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Softprom by ERC signs a collaboration agreement with Portnox

Portnox, a network access control and risk management editor, and Ukrainian software specialist Softprom by ERC have announced a collaboration agreement to ensure their customers' complex networks run smoothly and securely. The agreement covers territories of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and also some EU countries, among which Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia through Softprom's office in Austria.

The connected world is evolving, creating more complexity and challenges for today's organizations to accommodate an ever-changing landscape of users, devices, and locations. As the variety and complexity grows, the challenge to secure the corporate network, while maintaining policy and compliance, amplifies. Portnox delivers complete network access control, visibility, risk management and policy compliance. Its award-winning on-premises and cloud-based network access and control solutions, Portnox CORE and Portnox CLEAR, helps CISOs and network security administrators manage the health of corporate and personal assets including IoT, BYOD and other mobile devices at all times.

"Our expanded partnership will enable us to explore best solutions to manage any Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices or any user devices accessing the network, including remote locations and whether on mobile, BYOD or managed device", – said Alexander Georgiev, Head of IT Security Solutions Department at Softprom by ERC. "We're excited to embark on the relationship with Portnox that will expand possibility of network management solutions delivery."

"As we continue our mission of helping companies secure IoT and BYOD devices, we look for innovative partners that share our common goal", said Ofer Amitai, CEO, Portnox. "This partnership brings tremendous value to the Eastern European market and we look forward to working with ERC to ensure our joint customers’ networks and devices are kept safe, from anywhere and anytime."

Globomatik, Informatica Megasur and Ingram Micro sign new vendors

Spain: PC component and peripheral specialist Globomatik has started the distribution of ATEN KVM and Xiaomi smartphones and smart devices. Broadliner Informatica Megasur has added Swiss Smart speakers to its catalog. Finally, broadliner Ingram Micro has been appointed official distributor for Viewsonic display solutions (source: Channel Partner España).

Another brand for eD’system and another employee for Entec

Czechia: broadliner eD'system has expanded its catalog with Kodak digital cameras. Infrastructure VAD Entec Solutions has hired Aleš Dvorák from Fujitsu as new sales manager (source: ChannelWorld Česko and Reseller Magazine Online Česko).

News from Azlan, Equipements Scientifiques and Ingram Micro

France: Frédéric Fimes has become commercial director for infrastructure VAD Azlan. Frédéric was previously working for Avnet Technologies Solutions as Datacenter sales manager. Industrial computing and wireless network specialist Equipements Scientifiques has added two new vendors to its portfolio, Premo (CPL and RFID related components) and ThingMagic (embedded RFID modules). Finally, Yann Hallosserie has left broadliner Ingram Micro, where he was the director of the Value business (Advanced Solutions and Specialty Solutions). His job has been taken over by Abdel Bennour.

Acquisitions and partnerships for Blue Label, Intact Software Distribution and Redington

Africa: with Blue Label Telecoms group (which owns dematerialized product distributor Blue Label Distribution) looking to seal the €380m Cell C recapitalisation deal imminently, the company is also looking to snap up telephony specialist 3G Mobile for €133m1. The shares in 3G Mobile ought to be acquired in two stages. It explains the initial acquisition by Blue Label's subsidiary, The Prepaid Company, will be 47.37% of the issued share capital of 3G for a purchase consideration of €63m. The acquisition of the remaining 52.63% of the issued share capital of 3G Mobile will be for a purchase consideration of €70m. It believes the transaction will be completed in September. 3G Mobile operates in eight African countries, with offices in Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia and South Africa, and distribution channels into Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has distribution rights for all major tier one and tier two mobile device and handset manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, HiSense, ZTE and Nokia.

Security specialist Intact Software Distribution has won the distribution rights to Group-IB, a high-grade threat intelligence and anti-fraud solutions provider2. "The company's experience and threat intelligence is unprecedented, and has been fused into an eco-system of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions to monitor, identify and prevent cyber threats", says Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of Intact Software Distribution. According to him, Group-IB is a perfect addition to the Intact stable, and Intact aims to offer a complete security solutions to clients. He says Group-IB is the unquestioned leader in advanced threat protection, and will benefit Intact's clients enormously. Intact, in turn, is well placed to help grow the Group-IB brand in South Africa and the rest of the continent, he continues. Group-IB has four flagship solutions that Intact will be offering its customers: Threat Intelligence, Threat Detection System (TDS), Secure Bank and Secure Portal.

Russian security editor Kaspersky Lab joined hands with broadliner Redington to distribute its wide portfolio of corporate security solutions across East Africa. The distributor will focus on expanding the market for Kaspersky's remote security monitoring, managed security, virtualisation security to mobile device security and management solutions in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda (source: IT Web South Africa 1 and 2, ChannelPost MEA).