IT security vendor Secure Computing has announced a new distribution arrangement with LAN Systems which sees the networking distributor fill the authentication technology void created by its split with RSA Security.
Secure Computing, previously a division of Honeywell, produces firewall, authentication and other security products for the enterprise market. Much of its early research and development was provided by the US National Security Agency (NSA), which contracted the developer to produce the code for a secure operating system.
Earlier this year Secure Computing purchased the Gauntlet firewall technology from NAI (Network Associates). In Australia, Gauntlet has a large install base among large banks and financial institutions as well as Government agencies. Managed security providers such as 90East, SecureNet, EDS and CSC all use the technology.
Other than filling a void left by the departure of RSA Technology from LAN Systems product lines, the acquisition of Gauntlet was a major reason why the distributor decided to throw its weight behind Secure. Under Network Associates, LAN Systems had already been selling the Gauntlet product for some time.
Secure Computing will make a presentation to LAN Systems resellers on the 12th of August as well as a hosting a general product road show in September, where Gauntlet's international product manager Scott Montgomery will travel to Australia to discuss its future under Secure Computing.