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GCI Adds Certes Networks to Line Card
By Kelly Teal
July 16, 2014 - News

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Global Convergence Inc., a specialty IT distributor, has added Certes Networks’ products to its line card.

GCI solution providers now may sell Certes’ platforms, which encrypt application traffic over data networks. Certes says its applications eliminate the need to configure a “mish-mash" of VPN tunnels and application controls. Instead, its automatic group VPNs provide point-and-click policy enforcement for data in virtual, physical, cloud or mixed environments.

Certes users include enterprises and vertical markets such as government agencies, financial firms and educational institutions. The company said its technology aids projects such as:

  • Data center migration and interconnection;
  • Multisite WAN connectivity;
  • Real-time VoIP and video deployment; and
  • Extended security for financial transactions, patient data, student records and other sensitive data.

Now, through the GCI agreement, Certes gains access to a new pool of resellers. In return, via its tiered partner program, Certes is offering benefits including marketing support and lead generation, customizable collateral, incentives, and a partner portal.

For its part, GCI said it chose Certes for its simplified approach to security.

“Hackers are advancing their techniques to obtain sensitive data," said Rick Lewis, senior vice president of channel sales at GCI. “One of the best ways to ensure that your data remains secure is to encrypt it. Certes Networks allows customers to easily encrypt data traffic without affecting network or application performance."

GCI was founded in 1990 as Interlink Communication Systems. Certes used to be called CipherOptics.

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