Vesta finds two vendor matches

Dubai-based Vesta Group, which operates as an incubator for IT vendors wishing to set up operations in the Middle East and Africa, has added two more vendors to its portfolio: Decru and Fortinet. Vesta will now start building a channel for its latest vendor recruits.

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By  Alex Malouf Published  October 19, 2004

Dubai-based Vesta Group, which operates as an incubator for IT vendors wishing to set up operations in the Middle East and Africa, has added two more vendors to its portfolio: Decru and Fortinet. Vesta will now start building a channel for its latest vendor recruits. Decru specialises in securing networks through data encryption while Fortinet focuses on firewall solutions. Vesta claims to have already witnessed significant interest from channel partners interested in reselling the products offered by the latest additions to its portfolio. “Decru is a product that we have taken on to complement the security range that we have,” said John Andrews, Vesta’s corporate development manager. “One of the weaknesses in this market and in our product range is that we don’t have anything targeted towards network area storage (NAS) or storage area network (SAN) security. If you look around the market it is an unheard of idea, to protect SAN and NAS with any security method other than a firewall.” Decru secures networked data storage with robust, wire-speed encryption appliances that fit transparently into the existing network infrastructure and protects data from unauthorised access. Fortinet designs network protection solutions such as firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection devices, as well as application-level services such as anti-virus and content filtering, in dedicated, easily managed platforms. “When we finished our contract with [security solution provider] NetScreen we had a gap in our product portfolio for firewall products. Fortinet has come up with an appliance-based firewall that is beating similar products from other vendors in terms of its performance and we now have products that are market leaders in their category fitting into that gap left by NetScreen,” added Andrews. Vesta plans to add more vendors in the coming months and plans to represent a total of ten companies by the end of 2004.

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