September 13, 2011 - 12:00
Distribution deal expands GFI’s UK reseller base and increases the reach of GFI’s growing portfolio of networking, messaging and security solutions
GFI Software today announced Sigma Software Distribution as its distribution partner in the UK.
Sigma is one of the leading software distributors in the UK, with over 25 years’ experience in technical, developmental and business software. The partnership with GFI will significantly bolster the distribution reach for GFI’s entire portfolio, including GFI LanGuard™, GFI WebMonitor™, GFI MailEssentials™, GFI MailSecurity™, MailEssentials™ Complete Online, MailEssentials™ Complete Virtual Machine, GFI EventsManager™ and GFI EndPointSecurity™.
The agreement with Sigma is part of an aggressive strategy to considerably increase the number of multiple-solution reseller partners in the UK in the next year, and will be underpinned by an extensive joint marketing campaign and reseller sales training initiative.
“The scale of reach into the specialist software space that Sigma can provide is undeniable, and will enable us to increase our reseller penetration in the UK and compete more effectively for prominent placement and customer attention,” said Mato Petrusic, vice president of EMEA sales.
“In addition to building on our successful existing UK channel activities for VIPRE™, we believe this agreement will provide GFI with unrivalled opportunities to increase market awareness and reach for the entire range of solutions we offer. We are fully committed to a two-tier channel model and to supporting our channel partners in delivering support, service, margins and reseller opportunities. This partnership is another important proof point of that commitment," Petrusic added.
“Sigma is delighted to be partnering with GFI Software in the drive to increase sales of its award winning IT solutions through the UK reseller channel. GFI’s aim to enable SMB’s to access all the IT solutions they need from one single source is completely aligned with Sigma’s own channel strategy where we aim to provide resellers with a one-stop shop for all of their non-mainstream software requirements,” said Jane Silk, head of vendor relations at Sigma Software Distribution.
Sigma Software Distribution is a UK value added distributor of specialist technical, development and business software with customers across the breadth of the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. With over 25 years of experience to draw on, Sigma maintains trusted relationships with over 2,000 software publishers from around the globe and offers its resellers an unrivalled product range, competitive pricing, efficient software sourcing and a company ethos based on great service. Visit http://www.sigmasd.com for more information.
GFI Software provides web and mail security, archiving, backup and fax, networking and security software and hosted IT solutions for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) via an extensive global partner community. GFI products are available either as on-premise solutions, in the cloud or as a hybrid of both delivery models. With award-winning technology, a competitive pricing strategy, and a strong focus on the unique requirements of SMBs, GFI satisfies the IT needs of organizations on a global scale. The company has offices in the United States (North Carolina, California and Florida), UK (London and Dundee), Austria, Australia, Malta, Hong Kong, Philippines and Romania, which together support hundreds of thousands of installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with thousands of partners throughout the world and is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.