The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2004-07-19T18:23:00Z LAN Systems to distribute Aladdin's market-leading, token-based security solutions to resellers 2004-07-19T18:23:00Z lan-systems-to-distribute-aladdin-s-market-leading-token-based-security-solutions-to-resellers LAN Systems, a specialty distributor of networking and communications products, has been chosen as a distributor of the award-winning Aladdin eToken(tm) product range in Australia and New Zealand. Aladdin (NASDAQ: ALDN), provides solutions for software digital rights management and Internet security. eToken(tm) is a fully portable USB authentication device that offers a cost effective method for user authentication when accessing a network and securing electronic business applications. IDC recently named Aladdin as the market leader in Software Licensing Authentication Tokens, with 35.4 percent share of the worldwide market. Wendy O'Keeffe, General Manager, LAN Systems commented, "We are excited to offer this extremely robust and reputable addition to our security portfolio. The eToken(tm) product line helps us offer solution providers an end-to-end security solution that is second to none. Token-based authentication is an important building block in any layered security solution." eToken(tm) is a device approximately the size of a house key. It can generate and store users' personal credentials such as private keys, passwords and digital certificates, safely inside the protected environment of the Smartcard chip itself. Wendy O'Keefe said, "A primary benefit of eToken(tm) is that it doesn't require batteries, which means you don't need to purchase new tokens every few years. This reduces the TCO and increases ROI for users. Also, no server synchronisation is required, which reduces installation complexity and cost." Commenting on the channel partnership, Warren Stein, General Director Asia Pacific, Aladdin Asia Ltd said, "LAN Systems, with its value added services, premium training, integration and marketing support, was the obvious choice for us to partner with as their security business is firmly in place and their reseller base is a good match for the Aladdin eToken(tm) product range." Alan Bullows Managing Director of DeMorgan Information Security Systems, said, "Aladdin eToken(tm) products meet the increasing demand for improved and cost effective password and ID management from our clients. It's also simple to install, support and manage, making it an attractive security solution for end users." "eToken(tm) also presents resellers with potential for an ongoing revenue stream through additional deployments and centralised management of tokens," added Bullows. Aladdin Knowledge Systems Aladdin (NASDAQ: ALDN) is a leader in digital security, providing solutions for software digital rights management and Internet security since 1985. Serving more than 30,000 customers worldwide, Aladdin products include: the USB-based eToken(tm) device for strong user authentication and e-commerce security; the eSafe(tm) line of integrated content security solutions that protect networks against malicious, inappropriate and nonproductive Internet-borne content; HASP, the world's number one hardware-based software security system that protects the revenues of developers; and Privilege, a software licensing and protection platform that enables secure software distribution via CD, electronic software distribution or peer-to-peer networks. Visit the Aladdin Web site at http://www.eAladdin.com. About LAN Systems LAN Systems Pty Ltd, a Comstor company, is a channel provider of networking technology products. LAN Systems Pty Ltd is a provider of integrated networking and communications solutions to resellers, telecommunications carriers and information service providers throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered in Sydney at Unit 3, 39 Herbert Street, St Leonards NSW 1570, phone: (02) 9432 1000, fax: (02) 9901 3003, www.lansystems.com.au. LAN Systems has additional offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and New Zealand. About DeMorgan Information Security Systems DeMorgan Information Security Systems is a government-endorsed supplier that provides a complete range of IT security services including; monitoring and management of security devices, risk management and security consulting, product supply and implementation services. LAN Systems wins Distributor of the Year award 2002-09-11T15:42:00Z lan-systems-wins-distributor-of-the-year-award LAN Systems Pty Ltd won the Distributor of the Year 2001, Australia and New Zealand Award at the recent Nokia Executive Summit, hosted by Nokia Internet Communications, Nokias Internet Security division. This award recognises LAN Systems for their performance and the commitment that they have demonstrated towards enhancing the relationship with Nokia in the past 12 months. Commenting on the win, Vaughn Madeley general manager, Nokia Internet Communications, Australia and New Zealand said, "The award is an acknowledgment of the spirit of