely combining the five critical e-mail security components of spam and fraud prevention, virus and worm protection, policy and content compliance, e-mail privacy, and intrusion prevention into a single easy-to-deploy and manage platform. The company is backed by top-tier investors including Battery Ventures and Greylock Partners. For additional information, visit our web site at www.ciphertrust.com
VASCO designs, develops, markets and supports patented user authentication products for the financial world, remote access, e-business and e-commerce. VASCO’s user authentication software is delivered via its Digipass hardware and software security products. With over 18 million Digipass products sold and delivered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong User Authentication with over 420 international financial institutions and approximately 2000 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 100 countries. For additional information, visit our web site at www.vasco.com
Orthogon Systems manufactures highly available, highly reliable wireless ethernet bridges that provide point-to-point broadband connections in environments where conventional solutions can’t operate. Its leading-edge technology enables powerful Non-Line-of-Sight (NLoS) connections, around obstacles and terrain, as well as long-range line-of-site (LoS) connections, with carrier-class reliability. The company’s managers and developers have over 300 years of combined experience in wireless systems design, working for companies such as Racal, Marconi, Plessey, British Aerospace, STC and Nortel Networks. Orthogon Systems’ headquarters are located in Ashburton, United Kingdom and Waltham, Massachusetts. For further information, visit our web site at www.orthogonsystems.com
SafeNet (Nasdaq: SFNT) is a global leader in information security. SafeNet provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software and chips.
SafeNet technology is the de facto standard in remote access client software and the market leader in USB authentication tokens that eliminate user names and passwords; SSL acceleration devices providing fast and secure online transactions; software security, and licensing products preventing software piracy; high-assurance security products; and SecureIP Technology licensed to Internet infrastructure manufacturers, service providers, and security vendors. For further information, visit our web site at www.safenet-inc.com
About Blue Coat
Blue Coat helps organizations make the Web safe and productive for business. Blue Coat proxy appliances provide visibility and control of Web communications to protect against risks from spyware, Web viruses, inappropriate Web surfing, instant messaging (IM), video streaming and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, while actually improving Web performance. Trusted by many of the world’s largest organizations, Blue Coat has shipped more than 20,000 proxy appliances. For additional information, visit our web site at www.bluecoat.com
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