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Weidenhammer to Distribute Panda's Cloud-Based Security to SMBs

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May 20, 2010

Weidenhammer to Distribute Panda's Cloud-Based Security to SMBs

By Trupti Kamath, TMCnet Contributor

Small and medium-size businesses can now access Panda Security's cloud-based security services through the company's new partner, Weidenhammer.

Panda Security (News - Alert), a leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, announced that its solutions will be made available to SMBs through Weidenhammer, a regional information technology and services provider.  Weidenhammer will resell Panda Cloud Protection, a comprehensive managed security service that offers instantaneous, unobtrusive protection of endpoints, the Web and email, on any device, anywhere, anytime.

'Panda Cloud Protection is an excellent solution for resellers like Weidenhammer because in addition to providing real-time malware protection, it allows them to service their clients from anywhere, anytime so they can spend more time growing their own business,' Rick Carlson, president, US operations, Panda Security said.

Weidenhammer serves SMBs ranging in size from 50 to 500 employees in a variety of industries throughout the Northeastern United States, including manufacturing and distribution and education.

According to Chuck Zwicker, manager, sales and marketing, Weidenhammer, the rising rates of cybercrime is one of the largest challenges in improving communication and collaboration over the Web.

'Social networking, video, and unified communication tools are all providing benefits to businesses, but they also require an additional degree of security and IT oversight to properly manage. Panda Security will help us tackle today's increasingly complicated challenges, and we are very proud to offer such innovative solutions to our clients,' Zwicker added.

Panda's unified line of security products leverages the cloud to deliver optimum benefit to resellers and their customers through streamlined security and fully hosted anytime, anywhere management capabilities, enabling resellers to deliver better protection to more clients with fewer resources.

Panda Cloud Protection is the only cloud-based business service to deliver protection across Web, email, and endpoints, and is easily managed remotely by resellers who are servicing highly-distributed workforces. The solution's unique Cloud Management Console enables IT providers such as Weidenhammer to scale their businesses, deliver better customer service and substantially increase revenues while dramatically reducing the time and expense of managing individual client installations.

Panda Security's products and channel programs have consistently been recognized by leading reseller trade media. For example, the Panda Security partner program was recognized with a five-star rating in Everything Channel's 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide. Panda Cloud Protection was named one of the '20 Coolest Cloud Computing Security Products by CRN in February 2010.

In addition, SC Magazine USA and UK awarded Panda GateDefender Performa 9500 a four-star rating in an April 2010 Group Test product review, underlining the simplicity with which the product can be installed and managed through its web interface.

Trupti Kamath is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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