Security vendor CipherTrust is hoping to grow its share in the education space with the launch of a series of messaging bundles tailored specifically for educational establishments.
“We have historically focused on enterprises, but during the past year we have moved into the SME space. Now we feel we have something to offer the education market,” claimed Olly Carter, UK channel manager at CipherTrust.
“Although we have worked with several universities, we want to increase our presence in the education market. We offer security for both inbound and outbound email that is a big concern for educational establishments.”
The new IronMail messaging security appliance bundles include a special education sector discount – up to 70 per cent off corporate prices – and an unlimited user licence. The bundles are available exclusively from CipherTrust’s channel partners.
CipherTrust has been undergoing a process of reseller recruitment over the past six months and has already surpassed its original target of having 25 resellers on board by the end of October (CRN, 5 September). “We now have 27 resellers but if there are any good resellers out there that want to work with us we would be happy to talk to them,” Carter said.
“We are looking to encourage more educational institutions to deploy effective protection for both their inbound and outbound mail, and believe that our competitive pricing and unlimited user licence for education will prove to be an attractive proposition for resellers to sell.”
Chris Durnan, managing director of CipherTrust reseller Peapod, welcomed the launch.
“This bundle is exactly what our customers in the education sector really need. CipherTrust clearly understands the needs of universities and other educational establishments, and we are pleased to help it achieve its objectives in this challenging marketplace,” he said.
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