Vadis, MailGuard Ink SaaS Security Partnership
SaaS continues to gain momentum in Australia. A prime example: VADIS Systems, the Australian IT distributor with a focus on Virtualization and Cloud environments, added MailGuard services to their arsenal. Here are some quick details.
The idea, obviously, is to move MailGuard's Cloud services deeper into the channel. And it's a good move, since MailGuard is one of the leading vendors specializing in SaaS (Software as a Service) for email and web security. VADIS Systems also claims to be Australia's first cloud-focused distributor, so it's nice match. But it's not just for Australia. The working partnership will focus on making MailGuard globally accessible and finding homes into a few different vertical markets as well.
And, why VADIS? It was a pretty easy choice, according to Craig McDonald, founder and CEO of MailGuard:
"The focus on integrating core technology offerings with cloud services makes VADIS a very appealing VAD in this market. it is important for us to have partners that know the industry well and VADIS has a particularly clear and defined strategy for cloud security and virtualization."
MailGuard's current focus has been big on partner growth and channel development. Since MailGuard's security, compliance and real-time risk intelligence services has been popular enough to garner clients from 18 countries, it's no surprise MailGuard is looking to expand in the market. And like a lot of companies these days, the channel is the way to do it.
But it's more than just a MailGaurd victory, since VADIS Systems had been looking for a specific partner like this to add significant value to their channel strategy. Ease of use is one of those things, as VADIS Sales and Marketing Director, Gerry Tucker noted:
"MailGuard allows for simple and easy customer migration, which minimises IT resource on both channel and client side"
VADIS will have the entire portfolio suite of MailGuard solutions, including email and web filtering, email continuity, image monitoring, and email archiving services. The idea is to bundle the whole service to customers as a front-line defense package.