SOURCE: eEye

July 08, 2008 09:25 ET

eEye Digital Security Named a CRN Emerging Tech Vendor

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - eEye Digital Security (www.eeye.com), an expert in integrated security and threat management solutions, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Tech vendor for its line of endpoint protection and enterprise vulnerability assessment tools and services. CRN's Emerging Tech list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

eEye products provide virus and spyware protection, intrusion prevention and vulnerability assessment, and system and application firewalls that protect desktops from malicious zero-day attacks, ID theft, keylogging, phishing, and variants of malware such as hijacking by botnets.

In June, eEye announced the availability of Blink 4.0, now with Vista and Windows 2008 support. Blink 4.0 combines multiple layers of endpoint security capabilities and leverages a host-based intrusion prevention engine that dynamically collects and incorporates new threat data in real time. Blink 4.0 also enables users to have centralized policy control over applications, system resources and removable storage devices.

According to the CRN Emerging Tech Survey, the top reasons solution providers add emerging technologies include, the technology is superior to other products in the market segment; the technology complements a solution provider's existing practice areas; emerging vendors provide better services opportunities; emerging vendors pay better attention to partners; emerging vendors offer higher margins; customers want alternative product choices; and emerging vendors have better joint marketing programs. In addition, 61 percent of solution providers surveyed plan to increase the number of emerging technology vendors they partner with in the next 12 months.

"New and innovative vendor partners can help spur profitable new ideas that Solution Providers can use to build revenue and customer loyalty, and the CRN Emerging Tech list is where Solution Providers go to find these vendors," said Robert C. Demarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel editorial.

Vendors who make the CRN Emerging Tech list must have an established solution provider program and formal guidelines for recruiting channel partners. They must demonstrate that its direct sales mix is trending down as evidenced by the company's revenue history, a channel positive or channel neutral strategy for internal sales compensation, and not be a dominant market share player. Final selection to the Emerging Technology list was made at the discretion of the CRN editorial team after a review of the submitted information and conversations with current or targeted partners.

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About eEye Digital Security

eEye Digital Security is pioneering a new class of security products: Integrated Security & Threat Management. This next-generation of security detects vulnerabilities and threats, prevents intrusions, protects all of an enterprise's key computing resources, from endpoints to network assets to web sites and web applications, all while providing a centralized point of security management and network visibility. eEye's research team is consistently the first to identify new threats in the wild, and our products leverage that research to deliver on the goal of making network security as easy to use and reliable as networking itself. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Orange County, California, eEye Digital Security protects more than 9,000 corporate and government organizations worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100. For more information, please visit www.eEye.com.

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