Cloud computing. This has become synonymous with streamlined resources, reduced infrastructure costs and, of course, security concerns. Cisco purchased IronPort in 2007 in a move that shows it was already preparing for the enormous growth in this sector long before it became a trend.
“Cisco’s purchase of IronPort saw the company add value to its security vision and strategy so that it could deliver robust solutions to clients,” says Marius Vermeulen, product and pre-sales manager for Cisco at Tarsus Technologies. “The branding has been changed to reflect this, as the IronPort products in e-mail and Web security have been renamed Cisco Email Security and Cisco Web Security, respectively.
“This ensures there is no confusion within the market as to what Cisco can offer its clients, and it comes with the award-winning Cisco support standards.”
Today the cloud delivers an increasing range of services and solutions to the business. Enterprise and SMEs alike can benefit from the robust, scalable and flexible opportunities that well-developed cloud platforms can offer.
Gartner believes that, by 2015, 10% of the overall IT security enterprise product capability will be delivered in the cloud, and this alone will ask for key security technologies to be put in place so as to ensure data is kept secure.
The same report stated that organisations will need security services that protect them in areas where they are weak – infrastructure, staff and compliance. What Cisco offers is a complete package that can provide the enterprise and the SME with a solution that matches their business model and their level of investment in cloud solutions.
“The technology behind the Cisco Email and Web Security solutions ensures that the threat mitigation, confidential communications, policy control and management boxes are ticked and ready to go,” adds Vermeulen.
Cisco’s security solutions have been adopted by banks and other businesses, where security is paramount. The technology inherent in the IronPort infrastructure adds a rich and powerful suite of messaging solutions to the table and a new level of risk mitigation for Cisco customers. The channel has a unique opportunity to educate the market on the value of the defences offered by Cisco to the business.
“Since the brand was absorbed by Cisco, the teams have continued to work closely together in order to further refine what they offer, as well as to ensure they meet the increasingly volatile security needs of the market,” concludes Vermeulen. “Add this to the company’s focus on delivering super channel support and value, and you have a solution that keeps data secure and customers happy.”
With almost three decades of experience in the ICT industry, Tarsus is the leading value-added distributor in South Africa, specialising in the supply of the world’s foremost PC and peripheral hardware brands to the local reseller channel.
Tarsus strives to meet the channel’s needs for credit funding, stock availability and efficient logistics, ensuring that resellers are able to deliver the highest quality service to their customers, focus on support and compile the best overall solutions for their end-user customer base at the lowest possible cost.
The company prides itself on its flexibility, adaptability, knowledge, skills and successful track record combined with an industry leading ability to manage large rollouts.
With its strong commitment to the southern African channel, Tarsus is able to not only make the reseller channel more efficient, but, more importantly, it plays a vital role in dramatically reducing the costs of doing business in the local ICT market.
Tarsus distributes a range of products from the world’s leading manufacturers, including Acer, AOC, APC, ASUS, Billion, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Cisco, Dell, Eaton, HP, Kaspersky, Kingston, Lenovo, Microsoft, Netgear, OKI, Port Designs, Riverbed, Samsung, Seagate, Symantec and Targus.
Tarsus’ head office is situated in Johannesburg with branches in Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Nelspruit.
Tarsus has also extended its footprint into Africa with branches in Namibia, Botswana, Mauritius, Zambia and Mozambique.
More information about Tarsus is available at: http://www.tarsus.co.za.
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