NETASQ appoint Open Channel Soultion Distribution for ANZ

NETASQ now exclusively distributed in Australia by Open Channel Solutions

Paris, July 1  2011-

NETASQ, a major European supplier of network and mail security solutions, appoints Open Channel Solutions, a value-added distributor based in Alexandria, NSW, Australia, their exclusive distributor.

Con Fiamegos, Managing Director of Open Channel Solutions explained: "We saw a demand for NETASQ type solutions in Australia and decided to fill that void. One of the things that excited our sales team included NETASQ products’ ability to maintain maximum throughput with IPS enable, while other UTM devices, even the “big boys”, degraded by up to 50%, plus of course, there was the price-performance factor.”

“For us it was a progressive complimentary step. OCS provides solutions for One Time Password, Identity Management, Virtualization tool-sets as well as Disaster Recovery plus Backup and Recovery solutions. These are complimentary solutions plus we have a solid base of partners who possess the necessary knowledge for these products. We also welcome new partners who seek cost-effective high-performance UTM solutions.

Dominique Meurisse, member of NETASQ’s board of directors and Marketing, commented on the occasion, “We have been thinking about Australia for some time, following NETASQ’s great success in Europe, The Middle East, Africa and South Asia.  We were not sure how to proceed and when Con contacted us, things fell into place. There are significant development grounds for NETASQ “down-under”.

“We are honoured to be part of the NETASQ family and to be entrusted with the responsibility of furthering NETASQ’s growth into Australia,” concluded Con Fiamegos, Managing Director of Open Channels Solutions.

About Open Channel Solutions
Open Channel Solutions (OCS) is a true value-added distributor that supplies leading edge products and technologies to the reseller channel. With products ranging from backup and restore solutions, data management/ migration and remote access offerings to anti-virus/ anti-spam protection, OCS offers resellers access to solutions that provide particular value to their customers. The right products, combined with the best service make OCS the first choice for the region’s top resellers. Visit

With over 75,000 unified threat management firewalls deployed to business, government and defence organisations of all sizes, NETASQ delivers solutions of unrivalled performance, protection and control and the most comprehensive EU and NATO certifications of any firewall. NETASQ is present in 40 countries and has been securing businesses since 1998.
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