Logicom partners with WatchGuard for UTM

Distributor adds WatchGuard’s UTM appliances to its portfolio

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Logicom partners with WatchGuard for UTM The deal broadens the solutions range that Logicom can offer partners, says Demetriou.
By  Manda Banda Published  October 17, 2011

Logicom Dubai, the UAE-based subsidiary of Logicom Group, has announced a tie-up with WatchGuard Technologies, a manufacturer of UTM firewall appliances and content security appliances.

The new alliance expands Logicom's portfolio of solutions for partners selling into the SMB and enterprise segments in the region.

Logicom's general manager Demetris E. Demetriou said: "WatchGuard's range of UTM and content security appliances would be a strong addition to our extensive portfolio of several leading brands. This broadens the solution range that we can offer our partners and we look forward to a very successful partnership with WatchGuard."

Logicom Dubai caters to IT distribution across the GCC and Pakistan in addition to other adjacent countries in the region with a comprehensive product portfolio consisting of several global vendors such as Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, HP, Kingston, Adobe, APC, Belkin and Linksys. Through its wide network of offices, representatives and partners, the company strives to provide its customers with consistent high quality, value-added distribution services across Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

WatchGuard builds affordable, all-in-one network and content security solutions to provide defense in depth for corporate content, networks and the businesses they power. From the enterprise to the small branch office, WatchGuard has solutions that deliver security, performance, and rock-solid reliability. , These all in one appliances include security functionalities such as stateful packet firewall, VPN, anti-spam, anti-spyware, anti-virus, content filtering and intrusion prevention.

WatchGuard regional director Fabrizio Croce said: "Our next generation firewall appliances consolidate essential security functions in an easy to deploy and manage appliance and help reduce costs for customers. We are pleased to join hands with Logicom, one of the leading distributors in the region and can play a key role in helping us grow our business faster in the channel."

WatchGuard XTM appliances provide next-generation firewall capabilities, essential to protect against new forms of attack. Their XTM solutions now include the capability to identify applications and provide granular control based on individual users or groups.

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