e92plus lands exclusive distribution deal for SurfControl on Celestix appliances

London, England – 9 January 2006 – Specialist security distributor, e92plus Limited, today announced it has signed a Europe-wide exclusive deal with SurfControl plc to distribute SurfControl Web Filter pre-installed on Celestix appliances. e92plus will offer resellers Celestix MSA appliances running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, preloaded with Microsoft ISA Server 2004 and SurfControl Web Filter.

The tightly integrated appliance solution is designed for rapid deployment, maximum affordability and optimum performance of a comprehensive security solution.

At the same time, e92plus has also agreed with Celestix to distribute its MSA Security Appliance as a standalone offering. The appliance provides a perimeter defense platform for organisations of all sizes, capable of delivering next-generation enterprise firewall, virtual private network (VPN), and Web cache solution

“We are delighted to have secured an exclusive European deal with SurfControl for a ready-to-install appliance offering based on Celestix,” said Mukesh Gupta, Managing Director of e92plus. “SurfControl is one of the biggest brands in the industry and we look forward to further developing the market with this ready-to-install appliance package.”

“The market for appliance-based solutions is expanding rapidly,” commented SurfControl’s Alliances Director for Europe, Julian Martin. “We believe e92plus is ideally placed to take the SurfControl/ Celestix appliance into this market and look forward to building our brand within their reseller base.”

This bundled solution allows administrators to easily manage fast and secure access to the Internet with granular control. An application-layer-aware firewall performs deep inspection of Internet protocols, which enables it to detect many threats that traditional firewalls cannot detect. SurfControl Web Filter deepens this security by preventing access to prohibited websites, blocking the downloading of potentially dangerous material, or simply reminding users that valuable network resources should not be wasted or abused.

About SurfControl

SurfControl plc (LSE: SRF) is a world leading Internet Security company delivering multiple layers of threat protection to shield organizations against complex blended threats. SurfControl’s Enterprise Protection Suite has redefined traditional “filtering” by offering a unified threat management solution that eliminates spam, spyware and phishing attacks, as well as Web and e-mail abuse. The SurfControl Adaptive Threat IntelligenceT Service provides continuous and proactive threat detection and protection from emerging threats, known blended threats, and customer-specific threats. Customers avoid significant business downtime that impacts productivity and the bottom line, while limiting legal liability and enforcing regulatory compliance and confidentiality. SurfControl has 14 offices worldwide serving more than 20,000 enterprise customers. For further information and news on SurfControl, visit http://www.surfcontrol.com.

About Celestix Networks

Celestix Networks is the premier developer of managed security appliances, offering a broad range of ready-to-deploy security appliances and turnkey security solutions. Our appliances are designed to reduce product complexity and provide customers with less expensive, easy to use delivery platforms. Working closely with strategic partners, Celestix ensures that its appliances have the breadth and depth of functions, features and performance to provide the best appliances to meet today’s demanding security needs.

About e92plus Limited

Established in 1989, e92plus Limited is a specialist value-added distributor in all aspects of enterprise IT security, including; Firewalls, Antivirus, Encryption, Content Filtering, Bandwidth Management, VPNs, Fully Managed Security Solutions and Accredited Training. The company has distribution agreements with AEP Networks/Netilla, Barracuda Networks, Bloxx, BorderWare, FutureSoft, PatchLink, SonicWALL, Stonesoft, Toplayer, Trend Micro, Vasco and Winnov.


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