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Cloud-delivered network security solution anticipates and stops malicious activity

Reading, UK, 10th March 2015 – Security, networking and storage next-generation value added distributor (VAD) Cloud Distribution has just signed a major new vendor, OpenDNS, to add to the impressive roster of vendors already in its portfolio.

OpenDNS is a is a leading provider of cloud-delivered network security services that uses predictive intelligence to combat the malware, botnets and advanced attacks that antivirus software and firewalls miss. Umbrella, the company’s flagship cloud security suite, is already used by 10,000 businesses worldwide to proactively protect against known and emergent threats before their networks are attacked. Cloud Distribution is OpenDNS’ first international distributor as it looks to launch and build a presence in the UK.

The rise of the mobile workforce has led to the erosion of the traditional network perimeter, leaving organisations more vulnerable to attack. According to analyst firm Gartner, by 2018 25 percent of corporate data traffic will bypass perimeter security and flow directly from mobile devices to the cloud. OpenDNS protects these employees against malicious activity and works anywhere, across any port, protocol or app.

With OpenDNS, Cloud Distribution’s partners can now offer a solution that delivers a level of enforcement and intelligence beyond what is currently offered by other products on the market. Partners can immediately activate this global protection suite in their customers’ head offices, branch offices or to mobile users, without having to deploy any hardware. Also, integrations with FireEye and CheckPoint Software allow partners the ability to extend the threat intelligence found by existing security solutions at the network core and leverage OpenDNS to protect mobile users and branch offices via integrated APIs. OpenDNS also enables Aerohive and Aruba partners to provide network security for wireless hotspots at customer sites.

OpenDNS has partnered with Cloud Distribution because of the company’s proactive approach, channel enablement tools and support programmes, as well as its ability to create the right type of partner base in the UK to accelerate market adoption. Adam Davison, Director at Cloud Distribution, comments: “Today, work is accessible everywhere because the cloud has made it simpler to access data outside of the office. Three trends have resulted. First, the more apps you move to the cloud, the more data that is potentially exposed. Second, more and more organisations are arming their workforce with mobile devices and laptops, which in turn is giving attackers more breech points. And third, the more networks users connect from, the less visibility organisations have. The OpenDNS solution is perfectly placed to deal with these issues and brings security to the cloud, distributing it outwards into the Internet and deploying at customer locations within minutes.”

Marc Gemassmer, vice president of worldwide sales at OpenDNS, comments: “OpenDNS is experiencing rapid growth worldwide. As our business continues to expand in 2015, we have selected the UK as our first international market on which to focus. The effectiveness of our security solutions coupled with ease of deployment and simplicity of manageability truly sets us apart. Partners can provision a free trial for their customer in moments, then enforce security policies and view network activity worldwide minutes later. With Cloud Distribution we look forward to gaining rapid traction into channels here in the UK.”

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About Cloud Distribution

Cloud Distribution is a value added distributor of disruptive next generation security, networking and storage solutions that VARs can take to market quickly and easily. It currently distributes A10 Networks, Aerohive, Cisco Meraki, Cloud4Wi, DataCore, Exinda, Lacoon, Lastline, Maas360, Maxta, NexGen, Peplink, Talon, TIBCO LogLogic, Watchdox and Watchful. Its portfolio of disruptive security and networking solutions helps resellers to differentiate themselves from the competition and create new markets to sell in. The company was founded in 2009 by senior executives with a wealth of experience in the security, networking and optimisation space. Its philosophy is to take innovative, cutting-edge vendors into the UK market by recruiting and working together with skilled, reputable, market making partners. For further information please visit www.cloud-distribution.com or follow us on Twitter @cloudtweeters.

About OpenDNS

OpenDNS is a leading provider of network security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. The Umbrella cloud-delivered network security service blocks advanced attacks, as well as malware, botnets and phishing threats regardless of port, protocol or application. Its predictive intelligence uses machine learning to automate protection against emergent threats before they can reach customers. OpenDNS protects all devices globally without hardware to install or software to maintain. For more information, please visit: http://www.opendns.com.

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Michael Bartley
C8 Consulting Ltd
Michael@c8consulting.co.uk
+44 118 900 1133

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