COMPUTERLINKS to host a roundtable to address concerns and discuss likely changes in the channel with Microsoft as a security vendor

By | September 25, 2006

David Ellis, director of e-security, professional services and training at COMPUTERLINKS, plans to host a forum discussion where top security VARs will have the opportunity to challenge Fred Baumhardt, security technology architect at Microsoft, and Gareth Green, General Manager for EMEA and APAC at Network Engines (a leading appliance partner for Microsoft® security solutions), regarding aspects of Microsoft´s security strategy.

“Microsoftâ„–s plan to spend $2.3bn over the next year on developing its security strategy will have a significant impact on the way our channel sells security solutions,” explains Ellis. “The aim of the roundtable is to help our partners to recognise the changing direction of the market and give them an open forum in which to air any issues they may perceive. This is a chance for our partners to bring their concerns and unanswered questions directly to Microsoft and Network Engines so that the panel can advise them how to build their businesses around Microsoft as a security vendor. It should be a stimulating and productive discussion.”

The discussion will touch upon Microsoft´s plans for the future regarding security and highlight the features of Network Engines´ Integrated Web Security programme. The roundtable will take place from midday on Monday 9th October 2006 at The Connaught, 16 Carlos Place, London W1K 2AL. For further information please contact Rob Jacobs of COMPUTERLINKS on 01638 569 682.

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