Optimus to distribute Swivel solutions
Dubai, January 23, 2011
Dubai-based Optimus Technology and Telecom has signed a strategic value-added distribution deal with Swivel, a leading provider of authentication solutions.
As per the agreement, Optimus will be responsible for developing Swivel’s channel network and selling PINsafe, the leading multi-factor authentication product, in the territories across Mena region and Pakistan.
A leading regional value-added distributor (VAD) of IT and telecom products, Optimus said the Swivel deal is strategically important since secure communications, networking and application access are the most vital security subjects in regional enterprise market.
Based on a patented technology, Swivel’s multi-factor, tokenless, authentication solution, PINsafe, is successfully providing organisations of all shapes and sizes peace of mind, it added.
PINsafe is a single product that can meet all the authentication requirements for an enterprise. It can deliver a constant user experience for a range of applications, be it VPN based, Web based or application based.
PINsafe can be deployed as a software only installation, as a physical appliance or as a Virtual Machine Appliance, depending on a company’s requirements and existing infrastructure.
Commenting on the deal, Suraj Thampi, group CEO of Optimus said, 'Security is a fast growing market sector in the Mena region and strong authentication in particular is becoming a key requirement to help businesses protect their network infrastructures.'
'PINsafe is a world-class, proven technology that is easy for our resellers to integrate into their customer’s network and remote access solutions. Its mobile-based authentication option in particular meets customers’ requirements as the mobile phone is already a widely used and accepted business tool in our region,' he added.
Fraser Thomas, CEO at Swivel, said, 'Optimus has an excellent reputation and an established network of resellers throughout the Middle East giving us a readymade platform to expand our operations in this economically important region.'-TradeArabia News Service