SOURCE: RapidFire Tools

RapidFire Tools

April 07, 2015 11:45 ET

RapidFire Tools Expands International Presence With German Distributor Acmeo

Acmeo Becomes RapidFire Tools' Newest International Distribution Partner, Increasing Global Penetration and Proliferating the Benefits of Network Assessment Throughout Europe

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2015) - RapidFire Tools, Inc., the world-leader in non-invasive IT assessment tools, announced it has entered a new agreement with Acmeo, a premier distributor of cloud-based and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) solutions in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Acmeo will distribute RapidFire Tools' Network Detective assessment modules to managed service providers (MSPs) in this territory, allowing them to leverage network assessments to attract and retain new IT customers. The Network Detective products sold in this marketplace will produce their detailed assessment reports in native German.

The expansion into Germany, Switzerland and Austria is part of RapidFire Tools' greater European and North American growth strategy. In July of 2014, RapidFire Tools struck a similar agreement with Achab, a SMB-oriented software distributor headquartered in Milan, to distribute the Network Detective assessment tools throughout Italy. During this same timeframe, RapidFire launched a Canadian-French and Spanish language reporting capability for the Network Detective product family, addressing various non-English-speaking demographics throughout North and South America.

"We're thrilled to add Acmeo as a European distribution partner, extending our market penetration to a new territory and furthering our overall growth trajectory. Network assessment has an across-the-board strategic value that is not affected by cultural barriers; all networks are subject to vulnerabilities that are difficult to distinguish without regular assessments," said Mike Mittel, CEO of RapidFire Tools. "One report showed that the top 70 network breaches in 2009, resulting in the loss of 275 million records, were the result of the exploitation of an existing vulnerability, the very kind that are revealed by network assessment. We'd like to encourage managed service providers in international geographies to take advantage of the opportunity."

To support its ongoing European expansion, RapidFire Tools recently attended its first European trade event, Cloud Expo Europe 2015, which took place in London, England, March 11-12. The company's exhibit was designed to help familiarize CIOs in the European marketplace with how to leverage IaaS and network assessment tools to prospect new leads and generate incremental revenues.

The Network Detective assessment tools, including the Network, Security, Exchange, SQL Server and Inspector modules, can currently produce detailed network assessment reports in five languages, with plans for additional translations as the company pursues new markets. The tools are non-invasive, requiring no client downloads, and assessments can be conducted in a single-day visit to an end-customer's site. Modules generate granular network assessment reports that identify network, security and compliance issues typically present in any given network. MSPs therefore stand to attract and eventually sign new service customers through such assessments, since the issues identified by the reports need to be resolved by a reliable IT solution provider.

Network Detective is available for license at the www.rapidfiretools.com website. Customers can contact Acmeo at +49-511-515151-0, www.acmeo.eu. Customers can contact Achab at +39 02 54108204, sales@achab.it, www.achab.it.

About Network Detective

Network Detective is the number one non-invasive IT assessment tool, used by thousands of service providers around the world. Unlike other solutions, Network Detective includes a series of IT assessment modules including Network, Security, MS Exchange, and SQL Server assessment modules that acquire a vast amount of network data -- including assets, users, configurations, and vulnerabilities -- all without installing any software, probes, or agents. Once the scans are complete, the service provider can run the encrypted file through the Network Detective proprietary data analyzer and then select from dozens of powerful reports to generate.

In addition to these offerings, there is also a comprehensive HIPAA Compliance module available, as well as the Network Detective Inspector tool, which comes with a dedicated appliance for performing internal vulnerability scans and generating detailed Layer 2/3 diagrams.

About RapidFire Tools, Inc.

RapidFire Tools, Inc. was founded in June of 2010 by IT entrepreneur Michael Mittel. The company's mission is to develop and sell innovative and powerful, award-winning IT solutions with clear value propositions that help service providers, resellers, and MSPs uncover new business, expand their practice areas, and run their operations more successfully; and also to support the reporting needs of IT pros working within end-user organizations.

About Acmeo
As an award-winning, fast-growing value added distributor with practical background, Acmeo distributes innovative SaaS and IaaS solutions to IT system houses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition to training, marketing and sales templates for the products, Acmeo supports its VAR partners with seminars. Acmeo's cloud solutions address monitoring and management, anti-spam, online backup as anti-virus, CRM, HVDI (Desktop as a Service), IaaS, SaaS, private cloud, online drive, Microsoft hosted solutions and Centrex (VoIP).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Bob Vogel
    RapidFire Tools, Inc.
    tel:+1- 267-639-9213