Integralis is one of just two companies to be awarded ISS Platinum status in UK

By | May 16, 2006

Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) (NASDAQ: ISSX), the worldwide leader in pre-emptive enterprise security, has awarded Integralis UK with Platinum Partner status as part of the company’s SecurePartner Programme. Integralis is only the second ISS partner to achieve the accreditation in the UK.

Integralis’ services are renowned globally. In 2006 the company revealed the availability of its new Managed Security Service portfolio. Integralis can offer these managed services with ISS solutions for even greater added value and customer support.

“By partnering with ISS we can provide customers with the best of both worlds; best-in-class network-based protection from an award winning vendor, wrapped up with Integralis’ world renowned support services. Services are a key area of focus for us this year and one that we believe will help drive revenue significantly and deliver substantial returns to our vendor partners,” explains Graham Jones, Integralis Operations Director. “Reaching Platinum Partner status is a very positive acknowledgment of our sales team’s commitment to ISS and we look forward to developing the relationship even further.”

Integralis demonstrated their allegiance to ISS when more than double the number of required attendees participated at the ISS SecurePartner University. Additionally they demonstrated exceptional skill by passing the required exams. The course, comprised of 26 exams includes an integrated security appliance, network intrusion prevention and a desktop protection exam.

“Integralis has shown commitment to their customers by ensuring they meet the required competence levels to deliver and integrate on the best products in the security market,” says Richard Millar, Vice President Northern Europe for Internet Security Systems. “With security products moving into the networking space, Integralis now has the knowledge to address customer problems with our integrated products.”

Achieving Platinum status proves that Integralis has the security expertise needed to provide customers and future customers with the assurance that they are dealing with a reputable organisation that has the knowledge and experience in ISS technology solutions. Integralis has already achieved Platinum status in the United States and the UK accreditation further enhances Integralis’ authority on ISS products and services.

This news follows the launch of ISS’ suite of integrated Proventia Network products – Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System, Proventia Network Enterprise Scanner, Proventia Network Intrusion Prevention System and Proventia Management SiteProtector™ console. These have been tailored to simplify the lives of network administrators and improve the integrity, visibility and protection of network assets.

ISS believes that network security must be delivered across an integrated platform versus through the isolated point products that are so prevalent in today´s security landscape.

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