SOURCE: Safend


March 01, 2011 09:00 ET

Safend Partners With COMPUTERLINKS to Expand Distribution Throughout North America

Channel Distribution Agreement to Support Growing Demand for Safend's Endpoint Data Protection Solutions

PHILADELPHIA, PA and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - Safend, a leading provider of endpoint data protection solutions, and COMPUTERLINKS, a global value-add distributor, today announced that COMPUTERLINKS will distribute Safend's products throughout North America. Under the terms of the agreement, COMPUTERLINKS will be an additional support alternative for Safend's existing channel partners and will offer Safend's complete suite of award-winning security solutions to its customer base of value-added resellers, OEMs and system builders. The distribution agreement covers Safend's entire Data Protection Suite of products, including Safend Auditor, Safend Encryptor, Safend Protector, Safend Inspector, Safend Discoverer and the recently-released Safend Protector for Mac.

"The proliferation of mobile devices in the enterprise -- and workers' tendency to use them for both business and play -- is causing significant shifts in the way IT manages endpoints," said Russell Zientek, chief executive officer of COMPUTERLINKS North America. "As a value-added distributor, we want to make sure that our partners can offer their customers the most effective, comprehensive endpoint security solutions available. We looked at the leading security products on the market and found that Safend offers a superior overall solution for our VARs and solution providers."

Industry statistics consistently show that the most significant security threat to the organization comes from within. With over 60 percent of corporate data residing on endpoints, gateway solutions and written security policies alone cannot mitigate the risk. The award-winning Safend Data Protection Suite delivers complete visibility, control and protection of enterprise endpoints. Tamper resistant and operating transparently on each endpoint, the Safend Data Protection suite discovers, classifies, protects, alerts, logs, blocks and encrypts organizations' most vital data whether devices are on or off line.

"COMPUTERLINKS is a highly respected player in the technology distribution business and we are very excited to be working with them," said Clay Rogers, vice president of Channel Sales at Safend. "Not only will COMPUTERLINKS greatly expand our reach in the channel and provide comprehensive marketing and technical support to our reseller partners, but Safend's products fill COMPUTERLINKS' need for an endpoint and DLP offering and helps ensure greater protection for enterprises. With the global demand for endpoint data protection solutions growing rapidly, this partnership is a strategic win-win."

Safend's solutions are available immediately through COMPUTERLINKS resellers. For more information, please visit

About Safend
Safend, a leading provider of endpoint data protection, guards against corporate data loss and theft through its content discovery and inspection, encryption and comprehensive device and port control. Safend encrypts internal hard drives, removable storage and CD/DVDs and provides granular port and device control over all physical and wireless ports. Safend maps sensitive information and controls data flow through email, Web, external devices and additional channels. Safend ensures compliance with HIPAA, PCI, and multiple other regulatory data security and privacy standards. Safend has more than 2600 customers and over 3M seats deployed by multinational enterprises, government agencies and small to mid-size companies across the globe.

COMPUTERLINKS is a leading distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, providing North American channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers. COMPUTERLINKS 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.

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