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Reseller Agreement Extends Reach For PortWise SSL VPN Solutions Into

Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Semiconductor, Electronics and Allied

Manufacturing Sectors Throughout UK and Ireland


PortWise, Europe’s leading SSL VPN vendor today announced a strategic partnership with David Cooper and Associates, the premier manufacturing engineering consultancy. The agreement is the latest partnership in the company’s ongoing aggressive channel recruitment programme.

Under the terms of the agreement, David Cooper & Associates will integrate the complete PortWise product portfolio into its offering: PortWise mID (mobile authentication), PortWise mVPN (mobile secure access) and mVPN Management Server (mobile authorisation). This announcement further sets the stage for a comprehensive network of representation for the PortWise product suite throughout the UK and Europe.
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“PortWise is pioneering an important, emerging technology poised for rapid growth, and this partnership is an exciting development for David Cooper & Associates,” said David Cooper, [title], David Cooper & Associates. “We have no doubt that the PortWise product range will strengthen and compliment the existing software products that we distribute and support in the UK and Ireland, and also open new and exciting market sectors to our company.”

David Cooper & Associates is a premier manufacturing engineering specialist that provides a wide range of specialised statistical analysis and manufacturing engineering consultancy services to the pharmaceutical, medical device, semiconductor, electronics and allied manufacturing sectors. For nearly a decade, David Cooper & Associates has been catering to these audiences throughout the UK and Irish markets.

David Cooper & Associates reviewed several other SSL VPN solutions before partnering with PortWise. “There is a lot of interest in mobile access solutions across the UK and Ireland, and in order to deliver the best-of-breed solution that our clients have come to expect from us, we a conducted a thorough evaluation of the available products,” said David Cooper. “We recognised that PortWise could deliver something more than most vendors were offering; to get the same functionality elsewhere, we would have had to incorporate offerings from multiple vendors.”

“PortWise is embarking on an aggressive channel recruitment programme, focusing on strategic partners with vertical expertise and market penetration,” said Kaushik Thakkar, Co-Founder and Vice President Strategic Development, PortWise. “We strongly believe that David Cooper and Associates has the required technical understanding, expertise and related resources to help deliver our value proposition to the pharmaceutical, medical and semiconductor industries with high quality local support.”

The PortWise product suite, shipped as both software and as a security appliance, is
widely recognised as the most comprehensive and technically advanced SSL VPN
solution on the market today based on its ability to address the key issues facing the
next generation of SSL VPNs – scalability and policy management. Industry analysts
consider PortWise to be a fourth generation SSL VPN solution based on its technical
functionality. The company was recently cited as a visionary vendor in Gartner’s
Magic Quadrant on the SSL VPN market as a result of its innovative solutions such as
using mobile phones in the authentication process.

About David Cooper & Associates
David Cooper & Associates was formed in 1993 to provide a wide range of specialised statistical analysis and manufacturing engineering consultancy services to the pharmaceutical, medical device, semiconductor, electronics and allied manufacturing sectors throughout Ireland and the UK. For more information, please go to: www.cooper-engineering.com

About PortWise
PortWise is European leader in the SSL VPN market, with a client portfolio including 150+ corporate customers, 500,000 users and some of the world’s largest implementations. PortWise’s mobile security solutions – PortWise mID (mobile authentication), PortWise mVPN Access Server (mobile secure access) and PortWise mVPN Management Server (mobile authorisation) – enable secure access to business systems regardless of time, place or device. The award winning product suite, shipped as both software and security appliance, is able to address the issues facing the next generation of SSL VPNs: scalability and policy management. Blue chip clients that are currently enjoying the benefits of the PortWise solution include: Ericsson, Toyota, HSB Bank and the Central Bank of Sweden. PortWise is a privately owned company, and its investors include Cazenove Private Equity, Four Seasons Venture and Scope. PortWise have offices in London, Sweden, the USA and India. For more information, pleas
e go to www.portwise.com.



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