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Chillisoft creates new role on back of security software boom

26 Mar 2008

"Our core business is security and has by far the largest concentration of products. For example, ESET NOD32 Antivirus has continued to grow by 100 per cent year on year - mostly though our reseller channel. But as we've grown, we've also looked around at how we can best improve our offerings."

As a result, Cossey says, the company recently added a Russian-made product called DeviceLock that has already been adopted by local government organisations in New Zealand and Australia, as well as an Australian bank. "DeviceLock protects USB ports by enabling an organisation to enforce a security policy to control access from external devices. This can be integrated into an Active Directory domain and manages all removable media across an organisation.

"We've also added Astaro Internet Security, which is a corporate Firewall product, but unified through a management product that supports VMware. That has gained interest from enterprise and corporate clients.

"Finally, we've also seen a lot of interest from resellers in a network management application called KBOX."

Cossey says that Rielly, who will be based in Auckland, will oversee technical presales and systems proof of concept activities.

Previously a business development manager for Symantec, Rielly has substantial experience with 13 years in infrastructure security, including a two-and-a-half-year stint at Trend Micro. Rielly will also develop training courses for Chillisoft's 800 resellers and other clients.

To find out more, visit the Chillisoft website.