Avnet to distribute InfoGuard Advanced Encryption Solution

Avnet Technology Solutions, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), and InfoGuard AG, Swiss specialist in network encryption solutions, has announced a distribution agreement for the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.

The agreement enables Avnet to add the complete line of InfoGuard high performance encryption technologies to its range of security solutions. InfoGuard is the first high speed encryption product in the Avnet portfolio, and addresses increased demand for optical encryption from enterprises, managed service providers and telecom carriers. 

The agreement covers all InfoGuard products with particular focus on the InfoGuard Multilink Encryption solution, the worlds first multi-link and multi-protocol encryption device able to encrypt up to 10 interface ports simultaneously across any combination of Fibre Channel, FICON and Ethernet protocols while maintaining low latency.

Paul Reeve, Director Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA Networks and Security: As optical networks become more critical and criminals become more sophisticated in their attempts to intercept valuable information in transit, there is a growing need for optical encryption. The current partnership allows Avnet Technology Solutions to enable its customers to meet this demand. InfoGuard also has an exciting product roadmap that will potentially open new market segments and opportunities for our customers.

As Thomas Meier, InfoGuards CEO explained By working with Avnet, we are able to reach a much larger channel and provide a consistent level of sales, fulfilment and support for both partners and end users. Our relationship with Avnet is part of a long term strategy and will help us to deliver a new category of high performance encryption technologies which we plan to launch at the beginning of next year

InfoGuard provides a wide range of high performance encryption appliances all designed in accordance with the EAL3 Common Criteria Security Standard and FIPS 140-2 Level 3 requirements. The Multilink Encryption product - InfoGuard MG10 - uses AES 256 to simultaneously cipher data across ten different signals via CWDM, DWDM, Dark Fibre or SDH networks. Further products are InfoGuard EG1/10 a high performance data encryption solution for Ethernet networks and InfoGuard SG64 for SONET/SDH networks for up to 10Gbps transfer rate.


About InfoGuard

InfoGuard has specialised in providing total information security. As a member of the Swiss The Crypto Group, one of the largest and renowned security specialist in Europe with more than 300 employees, the customers in over 130 countries profits from over 55 years of experience and continuity in information security.
InfoGuard develops and provides their own high speed encryption solutions of the highest quality. A Swiss company, InfoGuard can guarantee the highest quality of their products and absolute independence when implementing our security features. All security-relevant modules are developed and manufactured by their certified security specialists in Switzerland. InfoGuard is the partner for persuasive security solutions with the Swiss Seal of Quality!

About Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. For fiscal year 2008, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $7.6 billion in annual revenue.

Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008, Avnet generated revenue of $17.95 billion.

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