Computerlinks to Distribute TippingPoint in the UK

Computerlinks, a distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions in the UK and Ireland, has signed an agreement to become the sole UK distributor for TippingPoint, the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems (IPS), as part of a new pan-European contract.

“We have strong relationships with TippingPoint in other parts of Europe and this agreement comes as a natural extension,” explained David Ellis, director of e-security, professional services and training at Computerlinks.

“To support our reseller channel we plan to run a series of educational events in the UK over the coming months, as well as working with TippingPoint on a number of end-user marketing initiatives. Software and hardware support services for TippingPoint are already well developed.”

TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, has been a pioneer in the IPS market since it launched the first network-based intrusion prevention system in 2002, and continuously looks to lead the industry by being first to market with innovative IPS features such as Spyware protection and multi-gigabit throughput. TippingPoint intrusion prevention solutions offer VoIP security, bandwidth management, Peer-to-Peer Protection, and default “Recommended Settings” to accurately block malicious traffic automatically upon installation without tuning. The TippingPoint product family consists of a broad range of IPS devices that can be placed at the perimeter, on internal network segments, at the core, and at remote site locations for comprehensive and centralised network security.

Steve Durkin, regional sales director at TippingPoint said, “We are really excited to be working with Computerlinks in the UK. We already have a strong relationship across EMEA and I’m sure that the UK partnership will be just as successful. Computerlinks bring a lot of value to TippingPoint in that they have excellent relationships with the top UK resellers and have all of the resources needed to grow our business significantly in the UK.”

TippingPoint’s Intrusion Prevention Systems provide Application Protection, Performance Protection and Infrastructure Protection at gigabit speeds through total packet inspection. Application Protection capabilities provide fast, accurate, reliable protection from internal and external cyber attacks. Through its Infrastructure Protection capabilities, the TippingPoint IPS protects VoIP infrastructure, routers, switches, DNS and other critical infrastructure from targeted attacks and traffic anomalies.

TippingPoint’s Performance Protection capabilities enable customers to throttle non-mission critical applications that hijack valuable bandwidth and IT resources, thereby aligning network resources and business-critical application performance.

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