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Press Release

Comguard launches array of new security solutions

- Comguard unveils the latest enterprise security solutions from gateprotect in Middle East Dubai, UAE, 16th April 2013 Comguard, a Dubai based leading value added distributor for IT security products today announced the launch of array of new security solutions from gateprotect in the Middle East region. Comguard unveils gateprotect Secure Web Gateway (SWG), a new network security solution integrated with open source CMS WebGUI. The security solution creates an additional layer of security in the networks of enterprises, and enables timely response to threats. This new solution is aimed at the enterprise market, and addresses the security concerns that arise from working on cloud, web-based applications and increase social media interactions. The Secure Web Gateway focuses on defending an enterprise against malware, and integrates several technologies that identify and curb unwarranted data traffic. It also allows an organisation to efficiently monitor social media. Secure Web Gateway integrates WebGUI and features a multi-admin concept can also address fast advancing 2.0 threats through a streamlined approach. WebGUIs unique graphic concept saves time and eliminates errors, while simultaneously facilitating work for multiple administrators. The network security solution relieves the firewall within complex networks, ensuring increased performance. It also extends support to Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), a feature which is extremely crucial in mixed networks. We are glad to introduce new generation security solutions refined by German engineering to provide our partners and their customers with maximum level of protection against any IT security threat and breach. gateprotect new line of security solutions addresses the manifold and steadily evolving threats that enterprises face today in the region, said, Amarjot Dhanjal, Senior business development manager at Comguard. Comguard also brings to the region, the 3 rd generation of gateprotect next generation firewalls GPZ 1000, GPZ 2500 and GPZ 5000 that provides companies with user-friendly solutions with redundant components for maximum security together with top stability and performance. A special RAID system assures high failure safety, the flexibly designed frontend can be freely configured to fit the customers needs thanks to exchangeable network cards, and, in addition, all models are equipped with VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) and Application Control.

Sudarshan S. Avadhany, Sales Director - MENA at gateprotect said, These are our latest innovations which were recently showcased at CeBIT 2013 in Hanover, Germany. We are sure that with our new range of security solutions, we will be able to serve the interest of enterprises in the region. These solutions will also broaden the avenues for our channel partners to enhance their revenues and margins. The new range gateprotect firewalls and security solutions will be available thru Comguard across the Middle East region including UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and Egypt among others countries. About Comguard Comguard FZ LLC is one of the leading Value added Distributor in the IT security space and has a reach across the Middle East and North Africa region. The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Comguard is a part of Spectrum Group which is engaged in IT networking and security training, and consultancy. Hence, the biggest strength for Comguard is the skill sets which has made it one of the fastest growing Value added Distributor in the region and have been recognized by several awards from vendors and industry platforms like Top 5 Value added Distributor by Reseller Middle East magazine and the Choice of Channel Award from VAR MEA magazine. For more information see About gateprotect gateprotect AG Germany has been a leading, globally acting provider of IT security solutions in the area of network security for ten years. The comprehensive unified threat management solutions for mid-sized companies, the next generation firewalls for highest security requirements in large companies and the managed security systems from gateprotect guarantee reliable network security. To minimize the risk of operator errors, gateprotect has developed the eGUI interface concept. The patented eGUI technology (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) and the Command Center based thereon for the configuration and administration of firewall systems for managed security service providers (MSSPs) increase the factual security in companies and allow for an efficient ongoing maintenance of the systems. Reputable companies and institutions in more than 80 countries are among the users of about 23,000 installed licenses worldwide. Since 2010, gateprotect has been listed in the renowned Gartner Magic Quadrant for UTM firewall appliances in the SMB market. For the easy handling and comprehensive security of the UTM firewall solutions, gateprotect was the first German company to be awarded the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award. The gateprotect firewall packet filtering core has furthermore successfully gone through the EAL 4+ certification process under Common Criteria at the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Media Contact: Elham Alizadeh Comguard FZ LLC Dubai UAE Tel.: +971 4 391 6400