Cloud Distribution Gets Serious About Mobile Security

Cloud Distribution has today announced a distribution agreement with Check Point Software Technologies, a pure-play security vendor globally.

Cloud Distribution will be tasked with expanding the market and driving forward the demand for Check Point’s Mobile Security offering by forging relationships with mobile security partners and engaging with existing Check Point partners. The agreement with Check Point will also enhance Cloud Distribution’s Mobile Security portfolio of vendors including Aerohive, Cisco Meraki, OpenDNS, Netskope and Blackberry.

According to ESG research, 47% of organisations have experienced security breaches as a result of a compromised mobile device. Mobile Threat Prevention, a new mobile security solution allows enterprises to battle today’s mobile threat environment. Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention delivers the most complete platform for stopping mobile threats on iOS and Android, and delivers real-time threat intelligence and visibility for extension into existing security and mobility infrastructures. Additionally Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention solution further addresses this security challenge facing organisations by allowing them to protect business data, establish a secure business environment on mobile devices and secure business documents, devices and networks.

“The mobile market is booming with everyone having a smartphone, laptop, or tablet, but it’s not as secure as it could, and should be. As a result, we’re seeing many enterprises looking beyond mobile device management (MDM) solutions to gain additional mobile security functionality – we believe Checkpoint’s Mobile Threat Prevention solution is the perfect fit for these organisations,” said Adam Davison, Product and Marketing Director, Cloud Distribution. “Unlike traditional distributors, we are passionate about raising awareness of new technology and are proactive in creating new markets and revenue streams by offering resellers access to our partner sales enablement services and marketing resources.”

As part of the distribution agreement, Cloud Distribution will also have access to the complete Check Point portfolio to support the focal mobile security activity.

“With the continued rise in security breaches, we’re experiencing tremendous demand for our Mobile Threat Prevention solution as enterprises know they need to act quickly to secure mobile devices from threats and secure data and documents on mobile devices,” said Michael Wakefield, Head of Channel Sales, UK and Ireland at Check Point. “Cloud Distribution match our ambition to expand our footprint in the UK and based on their proven track record, we have every confidence they will succeed. They have extensive knowledge of the mobile security market with complementary vendors and products in their portfolio and a renowned ability to support partners to create end user opportunities.”

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