Comguard, a Dubai-based leading value-added distributor for IT security products and solutions, a part of Spectrum group today announced that it has been appointed as the value-added distributor by German IT security specialist gateProtect for the Middle East region.
The high quality of German IT security solutions and gateProtect strong position in the market has been honored by leading analysts in the world. The U.S. market research firm Gartner placed gateProtect solutions in the MagicQuadrant for UTM Firewall appliances for the SMB market, whereas, Frost & Sullivan, another world’s leading analyst firm awarded “Excellence Award” to gateProtect for its secuirty solutions.
gateProtect will be present during GITEX along with Comguard at Hall 2, Stand B2-32, Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai during GITEX Technology Week between 14th October to 18th October 2012, to showcase its version 9.2 of itsnext-generation –firewall.
The award-winning next-generation firewall solution from gateProtect recently won the EAL4 certification ("Evaluation Assurance Level 4" (EAL 4) Common Criteria.
For government and enterprise network security administrators around the globe, EAL4+ stands as a key certification. Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) and the EAL 4+ Certification is an International Standard for information technology security certification determining the trustworthiness of security products.
"Our experience and our reputation as a reliable partner are part of our capital," says Dr. Peter Smeets, CEO of gateProtect. "Since 2002, we stand for" IT Security made in Germany. We are confident that Comguard will help us in expanding our channel engagement strategy and will also enable us to expand our reach to new geographies in the Middle East region.’’
Commenting on the partnership, Ajay Singh Chauhan, CEO, Comguard and Spectrum Group said “We are delighted to partner with gateProtect for distributing gateProtect’s next generation products in Middle East region. It will provide us an opportunity to offer quality German IT network security products to our partners across the region.”
As per the distribution agreement, Comguard is authorised to distribute gateProtect’s wide range of security products and solutions across the Middle East region including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait among others.