Comguard aligns its forces with Kaspersky to address Indian marketplace

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Published September 19th, 2013 - 05:34 GMT
Ajay Singh Chauhan, CEO at Comguard
Ajay Singh Chauhan, CEO at Comguard

Comguard, a Dubai based leading value added distributor for IT security products and solutions in the Middle East and North Africa region today announced that it has been appointed as the National Distributor for Kaspersky to distribute the Enterprise Solutions across India.

The announcement was made recently at a Press Conference held in New Delhi. Maxim Mitrokhin, Director of Operations, Kaspersky Lab, APAC, AltafHalde, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab, South Asia and Ajay Singh Chauhan, CEO, Comguard were present on the occasion.

Comguard has been associated with Kaspersky as its Regional Distributor for corporate products in the Middle East region since 2006. The distributor has handled some of the largest government and commercial establishments as clients in the UAE. Leveraging on in-house technical support resources and strong channel network, Comguard has been recognised for its dedicated and sustained efforts to add value to its distribution role.

On this occasion, Maxim Mitrokhin, Director of Operations, Kaspersky Lab, Asia-Pacific said, “India is one of Kaspersky Lab’s key markets in Asia-Pacific and growing extremely fast, particularly in the B2B space. As we move into the next orbit of growth, it is extremely important for us to align with the right set of partners and our association with Comguard is a step in that direction. We believe associating with Comguard will help us in our outreach efforts to target medium and large enterprises and win new business, while strengthening our channel connect further and enhancing the quality of our technical support.”

Under the distributorship agreement, Kaspersky Lab and Comguard will join forces to leverage their strengths in security products and services to develop joint Go-to-Market strategy in the areas of Endpoint Security, and Targeted Security Solutions, including addressing BYOD challenges. These solutions will aim to address the ever-increasing security threats to corporates in India. The agreement will see Comguard acting together with channel partners on a pan-India level to roll out the full suite of enterprise offerings from Kaspersky Lab as a Value Added Distributor.

“We are very excited about the partnership. The partnership between Kaspersky Lab and Comguard has come at the right time when we have just launched our latest enterprise offerings – Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, aimed at medium to large enterprises. We believe Comguard will be able to leverage our new suite of Enterprise offerings, including our targeted solutions – Kaspersky Security for Virtualization, Security for Mobile, Systems Management, et al,” said AltafHalde, Managing Director, Kaspersky Lab, South Asia.

Kaspersky Lab’s proven endpoint security products, and Comguard’s decade-long expertise in distribution of security products and a solid partner network, will provide businesses with access to enterprise-class security with strong technical support.

Ajay Singh Chauhan, Chief Executive Officer, Comguard commented “We are happy to expand our relations with Kaspersky beyond the Middle East region. We are sure we will be able to further consolidate our relations with Kaspersky and write a similar success story in India too. The partnership between Kaspersky Lab and Comguard will help address security challenges faced by corporates by bringing a comprehensive portfolio of security solutions to enterprises on a wide-scale. High on our agenda will be our focus on extending channel reach and disseminating product knowledge to our partners.”

Background Information

ComGuard

ComGuard is a the leading Value added Distributor in the IT security space and has a reach across the Middle East and North Africa region. The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Comguard is a part of Spectrum Group which is engaged in IT networking and security training, and consultancy. Hence, the biggest strength for Comguard is the skill sets which has made it one of the fastest growing Value added Distributor in the region and have been recognized by several awards from vendors and jury platforms. Industry recognition and awards have come ComGuard’s way for its discerning ability to provide value addition to product offerings while effectively helping customers to make most out of them. ComGuard has invested in its inherent strength in infrastructure, technical skills and customer service to create a niche for itself in the product distribution space.

Kaspersky

Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 250,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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