Bitdefender UK and Interactive Ideas sign distribution deal to address growing security demands for cloud and virtualization markets
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Bitdefender UK and specialist VAD, Interactive Ideas have confirmed a partnership to distribute Bitdefender business and enterprise solutions.
January 17, 2012 - Security specialist, Bitdefender UK and specialist VAD, Interactive Ideas have confirmed a partnership to distribute Bitdefender business and enterprise solutions.A key aim of the agreement is to work closely with independent system builders, VARS and MSPs dedicated to delivering cost-effective solutions for their customers, irrespective of location. The Bitdefender portfolio has grown further with the launch of its recent solutions (cloud security for endpoints and security for virtualized environments (SVE)) that offer the most comprehensive security technology available on the market.
The potential for a successful partnership stems from the common ground between the two companies committed to offering market leading technologies, best support and value added services to all customers.Furthermore, Interactive Ideas’ experience with enterprise customers, selling and supporting virtualization software from top vendors make them an ideal fit with new Bitdefender security for virtualization products.
Growth for Bitdefender UK has been very healthy in the retail arena. The launch of cloud and virtual security products allows Bitdefender to meet the growing market demand for security in these areas, especially in organizations that have a complex mix of platforms and environments.
Florin Baras, Global Channel Director, commented: “We have ambitious plans for the UK market. Interactive Ideas were the natural choice of partner to help us drive forward given their expertise in selling and delivering superior customer service. Furthermore, their experience with enterprise customers selling and supporting virtualized software from leading vendors make them an ideal fit with our new Security for Virtualized Environments product. This partnership also marks an important milestone for both organizations with us both recently winning CRN awards in 2011”.
Bitdefender business solution 3.5 was recently recognized with the CRN Product of the Year 2011 Award.
Mike Trup, Interactive Ideas Managing Director commented: “We are consistently looking for emerging new technology vendors that complement our existing channels and can offer new revenue for our resellers. Also having recently been honored with the Specialist Distributor of the Year in CRN Channel Awards 2011, our partnership seems quite timely and more than fitting. We are looking forward to supporting Bitdefender’s expansion in the UK and Ireland for their business solutions. Their technology is consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the security industry, they have a strong channel sales model, and with their new virtual and cloud products, they have a unique offering.”
About Interactive Ideas:
Interactive Ideas is a leading value-added distributor of Software and Technology products, establishing themselves in the competitive IT industry by providing excellent customer service, proactively working with their partners and being able to identify emerging technologies.
Structured into two divisions; The software solutions team works with resellers, ISV’s and systems integrators to provide software solutions, licensing and enterprise Linux. Providing value-added services to support the channel in delivering cost saving and innovative solutions to their customers. The retail team offers a specialist service dedicated to online retailers, providing them the value added services their businesses require and vendors need to maximise sales through the online retail channel.
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Bitdefender is a global security technology company that delivers solutions in more than 200 countries through a network of value-added alliances, distributors and reseller partners. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and consumer security technology, and is a leading security provider in virtualization and cloud technologies. Through R&D, alliances and partnership teams, Bitdefender has elevated the highest standards of security excellence in both its number-one-ranked technology and its strategic alliances with the world's leading virtualization and cloud technology providers.
Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender's antivirus products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.