ServGate and Activar Establish Partnership to Cover Mexico’s Network Security Market

ServGate Technologies — the leading provider of integrated, modular network security platforms — today announced a partnership with Activar Tecnologia, a leading distributor of IT products for major companies such as Novell and Citrix, to expand market coverage in Mexico for multi-purpose security devices.

Activar focuses on next generation solutions in security, identity management and enterprise resource planning, in addition to systems integration and IT consulting services. Activar is actively engaged with numerous principal institutions in the government sector, but also serves customers in other key market segments like manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, professional services, education, transportation and the food industry.

“We understand that competitive advantage for our customers is no longer based solely on their capacity to produce quality products, but increasingly in the value-added services and solutions that we can offer,” said Heriberto Ruiz Muciño, Director General, Activar. “That is why we are very excited about our partnership with ServGate, whose innovative products bring new market dimension to our Mexico customer base.”

ServGate is the developer of EdgeForce®, the award-winning integrated security platform offering McAfee-based spam and virus screening applications in addition to web filtering by SurfControl, attack protection, web caching, firewall and VPN services. EdgeForce platforms also uniquely perform Full Context Inspection, â„? which provides unified threat protection by screening real time packet contents in their complete, proper context to block suspicious traffic at the network perimeter. The EdgeForce platform’s pioneering modular architecture accommodates new services and performance upgrades on all EdgeForce systems, enabling them to scale with the growth of the customer’s business and network needs, and adapt to the changing threat environment.

We are pleased to have Activar as a premier distributor in the growing Mexico market,” said George Hendrix, vice president, North America, ServGate. “Both companies will benefit from combining ServGate’s strong trust-brand recognition with Activar’s distribution expertise and reputation in Mexico.”

About Activar

Activar is a Mexico-City based company, comprised of a group of professional consultants, systems developers and analysts whose objective is to understand and fulfill the needs of customers through the design, development and implementation of innovative, industry-leading IT solutions. For more information, visit

About ServGate

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 applications from multiple vendors. ServGate’s Full Context architecture provides the deepest level of blended protection possible in a security device by analysing and screening 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

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