Access strategy specialist, C&C Technology, today announced its partnership with behavioural endpoint security solutions provider, WholeSecurity, to become the first UK reseller of WholeSecurity's Confidence Online product. C&C Technology enables its clients to adopt flexible working practices using mobile and wireless technologies as well as traditional fixed networks. This alliance reinforces the Company's continued commitment to providing its clients with secure access infrastructure solutions. Confidence Online further enhances C&C Technology's portfolio of products and services that enable the Company to offer a total solution to meet its customers' needs for flexible and highly secure access to their business information.
Security is a constant concern; particularly for businesses enabling staff to access their networks remotely from a variety of devices such as laptops, PDAs and mobile phones. The constant threat from viruses and other malicious content means that many businesses are now starting to look for more proactive solutions to allay their security fears.
"For all of our clients the potential impact of a security breach is incalculable, and we are constantly monitoring the marketplace for new technologies to provide intelligent, reliable solutions to counter security threats," commented Richard Gigg, Sales and Marketing Director at C&C Technology. "WholeSecurity's Confidence Online product proactively identifies and blocks potential Trojans, worms and key-loggers, eliminating the threat of allowing un-trusted devices to access core business data. This is a vital weapon in the armoury to protect the enterprise."
Confidence Online has a detection engine which monitors for the behavioural patterns of both known and unknown threats such as Trojan horses, worms and remote controls. The product delivers on-demand, zero-hour protection to both managed and unmanaged PCs, including those that are not owned by the company. This enables companies to maximise the benefits of anytime, anywhere network access, while maintaining a high degree of security on the endpoint devices used to access the network.
Confidence Online works by treating every device that accesses the network as potentially unsafe; scanning each one to ensure that it is safe from infection before allowing it access to the network. This is one step ahead of traditional security products, which often only spot the malicious content when it has entered the network. This "clean machine" approach ensures that the network is constantly safe, particularly important when businesses are using multiple devices and unknown remote access points such as wireless hotspots to reach corporate information.
"Network security is undoubtedly a growing concern, demonstrated by the fact that Confidence Online has already been rapidly adopted by many of the largest companies in the United States," said JT Keating, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, WholeSecurity. "With Confidence Online, C&C Technology can be sure that it is offering its UK clients an effective solution to the security problems businesses face when developing a flexible and secure architecture for access to business information and applications."