LogRhythm and Comguard sign distributor agreement
22 February 2010 – LogRhythm, the company that makes log data useful, has expanded its presence in Central and Eastern Europe by partnering with Comguard Inc, an IT security focused Value Added Distributor. The Comguard partnership will take LogRhythm into the Croatian, Czech Republic, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenian, Slovakian and Ukraine markets.
LogRhythm will join Comguard’s comprehensive portfolio of security solutions for data centres, large corporations and small to medium enterprises.
Comguard was attracted to LogRhythm on the basis that the company offers a flexible, integrated log management, log analysis and event management solution which has been awarded “McAfee Compatible” status under the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) program. As a McAfee distributor, this makes it easier for Comguard to offer LogRhythm alongside McAfee’s security and compliance management system, ePolicy Orchestrator® (ePO™).
Commenting on the distribution agreement, Jan Dymáček, executive director, Comguard, says, “The need to protect data is driving organisations to have greater control over what exactly is happening across their networks. As such, businesses are turning to Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions such as LogRhythm to provide the knowledge needed to achieve this. Representing LogRhythm means that we can offer our reseller base greater depth and choice of solutions. Since advising our resellers that we now offer LogRhythm, the feedback has been incredibly positive. We expect interest in the solution to grow further as compliance initiatives such as PCI DSS take off in the region in 2010.”
Ross Brewer, Vice President and Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, adds, “According to Gartner, the SIEM market grew by 30 per cent in 2008 and this healthy revenue was expected to continue in 2009. As part of this, Eastern Europe is a very important market for LogRhythm. We’re already seeing demand from public and private organisations in the region which are recognising the benefits that log analysis and event management can bring to their business – from improved operational efficiency to regulatory compliance. Comguard is a reputable distributor in the region and we’re delighted to be working with the company and look forward to the opportunities that the partnership will bring to both companies.”
Comguard, Inc. is a multinational company focusing on value added IT security products distribution. Among its main partners are McAfee (including the acquisition member Secure Computing), Elitecore, SafeNet(including the Aladdin acquisition), PGP, Breach Security, and Cloudmark. The company operates on the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Ukraine markets and offers solutions and services mainly to middle and large size corporations and state institutions. The company is owned by its own management. For more information, visit: http://www.comguard.cz/en