Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that its solutions will be available to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) through regional information technology and services provider, Weidenhammer. Weidenhammer serves SMBs ranging in size from 50 to 500 employees in a variety of industries throughout the Northeastern United States, including manufacturing and distribution and education. Weidenhammer will resell Panda Cloud Protection, a comprehensive managed security service that offers instantaneous, unobtrusive protection of endpoints, the Web and email, on any device, anywhere, anytime.
“One of the largest challenges that we face is helping our clients improve communication and collaboration over the Web in the wake of exponentially rising rates of cybercrime,” said Chuck Zwicker, Manager – Commercial Sales and Marketing, Weidenhammer. “For example, social networking, video, and unified communication tools are all providing benefits to businesses, but they also require an additional degree of security and IT oversight to properly manage. Panda Security will help us tackle today’s increasingly complicated challenges, and we are very proud to offer such innovative solutions to our clients.”
Panda's unified line of security products leverages the cloud to deliver optimum benefit to resellers and their customers through streamlined security and fully hosted anytime, anywhere management capabilities, enabling resellers to deliver better protection to more clients with fewer resources. Panda Cloud Protection is the only cloud-based business service to deliver protection across Web, email, and endpoints, and is easily managed remotely by resellers who are servicing highly-distributed workforces. The solution’s unique Cloud Management Console enables IT providers such as Weidenhammer to scale their businesses, deliver better customer service and substantially increase revenues while dramatically reducing the time and expense of managing individual client installations.
“We are very pleased to welcome such a reputable reseller like Weidenhammer to our partner community,” said Rick Carlson, president, US operations, Panda Security. “Panda Cloud Protection is an excellent solution for resellers like Weidenhammer because in addition to providing real-time malware protection, it allows them to service their clients from anywhere, anytime so they can spend more time growing their own business.”
Panda Security’s products, executives and channel program have consistently been recognized by leading reseller trade media. Some recent awards include:
• Partner Program: The Panda Security partner program was recognized with a five-star rating in Everything Channel’s 16th annual 2010 Partner Program Guide;
• Technology: Panda Cloud Protection was named one of the “20 Coolest Cloud Computing Security Products by CRN in February 2010;
• Executive Leadership: Panda Security’s President of U.S. Operations, Rick Carlson was recently named a CRN Channel Chief for his steadfast focus on executing effective channel partner programs and strategies within the company.
Founded in 1978, Weidenhammer (hammer.net) is an information technology firm providing innovative products and services that is celebrating 32 years of information ingenuity. Weidenhammer specializes in working with organizations to use information technology as a strategic tool for education administration, government, and diverse business industries.
With nearly 200 IT professionals in seven locations, Weidenhammer confronts one of the most critical and complex resources of business administration: information. Weidenhammer provides consulting expertise in the areas of Strategic Planning, Business Process Improvement, Application Development, Network Infrastructure, and Application Hosting. The Managed Services and Infrastructure Solutions Group supports a large client base through network and communications services and solutions that lower the cost and improve performance of IT infrastructures.
At the core of Weidenhammer’s approach to serving clients is a focus on achieving and maintaining the highest degree of alignment between clients' business strategies and the appropriate application for information technology.
About Panda Security
Founded in 1990, Panda Security (pandasecurity.com) is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based security solutions with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the world. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples per day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on PC performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in California and European headquarters in Spain.
Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
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