SafeNet, Inc., a global leader in data protection, and Arrow Electronics Inc. today announced an extended North American distribution agreement focused on addressing growing market demand for comprehensive data security and compliance solutions within virtualized and storage environments. This expands the existing agreement for authentication solutions now including the entire data protection portfolio in North America between Arrow and SafeNet.
Under the terms of the new agreement, Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions segment will offer SafeNet’s complete portfolio of Data Protection solutions, including ProtectV™, a comprehensive data encryption solution for virtualized and cloud environments, and StorageSecure, the only Highly Secure (FIPS 140-2 Level 3) encryption appliance for Network Attached Storage (NAS). These data protection products delivered with virtualization and storage solutions from multiple vendors deliver cost effective security and compliance without compromising existing network and storage architectures.
"Data security continues to be a top concern that we hear from our channel partners," said Mike Nowlan, vice president of North American security, virtualization, and networking within Arrow ECS. "By incorporating additional SafeNet solutions into our larger portfolio of virtualization and storage solutions, we’re helping solution providers simplify what can be a highly complex, technical sale, and helping them assure customers that world-class data protection is built into the enterprise IT solutions they are buying."
ProtectV provides the industry’s first comprehensive high-assurance solution for securing data in the virtual data center and the cloud, providing organizations with the freedom to migrate to virtual and cloud environments while maintaining full ownership, compliance, and control of data. It is compatible with VMware vShield™ and VMware vCenter™. It can also be used by Amazon Web Services customers to secure critical data in the cloud.
StorageSecure is high-assurance hardware storage encryption solution that connects to 1Gb or 10Gb Ethernet networks to protect Ethernet connected storage without having to alter the storage infrastructure or deploy cumbersome clients. StorageSecure encrypts information based on defined business policies and securely stores the information without impacting ongoing operations or reducing information availability.
"Our broader engagement with Arrow will empower the channel to free enterprises of security concerns as they move to new IT environments," said Laurie Usewicz, vice president, channel sales, SafeNet. "Strengthing Arrow’s security portfolio makes this the best way for VARs and ISVs to have a one stop-shop for expertise and best of breed manufacturer options."
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics (arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 470 locations in 55 countries.
About SafeNet, Inc.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. (safenet-inc.com) is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet’s data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments.