Perket Technologies Partners with Stonesoft to Expand Managed Security Offering, Reduce Network Admin Times by 60 Percent
Perket to be first MSSP to offer Stonesoft’s Anti-Evasion Readiness Test Service
ATLANTA – August 30, 2011 – Network security provider Stonesoft today announced that Perket has leveraged Stonesoft’s full suite of security solutions to expand its managed service offering as well as cut network administration times by more than half. The managed security services provider (MSSP) exclusively uses Stonesoft’s StoneGate security solutions, and will soon be the first MSSP to offer Stonesoft’s Anti-Evasion Readiness Test Service.
Headquartered outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Perket provides more than 300 companies with high-quality, cost-effective, service-oriented information system solutions, including robust managed security services. Their extensive list of clients includes Wise Business Forms as well as other companies in the financial services, education and manufacturing industries. Since 2006, Stonesoft has been the exclusive technology partner for Perket’s network security services.
In the past three years, Perket has expanded its client base by more than 53 percent. Stonesoft has played an instrumental role in helping Perket accommodate this growth while providing the highest quality of managed security services, despite facing increasingly sophisticated network threats and compliance challenges. StoneGate Firewall, IPS and SSL VPN solutions have delivered always-on advanced threat protection for even the most complex client networks. The StoneGate Management Center has allowed Perket to easily and centrally manage and monitor network security and performance – both at a macro and individual client level. As a result, Perket has reduced its client network administration times by 60 percent.
In addition to advanced threat protection and reduced network admin times, Stonesoft has enabled Perket to lower operating costs while identifying new revenue and client value opportunities. Because Stonesoft offers licensing for authentication, web-portal and individual domains, Perket has been able to give clients increased visibility and shared control of their networks. Additionally, the MSSP can now offer flexible, pay-as-you-grow pricing to their customers.
“Stonesoft has been a key part of our success. They’ve not only allowed our quality of service to keep pace with our growth, they’ve given us the tools to reduce the cost of delivery and even add new services. We’ve yet to see another vendor that can provide such an MSSP-friendly solution,” said Carolyn Keane, CEO, Perket.
Later this year, Perket plans to offer Stonesoft’s Anti-Evasion Readiness Test Service to its customer base. This service will allow Perket to assess a client’s vulnerability to advanced evasion threats like advanced evasion techniques. As a result, Perket will be the first MSSP to offer this service in North America.
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers proven, innovative solutions that simplify network security management for even the most complex network environments. The StoneGate Platform unifies management of entire networks—including StoneGate and third-party devices—blending integrated threat management, end-to-end high availability and network optimization into a centrally controlled system. As a result, Stonesoft provides the highest levels of proactive control, always-on connectivity and compliance at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) on the market today. Founded in 1990, the company is an established leader in network security innovation with corporate headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and Americas headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com, www.antievasion.com and the corporate blog http://stoneblog.stonesoft.com.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011