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gateprotect and Computerlinks to Extend Partnership: Common Activities in Eastern Europe

Hamburg, 15 October 2013 - The German IT security specialist gateprotect and Computerlinks, Value Added Distributor for leading international technology providers, have agreed to extend their cooperation. As of now, Computerlinks will distribute gateprotect security solutions also in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Up to now, Computerlinks and gateprotect have already been successfully cooperating in Italy, Austria, Greece, Malta and Cyprus. In these countries, the channel for gateprotect's easy-to-use Next Generation Firewalls has been selectively developed during the past year.

"The market in Eastern Europe is growing significantly. The demand for technologically elaborated, reliable security solutions is high. Together with a strong partner such as Computerlinks we will be able to successfully position our Next Generation Firewalls that have been honored with several awards in the local markets and explore further potential", says Andreas Rath, Vice President Sales International of gateprotect AG Germany.

Likewise, Thomas Huber, Director Austria & Eastern Europe of Computerlinks, is happy about the enhancement of the distribution partnership: "Our customers in Eastern Europe are seeking reliable, technologically sophisticated IT security solutions that offer favorably priced all-round protection combined with best performance. Given gateprotect's good reputation in the region and the positive experience from our cooperation up to now, we are looking at the future very optimistically".

Download this press release under: http://www.gateprotect.com

About Computerlinks
COMPUTERLINKS AG, headquartered in Munich/Germany, has European branch offices in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary. Computerlinks is represented worldwide in Asia, Australia, the USA and Canada as well as in the United Arab Emirates.

As a "Next Generation Distributor" COMPUTERLINKS is a Full-Service-Provider and identifies trends for the specialist trade, system houses and VARs. COMPUTERLINKS is a leading service-oriented distributor which offers Professional Services, Managed Services, Manufacturer Services, Marketing Services and much more. The product portfolio focuses on IT-Security solutions covering High-End IT products of the market's leading manufacturers.

About gateprotect
gateprotect AG Germany has been a leading, globally acting provider of IT security solutions in the area of network security for more than ten years. These solutions comprise next generation firewalls with all commonly used UTM functionalities, managed security as well as VPN client systems. To minimize the risk of operator errors in highly complex security functions, gateprotect has developed the eGUI® interface concept. The patented eGUI® technology (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) and the Command Center based thereon for the configuration and administration of firewall systems for managed security service providers (MSSPs) increase the factual security in companies and allow for an efficient ongoing maintenance of the systems. Reputable companies and institutions in more than 80 countries worldwide are among the users of about 24.000 installed devices.

Since 2010, gateprotect has been listed in the renowned "Gartner Magic Quadrant" for UTM firewall appliances. The gateprotect solutions comply with highest international standards - thus, the firewall packet filtering core of the new development has been certified according to "Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL 4+)" by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in March 2013. For the easy operability and comprehensive security of the UTM firewall solutions, gateprotect was the first German company to be honored with the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award.

Further Information:
gateprotect Aktiengesellschaft Germany
Anika Ohlsen - Marketing Director
Valentinskamp 24
D-20354 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 278 85 0
Fax: +49 (0) 40 278 85 105
E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet: http://www.gateprotect.com/

Source: RealWire

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