New Partnership Offers Unprecedented Service and Performance to U.S. Governmental Agencies
Stonesoft Press Release, Helsinki, Finland — March 27, 2013 — Federal and commercial agencies can now turn to a powerful combination of technologies and services to fight cyber crime. Red River, a national leader in providing IT products and services, has partnered with cyber security expert Stonesoft to deliver powerful and visionary solutions for federal and commercial agencies.
“Cyber security capabilities will be a major success factor for all federal organizations in the near future,” says Richard Benigno, senior vice president of Stonesoft North America. “Our joint effort creates solutions that enable federal agencies to seize digital opportunities and mitigate related cyber risks with a balanced and cost efficient approach.”
Both companies have committed to working together through knowledge and competence sharing. Red River engineers will be certified in Stonesoft product implementation and support. In addition, Stonesoft will participate in Red River events and communications in order to share their 20 plus years of field experience in delivering mission-critical solutions to the U.S. government. By working together Red River and Stonesoft are able to build on complementary expertise that enables them to solve critical cyber security issues more effectively.
“Federal agencies in particular are challenged by an increasing need for better cyber security solutions while carefully managing costs,” said Dave Levin, senior director, partner operations with Red River. “We believe Stonesoft is an excellent partner that can help us further support the government at a time when they are tasked with doing more with less. Stonesoft is an excellent complement to our existing technology offering.
Red River is well known for its ability to exceed expectations for demanding federal agencies, recently winning contracts with the U.S. Army, Air Force and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. By offering Stonesoft’s line of network security products, Red River is enhancing its differentiation and leadership in this rapidly growing, specialized cyber security marketplace. The company manages a wide-variety of contracting vehicles to help its government customers purchase a full-range of information technology products and services.
Chris Townsend, Stonesoft vice president of sales for federal and mid-Atlantic, added: “Federal agencies are looking for a comprehensive and budget friendly security technology platform that brings more resilient and cost effective cyber security, as well as a competent services partner with a proven track record to implement it. Together, Stonesoft and Red River give federal IT decision makers a valuable solution.”
For more information about Stonesoft and the company’s cyber security offering visit stonesoft.com.
About Stonesoft Corporation
Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic, customer-driven cyber security solutions that secure information flow and simplify security management. Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations that require high availability, ease-of-management, compliance, dynamic security, protection of critical digital assets, and business continuity against today’s rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft leads research into advanced cyber threats and the advanced evasion techniques (AETs) used in stealth, targeted cyber attacks.
The company’s product portfolio is based on one unified Security Engine software platform that is the power behind Stonesoft’s next generation firewalls, intrusion and evasion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. The Security Engine back-end is augmented by the Stonesoft Management Center front-end, which enables efficient management of entire networks and brings excellent situational awareness and operational cost savings.
Stonesoft’s customer base covers more than 6,500 mid and large-sized organizations across various industries and geographical markets. Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, a flexible licensing model, and overall customer service excellence. Founded in 1990, the company’s track record is well recognized and visionary by certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. The company’s corporate headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland with North American headquarters in New York. For more information visit www.stonesoft.com.
About Red River
Founded on the core values of hard work, honesty and integrity, Red River is a leading provider of IT hardware integration, maintenance and support services. The company’s technology expertise and mission-critical experience helps customers optimize their business processes and maximize the value of their IT investments. Red River has developed a remarkable reputation for providing IT products and hardware-related services to the U.S. government, healthcare and enterprise organizations. By combining an uncommon work ethic with exceptional service, Red River delivers performance beyond expectations to its customers, partners and suppliers. Learn more at www.redriver.com.