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March 23, 2011 08:30 ET

Cymtec Partners With COMPUTERLINKS Benelux to Deliver Leading Network Visibility and Optimization Solutions Across Western Europe

To Support Continued European Expansion, Rob Krol Joins Cymtec as Sales Director in Newly Established EMEA Sales Office

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - Cymtec Systems, a leading provider of products that help companies optimize network performance and fulfill the rigorous audit and compliance standards imposed on organizations, has gained significant traction during its initial expansion into the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. In preparation for continued growth, today the company announced it has signed a distribution agreement with a leading value-add distributor of IT security and internet technology solutions, COMPUTERLINKS Benelux, and has opened a sales office to service Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

With the economy in Europe now at pre-recession levels, business is returning to normal and IT departments are again investing in technologies that can optimize network performance and improve both visibility and security of those networks -- especially in remote, branch and small office environments. The COMPUTERLINKS Group, including its Benelux subsidiary, is one of the largest security and networking distribution companies in Europe and has in-depth knowledge of the market dynamics. This regional expertise, coupled with the company's significant experience with security and networking technologies, makes it an ideal partner as Cymtec grows its overseas operations.

COMPUTERLINKS Benelux will offer the Cymtec Scout, a SaaS-based enterprise IDS solution, and the company's flagship product, Cymtec Sentry, a leading product in the market specifically designed, built and priced for the remote branch office environment. Combining functionality that brings together visibility, enforcement, bandwidth shaping and containment of threats, Cymtec Sentry delivers all of the tools necessary to better manage, remotely troubleshoot and optimize the remote/branch office network on one platform.

"A company is only as successful as the network on which all its business operates, which means having the right visibility and optimization solutions is critical right now," said Kees van Kempen, general manager, COMPUTERLINKS Benelux. "Cymtec is already proving to be a valuable partner by providing the technology solutions our clients need to operate successfully in today's global business environment."

In addition to the partnership with COMPUTERLINKS, the company has also opened a regional sales office and brought on industry veteran Rob Krol as director of sales EMEA. Krol has over 25 years of sales experience, most recently Blade Network Technologies, an IBM company, where he was country manager for the Benelux and Nordic territory. Prior, he held several senior roles in EMEA and Western and Northern Europe with companies including Citrix, Coradiant and Packeteer.

"Building on the market and technology expertise of COMPUTERLINKS, coupled with Rob's experience, relationships and sales expertise, Cymtec's European business is already off to a record start," said Andrew S. Rubin, CEO of Cymtec. "We're excited to have them both on board as we continue to expand Cymtec's international footprint."

About Cymtec
Cymtec Systems® provides tools that help companies optimize network performance and fulfill the rigorous audit and compliance standards imposed on organizations of every size in many diversified industries. Known for ease of deployment and simplicity of operation, as well as the industry's lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Cymtec's plug-and-play product line, including Cymtec Scout® and Cymtec Sentry® provide traditional Intrusion Detection (IDS), as well as the unique visibility and control necessary to manage today's remote and branch office environments. To learn more about Cymtec please visit, follow @cymtec on Twitter or subscribe to the company blog, CymBlog.

COMPUTERLINKS is a next generation distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, providing channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers. COMPUTERLINKS concentrates on the dynamic Internet technology areas of e-business and e-security, and the emerging area of IP Physical Security. It provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of professional services, to ensure channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. 100% committed to the two-tier channel, COMPUTERLINKS delivers profitable growth to partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. The company currently has over 550 employees operating across 22 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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