Daresbury, UK, 12th June 2007: Information Assurance specialist and Managed Security services provider Vistorm today announced that it has been awarded the accolade of EMEA Partner of the Year 2007, by McAfee, the global leader in Intrusion Prevention and Security Risk Management
Presented at this year's McAfee Partner Symposium, held in Warsaw, Poland, Vistorm received the award for consistently implementing and supporting McAfee's dynamic risk management portfolio and vision, in partnership with its own Information Assurance offering.
Rob Eatwell, channel director, McAfee, commented: "We are very pleased to award Vistorm our coveted EMEA Partner of the Year award. The vulnerabilities facing business continue to evolve at a lightening pace, but working with great partners ensures this is a battle in which we can stay one step ahead. Vistorm has continued to acutely understand its customers' needs and develop solutions that are not only intuitive but also address the vital consultancy element that allows users to see them as a truly valuable and trusted security partner."
"The increase in external threats and the required shift in corporate governance and compliance have placed a heavy burden on businesses around the world," commented Steve Browell, general manager, technology, Vistorm.
"We are delighted with this award and the recognition of all of our hard work over the last year. Now more than ever, Information Assurance and risk management are at the forefront of government and enterprise procurement. So it's a great time for the Vistorm and McAfee partnership, as we continue to take our offering to the market to answer some of the key security issues affecting large organisations today."
For further information please contact:
Rebecca Dean/Natalie Gross
Insight Marketing and Communications
01625 506416 / 01625 506427
Founded in 1991, Vistorm is a specialist in delivering industry leading security solutions. Partnering with leading manufacturers, Vistorm combines specialist Consulting, Technology and Managed Services capabilities to offer a complete portfolio of secure infrastructure services and solutions.
Vistorm believes that a clear information assurance strategy is fundamental to good corporate governance. In today's business environment, stakeholder value can be too easily and often unwittingly damaged by information-based risks. Information capital needs to be compliant, secure, available, reliable and accurate. Without this assurance, there is a real danger of financial loss or damage to reputation.
Vistorm is headquartered in Daresbury, Cheshire with 220 employees nationwide.
McAfee Inc. is the leading dedicated security technology company. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com/
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Azzurri has always kept the team one step ahead with innovative technology, and will now be providing VX Racing with Azzurri Network Voice, a state-of-the art hosted IP telephony solution that will ensure that the team is always connected and has access to vital information wherever they are. Each team member, regardless of their location needs to be contactable and have collaborative access to information such as car telemetry and driver briefings, whether that is at the circuit, the pits, the transporters or back at the base.
With Azzurri's Network Voice solution, a mobile satellite broadband system goes with the team to all the race venues and is deployed in the paddock. All that is then required for team members to get the full benefits of an IP telephony solution is a SIP based handset or softphone and internet connection. The team can bring into play intelligent numbering, resulting in each person having just one number for their mobile and IP phone, conferencing, team numbers and on-demand call recording.
Richard Walker, IT manager, VX Racing said: "With each race there are a number of variables that affect our communications needs. We are always working against very tight and changeable deadlines, so set up time at the racetrack needs to be kept to a minimum, which the Azzurri solution enables. It is as simple as plugging in a handset or laptop into an internet enabled router and off you go."
Walker continues: "I already have lots of ideas of how this will work for us and I expect the Azzurri solutions to make a real difference to us during the season. As you can imagine, every second counts when you're up against it - it can mean the difference between winning a race or a car not being ready on time."
Eric Thickett, professional services director, Azzurri Communications comments: "The team is testing and racing at venues all over the world and often have limited facilities. The team had experienced dropped calls, late text messages and on occasions, had simply not been able to get hold of team members when time was of the essence. Therefore, we decided to provide the team with an Azzurri hosted communications system that can be accessed from anywhere in the world, making communications quick, reliable and efficient."
Through the Azzurri Network Voice solution, VX Racing will enjoy all the usual reduced call cost benefits of IP Telephony but without the high capital investment, management hassle and space requirements. Without the need to maintain and support its own telephony and data systems, VX Racing can save up to 50% on annual costs enabling the team to concentrate on what is important - winning races. The solution operates on a secure, service provider class platform, providing full redundancy and 24/7/365 network management.
With four race meetings having already taken place, the team has positioned itself as one of the main contenders for the 2007 titles. 5 wins and a further five podium finishes have put VX Racing in the lead of the Manufacturer and Team Championships, while drivers Fabrizio Giovanardi and Tom Chilton are currently second and fourth respectively in the driver standings.
For further information please contact:
Rebecca Dean Louise Wheble Joe Doyle
Insight Marketing Insight Marketing Azzurri Communications
01625 506416 01625 506439 01635 520360
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About Azzurri Communications
Formed in June 2000, Azzurri Communications is one of the largest converged voice, data, and managed service companies in the UK. Annualised turnover is in excess of £150 million. There are circa 900 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Newbury, UK, Azzurri currently has sales and support operations in Fareham, High Wycombe, Kingston, Weybridge, Birmingham, Burnley, Hull, Leeds, East Kilbride, Los Angeles and Sydney.
Partnering with leading manufacturers and networks, Azzurri provides solutions that include voice, data, networking, digital print and mobile. Azzurri also provides consultancy such as in-depth communications audits for large corporations and comprehensive telecoms management services. For further information visit http://www.azzurricommunications.com