COMPUTERLINKS and Gigamon Sign Agreement to Distribute Traffic Visibility Fabric Solutions in Canada

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Agreement to enhance COMPUTERLINKS’ established networking, security and virtualization solutions portfolio, and expands Gigamon’s presence in Canada.

COMPUTERLINKS Canada, the next generation distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, today announced that the company signed a distribution agreement with Gigamon®, a world leader in Traffic Visibility solutions, to offer customers pervasive visibility for physical and virtual networks.

The agreement enhances COMPUTERLINKS’ established networking, security and virtualization solutions portfolio, and also expands Gigamon’s presence in Canada with a range of value-added services, including ‘proof of concept’ and product evaluations programs, as well as technical training workshops.

“Many of our resellers have vocalized a need for a solution that provides their customers with unparalleled visibility into network traffic without any performance degradation” stated Russell Zientek, CEO of COMPUTERLINKS North America. “COMPUTERLINKS has successfully offered the Gigamon Visibility Fabric in other regions around the globe, so we are excited at the opportunity to expand this relationship into Canada” he continued.

Gigamon’s Visibility Fabric intelligently selects and delivers traffic of interest to management, analysis and security tools enabling improved monitoring, reliability, performance and compliance of the infrastructure. Gigamon’s patented Flow Mapping® technology delivers powerful traffic control, essential to operate and maintain complex IT architectures and infrastructure. Through this relationship, COMPUTERLINKS’ resellers will now have access to the Gigamon portfolio and technology allowing them to respond to customer’s requirements for enhanced visibility into their networks, enabling a better understanding of user activity, application performance, threat vulnerabilities and network events.

“We live in the ‘connected world’ where devices, cloud and virtualization are driving new topologies and architectures in the enterprise, which can create new challenges for network operators and owners,” said Doug Lockhart, Director of National Channels and Distribution at Gigamon. “By partnering with COMPUTERLINKS, we are able to provide IT leaders with a far more agile and flexible architecture, providing pervasive visibility of their data and information.”

About COMPUTERLINKS
COMPUTERLINKS is a next generation distributor of IT security, network performance and Internet technology, providing UK and Irish channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world leading hardware and software manufacturers and service providers. COMPUTERLINKS concentrates on dynamic technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and the growing area of IP Physical Security. It provides a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio, backed by an extensive range of knowledge-based professional and managed services, to ensure its channel partners deliver the right solutions to their customers. COMPUTERLINKS is 100 percent committed to the two-tier channel and delivers profitable growth to its partners and competitive advantage to their customers by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. The company currently has over 550 employees operating across 18 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.computerlinks.com.

About Gigamon
Gigamon® provides intelligent Traffic Visibility Networking solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Our technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with unmatched visibility into the traffic traversing both physical and virtual networks without affecting the performance or stability of the production environment. Through patented technologies, the Gigamon GigaVUE® portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to security, monitoring or management systems. With over seven years’ experience designing and building intelligent traffic visibility products in the US, Gigamon serves the vertical market leaders of the Fortune 1000 and has an install base spanning 40 countries. For more information visit http://www.gigamon.com.

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