Corero Signs Distribution Deal with Infinigate UK (formerly Vigil Software)
Signing of Specialist Security Distributor key to building strong channel for DDoS Defence products
LONDON, March 14, 2013 – Corero Network Security, a leading provider of First Line of Defense solutions, has appointed specialist security distributor Infinigate UK (formerly Vigil Software) to distribute its Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defence products. The deal will give Infinigate access to the range of solutions designed to block traditional volume based DDoS attacks, newer application-layer attacks, zero-day and server targeted attacks that evade traditional firewall defences. Infinigate was selected as the UK distributor due to its in-depth security expertise and focus and the opportunity it offers Corero to extend its reach into other European territories via its subsidiaries in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark.
Infinigate UK will be rolling out Corero’s recently enhanced SecureWatch Partner Programme, with a view to adding selected new resellers, particularly those with experience in key markets where Corero has deep traction including banking and finance, e-commerce, online gaming and gambling. The new programme is designed to enable resellers to deploy security solutions that help enterprises and government organisations thwart the rising tide of DDoS and targeted attacks and address a market that, according to Infonetics Research, grew by 24% last year and is set to reach $420 million by 2016.
Murray Pearce, Co-Managing Director at Infinigate UK, is excited about the market opportunity and partnering with Corero, a leader in the space. “DDoS attacks are quickly becoming a weapon of choice by cyber criminals and with Corero we now have the ultimate protection against this type of attack. We have tested this box thoroughly and know that both technically and commercially Corero is the ideal company with which to form a long term partnership. We will be looking to help their current channel expand their pipelines through proactive marketing activities, while at the same time increasing their partner base to around 25-30 proactive partners.”
Paul Lawrence, Vice President International Operations adds, “We’re pleased not only to be working with Infinigate’s highly skilled UK team but also to have the opportunity to work with a pan-European Value Added Distributor with a strong DNA in the security market place. They have a refreshing and dynamic approach and I’m confident that they’re the right partner to help Corero establish our brand as a market leader, providing the First Line of Defence for organisations to stop DDoS, zero-day and server-targeted attacks.”