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growing problem of advanced persistent threats and increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks

Wick Hill named distributor for Avecto

Woking, Surrey: Thursday, 27th 2015 - “In today’s more vulnerable, distributed network environments, firewalls and antivirus are no longer enough to secure companies against the growing problem of advanced persistent threats and increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks,” said Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of IT security value added distributor Wick Hill Group.

Kilpatrick was speaking as Wick Hill was appointed UK value added distributor for Avecto, and its Defendpoint software, a market-leading, next generation endpoint security solution. Designed to build on traditional security solutions such as antivirus and firewalls, Defendpoint uniquely combines privilege management, application control and sandboxing in a single integrated security suite.

“Avecto is leading the way with an integrated solution to the challenges of application control and sandboxing, coupled with a definitive solution to the problems of privilege proliferation and management. These are all challenges that organisations are having to address, due to the continuing increase in cyber threats and attacks. There is major interest in Defendpoint and we are delighted to be able to deliver it through and with our reseller channel,” added Kilpatrick.

Paul Kenyon, EVP of global sales at Avecto said: “With Defendpoint’s capabilities, we want to prove to the security community that prevention is possible. The demand we’re experiencing in the few months since we launched Defendpoint, is outstanding, and indicative of a shift in mindset that we’re seeing, particularly in the UK market.

“For too long, we’ve seen companies rely on passive and outdated tools, like detection technologies and antivirus. Many vendors talk about their ability to detect malware on the endpoint, but we feel the best approach is to prevent it executing in the first place.

"To continue to stay a step ahead of the threat landscape, we have to continuously innovate, something we've succeed in doing year after year. It's testament to this that we plan to double our revenue growth once again next year, and I’m sure Wick Hill will help us achieve those goals.”

Established in 2008, Avecto has grown rapidly and now has branches in the US, Australia and DACH region. Defendpoint protects over 5 million endpoints worldwide covering a huge range of industry sectors, including 1.2 million endpoints at the world’s largest banks. Recognition and awards for Avecto include a 2015 win at the Cyber Security Awards and being placed fourth in the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies.

Avecto is looking to continue its exceptional growth and has appointed Wick Hill to deliver the market-making channel development required to support that.

Avecto Defendpoint
Avecto is a three module, integrated endpoint security suite for proactive defence in-depth. It frees users from IT limitations, while increasing endpoint security.

Privilege Management
Allows businesses to regain control over admin rights. Assigns privileges to apps, not users, to protect the operating system.

Application Control
Protects the software environment. Easily blocks unauthorised applications, defending against targeted attacks.

Safeguards corporate data. Isolates untrusted web activity, placing it in a secure container, capturing web-borne threats and providing a seamless end user experience.

About Wick Hill
Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure IP infrastructure solutions. The company sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, with a portfolio that covers security, performance, access, networking, convergence, storage and hosted solutions.

Wick Hill is particularly focused on providing a wide range of value added support for its channel partners. This includes a strong lead generation and conversion programme, technical and consultancy support for reseller partners in every stage of the sales process, and extensive training. Wick Hill currently has offices in Woking, Surrey, with sister offices in Hamburg. Wick Hill Group is part of Rigby Private Equity, a subsidiary of Rigby Group Investments, an independent company within Rigby Group plc.

About Avecto
Avecto is an innovative technology business specializing in endpoint security. The company’s revolutionary Defendpoint software ensures security defense in depth while empowering users to work freely. Avecto’s experience is proven, with implementations of over 5 million endpoints at many of the world’s most recognizable brands, from the largest banks and most highly regulated government organizations to multichannel retailers and F1 teams. Attention to detail is paramount, with a team of qualified and experienced technology consultants on hand to guide clients through a robust implementation methodology. This consultative approach provides clients with a clearly mapped journey against measurable objectives to ensure project success.

Avecto has been placed in the top four of the Deloitte Fast 50 for the last two consecutive years, making it one of the UK’s fastest growing software companies, winning global accolades for quality and innovation.

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