Centia Joins Forces With WholeSecurity to Tackle Malicious Spyware and Other Endpoint Security Threats

Centia Ltd, Europes leading access solutions distributor, today announced that it has teamed with WholeSecurity, a leading provider of behavioral, on-demand endpoint security solutions. The partnership will expand WholeSecuritys global presence to the UK and provide increased distribution of its breakthrough endpoint security solutions, which safeguard PCs against threats, such as worms, Trojan horses, keystroke loggers, phishing, and other forms of malicious spyware. In the last year, the market has seen an increased demand for endpoint security due to the rise in frequency and nature of these threats, which can enable theft of confidential or proprietary information and cause costly business disruptions.

WholeSecuritys Confidence Online software tightly integrates with leading SSL VPNs, Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite, Web mail solutions, and other remote access technologies to ensure all computers connecting to the enterprise infrastructure are safeguarded against malicious programs. Confidence Online delivers on-demand protection to both managed and unmanaged PCs, including those that are not owned by the company. This enables companies to maximize the benefits of anytime, anywhere network access, while maintaining a high degree of security on endpoint PCs. As the adoption of anytime, anywhere access solutions continues to accelerate, Confidence Online fulfills a key role in overcoming concerns regarding the security of unmanaged PCs and split tunneling.

To deliver zero-hour protection against known and unknown threats, Confidence Online uses a revolutionary behavioral detection method proven by third-party testing to be more reliable and effective than signature-based solutions. WholeSecurity customers have benefited from Confidence Onlines immediate protection against the multitude of worm variants and malicious spyware released over the last six months, without having to install or update signatures. Confidence Online provides a significant cost savings by enabling a more rational and less expensive patch management process and by eliminating hours of cleanup and recovery following a widespread infection.

Originating from Austin, Texas, WholeSecurity has achieved huge success in the United States and now wants Centia to help replicate this success in Europe. J. Peter Selda, Chief Executive Officer for WholeSecurity says, Were committed to establishing alliances with high-quality organisations that demonstrate the kind of professionalism and expertise that represent our products well. This new partnership with Centia places us with a highly knowledgeable and forward thinking distributor capable of launching and supporting our products in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe.

As a distributor Centia specialises in turning emerging technologies into unique solution sets and providing secure and high-quality access solutions. Centias product portfolio includes best-of-breed brands in all facets of access on-demand including security, manageability, total cost-effectiveness and application efficiency.

Centia focuses on a few, carefully-selected products and market areas, so we can maintain our unrivalled level of expertise in Europe, said Yuri Pasea, Managing Director of Centia. WholeSecurity is a logical fit for us, with these solutions many of our resellers, who are responsible for large corporate networks, will be able to provide a better service through greatly increased security. Were excited to be able to add these unique products to our security portfolio and look forward to playing a strong role in growing WholeSecuritys European customer base.

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