Expand Networks Partners Add Momentum to Market Growth

Reading based Expand Networks, a provider of application acceleration over the wide area network (WAN) and recently positioned in the Gartner’s Leaders Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers 2006, has announced three new channel partners have joined its Compass Partner Program and will offer the multi-service integrated WAN/WAFS platform, Compass, to their customer bases and take advantage of the burgeoning application acceleration market.

Leading channel partners, Codestone, Nettitude and Fortify have all recently joined the Expand Compass Partner Program, as Expand continues to grow its strategic partner base and drive channel growth. Codestone has recently been certified as the UK’s first SAP Gold Partner. This exclusive status is held alongside other leading certifications including Citrix Gold Solutions Advisor and Microsoft Gold Service Provider, and this level of application expertise compliments the Expand Compass’ ability to improve performance across every application on every network.

Codestone Managing Director, Dan Hobson comments, “ With more and more company workforces becoming distributed, even in the small business sector, it is vital that information workers can access data efficiently and without frustration. Expand’s Compass ensures that we are well equipped to offer our customers robust and cost effective solutions for remote and mobile data access.”

Nettitude specialises in complex networking infrastructures and views Expand as an important strategic alliance to deliver high quality solutions to its customers, as Tim Percival, Business Development Manager at Nettitude explains, “ The market for WAN Optimisation is rapidly gaining momentum and our customers are demanding a platform to support application delivery and enable the successful implementation of strategic IT projects. Expand stands out as the leading player in this market and with the Compass platform, it has the only solution to fulfil our end user needs. Complimentary to our existing networking business, Expand will allow us to present an enhanced offering to our customers.”

Fortify concentrates on providing a unique mix of best of breed application delivery and security technologies that exclusively focus on total security inbuilt from their inception. David Henderson, Sales and Marketing Manager at Fortify comments, “ We see training and education as a vital tool in order to maximize profit from our portfolio and Expand’s program certainly provides us with all the resources we need to successfully sell and implement the Compass Platform, and deliver a improved experience for our customers.”

“Our aim is to develop strong channel relationships with qualified partners who focus on applications, networking and storage that deliver solutions around the integrated WAN and WAFS technologies within the Compass platform,” said Daniel Mee, UK Channel Manager, Expand Networks. “The technologies and services of Expand and are new partners are well matched, both aligning IT with real and changing business needs to enhance network and application performance and we look forward to driving new business together.”

The Expand Compass Partner Program seeks to grow with top-level value added resellers and offers the most comprehensive platform to address business needs supported by revenue and margin incentives, marketing, engineering and technical support, and demand generation. As certified Expand partners, Nettitude, Fortify and Codestone will have access to all the relevant resources, training and services to support its customer base.