COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), the creator of Snort® and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced two new partnerships with top North American distributors: SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX) and COMPUTERLINKS, significantly expanding Sourcefire’s reseller footprint in the U.S. and Canada and addressing channel demand for its security solutions.
As Sourcefire’s first North American distribution partnerships, these relationships extend the company’s channel program into new markets, allowing their partner communities to immediately begin selling Sourcefire’s portfolio of solutions. SYNNEX and COMPUTERLINKS are expanding their portfolios with the easy to manage Sourcefire IPSxTM and Sourcefire’s virtual security solutions.
“Sourcefire® places a premium on its relationships with the reseller community and these distributor partnerships provide SYNNEX and COMPUTERLINKS resellers greater network security options to address their customers’ needs and more ways in which to do business with Sourcefire,” said Chris Peterson, SVP, Worldwide Channels, Services, and Support for Sourcefire. “SYNNEX and COMPUTERLINKS are recognized throughout the channel for their depth of knowledge, strength and broad customer base and these partnerships will open increased opportunities for Sourcefire in new markets and product segments.”
“Sourcefire’s award-winning solutions help complete our network security product portfolio, giving our North American resellers innovative options for solving their customers’ security challenges,” said Peter Larocque, President of U.S. Distribution for SYNNEX Corporation. “With this partnership, we further our commitment to provide solutions that offer the highest value and decreased risk for network security breaches for our resellers and their customers.”
Over the past 18 months, Sourcefire has extended its global presence through strategic partnerships with resellers and created programs to establish the company as the channel’s “Trusted Go-To Security Provider.” In 2010, the company developed its Global Security Alliance Partner Program, a multi-tiered marketing and training initiative for resellers and distributors that includes a consolidated partner portal, and launched a deal registration program designed to protect partner margins and ensure the highest quality partners are serving Sourcefire’s customers.
“Currently partnered with Sourcefire in EMEA and APAC, we have first-hand experience with the unmatched quality of its channel program and product portfolio,” said Russell Zientek, CEO of COMPUTERLINKS North America. “COMPUTERLINKS is expanding its partnership with Sourcefire, with the latest region being North America. We are giving North American channel partners a competitive edge with the freedom to choose the best solution or portfolio of solutions to address their customers’ needs.”
About SYNNEX Corporation
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions around the world. The Company provides services in IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and business process outsourcing. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX employs over 10,000 full-time and part-time associates worldwide. Additional information about SYNNEX may be found online at www.synnex.com.
COMPUTERLINKS is a leading distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, providing North American channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers. COMPUTERLINKS provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of professional services, to ensure channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. 100% committed to the two-tier channel, COMPUTERLINKS delivers profitable growth to partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. For additional information about COMPUTERLINKS, please visit www.computerlinks.com.
Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. Sourcefire’s IPS, RNA® (Real-time Network Awareness) and Real-time Adaptive Security solutions equip customers with an efficient and effective layered security defense – protecting network assets before, during and after an attack. Through the years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership by customers, media and industry analysts alike – with more than 50 awards and accolades. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit http://www.sourcefire.com.
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