UTM Plus Provider, Network Box, Launches High Margin Channel Programme

Network Box, the UKs only company solely created to provide a Unified Threat Management (UTM) managed service, has launched a channel programme that will see partners earning high margins whilst enjoying full support from Network Box. The growth potential of the UTM market is huge. IDC predicts a compound annual growth rate of 61 percent a year and estimates that UTM will constitute 50% of Western European security appliance revenues for vendors by 2009.

The programme addresses all categories of partners who cover software, hardware, support services, security and network experts to deliver Network Box to a full range of customers from SOHOs to the largest of enterprises.

All partners will benefit from:

High margins from both new sales and renewals

Sales and lead generation support

Technical support

Dedicated account manager at Network Box

Joint marketing activities and marketing support

A partner portal

Installation assistance

Network Box is aiming to increase the number of partners it works with to around 50 to ensure that performance standards remain high and partners retain healthy margins.

Ian Lindsay-Watson, channel sales manager at Network Box says Network Box offers UTM Plus - all the benefits of UTM with in a managed service using push technology to protect against new threats as soon as they are identified.

Unlike most UTM appliances and services, Network Box does not bolt-on technology to an existing product or service; it has developed its UTM managed service from scratch using the very best available hardware and software, including market leading brands such as AMD, Kaspersky and SurfControl.

It provides the following protection functions in a single appliance: anti-spam; anti-virus; content filtering; firewall; intrusion detection and prevention; anti-phishing; anti-spyware; and VPN all updated using Network Boxs award winning managed service. In addition, Network Box provides accelerated Internet connection speeds, multiple Internet links, built in fault tolerance, high availability and load balancing, H.323 gatekeeper and heuristic protection.

Network Box is quick and easy to install, with no software integration required as the software comes preinstalled on one of a range of 9 hardware platforms.

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