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Network Defence becomes Stonesoft Platinum Partner

Security consultancy to distribute StoneGate Firewall and Intrusion Prevention System

Reading, UK – 5 April 2007 – Stonesoft Corp. (HEX: SFT1V), the leading innovator in network security and secure, optimised resilient connectivity, has signed a Platinum Partner reseller agreement with Network Defence, a leading UK IT security consultancy.

Network Defence will resell Stonesoft’s award-winning StoneGate Firewall and IPS solutions as part of its range of security products and services. Partnering with Stonesoft will further strengthen Network Defence's IT security portfolio.

David Beesley, managing director of Network Defence said: "With many of our customers operating on a ‘just-in-time’ basis, especially within the retail and manufacturing sectors, they need a high-availability and resilient security solution in place to guarantee network availability at all times, in order to ensure optimum business performance.

"We chose to partner with Stonesoft, as its StoneGate Firewall and IPS offer organisations a cost-effective yet highly resilient means of delivering high availability and network performance, with the additional benefit of being a unified, easily-managed solution."

Stonesoft’s Juha Kivikoski vice president Europe and channels commented: “In an increasingly collaborative environment, StoneGate is now required to support critical business functions. Companies’ day-to-day operations depend on secure information flow and we are pleased that Network Defence joins our select group of trusted experts who are able to deliver this. Network Defence shares our commitment to customer service and providing the most suitable equipment to each customer, so is a perfect fit with Stonesoft.”

With clients including the De Vere Hotel Group, Nichols Plc and Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Network Defence is committed to delivering tailor-made security solutions to meet specific network needs, from consultancy and policy development to pen testing and fully managed security. Network Defence’s best-of-breed approach ensures organisations get a solution tailored to meet their individual business requirements.

About Network Defence

Network Defence is a leading UK IT security consultancy, based in the North West, delivering and managing high performance, secure network solutions for corporate and public sector clients throughout the UK.

Network Defence is committed to delivering tailor-made security solutions to meet specific network needs, from consultancy and policy development to pen testing and fully managed security.

For further information, please contact:

Network Defence
Tel:01925 272000
www.networkdefence.com

Press contact:

Craig Coward or Luke Ford
Tel: 01625 511966
Email: networkdefence@contextpr.co.uk

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (HEX: SFT1V) is an innovative provider of integrated network security and business continuity. Stonesoft is a global company focused on enterprise level customers requiring advanced network security and always-on business connectivity with low TCO, best price-to-performance ratio, and highest ROI. StoneGate Security Platform unifies firewall, VPN and IPS, blending network security, end-to-end availability and award-winning load balancing into a unified and centrally managed system for distributed enterprises. Founded in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation has corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.

www.stonesoft.com

For more details please contact:

Elissa Fry
Prompt Communications on behalf of Stonesoft
Tel : 020 8996 1650 / Out of hours : 07780 687813
Email: efry@prompt-communications.com

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