Espion renews sole distribution with Top Layer Networks

Dublin, Ireland, Monday, 23 January 2006… Leading Security Specialist, Espion has again renewed its sole distribution rights to Top Layer in Ireland. This is the fourth year in a row that Espion has secured the rights to distribute the award wining enterprise network security products in Ireland.

Top Layer Networks is dedicated to its role as the leading global provider of Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), developing and bringing to market network security infrastructure solutions that help commercial and government organizations protect their critical on-line assets from the losses and risks associated with cyber threats. Its family of IPS appliances is designed with “Three Dimensional Protection” that provides the most advanced protection capabilities against known and unknown attacks at the highest tested performance rates.

Jim Lehane, sales director with Espion, welcomes the continuation of the agreement with Top Layer. “We have found Top Layer products to have worked well with Irish companies and have created a solid customer base across the country. In addition, last December, we were pleased to note that Top Layer Networks was positioned in the Leader Quadrant of the prestigious Gartner report titled, ‘Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention System Appliances, 2H05.’ According to the report, to be listed in the leader’s quadrant, vendors must demonstrate balanced progress and effort on all execution and vision categories.”

Lehane continued: “For Top layer to have made it into the Leaders quadrant, it satisfied Gartner that it had a track record of delivering successfully in enterprise IPS deployments and winning in competitive assessments. We find this opinion is echoed in distribution channel and ultimately the customer base.”

Matt Percival, TopLayer’s sales manager for Northern Europe, praises Espion for its work in promoting his company’s products in Ireland. “We know we have a quality solution, and that is clearly confirmed by independent research company Gartner, but we also need a quality distribution partner in each region and in Ireland that has been ably provided by Espion.

“Their knowledge of security, ability to keep abreast of all new security advances and keen business acumen makes them a dedicated and capable partner.”

About Espion

Espion Ltd, a wholly owned Irish company established in 2001, is the leading value added distributor and supplier of best-of-breed new security technology products and services distributed through a network of resellers and partners.

Espion is committed to a channel focused business model working with our channel partners to deliver the best security solutions and professional services to their clients.

Espion is also responsible for the Irish Honeynet a research project which, monitors and reports on the number of hacking incidents against a number of computers presented anonymously to the internet. This project is an attempt to learn the tools, tactics, and motives of the blackhat community and share those lessons learnt as well as to qualify the hype and provide an Irish perspective with local knowledge and yet participate in a global initiative.

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