David Tomlinson, managing director of
said: “What has happened is just a very large-scale example of what is happening
across the country. Resellers should be telling companies, ‘we can help you
avoid the embarrassment and job losses seen at HMRC’.”
The global encryption market boomed 51 per cent to $432m (£209m) in 2006, according to Gartner, with pressure on the government to strengthen data protection laws likely to swell the market further in the UK.
Grahame Smee, managing director at security distributor Cohort Technologies, said: “It sometimes needs a compelling event to make end users see that certain technologies are valid, and this is that event. There is now an excellent opportunity for resellers that have the right products on board to take advantage.”
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