Cloud Distribution Appointed As Specialist Check Point Software Distributor
Cloud To Enable VARs To Drive Check Point’s Mobile Security and Threat Emulation Market Share
Reading, UK, 13th October 2015 – Cloud Distribution, the security, networking and storage next-generation value added distributor (VAD) has today announced a distribution agreement with Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the largest pure-play security vendor globally.
Cloud Distribution will be tasked with expanding the market and driving forward the demand for Check Point’s Mobile Security offering by forging relationships with mobile security partners and engaging with existing Check Point partners. The agreement with Check Point will also enhance Cloud Distribution’s industry leading Mobile Security portfolio of vendors including Aerohive, Cisco Meraki, OpenDNS, Netskope and Blackberry to provide a complete and comprehensive offering for partners.
According to ESG research, 47% of organisations have experienced security breaches as a result of a compromised mobile device. Mobile Threat Prevention, a new mobile security solution allows enterprises to battle today’s mobile threat environment. Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention delivers the most complete platform for stopping mobile threats on iOS and Android, and delivers real-time threat intelligence and visibility for extension into existing security and mobility infrastructures. Additionally Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention solution further addresses this security challenge facing organisations by allowing them to protect business data, establish a secure business environment on mobile devices and secure business documents, devices and networks.
“The mobile market is booming with everyone having a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, but it’s not as secure as it could, and should be. As a result, we’re seeing many enterprises looking beyond mobile device management (MDM) solutions to gain additional mobile security functionality – we believe Checkpoint’s Mobile Threat Prevention solution is the perfect fit for these organisations,” said Adam Davison, Product and Marketing Director, Cloud Distribution. “Unlike traditional distributors, we are passionate about raising awareness of new technology and are proactive in creating new markets and revenue streams by offering resellers access to our partner sales enablement services and marketing resources.”
As part of the distribution agreement, Cloud Distribution will also have access to the complete Check Point portfolio to support the focal mobile security activity.
“With the continued rise in security breaches, we’re experiencing tremendous demand for our Mobile Threat Prevention solution as enterprises know they need to act quickly to secure mobile devices from threats and secure data and documents on mobile devices,” said Michael Wakefield, Head of Channel Sales, UK and Ireland at Check Point. “Cloud Distribution match our ambition to expand our footprint in the UK and based on their proven track record, we have every confidence they will succeed. They have extensive knowledge of the mobile security market with complimentary vendors and products in their portfolio and a renowned ability to support partners to create end user opportunities.”
Check Point is also investing in a dedicated overlay specialist sales and SE team to assist partners with opportunities for the Mobile Threat Prevention offering.
About Cloud Distribution
Cloud Distribution is a value added distributor of disruptive next generation security, networking and storage solutions that VARs can take to market quickly and easily. It currently distributes A10 Networks, Aerohive, BlackBerry, Cisco Meraki, Check Point, Cloud4Wi, CloudFlare, DataCore, Exinda, Lastline, Netscope, Maxta, MemBlaze, NexGen, OpenDNS, Peplink, Talon, . Its portfolio of disruptive security and networking solutions helps resellers to differentiate themselves from the competition and create new markets to sell in. The company was founded in 2009 by senior executives with a wealth of experience in the security, networking and optimisation space. Its philosophy is to take innovative, cutting-edge vendors into the UK market by recruiting and working together with skilled, reputable, market making partners. For further information please visit www.cloud-distribution.com or follow us on Twitter @cloudtweeters.