Software Spectrum has partnered with McAfee, a division of Network Associates, to offer a managed security service to corporate customers.
The worldwide agreement will see Software Spectrum provide companies with automated managed protection against security vulnerabilities within a secure, hosted environment, under the banner of McAfee ASaP.
Software Spectrum so far only has the capacity to deliver the McAfee VirusScan ASaP desktop antivirus service. The full range of McAfee ASaP services, including gateway antivirus, firewall and vulnerability assessment services, will be available shortly, according to a statement released by Network Associates.
"Software Spectrum has a strong customer base in the local and global enterprise market," said Ray McIntyre, channel sales manager for Network Associates in Australia and New Zealand.
"The McAfee ASaP services enable Software Spectrum to move beyond the traditional software implementations. They can now offer managed security solutions that ensure customers are constantly updated against the latest vulnerabilities, while freeing up their internal resources for other functions."