Newmarket, 19th March 2012: COMPUTERLINKS UK, the next generation distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, today announced an exclusive agreement in the UK and Ireland with smartphone security company, Mobile Active Defense (M@D). The agreement means that M@D’s Mobile Enterprise Compliance and Security Server (MECS), the solution that secures the mobile enterprise to the most stringent compliance and security standards, is now available for channel partners to deliver as part of their mobile security offerings.
Financial services firm JP Morgan Global expects over 650 million smartphones to be sold in 2012 alone and research from analyst house Ovum predicts that by 2016 there will be more than 235 million tablets in circulation. With this level of explosive growth of mobile devices and the increasing trend towards BYOD, organisations of all sizes need to take steps to secure and manage these assets effectively.
M@D’s MECS is a comprehensive security management solution that locks down and secures all enterprise mobile devices, while at the same time ensuring regulatory compliance. In a matter of hours every mobile device across an enterprise can be secured through one simple procedure.
“Having thoroughly researched the mobile device management (MDM) and protection market, we found that M@D’s focus on security really set them apart from other players,” said David Ellis, director of new technology and services at COMPUTERLINKS. “We were also very impressed with their true channel-centric approach. It’s clear that this is a very hot area and one that we know our partners are looking to address for their customers. We are very excited by this new relationship.”
The agreement forms a key part of COMPUTERLINKS’
Virtual appliances, performance management, server protection and recovery, WAN optimisation, desktop management, storage, security and compliance are all components of the evolving next generation datacentre, which is bringing new opportunities for margin-rich services and technology-based revenues to the channel.
• The MECS Server extends existing enterprise and network security policies across mobile platforms with complete encryption, geolocation and granular firewall controls and a suite of anti-virus, malware, content filtering and device management tools.
• MECS also provides complete and configurable auditing and reporting for compliance purposes. Should a device be lost or stolen, MECS can also remotely wipe all of its data.
• Importantly for the end user, MECS does not interfere with the user interface and causes no noticeable latency since it uses no memory, storage space (other than a small app and help videos), CPU resources nor bandwidth.
Spencer Cobb, M@D co-founder and CEO commented, “M@D is delighted to be partnering with COMPUTERLINKS. Their team of security experts will bring M@D’s innovative mobile security solutions to their network of security-focused reseller partners to solve business critical and BYOD issues facing their customers today.”
Austin Wright, M@D’s Director of Business Development, EMEA added, “Customers are now demanding enterprise-class security for their smartphones, iPads and tablet devices when connecting to the corporate network. M@D’s unique smart device security platform combined with 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 per cent 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
About Mobile Active Defense
Mobile Active Defense is made by Mobile Application Development Partners, a software development company headquartered in Atlanta, GA with offices in Mainz, Germany and London, England. M.A. D. Partners, LLC has over 100 years combined experience in security hardware and software product design and development, marketing, sales and support. M.A.D. Partners’ mission is to create innovative, high quality and easy to use security solutions for smartphones, pads and tablets. For more information, please visit http://www.mobileactivedefense.com
Global Analyst Group Frost & Sullivan awarded Mobile Active Defense the prestigious 2011 New Product Innovation of the Year Award in the field of Mobile Enterprise Protection for the development of the Mobile Enterprise Compliance and Security Server (MECS).
In July 2011 SC Magazine awarded the M.A.D. Mobile Enterprise Compliance Security Server Solution (MECS) their ‘Best Buy’ and gave it their highest 5 Star rating for “Full mobile device control with many excellent features.”
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