Protego Establishes European Pro Advantage Partner Program

MILPITAS, CA – September 29 2004: Protego Networks, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise threat mitigation appliances, today announced that it has formalized its Pro Advantage Partner program for European resellers. European value added resellers can now provide turn-key threat mitigation appliances and gain regional marketing and product support from this established distributor. The PN-MARS family of threat mitigation appliance enables network administrators and security operators to identify and investigate valid incidents, streamline auditing processes, and mitigate attacks at the press of a button. Protego exceeds where all other security information management (SIM) vendors fall short of meeting customer expectations

Protego appliances have simple licensing, segmented pricing, low total cost of ownership (TCO), and mitigation features compelling for those servicing small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) and distributed enterprises. Protego has also announced extending its Pro Advantage Partner program through distribution to European VARS. Qualified resellers can receive expert training, expedited sales and marketing support, discounted Not-For-Resale units, and advanced market development funds.

Security Information Management solutions provide the means for centrally aggregating critical security events, facilitating response, and providing compliance reporting capabilities, said Jose Lopez, Industry Analyst, European Network Security from Frost and Sullivan. Protego s combination of automated network analysis, dynamic threat correlation, and infrastructure leveraged mitigation is a unique approach towards expanding SIM capabilities and customer value.

We believe that Security Information Management is the cornerstone to assure best security practices and maximize return on security investment, said Alexander Krist, deputy manager at Circular Information Systems located in Stuttgart, Germany. Protego s solution goes well beyond our experience with well known first generation SIMs. We found PN-MARS to offer best-in-class security management coordination, accurate threat identification, rapid resolution, and compliance reporting. Protego appliances are well packaged and priced this will broadly appeal to our clientele.

802 Distribution continuously searches for the best emerging solution to bring to our channel and Protego exceeds our highest standards, said Tim Close, sales and marketing director at 802. Keeping networks and business operations available is a must-have. PN MARS brings to the table an integrated security management solution that offers great customer value and provides the means for our VARs to yield further business within their existing install base.

European companies face greater compliance requirements and equally damaging security incidents. Fortunately, the market is progressive in adopting advanced information security technologies and we are enthused at the tremendous response our products have received, said Chris Blask, vice president of business development at Protego. Partners like Circular and 802 bring the regional focus, trust and support Protego has been looking for to take advantage of this large sales opportunity.

Availability

Protego s family of enterprise threat mitigation appliances is available through a qualified network of network security system integration partners throughout continental Europe. PN MARS appliances are segmented according to performance and storage requirements – ranging in price from 10,000 to 82,000. To obtain immediate sales information, regional system integrators can contact Protego at eurosales@protegonetworks.com or call 408-262-5220.

About Protego
Protego Networks Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise threat mitigation appliances empowering companies to readily identify, manage and eliminate network attacks. Protego s PN- MARS appliance family fortifies deployed network devices and security countermeasures by combining network intelligence, ContextCorrelation , SureVector analysis and AutoMitigate capability in a high performance appliance to subvert real security incidents. Protego s scalable appliances provide cost-effective and easily deployed solution to prevent, understand and even stop sophisticated threats, network outbreak, and system breaches. Protego exceeds where all other security information management (SIM) vendors fall short of meeting customer expectations. Protego s appliances integrate and consolidate security event information from leading security products and currently protect financial services, manufacturing, managed services, health industrial and government organizations worldwide. For more information, visit www.protegonetworks.com.




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