SOURCE: UpGuard

UpGuard

March 17, 2016 12:12 ET

UpGuard Signs Promark, an Ingram Micro Company, to Distribute Cybersecurity Platform

Premier Value-Added Distribution Network Opens New Doors for Cybersecurity Platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2016) - UpGuard (https://www.upguard.com/) today announced that its cybersecurity platform is now available to customers through Promark Technology (www.promarktech.com), a premier U.S.-focused value-added distributor (VAD) and wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM). Under the terms of the distribution agreement, Promark will sell UpGuard to corporate resellers and system integrators through a dedicated distribution sales team across the United States. By aligning with Promark, UpGuard expands its distribution network and further strengthens its channel strategy.

"UpGuard takes an altogether different approach to an issue that's hindered companies and their ability to fully understand their risk for data breaches or unplanned outages. A platform that can not only scan an entire network for critical security gaps and provide actionable insights to help remediate, but also be deployed in as little as a day provides immediate value to our customers," said Dale Foster, executive director and general manager of Promark Technology. "The solution also fits in well with our strategy to offer resellers and solution providers a broad array of best-of-breed products to fit all customer needs in securing systems and minimizing risk against unplanned outages and breaches."

UpGuard's expertise in configuration anomaly and vulnerability detection allows for a complete picture of an organization's cybersecurity preparedness. Its cybersecurity platform tests an organization's IT infrastructure both internally and externally and calculates the potential risk for future intrusions and outages. Upon evaluating the ongoing configuration state of every server, network device and cloud service, companies are given an easy-to-understand score called CSTAR -- a single number which indicates to IT staff, as well as executives, their risk level for data breaches. UpGuard customers can trace changes in their CSTAR evaluation down to the smallest building blocks of information technology and use the full report to then remediate potential risks, creating a safer environment for customer data and lowering insurance costs. Thousands of customers, including ADP, E*TRADE and Cisco Systems, use UpGuard to validate mission-critical infrastructure and continuously detect potential risks.

"Promark has the market expertise, distribution channels and experience required to effectively bring our solutions to market. Our relationship is central to delivering on our go-to-market strategy, accelerating growth and bringing UpGuard to a much wider set of customers. Promark's world-class reseller support infrastructure will also ensure that our partners and customers receive the best support experience possible," said Tony Esposito, vice president of worldwide sales at UpGuard.

For more information, or to become an UpGuard partner, please visit: https://www.upguard.com/partners.

About UpGuard
UpGuard is the company behind CSTAR, the world's only comprehensive and actionable cybersecurity preparedness score for enterprises. The score allows businesses to understand the risk of breaches and unplanned outages due to misconfigurations and software vulnerabilities. It also offers insurance carriers a new standard by which to effectively assess client risk and compliance profiles. Thousands of companies, including ADP, E*TRADE and Cisco Systems, use UpGuard to validate infrastructure, continuously detect risks and procure cybersecurity insurance. UpGuard is headquartered in Mountain View, CA with offices in Portland, OR. To see how UpGuard works, or to get your CSTAR rating, visit www.upguard.com.

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