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ALVEA Services now delivers single source unified security with Managed Security Gateway launch

• Unified service uses one appliance to deliver multiple security services • The latest of nine cloud and managed services in the ALVEA portfolio • Exclusively available to organisations through the ALVEA channel

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PRLog (Press Release) - Mar. 14, 2012 - Newmarket, 13th March 2012: ALVEA Services, the aggregator of managed security and cloud-based computing solutions for the IT channel, has today announced the launch of its Managed Security Gateway service. The service is the latest addition to the ALVEA Services portfolio and responds to the need for organisations to take a unified approach to protecting the IT network against new and varied threats. ALVEA Managed Security Gateway is available exclusively through ALVEA’S channel partners.

As network security environments become more complex and potential threats more sophisticated, so have the security solutions designed to address them. IT departments are under increasing pressure to do even more with their existing  assets, budgets and human resources, making this approach an onerous and less viable task.

ALVEA’s Managed Security Gateway service addresses this issue and provides a single source of supply for a multitude of security options on one appliance. Combining best-of-breed innovative technology from Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd with ALVEA’s in-house security expertise, the Managed Security Gateway service delivers flexible, robust security services that are fully managed by experts.

“The task of keeping up to date with current threats and the myriad of technologies available to address them, is unrealistic and just not cost-effective for many organisations,” said Kathryn Miller, service delivery manager at ALVEA Services. “As new threats emerge, organisations can quickly expand the service without having to actually purchase individual products, ultimately delivering a lower cost of ownership and cost-efficient protection.”

As all hardware, software licences, maintenance, support and management are supplied as part of the service, ALVEA Managed Security Gateway requires minimum upfront investment and allows customers to utilise OPEX budgets for security infrastructure.

ALVEA Managed Security Gateway includes firewall and IPsec VPN as standard with the service. Alongside this, the following service modules can either be purchased at the start of the contract or can easily be added at anytime as the needs of the organisation changes:

•   Mobile Access
•   Intrusion Prevention
•   Application Control
•   Identity Awareness
•   Data Loss Prevention
•   Web Security
•   URL Filtering
•   Antivirus & Anti-Malware
•   Anti-Spam & Email Security
•   Advanced Networking & Clustering

As a managed security service, users can also benefit from the following management features:

•   Logging – for more enhanced data capture and reporting
•   ALVEA reporting – centralised access to security data for analysis, trending and compliance
•   Flexible payment options – monthly, quarterly or annual terms
•   Full service management as standard – 24 x 7 support, guaranteed SLAs
•   Secure web portal for viewing and administering the service
•   Secure service delivery protected by UPS and 48hr run time generator

About ALVEA Services
ALVEA Services is a portfolio of Cloud and Managed services developed for the channel and delivered through one easy-to-use platform. ALVEA Services include Cloud Infrastructure, Business Internet Continuity, Secure Endpoint Backup, Managed Content and Application Delivery, Cloud Attached Storage, Managed Authentication, Managed Firewall and Anti-Virus. The ALVEA brand is an independent services offering for the channel backed, managed, and supported by technical expertise and infrastructure from COMPUTERLINKS. The suite will continue to be developed by COMPUTERLINKS to enable partners to provide expertly delivered services to their customers. For more information, visit www.alvea-services.com

About COMPUTERLINKS
COMPUTERLINKS is the next generation distributor of IT security, network performance and Internet technology, providing UK and Irish channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers and service providers. COMPUTERLINKS concentrates on dynamic technologies such as cloud computing, virtualisation, and the growing area of IP Physical Security. It provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of knowledge-based professional and managed services, to ensure its channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. COMPUTERLINKS is 100 percent committed to the two-tier channel and delivers profitable growth to its partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. The company currently has over 600 employees operating across 19 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.computerlinks.co.uk

For further information about this news please contact:
Joanne Smith
Goode Communications
+44 (0) 1491 873 323
alvea@goode.co.uk
Peter McEvoy
COMPUTERLINKS
+44 (0) 1638 569 600
peter.mcevoy@computerlinks.co.uk

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