Alternative Technology

Alternative Technology

January 24, 2006 18:12 ET

Alternative Technology Signs Distributor Agreement with eEye Digital Security; Agreement Extends Alternative Technology's Offering in the Growing Market of Vulnerability Management

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(CCNMatthews - Jan 24, 2006) -

Alternative Technology, the leading specialty distributor of security products and thin client/server-based computing solutions, today announced that it has signed a value-added distribution agreement with eEye Digital Security, a leading developer of network security and vulnerability management software solutions, as well as the industry's foremost contributor to security research and education. Under the agreement, Alternative Technology will distribute eEye's industry-leading suite of vulnerability management solutions to its network of resellers in the USA and Canada.

eEye extends Alternative Technology's current portfolio of security products by adding vulnerability management solutions that maintain business continuity, enable regulatory compliance, secure borderless networks, aid security policy enforcement, and facilitate network forensics and investigation.

"Alternative Technology is working with eEye because it is the leader in vulnerability assessment and prevention technology for the private and public sectors," said William R. Botti, president and chief operating officer of Alternative Technology. "eEye's Research Team has been recognized by industry experts in the discovery of the most critical vulnerabilities in various platforms and applications. eEye's family of vulnerability management solutions are an excellent complement to other security solutions in our line card, including firewalls and intrusion detection systems."

"Malicious network threats -- both internal and external -- are relentless and on the rise," said Ross Brown, chief operating officer of eEye, in response to a recent CSI/FBI study that found 90 percent of the respondents were impacted by security breaches, and of those who suffered a breach, 70 percent said the breaches were serious, resulting in theft of proprietary information, financial fraud or sabotage of their data or networks.

"Customers increasingly rely on their solution providers to help them navigate the best way to identify risks in their systems and protect themselves from these risks; these solution providers rely on Alternative Technology to help them understand and deliver the best value-added solutions," Brown continued. "Alternative Technology has an excellent reputation in the VAR community, particularly with its strong security focus and its technical services and education programs that are available to assist VARs in adopting and deploying our technology."

About Alternative Technology

Alternative Technology is the leading specialty distributor for Value-Added Resellers who need products and services targeted at Thin-client/Server-based Computing, Edge Infrastructure, Security, and Wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative identifies business issues that are key to our markets and offer multi-vendor solutions that drive demand back through our reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Carlsbad, California; and Mississauga, Canada. For more information, go to:, e-mail: or call toll-free: 800-544-7674 (USA), or 866-240-9991 (Canada).

About eEye Digital Security

eEye Digital Security is a leading developer of network security software, and the foremost contributor to security research and education. eEye's award-winning software products provide a complete vulnerability management solution that addresses the full lifecycle of security threats: before, during and after attacks. eEye's customers, Citigroup and the U.S. Department of Defense, represent the largest deployments of vulnerability assessment and prevention technology in the private and public sector. eEye protects the networks and digital assets of more than 8,500 corporate and government deployments worldwide, including Avon, Continental Airlines, Dow Jones, Prudential, University of Miami, Viacom, Vodafone, Warner Music and Wyeth. Founded in 1998, eEye Digital Security is a privately held, venture-backed firm with headquarters in Orange County, California. For more information, please visit

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