partnership that LAN Systems has demonstrated. I would like to commend them on their performance in ensuring that customers in this region have ready access to Nokias world class security solutions and services. LAN Systems distributes Nokias IP Security product range including Nokia IP530 security appliance . Nick Verykios, managing director, LAN Systems said, "We've worked closely with Nokia to deliver their products to the highest standard possible in terms of logistics, value-added services and know-how. Security is a growth area and Nokia lets resellers give organisations the ability to rapidly implement security applications to protect and securely extend their networks to customers." Through a long-standing partnership, LAN Systems has helped IBM Global Services deploy and support Nokia's firewall appliances. IBM uses Nokias solution to address customers' needs for a holistic approach to security in e-business infrastructures. Greg Ryan, marketing manager, Networking and Connectivity Services, IBM Global Services Australia said, "IBM has strategically backward-integrated into LAN Systems to support our relationship with Nokia. LAN Systems enables IBM to be a more agile supplier of security solutions through development of sales engagement and delivery area skills. With its intimate understanding of the Nokia Solutions Suite, LAN Systems works with IBM to increase the unique value we can provide to customers for their networking infrastructure security solutions." Nokia's Distributor of the Year is awarded annually in the different sub-regions in Asia Pacific. - ends About LAN Systems LAN Systems Pty Ltd, a Comstor company, is a channel provider of networking technology products, and is a division of the global Westcon Group, Inc. LAN Systems Pty Ltd is a provider of integrated networking and communications solutions to resellers, telecommunications carriers and information service providers throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered in Sydney at Unit 3, 39 Herbert Street, St Leonards NSW 1570, phone: (02) 9432 1000, fax: (02) 9901 3003, www.lansystems.com.au. LAN Systems has additional offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. LAN Systems has promoted Wendy O'Keeffe to Director of Sales and Marketing 2002-06-13T15:46:00Z lan-systems-has-promoted-wendy-o-keeffe-to-director-of-sales-and-marketing LAN Systems today announced the promotion of Wendy O'Keeffe to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. This promotion expands her previous role as Director of Marketing to include responsibilities for directing and managing LAN Systems' sales operations, including vendor services. Wendy joined LAN Systems nine months ago following the integration of Westcon into LAN Systems. Prior to this, Wendy was at Westcon Australia for 18 months where she was responsible for the re-invigorating of Westcon's sales and marketing. She also undertook the re-development of relationships with customers and vendors, readying the organisation for integration with LAN Systems. After the successful integration of Westcon Australia, Wendy joined LAN Systems to drive its channel and customer development strategy program. Nick Verykios, Managing Director of LAN Systems said, "Wendy's drive and channel experience are a good fit for LAN Systems' dynamic environment. She has proven experience in sales and marketing and is expertly suited to her new role." Stuart Hendry, Managing Director, Logical said, "LAN Systems has continued to build on its success with Wendy's promotion to Sales and Marketing Director. Her strong channel relationships will be an even greater bonus now that she's also leading the sales initiative." Prior to her position at Westcon, Wendy worked for more than three years at Tech Pacific. Wendy's final role at Tech Pacific was Director, Telecommunications division. Wendy brings to LAN Systems more than twelve years channel distribution experience in Australia and New Zealand. - ends - About LAN Systems LAN Systems, a Comstor company, is a channel provider of networking technology products, and is a division of the global Westcon Group, Inc. LAN Systems Pty Ltd is a provider of integrated networking and communications solutions to resellers, telecommunications carriers and information service providers throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered in Sydney at Unit 3, 39 Herbert Street, St Leonards NSW 1570, phone: (02) 9432 1000, fax: (02) 9901 3003, www.lansystems.com.au. LAN Systems has additional offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. LAN Systems appoints Denise Overs as Regional Manager for the ACT 2002-04-05T18:27:00Z lan-systems-appoints-denise-overs-as-regional-manager-for-the-act LAN Systems has appointed Denise Overs as Regional Manager for the ACT. Denise's appointment is part of LAN System's move to drive business opportunities in the ACT. With more than 10 years IT business experience Denise will be responsible for supporting Canberra customers with services beyond standard distribution. She