Vordel signs leading security IT distributor Smartsec to promote XML security appliance in the Nordic market

Dublin and Stockholm, 1st February, 2006 – Vordel, the XML Web Services security company today announced the appointment of leading Swedish security distributor, Smartsec, as a reseller of Vordel’s VS3000 XML security appliance into the Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Icelandic marketplaces.

Smartsec is highly regarded in the region as the acknowledged leading distributor for best of breed IT security products. Under the terms of the deal, Smartsec will distribute Vordel’s XML security appliance, VS3000, into new and existing channels in the Scandinavian region. Smartsec has been supplying quality solutions into the security reseller market for over twenty years. The firm is recognized for the high quality of its product offerings and comprehensive channel partner and end-user support services. Vordel will be included in a portfolio of specialist security products from firms such as Borderware, Credant, Fortinet, Safenet and Vasco.

The VS3000 XML security appliance provides organizations with the security to deploy XML applications quickly and easily. It is optimized to deliver performance tuned acceleration of both Web Services security and SSL.

Smartsec CEO, Mr. Berndt L?ngstr?¶m, welcoming the announcement said; “We looked at the market space and identified Vordel as the leading provider in Europe capable of delivering an XML gateway with the requisite levels of performance and ease of deployment to meet the reseller market requirements.”

“We are confident that together with Vordel, Smartsec will be able to benefit from the burgeoning requirement for an XML security and management in the Nordic region” added L?ngstr?¶m.

CEO at Vordel, Vic Morris said “We welcome this latest partner announcement with Smartsec, one of Europe’s premier security specialist distributors. The immediate market coverage this relationship provides Vordel in the Nordic countries effectively means that we will be the No.1 XML security appliance of choice throughout the region.”

“We look forward to building on our existing successes in EMEA by extending our expertise to public and private sector customers in this geography,” added Morris.

For additional information on the VS3000 can be found at


About Smartsec

Smartsec AB is a Nordic Distributor of IT Security products, The company was established in 1983 and represents vendors of world leading technologies within IT Security. Smartsec is a Value Added Distributor, providing distribution of IT Security products, Smartsec also account for support and training services for these products. www.smartsec.se

About Vordel

Vordel provides enterprise-level hardware and software products that manage and secure XML. Vordel’s products are used by Fortune 1000 companies and by national governments in order to apply management and security to Web Services and Services Oriented Architecture. Vordel addresses each stage of an organization’s XML roadmap, by providing tools for testing, for security enforcement, and for enterprise-wide SOA management. Since 1999, Vordel has been a leader in XML security, delivering return on investment to organizations deploying XML-based integration worldwide. www.vordel.com

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