Cygate to provide Stonesoft’s security technology

Highest level of security from leading domestic vendors

Helsinki, Finland – 20 March, 2012 – The network security company Stonesoft and the system integrator Cygate today announced they have entered a partnership agreement whereby Cygate will start providing Stonesoft’s network security solutions to companies and public sector organizations.

The importance of security is constantly growing as security threats increase and become more complex and as cloud services continue to become more widely adopted. A strong security process requires profound expertise as well as proven technical solutions. The security solutions and services must seamlessly support both the security policy and common practices and standards.

”We chose Stonesoft because we want to provide our customers comprehensive security. We already have 24 certified Stonesoft experts and the ability to offer 24/7 maintenance and support service. This partnership allows us to address customers whose requirements are met perfectly by the Stonesoft technology. Many organizations also appreciate the possibility to get high quality service from reliable domestic vendors, and Cygate’s expertise and competence are unequaled in this area”, says Ilkka Äyräväinen, CEO at Cygate.

”The partnership with Cygate further strengthens our position and competitiveness in the Finnish market. Cygate is a completely new kind of a partner to us and can provide customers significant added value. Together we can build viable security solutions for demanding customer environments and serve both our current and future customers even better than before”, says Juha Kivikoski, COO at Stonesoft.

Cygate offers security technology to companies and public sector organizations. The security solutions and services provided by Cygate are scalable from individual solutions to extensive, systematically (24/7) managed and monitored entities.

Stonesoft’s network security solutions are centrally manageable and ideally suited for both physical and virtual environments.

Contact:

For more information, please contact:

Juha Kivikoski
Chief Operating Officer
Stonesoft Corporation
Tel. + 358 40 5180 999
E-mail: juha.kivikoski(AT)stonesoft.com

About Stonesoft Corporation

Stonesoft Corporation (NASDAQ OMX: SFT1V) delivers software based, dynamic and customer driven network security solutions that secure the information flow and simplify security management. The company’s product portfolio consists of the industry’s first transformable Security Engine, standalone next generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, and SSL VPN solutions. At the core lies Stonesoft’s Management Center which unifies the management of entire networks.

Stonesoft serves private and public sector organizations requiring high availability, ease of management, compliance, dynamic security and protection of their critical digital assets and business continuity against today’s rapidly evolving cyber threats. Stonesoft is a recognized researcher of advanced evasion techniques used in targeted cyber attacks to bypass security.

Stonesoft has the highest customer retention rate in the industry due to low TCO, ease of management, and overall customer excellence. Stonesoft’s customer base covers more than 4,000 mid- or large-sized organizations across various industries and geographical markets.

Founded in 1990, the company’s track record is well recognized by certifiers, industry analysts and demanding customers. The company’s corporate headquarters are based in Helsinki, Finland and North American headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.stonesoft.com.

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