will also work with customers early in the development planning phase to increase the effectiveness of their network solutions. Prior to joining LAN Systems, Denise worked with Nortel as the ACT channel manager. She has previous experience in the distribution market working as branch manager for Tech Pacific in Canberra. Denise has completed a Graduate Certificate in Management at Charles Sturt University. - ends - About LAN Systems LAN Systems, a Comstor company, is a channel provider of networking technology products, and is a division of the global Westcon Group, Inc. LAN Systems Pty Ltd is a provider of integrated networking and communications solutions to resellers, telecommunications carriers and information service providers throughout Australia and New Zealand. LAN Systems appoints David Smith as Regional Manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania 2002-04-05T18:23:00Z lan-systems-appoints-david-smith-as-regional-manager-for-victoria-south-australia-and-tasmania LAN Systems has appointed David Smith as Regional Manager for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania In his new role, David aims to maintain the high market share already achieved by LAN Systems in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania and to continue to deliver a high level of service to customers. Prior to this David established LAN System's Canberra office. David has IT, logistics and management experience and was a consultant for SMS Management and Technology. Previous to this he worked with the Department of Defence where he held a variety of senior management positions in areas including project management in Defence acquisition. David has a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University and a Masters in Project Management from the Defence University, Canberra. - ends - About LAN Systems LAN Systems, a Comstor company, is a channel provider of networking technology products, and is a division of the global Westcon Group, Inc. LAN Systems Pty Ltd is a provider of integrated networking and communications solutions to resellers, telecommunications carriers and information service providers throughout Australia and New Zealand. LAN Systems integrates with Westcon Australia 2001-08-31T14:12:00Z lan-systems-integrates-with-westcon-australia LAN Systems and Westcon Australia are set to combine. The combination of the two local Westcon Group operations will give their vendors and customers more effective and extensive service offerings in terms of logistics, configuration, credit, professional and technical services. From September 1, 2001, LAN Systems will become the sole trading entity for the Westcon Group in Australia. All staff from Westcon Australia will be retained and the senior management teams of both companies will be combined. Westcon's sales and marketing staff, customers and vendors will be integrated into LAN Systems. Nick Verykios, Group General Manager of LAN Systems said, "A key driver for the integration was that our customers wanted to deal with one central entity for all their networking and communications needs. The integration also delivers cost reduction to our business, giving us more effective use of funds to grow into new markets, reaching new customers in new verticals. "This consolidation creates a tighter focus for the Westcon Group in Australia. Our combined staff will now be working together to build more business for our vendors rather than competing with each other for the same business. Our marketing strategy is also enhanced by a larger team which will work closely with our vendor partners, managing their channel strategy, while also analysing new business opportunities," said Nick. Alan Marc Smith, CEO and President of Westcon Group, Inc. said, "The combination of LAN Systems and Westcon Australia gives us the ability to leverage a wider range of resources as well as allowing us to serve our customers with an even greater breadth of value offerings for total connectivity solutions." As part of a larger company, the combined LAN Systems and Westcon staff will have greater scope for career progression. LAN Systems will also take its very successful channel services model to a larger customer base. Kent Brooks, Managing Director of Netstar said, "We have worked with both LAN Systems and Westcon for some time, and there are clear benefits in our continued partnership with a combined channel. NetStar will have access to a greater pool of expertise and opportunities for greater market reach and penetration due to the combined team covering a wider sector of the market. "We are experiencing significant growth in our networking business, and the ability to leverage a larger range of networking products and the efficiencies of scale being passed down the line is very welcome. As an added benefit, the retention of all Westcon Australia's account representatives means we will maintain our personal working relationships," said Kent Brooks. Sue Stokes, National Channels Manager with Check Point said, "Check Point