Firewall management vendor Algosec is ready to enlist its first UK distributor after almost doubling sales here last year.
Founded in 2003, Algosec aims to help firms cut costs by managing security policies across firewalls, routers, VPNs and related devices.
It recently launched version 6.3 of its Security Management Suite.
The Boston-based firm, which works with 13 of the Fortune 50 companies, has just appointed Bytes Security Partnerships as its fifth UK Gold partner, from a standing start in 2010.
Algosec UK director Paul Clark said it plans to recruit a VAD in the next six months.
Clark claimed Algosec was "uniquely placed" to drum up opportunities for resellers in firewall migration because its technology can compare firewall policies on devices from different vendors.
John Gilbertson, joint managing director of Bytes Security Partnerships, said: "Many of our customers have mixed estates with products from multiple vendors, and need solutions that help them to manage their network security policies more easily and effectively."
He added: "The automation and reduction in complexity enabled by AlgoSec's solutions directly address this need, making it easier to manage a wide range of security devices and technologies."
Algosec is not the first firewall management vendor to target the UK channel in recent months, with rival Firemon having employed its first feet on the street here at the beginning of 2012.
Algosec stressed that it offers a "no-risk approach" through what it claims is the industry's only money-back guarantee, which it has extended from 30 to 150 days.
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