Security firm Bitglass marches into EMEA territory

Bitglass has signed distribution agreements with a number of distributors across EMEA to drive sales for its cloud access security broker (CASB) and agent-less mobile security solution.

US-headquartered Bitglass entered the EMEA market at the beginning of this year. It has now signed distribution agreements with Ignition in the UK, NEOVAD in France and Lidera Networks for both the Spanish and Portuguese markets.

Bitglass offers real-time, end-to-end data protection for cloud apps, including Office 365, Salesforce and the G Suite to devices.

"There has been a huge surge in demand for cloud security from enterprises as cloud adoption accelerates," said Eduard Meelhuysen, VP sales EMEA at Bitglass.

"We look forward to building close relationships with partners in the region."

Sean Remnant, chief strategy officer at Ignition Technology, said: "The increasing demand for solutions that protect data across cloud environments and mobile devices has started to manifest into real budget lines which is a great opportunity for our channel partners."

"Adding Bitglass to our growing portfolio of software-based security solutions allows our channel partners to address many of their customers' growing data protection challenges, including GDPR, shadow IT, BYOD and the prolific rise of malware. We're already working with a handful of strategic partners and are looking to grow to around eight focused UK partners in total."

In February 2017, Bitglass announced a new technology partnership with intelligent AV vendor Cylance to bring advanced threat protection to the cloud and BYOD. The combined solution is designed to stop the proliferation of 'all threats', including zero day exploits, on any device - managed or unmanaged - and any enterprise cloud application.

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