ALVEA launches Managed Network Security service for SMBs to simplify security threat management

Channel-only service gives SMBs access to expertise needed to protect businesses from ever-evolving security threats
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Feb. 5, 2013 - PRLog -- Newmarket, 4th February 2013: ALVEA Services, the aggregator of managed security and cloud-based computing solutions for the IT channel, has today announced the launch of its Managed Network Security service in the UK and Ireland. The service is the latest addition to the ALVEA Services portfolio and addresses the need for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to protect their networks from the ever-changing threat landscape. The service will be available exclusively through ALVEA’s channel partners.

Today’s business networks require the implementation and maintenance of a range of often complex security solutions and technologies. As SMBs do not always have the resource or expertise in house, the ALVEA Managed Network Security service provides an enterprise-grade solution that also reduces costs, complexity and resource overheads.

“Network security management is critical these days for most businesses. It can be tough for SMBs to keep up with the latest security threats and the technology available to address them,” said Neil Gardner, professional services development and operations manager at ALVEA Services. “Smaller businesses rely on their channel partners to provide this support and expertise. Moving to a managed service offers businesses the flexibility to add functionality when required, giving them peace of mind as the threat landscape evolves.”

ALVEA Managed Network Security service is the latest addition to the ALVEA Services portfolio. As a minimum, the service includes both firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) delivered on a choice of market-leading hardware security appliances. Whereas the existing ALVEA Managed Security Gateway service is designed for large enterprises, the new service caters for smaller businesses. The range of appliances available within the Managed Network Security service ensures that businesses have access to the one that is best suited to their network requirements; whether they have five users or several hundred.  

When deploying the service, businesses can work with their resellers to guarantee the provision of the right protection and level of investment at the right time. As businesses grow and threats evolve, new service modules can be added to build a solution which covers all requirements.

The range of network and security functions includes:

• Firewall, VPN and traffic shaping

• Intrusion Prevention System

• Anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-malware, anti-spam

• Application control

• Data Loss Prevention

• Web content filtering

• SSL VPN for remote access

• Ipv6 Support

• Wireless controller

ALVEA Managed Network Security is available for all businesses, whether or not they already have the appliances and infrastructure in place.  All hardware, software licences, maintenance, support and management are supplied as part of the service, with no need for the customer to purchase any of the products outright.

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


COMPUTERLINKS is the next generation distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions and services, 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, data centre transformation, secure mobile access and 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 24 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

For further information about this news please contact:
Joanne Smith
Goode Communications
+44 (0) 1491 873 323

Peter McEvoy
+44 (0) 1638 569 600
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