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Tier-3 appoints WhiteGold Solutions as Australian Distributor

  • 13 November, 2003 10:00

<p>Enterprise Security Assurance Vendor Chooses WhiteGold For Value Channel</p>
<p>Unique Huntsman© Behavioural Anomaly Detection solution set to explode...</p>
<p>Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - November 13th, 2003 - Tier-3 Pty Limited, a global provider of Enterprise Security Assurance Solutions, today announced that WhiteGold Solutions had been appointed as Australian Distributor of the Tier-3 Huntsman© Security Information Manager, which utilises Behavioural Anomaly Detection (BAD) Technology.</p>
<p>BAD Technology addresses the security protection deficiencies of current firewall/anti-virus and intrusion detection systems, which can no longer protect enterprise networks and corporate assets. Cyber attacks are becoming too sophisticated and with an average of 60 new vulnerabilities a week, the ability of vendors and customers to remain patched and protected against the latest attack signatures is problematic. Huntsman’s BAD technology has a proven track record of recognising (cyber) attacks and addressing the many operational problems that prejudice signature-based detection solutions.</p>
<p>“The unique and proven Tier-3 Huntsman V3.7 security management system eliminates the operational and technical impediments of signature-based enterprise security to automatically detect and respond to any security event” says Peter Woollacott, Tier-3’s CEO, “The core of the Huntsman system is the BAD engine, which is a technology-independent system capable of dynamically building profiles of all enterprise events - regardless of their source or position in the OSI layer.”</p>
<p>By analyzing the network layer (NBAD), Huntsman BAD technology can recognise attacks “invisible” to signature-based systems as well as identifying new or zero-day attacks that might occur in the operating system or application space. The ability to detect new or undefined attacks in areas other than the network is of significance in today’s complex network topologies and is, in many cases, the most effective way to mitigate against security threats.</p>
<p>Channel Value The Key for Tier-3
Commenting on the agreement, Gerard van Goor, director of sales &amp; marketing at Tier-3, said: "We are extremely pleased to have cemented this relationship with WhiteGold Solutions, since they will be the key to our channel growth. WhiteGold is not only a proven niche security distributor, but also has the significant channel relationships in place to effect swift, efficient channel growth for us. This relationship will provide real value to our go-to-market model".</p>
<p>WhiteGold to Fuel Significant growth for Huntsman©
"Behavioural Anomaly Detection Technology is driving the development of the Enterprise Security Assurance and Intrusion Prevention space – and unlike many vendors whose offerings are still 1.x versions, Tier-3’s offering is approaching version 4.0” said WhiteGold managing director Dominic Whitehand. “The Huntsman© solution is unique, strong and extremely relevant for today's Enterprise Security environments. We will fuel significant growth for it through our Enterprise channel partners" he added.</p>
<p>"When one considers that Huntsman does not rely on signatures for alerting and can process around 400 events per second, compared to just 180 from the nearest competitor - and that's just the tip of the iceberg - it is easy to see why we expect this solution to explode in the Enterprise market" said Whitehand. "Tier-3's Huntsman© adds yet more steel to our security portfolio" he added.</p>
<p>About Tier-3 Pty Limited
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Tier-3 provides advanced security management solutions with installations in Europe and Australia. Tier-3's patent- pending innovative network behavioural modelling solution is not reliant on the signature matching algorithms that are unable to provide zero-day security assurance. Tier-3's Huntsman© centrally manages and controls an extensive range of security devices and applications used in financial, enterprise and wireless transactions. Tier-3's autonomous solutions offer: reduced total cost of security management operations, improved security, and a centralised platform approach to security management.</p>
<p>Company Website:</p>
<p>About WhiteGold Solutions Pty Limited
WhiteGold Solutions is a value-add distributor (VAD) in the Australian IT channel. The company's strategy is defined as "niche-on-niche" - niche products into niche markets. This strategy gives resellers better margins, services, support and (ultimately) better value in all solutions involving the WhiteGold Product Portfolio. The company was incorporated in Australia in 2002 by seasoned IT security identities with experience across sales and marketing, technical capabilities and channel knowledge in this space. The company provides products to resellers encompassing the SME, Corporate and Enterprise sectors - with key niche verticals within each. Key Vendors represented are Stonesoft, Tier-3, e-Eye Digital Security, Blue Reef, WebSpy, NetBox and Intranode.</p>
<p>Company Website:</p>
<p>Tier-3 Media Contact:
Gerard van Goor
Director, Sales &amp; Marketing
voice: 1300 136 897</p>
<p>WhiteGold Media Contact:
Dominic Whitehand
Managing Director
voice: 1300 137 993</p>

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