3M see the benefit of distribution agreement with e92plus for visual data security solutions

Bracknell, UK, 30 April 2013 – e92plus has announced a distribution agreement with 3M, the diversified technology company, to distribute their range of Privacy Filters, which offer essential protection against data breaches in a simple and effective way.

The market for information and data security is growing, and the 3M Privacy Filter range provides a unique complement to the e92plus portfolio. The threat of data breaches are well known, continually growing and arrive at a significant cost: on average a bill of £1.9million(1). Yet research has shown that up to 96% of data breaches were avoidable(2). If they are that easy to avoid, how do they happen?

* 71% of Brits have admitted to shoulder-surfing whilst on public transport, in coffee shops and in shared places of work(3)

* 67% of working professionals had worked with some kind of sensitive data outside the office within the last year(4)

Traditional endpoint and DLP security solutions all focus on the latest advanced, modern threats yet many organisations forget that the user is the weakest link – and that includes potentially exposing their information through very simple, everyday tasks.

3M Privacy Filters are a fast, affordable solution that will help protect data instantly, whichever electronic device is being used. Privacy Filters feature patented micro-louvre technology that blocks the view of a screen to everyone but the user sitting directly in front of it. Made from flexible, hard-wearing film, they're designed to fit easily on any LCD monitor, laptop or smartphone/tablet. The range includes advanced filters that offer greater clarity and protection. They can even be an essential part of compliance strategies, such as conforming to the ISO27001 Information Security Management System Standard.

Mukesh Gupta, Managing Director at e92plus, comments that, “The distribution agreement with 3M is an excellent complement to our existing product range. The opportunity for resellers is for a simple up-sell on solutions from endpoint security to traditional laptop or mobile device projects, and can be a key part of compliance strategies for end-users. The potential of the market is enormous, and is a great way for partners to increase their order values and margins.”

“This is a great new opportunity and we’re looking forward to working with the experienced e92plus team to help us reach new customers in the growing security market,” said Nick Barnes, Regional Sales & Marketing Manager at 3M Speciality Display & Projection Division. “Our mutually beneficial distribution agreement will help in advancing and educating the IT security markets about the current issues associated with visual privacy and the benefits of introducing a simple solution such as a privacy filter. e92plus will provide us with a targeted and proactive distribution route to the IT security market to promote the variety of security solutions available, in line with our visual privacy security proposition. They understand our products and are taking them to the right people at the right time.”

For more information, please visit www.e92plus.com/3M

1 Symantec Corporation - 2010 Annual Study: UK Cost of a Data Breach

2 Verizon - Data Breach Investigations Report 2011

3 August 2012 survey conducted by the UK Polling organisation ComRes

4 The Visual Privacy Productivity Study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and commissioned by 3M

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Beky Cann

Neesham Public Relations

Tel: 44 (0) 1296 628180

Email:   bekyc@neesham.co.uk

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About e92plus Limited

Established in 1989, e92plus Limited is a specialist value-added distributor in all aspects of security, networking, wireless, data and virtualisation including the latest cloud and managed services. e92plus also offers a comprehensive suite of added value services, including comprehensive technical support, unique marketing tools and services and pro-active sales assistance that help reseller partners profitably grow their business through delivering powerful and effective solutions to their customers. The company has distribution agreements with 3M, Absolute Software, AirTight Networks, Avira, Bitdefender, Celestix, Cyberoam, Fatpipe, Lumension, NComputing, Neocoretech, Quarri, SafeNet, Unitrends, Viewfinity, Websense, WinMagic and Xirrus.

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products.

Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies, creating innovative products that help make the world healthier, safer and more productive. Well known 3M brands include Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate and Scotch-Brite.

With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 88,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside the USA, employing more than 3,000 people across 19 locations, including nine manufacturing sites.

Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, personal safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high-performance coatings, secure documents, passport readers and imaging systems.

For more information, visit www.3M.co.uk or follow @3M_UK on Twitter.