OnLine signs as distributor for SurfControl

OnLine Distribution has been appointed to distribute SurfControl filtering products throughout the Middle East

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By  Mark Sutton Published  September 16, 2003

OnLine Distribution has signed a new partnership agreement with SurfControl to bring it's range of content security products to the Middle East. SurfControl produces a number of web and email filtering products, which it is now aiming to provide to corporate customers across the region.

SurfControl offers a multi-layered filtering approach that covers email, web and instant messaging and P2P applications. By monitoring all paths into and out of a corporate network, SurfControl is designed to prevent security threats, misuse of bandwidth, and accessing of illegal or inappropriate content.

"The solution set from SurfControl can play a key business role in intelligently filtering unwanted content from entering an organization. Today, corporate customers around the world rely on SurfControl's solutions to protect their information and infrastructure, comply with legal and regulatory requirements, and improve employee productivity," said Keith Rich, managing director, OnLine.

"It's taken SurfControl just four years to become the global market leader in Web and e-mail filtering and OnLine Distribution is proud to be a part of this endeavour, and is fully committed to it," Rich added.

OnLine will use its channel network to promote SurfControl products to customers across the Middle East. The distributor will provide logistical support as well as sales and marketing resources, and help partners develop the necessary skill sets to deploy the solutions.

"SurfControl delivers on its promise to help companies stop unwanted content in the workplace by continuous innovation, invention and expansion of its filtering products to address new content risks as they emerge. The company is the leader in the content security market, a significant sub sector of the secure content management market, a market that is expected to reach $6.5 billion in 2007. SurfControl is the only company in the security market offering a total content security solution that combines Web, e-mail (including anti-spam and anti-virus) and Instant Message filters with the industry's largest, most accurate and relevant content database and adaptive reasoning tools to automate content recognition," said Simon Moxham, sales manager for SurfControl, Middle East and North Africa.

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