Compaq Global Services will bundle Sybari Software, antivirus content management and e-mail security software, following a worldwide alliance between the two parties.
Compaq is particularly interested in Sybari's Antigen antivirus solution for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino/Notes environments to provide a robust security solution for groupware.
Under the agreement, Compaq Global Services will resell Sybari's Antigen technology and services globally and integrate it into the systems of the existing client base.
"Our relationship with Compaq is one of mutual respect and proven leadership in the enterprise messaging space. We are proud to have been chosen as both their in-house security solution, as well as a sub-set of their future Exchange and Notes deployments," said Patrick FitzMaurice, senior vice president of sales for Sybari Software.
Compaq's status as the prime integrator of MS Exchange gives Sybari some hefty leverage for its own offerings. A growing list of influential customers look to the alliance to plan, implement and maintain their multi-faceted Exchange deployments.
Companies rely on collaborative messaging environments for the majority of their inter-departmental communications by sharing documents, databases and files. Securing these environments has become a daunting task for many, Sybari said.
Antigen uses a server-side scanning approach to scan e-mail for viruses and malicious codes before it reaches user mailboxes. Antigen also provides multiple scan engine technology through partnerships with the four leading scan engine vendors, including Norman Data Defence, Sophos, Computer Associates and Network Associates.