Opening up mobile security opportunities for the channel

Richmond Systems has launched NetOp Desktop Firewall to provide companies with a powerful tool for protecting corporate laptops that are increasingly being used outside the perimeter firewall. NetOp Desktop Firewall provides market opportunities for resellers and VARS in the fast growing Mobile IT sector.
NetOp Desktop Firewall is the worlds first driver-centric desktop firewall with centralised control.

Desktop Firewall provides a powerful tool for protecting corporate laptops by not only monitoring traffic in and out of a computer, but also the processes running on it.

Commenting, Will Johnson, marketing manager of Richmond Systems states: "NetOp Desktop Firewall provides real market opportunity for the Channel. The firewall product addresses the security needs that corporations encounter when their employees increasingly need to take their laptops out of the perimeter firewall."

"Richmonds new firewall product prevents unwanted or dangerous data from entering or leaving a laptop - wherever it happens to be because centrally managed processes ensure that only authorised programmes and services can run on the system. This high level of firewall protection applies even when laptops are connected to a non-corporate network," comments Will Johnson.

NetOp Desktop Firewall can be centrally managed; ensuring that users cant override security policies and that change in policy can be immediately enacted and rigidly enforced. With this new desktop firewall, administrators will have the ability to manage each PC on their network by defining and adjusting profiles and security settings in real-time."

Companies have started to realise that a perimeter firewall is not enough. All it takes is one single computer behind the perimeter communicating unrestricted material, for security to be jeopardised. Laptops that leave and then return to a trusted corporate network pose a serious security risk when they connect to the network again.

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