Brazilian IT products distributor Network1, through its business unit Softe1, has signed a distribution partnership agreement with network security policy management software provider Algosec, the companies said in a release.
To promote new business in network security, the partnership will focus on supporting channel partners that provide security solutions for the corporate and government markets.
According to Network1 COO Luis Lourenço, there are three areas vying for companies' resources in 2012, and security is one of them. "Security is currently an above-average area of growth, with margins and service opportunities for channel partners, and a high growth business area for Network1."
With the agreement, besides increasing the number of channel partners, Algosec expects to reinforce the brand in Latin America, mainly in Brazil.
Channel partners will have access to security solutions for mobile and virtualized environments, training, marketing support and incentives.
Network1 distributes data, unified communications, mobility, video surveillance and data center solutions provided by several companies, including 3Com, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Avaya, Axis Communications, HP, Ipswitch, Juniper Networks and Polycom.