Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Evanssion Signs Distribution Agreement with vArmour


Agreement allows VAD to deliver sophisticated virtual data centre and cloud security solutions to a broad range of customers and verticals

Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2016: Evanssion, the leading regional value added distributor for cloud transformation and information security solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with data centre and cloud security, and leader in application-aware micro-segmentation with advanced security analytics, vArmour, to provide its Distributed Security System to customers in the region. Evanssion can now provide government entities, enterprises and service providers with security solutions that enable them to visualize and protect the new “data defined perimeter.”

vArmour’s DSS Distributed Security System protects enterprise data – whether on-cloud or on-premise with a simple to deploy, simple to use software based solution. vArmour is the industry’s first distributed security system that provides insight and control for multi-cloud environments. With its patented software, vArmour micro-segments each application by wrapping protection around every workload - increasing visibility, security, and operational efficiency. The partnership enables Evanssion to strengthen and bridge their specialized domains of cloud transformation and information security.

"We are extremely pleased to work with Evanssion to extend our VIP channel partner base across the Middle East," said Dean Hickman-Smith, SVP of Field Operations at vArmour. "Evanssion’s deep business relationships, technical knowledge in cloud and security, and its outstanding support of customers, makes this a perfect fit for vArmour to introduce the industry's best data centre and cloud security technology to enterprises, telcos and government accounts. Together, we will help fuel further the adoption of vArmour’s patented, software-based Distributed Security System, to enable an unparalleled level of security protection for organisations across the entire region."
With IT rapidly evolving, led by the example of major cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google, organizations have embraced multi-cloud infrastructure and now expect all technical resources to be delivered in an easily consumed and cost-efficient model. Improving the economics of security is key for organizations to battle the rising costs of cybercrimes, estimated to rise from $500 billion today to $2 trillion by 2019.1 At the same time, organizations cannot compromise on security capabilities to detect and respond to sophisticated attacks often caused by hackers or malware, which have the highest costs associated with remediation.2 These factors are driving organizations to adopt new, software-based approaches to security that are a better fit than traditional hardware-centric solutions to secure their multi-cloud environments.

“vArmour complements our vision of modern Virtual Data Centres, and we are excited to be working with the company to deliver unprecedented visibility and security for east-west traffic in private and hybrid cloud environments,” said Ashok Chakravarthi Arulmozhi, Managing Director at Evanssion. “Large organisations are transforming their individual data centres to multi-cloud networks that require security controls to be integrated into the cloud architecture. With vArmour’s Distributed Security System, customers will be able to fully protect their most critical applications and meet stringent security standards.”

As part of the agreement, Evanssion will provide pre-sales, sales, vendor accredited trainings, lead generation support, and a vendor support team for resellers and end customers. Evanssion and vArmour will work together towards building a Center of Excellence in Dubai that will act as a Proof-of-Concept and demo center for customers and will also be utilised to conduct partner trainings.

1Forbes, Cyber Crime Costs Projected To Reach $2 Trillion by 2019, Steve Morgan, 17 January 2016

2SANS Institute, Cleaning Up After a Breach Post-Breach Impact: A Cost Compendium, Barbara Filkins, December 2015