Avecto and Carahsoft partner to protect federal government IT

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Relationship helps public sector customers achieve proactive endpoint protection

Avecto, endpoint security software firm, and government IT solutions provider, Carahsoft Technology Corp., today announced a distribution agreement to bring Avecto’s award-winning Defendpoint software to public sector customers.

The agreement will enable Carahsoft to carry Defendpoint on a range of government contracts, as well as provide dedicated sales, marketing and order management resources to support Avecto’s growing network of government resellers and drive further demand for its Defendpoint software.

Avecto’s partnership with Carahsoft comes at a time when the US Federal Government is under increased scrutiny around the health of its cyber security. In July of this year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed that the details of 21.5 million people from both inside and outside the government had been compromised in a data breach.

Ananth Appathurai, VP of Strategic Alliances at Avecto, said the partnership with Carahsoft would help amplify the benefits of a proactive security stance:

“For too long, organizations both public and private, have relied on outdated security technologies and strategies. This reactive security approach is redundant in today’s threat landscape and keeps organizations on the back foot in the battle against malware and hackers.

“Carahsoft truly understands the need for organizations to take a proactive stance, the importance of this within a government setting and the value of Defendpoint. We are looking forward to growing this partnership and further improving cyber security in the public sector.”

Brian O’Donnell, Vice President at Carahsoft, added:
“Carahsoft is pleased to partner with Avecto to provide our reseller partners and federal government customers with the best tools to protect themselves against constantly evolving security threats. Avecto's Defendpoint solution offers comprehensive, proactive endpoint protection that’s easy to implement and integrate. We are excited to bring this innovation to more government agencies."

Avecto and Carahsoft will hold an exclusive webinar titled “Hear from a Hacker: The Hidden Flaws in Windows” for US federal, state and local government agencies on Thursday, December 3rd at 2:00pm EST and 11:00am PST. The webinar, co-sponsored by Avecto and Carahsoft and led by Microsoft MVP, Sami Laiho will show how participants how to build on native tools such as UAC, Applocker and NTFS security to eliminate “back door” vulnerabilities, mitigate Pass-the-Hash attacks, and much more. To register click here.

About Avecto:
Avecto is a global software company specializing in endpoint security. Its unique Defendpoint software makes prevention possible, integrating three proactive technologies to stop malware at the endpoint. This innovative software protects over 5 million endpoints across the world’s most recognizable brands. Avecto promotes a balance of security + freedom, focusing on a positive user experience across every software implementation.

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About Carahsoft:

Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked government contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed technology vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, value-added resellers, system integrators, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Innovative and Intelligence products and services, among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, The Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at http://www.carahsoft.com.

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