Cloud Distribution signs OpenDNS

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Value added distributor (VAD) Cloud Distribution has just signed a new vendor, OpenDNS, to add to its roster of vendors in its portfolio.

OpenDNS uses predictive intelligence to combat the malware, botnets and advanced attacks that antivirus software and firewalls miss. Umbrella, the company’s flagship cloud security suite, is already used by 10,000 businesses worldwide to proactively protect against known and emergent threats before their networks are attacked. Cloud Distribution is OpenDNS’ first international distributor as it looks to launch and build a presence in the UK.

The rise of the mobile workforce has led to the erosion of the traditional network perimeter, leaving organisations more vulnerable to attack. According to analyst firm Gartner, by 2018 25 percent of corporate data traffic will bypass perimeter security and flow directly from mobile devices to the cloud. OpenDNS protects these employees against malicious activity and works anywhere, across any port, protocol or app.

OpenDNS has partnered with Cloud Distribution because of the company’s proactive approach, channel enablement tools and support programmes, as well as its ability to create the right type of partner base in the UK to accelerate market adoption. Adam Davison, Director at Cloud Distribution, comments: “Today, work is accessible everywhere because the cloud has made it simpler to access data outside of the office. Three trends have resulted. First, the more apps you move to the cloud, the more data that is potentially exposed. Second, more and more organisations are arming their workforce with mobile devices and laptops, which in turn is giving attackers more breech points. And third, the more networks users connect from, the less visibility organisations have. The OpenDNS solution is perfectly placed to deal with these issues and brings security to the cloud, distributing it outwards into the Internet and deploying at customer locations within minutes.”

Marc Gemassmer, vice president of worldwide sales at OpenDNS, comments: “OpenDNS is experiencing rapid growth worldwide. As our business continues to expand in 2015, we have selected the UK as our first international market on which to focus. The effectiveness of our security solutions coupled with ease of deployment and simplicity of manageability truly sets us apart. Partners can provision a free trial for their customer in moments, then enforce security policies and view network activity worldwide minutes later. With Cloud Distribution we look forward to gaining rapid traction into channels here in the UK.”