Security distributor, Unixpac, has inked a deal with US-based intrusion prevention systems (IPS) vendor, Sourcefire, to take its entire range to the local market.
Unixpac managing director, Tom Piotrowski, said there had been a gap in its IPS appliance offerings since its relationship with TippingPoint ended. The company was bought out by 3Com.
"We have been in discussions with Sourcefire for some time," he said. "We are hoping Sourcefire technology will become the cornerstone of our business. There is no question that this product sits in a competitive market along with TippingPoint, McAfee, Symantec and Juniper, which are all in the same space, but we think the foundation of the product can help us gain access to quite a significant sector."
Piotrowski highlighted banking, finance, government, telecommunications and education as key target markets for the product.
"They are extremely aware of this type of technology and we know there are a couple of intrusion projects looming in the government sector," he said. During 2007, Unixpac plans to double its reseller numbers. It currently has 60.
"We are interested in bringing on more resellers and integrators that provide security solutions and respond to complex customer requirements," Piotrowski said. "Sourcefire's technology will also help them embrace auxiliary products that they might have from other distributors. Or they may want to use Sourcefire as a unified platform."
Unixpac will kick-off a series of training sessions for Sourcefire products in Sydney from February 13 -16.