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AlgoSec

September 30, 2009 09:02 ET

AlgoSec Expands International Reach Through Partnership With Leading Spanish Distributor Afina

Afina to Deliver AlgoSec Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management Solutions to Customers Across Spain and Portugal

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - AlgoSec, the leading provider of Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management solutions, today announced that the company has signed a strategic partnership with international distributor of Internet and Intranet solutions, Afina, to increase the AlgoSec presence among leading enterprises across Spain and Portugal.

Madrid-based Afina focuses on providing security, Internet infrastructure, information technology and connectivity systems to technology and telecommunications companies across Europe and the Americas. Afina joins an AlgoSec global partner network of solution providers, distributors, resellers and security consultants and auditors that provides enterprises with superior operational efficiency through unparalleled analysis and intelligence into their firewall, router and VPN configurations.

"This is a great fit for AlgoSec as we look to continue our strong growth in Iberia. Afina's success as one of the region's top technology solution providers gives us an incredibly strong platform in the area, and it is one that is made even more promising considering their focus on providing best-in-class security solutions," said Bruno Weinberger, VP of EMEA for AlgoSec. "We have great expectations for this partnership and look forward to working with Afina to bring our unique firewall management solutions to companies that want and need to reduce risk and increase IT operational efficiency."

AlgoSec technology solutions intelligently automate the audit, analysis, and lifecycle management of complex multi-firewall, multi-vendor security environments. The AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer (AFA) and FireFlow products provide an unparalleled combination of optimized operations, risk, compliance and change management technologies. FireFlow is built on AlgoSec Analytics technology that provides unprecedented analysis of firewalls, routers and VPNs and is the first solution to automate the entire life cycle of network security policy change requests from submission through audit.

In addition, AlgoSec solutions provide turnkey solutions for compliance with Basel II, ISO 27001, PCI DSS and SOX. AlgoSec technology supports all major enterprise platforms including: Check Point (FireWall-1 and Provider-1 on Solaris, Nokia, SecurePlatform, Alteon, Crossbeam and Windows), Cisco firewalls (PIX, ASA and FWSM), Cisco routers and Juniper Netscreen and many additional vendors.

"With the addition of AlgoSec solutions to our catalog we further strengthen our offerings in the field of security management and continue our strategy of offering our customers the very latest technologies to best fit their changing needs," said Fernando Pascual, CEO of Afina Iberia.

About Afina

Afina is a multinational value-added distributor that provides comprehensive and complete solutions for businesses and organizations of all sizes to take full advantage of IT. Afina markets the most advanced solutions for firms such as Check Point, F5, Fortinet, VMware and others who are prominent in the areas of security, IP and Virtualization Infrastructure & Data Centers. It also has a range of professional services, among which are support and subscription services and a complete range of training on the latest technologies. Afina is an authorized training center for many manufacturer distributors. The company is headquartered in Madrid with offices in Barcelona, Portugal, France, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Morocco.

About AlgoSec

AlgoSec is the leading provider of Firewall Operations and Security Risk Management solutions. AlgoSec's® exclusive technology is optimized for enterprises, MSPs, auditors and consultants to quantifiably increase their operational effectiveness. More than 300 leading organizations such as Cisco, BP, Visa, Nokia, IBM, Vodafone, NASDAQ, KPMG, E&Y, Deloitte, and PwC have selected AlgoSec's products -- AlgoSec Firewall Analyzer and FireFlow™ -- to intelligently automate what where traditionally manual, time- and labor-intensive tasks surrounding firewall, router and VPN management. This translates to significant cost savings and greater output for organizations without increasing headcount. AlgoSec also allows IT organizations to get more from their current infrastructures by extending the lifespan of existing security devices.

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