Advantage Networking, Inc. Partners with ProtectPoint Security

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Advantage Networking, Inc., a leading provider of networking and security consulting services, today announced a strategic partnership with Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based ProtectPoint Security, Inc.

Advantage Networking, Inc., a leading provider of networking and security consulting services, today announced a strategic partnership with Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based ProtectPoint Security, Inc. Working with ProtectPoint, Advantage Networking can now offer their clientele a cost effective and comprehensive bundled security solution. ProtectPoint’s integrated security appliance offers an assortment of security capabilities in a single purpose built security appliance. These capabilities include managed firewall/VPN, managed intrusion detection and prevention, managed gateway anti-virus and traffic analysis. Additional services include managed content filtering, managed gateway anti-spam, and anti-spyware.

Strategic Rationale

Bringing together Advantage Networking and Protect Point makes good sense. “Our research indicates that clients are insisting on better ROI with their security expenditures as well as demanding 24/7 response to new threats. Our partnership with ProtectPoint addresses these issues with low deployment and monthly management costs, as well as providing real time response to internet and internally generated threats.” said Steve Finizio, MCSE, MCNE and Co-CEO of Advantage Networking, Inc. "Even though most of our customers currently rely on firewalls alone, after the installation of the ProtectPoint Managed Intrusion Detection Service, we have determined that our clients can benefit from seeing and stopping all of the malicious activity that occurs on the inside of the network as well as eliminating the attacks that are passing right through conventional firewalls!”

"Our customers have told us that in addition to thorough intrusion detection and prevention, high scalability and performance, and centralized management, they also want a solution that offers comprehensive reporting that they can control," said Mark Akins, CISSP, CISA, MCSE, MCNE and Co-CEO of Advantage Networking, Inc. "ProtectPoint’s managed security appliance is the first solution to deliver on all of these needs, while also leveraging security intelligence at a reasonable cost.”

Advantage Networking, Inc. and Protect Point, Inc. complement each other well in terms of service offerings, geographical presence, customers and distribution channels. Both companies supply security service solutions. Additionally, both companies are headquartered in South Florida, and operate internationally.

“Our partnership with Advantage Networking has proven to be successful because we can truly demonstrate the value of our companies working together to our clients. Our expertise and services are complimentary to each other and represent a strategy that makes sense to companies that require top notch consulting, remediation, deployments as well as our 24/7 managed security vigilance,” added Pete Nicoletti, CISSP,CISA,CCNE, and CSO of ProtectPoint Security, Inc. “In addition, Steve and Mark have been instrumental in designing several of our new service features because they insist on providing the highest level of support to their clients.”

About Advantage Networking, Inc.

Advantage Networking, Inc. is a leading provider of networking and security consulting services, serving customers throughout the world. They specialize in the design, implementation and on-going support of enterprise local and wide area networks (LAN and WAN), intranets, extranets, Internet connectivity, as well as Internet and network security, including intrusion detection and prevention, firewalls, wireless and Virtual Private Networks. Advantage Networking helps organizations achieve important business goals through the efficient implementation of advanced technologies. They have developed a repository of proven methods, knowledge, ideas, tools and best practices to help plan, implement and monitor network infrastructure. They also specialize in software development, including such programming languages as Java, JSP, C# and ASP. Additional information about Advantage Networking, Inc. is available at .

About ProtectPoint Security, Inc.

As a leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), ProtectPoint Security, Inc. has developed a suite of innovative managed security solutions to cost effectively monitor and respond to internal and external network threats in real-time 24/7/365. By employing best practices combined with proprietary methodologies ProtectPoint identifies security events before systems are compromised, eliminating time-consuming and costly security incidents. ProtectPoint offers a comprehensive set of security services: Intrusion Detection/Prevention Service, Managed Firewall Service, Managed VPN Service, Content Filtering, Traffic Analyzer, Virus scanning, Spam Eradication and Vulnerability Scanning. ProtectPoint Security, Inc. is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additional information about ProtectPoint is available at .

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