News Briefs: Firewall Systems, Quadtel, Symantec

News Briefs: Firewall Systems, Quadtel, Symantec

Firewall certifies an edge

Former integrator-turned-distributor Firewall Systems has been the first to graduate from the WatchGuard Certified Training Program (WCTP) in a bid to press home a competitive advantage over its security rivals.

John Labza, technical manager of Firewall, has been selling WatchGuard security products for four years and has just returned from an extensive training program at the vendor's Seattle headquarters. The certification enables the distributor to train and endorse resellers in WatchGuard's firewall and virtual private network (VPN) technologies.

Quadtel lands Symantec deal

Quadtel has been appointed as a distributor for Internet software vendor Symantec.

Symantec is looking to further penetrate the Australian consumer and small business market with its virus protection, Internet and e-mail filtering and small business productivity software.

Rodney Orrock, managing director of Quadtel, said their company was favoured by Symantec due to its recent acquisition of Marketing Results, which has strengthened the company's distribution capability.

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