Exertis Help Partners Leverage Security Opportunity with A10

Exertis has signed an agreement to distribute the A10 Networks portfolio including their DDoS appliance, Application Delivery Controllers and SSL decryption solutions in the UK, Ireland and Benelux.

“A10 complements our existing enterprise range whilst augmenting our portfolio across technologies like Cloud Application delivery and DDoS prevention. Both of these are growing markets that our Exertis resellers can exploit”, said Kevin Matthews, Exertis UK enterprise sales director. “With cloud adoption increasing, A10 provides consistent and reliable delivery of application services that are fast, secure and easy to implement and can be deployed in public, private or hybrid clouds. In addition, with distributed denial of service attacks continuing to increase in size, frequency and sophistication, A10 offers industry leading DDoS protection.”

Lee Mepsted, A10 Networks, Western & Southern European channel manager, said, “Exertis offers us the opportunity to take A10 solutions to a broader range of resellers that want their customers to take advantage of the greater operational efficiency and protection afforded by our industry leading products. Whether it’s load balancing, traffic management, security and per-app analytics for public, private or hybrid cloud workloads or protecting investments against DDoS attacks, we provide future proof platforms that can scale according to customers’ requirements.”

In a recent A10 Networks’ Application Intelligence Report (AIR), the company highlighted the rise and complexity of cyber-attacks, and the careless attitudes of employees who unwittingly introduce new threats to their businesses. Sixty per cent of IT decision makers in their survey said they expected the volume of DDoS attacks to increase in 2018, whilst fifty-five per cent of employees reported not knowing what a DDoS attack was and eleven per cent not knowing whether they had been a victim of an attack. Responsibility for app security was also highlighted as an issue.

Whilst implementing the right infrastructure and managing defences against these threats are important, resellers also have the opportunity to help their customers to focus on educating employees on security threats. Ninety per cent of IT decision makers in the AIR survey maintained that employees need better education on security best practices.

Exertis holds Cyber Essentials PLUS certification and IASME governance, providing independent assurance for resellers that use their professional services. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber-attacks.

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David Dungay

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