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RSA Security and Secure Computing back winning combination

August 8 2006 Chessington, Surrey, UK; Distributor Bell Microproducts has aligned its strengths in the security market with leading technology integration and services company Morse to deliver an extensive range of security products and consultancy expertise to the UK market.

By focusing on specific vendors RSA Security and SecureComputing, the partnership will deliver comprehensive solutions covering perimeter, content security, authentication, consultancy and support, allowing Morse to provide its customers with leading technology which meet individual IT security needs.

“This is about Bell Microproducts and Morse combining their expertise to best service the Enterprise market with security products and services. As a major player in the security market Bell Microproducts is delighted to lend its expertise to this joint effort alongside such great companies as Morse, RSA Security and Secure Computing. Our efforts, combined with the forces of a major integrator like Morse and based on the reputations of RSA Security and Secure Computing mean that users can depend on us for the best products backed by total market and technology expertise. We have set ourselves ambitious targets and all parties are committed to the partnership and are determined to deliver significant growth over the next 12 months,” said Duncan Hume, Manager, OpenPSL Security Practice, Bell Microproducts.

Kevin Flynn, Security Business Manager, Morse, said:

"As attackers and spammers become increasingly sophisticated, being able to respond quickly to ever-changing threats is key. Out customers demand IT systems that are flexible enough to cope with business change, yet have the resilience and security to withstand attacks. By combining our expertise in security services with technology from RSA Security and Secure Computing through Bell Microproducts, we will be able to create cutting edge solutions that alow our customers to grow their businesses without having to worry about keeping their employees and data safe."

“This initiative has been designed to capitalise on current trends in the IT security market – customers are demanding holistic, best of breed solutions delivered by experts in their field. Companies like Morse and Bell Microproducts who are able to effectively combine their experience and expertise will be best placed to offer customers a complete security offering, and we look forward to working closely with them,” said Tim Pickard, Area Vice President, International Marketing, RSA Security.

The security market is changing constantly. New threats emerge daily, industry consolidation through mergers and acquisitions is common and opportunities arise in new markets regularly. From an end user perspective the market can appear confused. From a vendor perspective, user needs constantly shift. By combining expertise of leading integration, product and software players both suppliers and UK Enterprise users are set to benefit.

Andrew Philpott, VP Sales EMEA, SecureComputing UK, said:

“The combined strength of Bell Microproducts and Morse will give great confidence to end user customers that the full range of SecureComputing products from our UTM and IAM appliances to our WebWasher content management range will be backed by the total commitment and expertise of our partners.”

"We are investing in and working closely with Morse to build robust go to market strategies for RSA Security and Secure Computing that will see businesses presented with simple and practical solutions that protect them from ever evolving security threats," added Hume.

For further details contact Katherine Pugh, Bell Microproducts, 0871 230 4552

Boilerplate and Safe Harbour

About Bell Microproducts, OpenPSL and Ideal. OpenPSL and Ideal are specialist IT distributors that form part of the International Bell Microproducts corporation. They are an innovative business at the forefront of the value-added IT distribution market, a fact evidenced by their many achievements and initiatives.

Through close collaboration, OpenPSL and Ideal create sales channels for the products and services of vendors and competitive advantage for their channel partners including systems integrators, resellers and VARs.

Distributed product ranges encompass networking, PC, UNIX, storage, security, software and mid-range technologies with complete portfolios available from vendors including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Fujitsu Siemens, VERITAS, Microsoft, Panasonic EMC and Oracle. OpenPSL and Ideal also offer a service range that includes pre-sales consultancy, configuration, installation, integration, upgrade, consultancy, remote management, migration and hosting components – each of which offers significant margin potential to partners.
OpenPSL and Ideal focus on delivering tangible value and benefits – helping customers to achieve incremental sales, capitalise on new revenue streams, lower their cost of sale and focus on core competencies.

Furthermore, specialist programmes such as that for blade servers are designed to help partners to identify and secure business in areas of strong or emerging demand. To do so, OpenPSL and Ideal draw on a team of dedicated professionals and a customer-facing culture that’s renowned for its proactivity, and service excellence. OpenPSL and Ideal are part of the Bell Microproducts organisation which has operations in 15 of countries, employs over 1,500 staff and has annual revenues of over $2.3 billion.

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