gateprotect and Valadis BV Enter into Partnership
Hamburg, 7 May 2013 – The German IT security specialist gateprotect is from now on cooperating with one of the largest value added distributors in the Netherlands. Effective as of 1 May 2013, a comprehensive distribution agreement has been concluded with Valadis Netherlands BV. Thus, gateprotect is continuing the strategic enhancement of its network of partners in Europe with an additional renowned trade partner. Now the company is present in more than 20 countries of the continent.
Valadis BV is one of the leading distributors in the area of IT security and is supplying to a great reseller network in Benelux.
“We translate the demands and requests of our customers into IT security solutions and are happy to complement our product range with gateprotect, a provider that has been offering highly performing and innovative IT security solutions for more than ten years. In our market, there is a great demand for gateprotect next generation firewalls with patented eGUI technology. With its easy-to-use approach for the management of complex IT systems, gateprotect solutions provide our customers with real added value”, says Mark Timmerman, CEO of Valadis.
With the new partnership, gateprotect AG Germany is continuing its international growth. “After having established our own subsidiaries in the USA and South Africa and starting numerous partnerships with renowned distributors such as Computerlinks, Contronex, Comztek and Comguard, we are now also present in nearly all relevant economies of Europe thanks to the agreement with Valadis“, Dr. Peter Smeets explains. “We are happy that in Valadis we have found a partner with the highest competence and a top reputation“
About Valadis BV
Valadis is a value added distributor that provides solutions, expertise and services regarding IP communication networks towards reseller, system integrators and ISP / Telco’s. The sales and certified service engineers know their business and customers can count on fast processing of questions and challenges. Valadis is a flexible organization that offers customized service. Special knowledge ground is: Security, IP-Surveillance, Wireless technology, Voice over IP and integration of these important elements in the IP-infrastructure. On these matters Valadis also offers consultancy.
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 are among the users of about 24,000 installed licenses worldwide.
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+” 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.