ServGate and Ingram Micro China Form Strategic Alliance to Provide Secure Network Solution for PRC Enterprises
ServGate Technologies – the leading provider of integrated, modular network security platforms – today announced a strategic alliance with Ingram Micro (NYSE:IM) that authorizes Ingram Micro China to distribute ServGate’s EdgeForceÃ¢â€ž? family of award-winning products through its vast network of resellers and systems integrators in the PRC.
Ingram Micro Inc. is the world’s largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution.
The ServGate-Ingram strategic relationship greatly expands ServGate’s market presence in Greater China, the largest market in Asia, providing Ingram Micro’s customers with the world’s only modular security system that combines market leading, trust brand virus, spam and URL filtering applications by McAfee and SurfControl with Full Context firewall technology.
Ingram Micro considers its relationship with ServGate an enabler to delivering cutting-edge products that meet the current and future needs of its customers. According to an Ingram executive, ServGate’s modular network security platforms provide an integrated solution that increases the security of Ingram’s customers and reduces total cost of ownership, while instilling great trust and reliability in adopting a proven solution.
ServGate is the developer of the world’s leading modular security system, the EdgeForce platform, offering McAfee-based spam and virus screening applications in addition to URL filtering by SurfControl, attack protection, web caching, firewall and VPN services. EdgeForce platforms also uniquely perform Full Context InspectionÃ¢â€ž?, which provides the deepest level of blended inspection possible in a security device by analyzing reassembled network traffic, while performing content security filtering services such as virus and spam screening at the application layer. The EdgeForce platform’s pioneering modular architecture provides new services and performance upgrades to be installed on all EdgeForce systems, enabling them to scale with the growth of the customer’s business and network needs.
“As China’s most well-known distributor of IT products, Ingram Micro has many strong relationships among system integrators and resellers throughout Greater China that will greatly benefit ServGate,” said Dirk Christiansen, vice president, worldwide marketing and business development, ServGate. “ServGate’s strategic alliance with Ingram Micro, which is unique to the Chinese market, will allow us to provide outstanding support while quickly increasing our product presence in one of the world’s most important markets.”
About Ingram Micro
Since its beginnings in 1979, Ingram Micro has connected technology solution providers with vendors worldwide, identifying markets and technologies that shape the IT industry. Today, Ingram Micro remains at the forefront of the global technology marketplace, bringing the latest products and services to market and finding new ways to bring value to our customers. The company offers a broad array of solutions and services to nearly 165,000 resellers by distributing and marketing hundreds of thousands of IT products worldwide from nearly 1,400 suppliers. Ingram Micro serves 100 countries and is the only global IT distributor with operations in Asia. For more information, visit www.ingrammicro.com
ServGate is the leading provider of integrated, modular network security platforms for small and medium businesses and the distributed enterprise. EdgeForce systems consolidate in a single hardware platform multiple security services — including virus, spam and URL filtering, attack protection, web caching, firewall, VPN and more — in a modular and scalable format, reducing the cost and complexity associated with sourcing, implementing and maintaining disparate security applications from multiple vendors. ServGate’s Full Context Inspection technology provides the deepest level of blended protection possible in a security device by analyzing and screening the entire components of network traffic. ServGate’s corporate headquarters are located in Milpitas, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information about ServGate, call 408-635-8400 or visit www.servgate.com.