Tuesday, 2 August 2011

CMI and Clearswift Partner to Serve Canadian Channel

Email and Web security provider and IT security distribution leader partner to deliver web and email security solutions

Mt. Laurel, NJ and Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, August 2, 2011 -- Channel Management International (CMI) and Clearswift, the security software company, today announced that they have entered into a distributor agreement to deliver Clearswift’s web and email security solutions to the Canadian market.

CMI, a specialist in Canadian IT security distribution, develops partnerships between solutions manufacturers and value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators (SIs) to help bring innovative security solutions to enterprise and government organizations across Canada. Clearswift’s Web and Email Gateways provide a comprehensive and integrated solution to manage inbound threats (including spam, malware viruses and phishing,) compliance, data loss and web 2.0 technologies such as social networking, enabling enterprises to confidently embrace today’s complex business landscape.

“We are very impressed by Clearswift’s deep, innovative content inspection capabilities and the flexibility its Web and Email Gateway solutions provide to customers,” said Ken Lewis, Vice-President Sales and Marketing at CMI.  “Clearswift’s customer confidence and loyalty is reflected in the company’s excellent rates of renewal and substantial growth in multi-year agreements. Clearswift is a solid vendor with a strong commitment to the channel that Canadian security resellers should consider as a partner,” added Lewis.

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway and SECURE Web Gateway are deployed by organizations with 50 to 250,000 users, who value both their IP and corporate reputation.  Clearswift’s content-aware inspection engine protects organizations from inbound threats and outgoing data leaks while affording employees the freedom to communicate freely by email and over the Web.

“We are excited to launch what we expect to be a rewarding partnership and look forward to working with the CMI team to deliver Clearswift’s SECURE Email and Web Gateway solutions,” said Bob Pritchard, Vice President, Americas, Clearswift.  “CMI has the proven expertise and trust-based relationships needed to successfully drive business in the Canadian market.”

About Clearswift

Clearswift's content-aware, policy based solutions enable over 17,000 organizations to manage and maintain no-compromise data, e-mail and web security across all gateways and in all directions. www.clearswift.com

About CMI

Channel Management International (CMI) provides IT Security Distribution and Market Development for IT security vendors seeking to expand their sales channel into Canada. Since 2002, CMI has developed long-term relationships with more than 500 security resellers within the Canadian bilingual channel and the Canadian government. CMI develops partnerships between IT Security manufacturers and value-added resellers across Canada. CMI is 100% committed to the channel and markets to end users to drive new business opportunities to the reseller channel. Visit us online at www.cmi-inc.ca or contact info@cmi-inc.ca

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For more information please contact Geoff Matthews at 819-700-9996 x113 or gmatthews@cmi-inc.ca

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