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International Growth: gateprotect Records Significant Increase in Turnover in Latin America / New Partners in Canada and Southern Europe

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International Growth: gateprotect Records Significant Increase in Turnover in Latin America / New Partners in Canada and Southern Europe

Hamburg, January 22nd 2014 – gateprotect, one of the leading German providers of IT security solutions, continues its growth course in the international market. During the past business year, the Hamburg-based company achieved a significant increase in turnover especially in Latin America. Likewise, in Africa and Europe, profits went up. In addition, gateprotect won three more renowned distributors, Synnex Canada Limited, Simet Turkey and Full IP Solutions from France, who are now selling the easy-to-use, award-winning Next Generation Firewalls from Germany in the international market.

The market for IT security in Latin America is booming: The demand for reliable firewalls from Germany and for the protection of mobile devices has risen considerably in 2013, not least because of the media coverage of the topic of cyber-security. “One reason why gateprotect has been so successful in South and Central America is that we have been cooperating with strong partners in an extensive network of distributors, for example A10ti in Brazil, Inforc in Ecuador and TMW Inc. in Panama. With intensified marketing activities and numerous technical trainings in the region, we have been able to convince reputable governmental and financial institutions of the reliable gateprotect firewalls from Germany”, Dr. Peter Smeets, CEO gateprotect AG Germany, explains.

In Northern America, gateprotect has as well continued strengthening its presence thanks to the increased demand for easy-to-use IT security solutions form Germany. With Synnex Canada Limited, another renowned distributor of technology products has taken up the sale of gateprotect security solutions in the region. The firewalls developed in Germany with all commonly used UTM functionalities for small companies, medical practices, lawyers‘ offices and the mid-tier, the Managed Security systems for large companies, the VPN client systems for the secure interconnection of subsidiaries and home offices as well as the endpoint solution “Complete Security” offer ultra-modern, reliable protection for networks and terminals from one source.

In France, the distributor Full IP Solutions, who has specialized in IT security, has assumed the distribution of gateprotect solutions. “Especially our patented eGUI technology for the easy management of complex IT networks provides customers in the local market with a real advantage. Combined with innovative security features and the reliability of secure communication without any backdoors, we have the right selling points on our side”, Andreas Rath, VP Sales International gateprotect AG Germany, explains the worldwide success.

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 trust gateprotect as their partner for IT network security.

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.

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