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AlgoSec Appoints Bytes Security Partnerships as Gold Partner

Network security policy management vendor broadens channel with key appointment; also plans to double UK partner base in next 12 months

December 03, 2012

London, UK – AlgoSec, the market leader for Network Security Policy Management, has made a key addition to its UK channel line-up with the appointment of Bytes Security Partnerships, a leading provider of IT security and risk management solutions as a Gold partner.

With the appointment of Bytes Security Partnerships, AlgoSec has expanded its Gold partner count to five, from a standing start in 2010. The company is also seeking to further expand its channel, with plans to appoint a value-added distribution partner in the next 6 months.

Paul Clark, AlgoSec’s Regional Director for UK & Ireland said:  “Partnering with Bytes Security Partnerships will be a big step for us in driving further growth in the UK and Europe.  Its expertise in delivering enterprise security solutions and managed services will help us fulfil growing market demand and uncover new opportunities.

“In 2011 we saw 95% year-on-year sales growth and that trend is continuing, thanks to our partners – which is why it’s vital that we continue to grow our channel. Corporate security estates are becoming ever more complex, which creates management headaches for IT teams and leads to weakened security due to misconfigurations and poor change management processes.  Our solutions help to solve those problems. Also, we are uniquely able to compare firewall policies on devices from different vendors, which ensures the accuracy of firewall migrations and provides the channel with revenue opportunities around firewall migration.”

John Gilbertson, joint managing director of Bytes Security Partnerships said: “Many of our customers have mixed estates with products from multiple vendors, and need solutions that help them to manage their network security policies more easily and effectively. The automation and reduction in complexity enabled by AlgoSec’s solutions directly address this need, making it easier to manage a wide range of security devices and technologies.  The solutions will also support our MSP operation, giving closer management of policies and boosting efficiency. Algosec is a key addition to our portfolio.”

A recent survey by AlgoSec of nearly 130 IT security professionals showed how the complexity of multi-vendor environments leads to more frequent security incidents.  55.3% reported a security breach or system outage due to complex policies, and nearly 75% of respondents still manage their network security manually, despite saying that having “too many policies to handle’ was a major challenge for them.

In September AlgoSec announced version 6.3 of its award-winning Security Management Suite, which automates and simplifies management of complex firewall policies across the widest range of network security devices.  The new release is the first solution to offer policy and change management automation for the Application Control and Identity Awareness Software Blades on Check Point’s R75 platform, as well as complete policy analysis for McAfee Firewall Enterprise.

The AlgoSec Security Management Suite seamlessly integrates AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer and AlgoSec FireFlow to address the challenges of managing security policies by automating policy analysis and change management.  Pricing starts at $10,000. AlgoSec offers a no-risk approach to purchasing organizations with the industry’s only money-back guarantee that the company has extended from within 30 days to as many as 150 days.

About AlgoSec
AlgoSec is the market leader in network security policy management. AlgoSec enables security and operations teams to intelligently automate the policy management of firewalls, routers, VPNs, proxies and related security devices, improving operational efficiency, ensuring compliance and reducing risk.

More than 1000 of the world’s leading enterprises, MSSPs, auditors and consultancies rely on AlgoSec Security Management Suite for unmatched automation of firewall operations, auditing and compliance, risk analysis and the security change workflow.

AlgoSec is committed to the success of every single customer, and offers the industry’s only money-back guarantee.

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