AGT, F-Secure announce strategic alliance

Advanced German Technology (AGT), a supplier of IT security products and services and F-Secure Corporation, today announced an alliance to extend their market presence to all the GCC countries by 2004.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  November 3, 2003

Advanced German Technology (AGT), a supplier of IT security products and services and F-Secure Corporation, a provider of centrally managed security solutions for mobile enterprises, today announced an alliance to optimise their security business activities in the Middle East. The aim of their joint effort is to extend their market presence in all the countries in the GCC region by the end of 2004.

AGT's business partnership with F-Secure, adds antivirus functionality to their product line, besides extends their market base. "It has been our wish for a long time to supply Middle East clients with F-Secures premier class products. We are pleased to announce this alliance at a time when the challenges facing the Arab organisations are increasing," says Mario Grossmann, managing director of AGT.

AGT Middle East (located in Manama, Bahrain) was founded in February 2002 to market their security technology to regional customers.

"One of our strategic goals is to strengthen our global partner network, and through this collaboration we now have even a better chance to grow our business in the Arabic countries. AGT is a long-time professional in the security field and I believe this agreement will bring great value as well as the best solutions for AGT's resellers and their customers," says Kimmo Alkio, chief operations officer, F-Secure.

The 15-year old Finnish security company F-Secure has recently released two F-Secure antivirus client security and F-Secure internet gatekeeper a firewall and mail server independent product for high volume web traffic and email for the Middle East market.

AGT's product line includes cryptography devices, multiple firewall products, PKI infrastructure, laser communication systems, smart card solutions and surveillance systems. It has similar partnerships with Lamon International, GTen, Secunet, Stonesoft, I-dentis, IQ Wireless, Onsoft, TUV Sueddeutschland and T-Systems.

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