welcomes the integration of LAN Systems and Westcon Australia. Dealing with one Westcon Group channel service provider instead of two will save us time and streamline our channel processes. The larger LAN Systems integrated marketing team will also be able to provide us with enhanced account service and engage in more pro-active market development activities." LAN Systems expands - opens new Canberra branch 2001-08-23T20:06:00Z lan-systems-expands-opens-new-canberra-branch LAN Systems has once again expanded, announcing the opening of its new ACT branch office. Resellers and integrators in the Canberra region will gain personalised local service and greater access to sales and technical expertise through the new branch. Nick Verykios, Group General Manager of LAN Systems said, "While the current market may be tough, LAN Systems has decided to increase our reach and penetration by opening new branches and hiring new sales staff. In appointing David Smith as ACT Business Development Manager, we have given the Canberra market a differentiated service offering to that of our competitors. "David has a sound background in Defence and strategic consulting, so will be able to support our Canberra customers well beyond normal distribution services. He will use his experience to work with our customers early in the planning phase of any new opportunities to increase the effectiveness of their network solutions "We recognise that there are a lot of opportunities in Canberra. Following David's appointment, we will be increasing the size of the Branch to show our commitment to the Canberra Region. The new local office will give resellers face-to-face support, facilitate faster order processing and provide greater sales and technical support to the Canberra region," Nick Verykios said. As a new distributor in the ACT market, LAN Systems provides competition for the two incumbents - Express Data and TechPacific. Previously, LAN Systems has covered the Canberra region remotely from Sydney. Mark McConnell, General Manager Service Delivery, 90 East said, "Having a local LAN Systems office will give us on-the-spot access to account managers. The new branch will provide more timely responses to our information requirements and we look forward to regular visits and input regarding both upcoming projects and projects that we have under way." John Blackley, ACT Regional Manager for Cisco Systems said, "We welcome the news that one of our largest distributors is opening a branch in Canberra. The new LAN Systems office will add an extra element of competition and value to the ACT channel landscape, which is ultimately always of benefit to the end customer." - Ends - About Westcon Group Westcon Group, Inc., is a global channel provider of networking technology. Through its divisions, Westcon, Comstor and Voda One, the company offers products and services for convergence technology, remote access, Internet and e-business, virtual private networks, videoconferencing, wireless connectivity and network security. Westcon Group, Inc., is located at 520 White Plains Road, Suite 100, Tarrytown, NY, USA 10591-5167; tel.: +1 914 829-7170; fax: +1 914 829-7137; www.westcongroup.com. LAN Systems appointed first Australian channel provider for StoneGate high availability firewall and VPN from Stonesoft 2001-06-28T20:23:00Z lan-systems-appointed-first-australian-channel-provider-for-stonegate-high-availability-firewall-and-vpn-from-stonesoft LAN Systems will be the first Australian channel provider of the StoneGate high availability firewall and VPN solution from Stonesoft. The StoneGate firewall and virtual private network (VPN) is designed to meet the requirements of large enterprises, ISPs, MSPs and ASPs. Nick Verykios, General Manager and Marketing Director of LAN Systems said, The StoneGate firewall and VPN extends the ability of LAN Systems resellers to offer truly scalable security solutions to the markets high end. The Stonesoft product family also integrates well with existing vendor offerings available through LAN Systems. StoneGates Multi-Link Technology lets large companies load balance between multiple ISPs. This means that if a companys ISP goes down or has a slow period, StoneGate intelligently selects another ISP to carry the Internet traffic. Companies can also use StoneGate to maximise their telco spend by using a faster, more expensive ISP for mission-critical traffic and a slower, less expensive ISP for common data. StoneGate is the first firewall and VPN to provide secure connections and load balancing between multiple ISPs. Nick Verykios said, Another benefit of StoneGates VPN Solution is that you can split an information stream and send it by different paths over the Internet with different ISPs if you like. This means that if someone hacks into your data stream theyd only get part of the information you were sending, making the system inherently secure. Commenting on the channel partnership, Vicki Scholten, Regional Manager, Stonesoft ANZ said, LAN Systems reseller base is a good match for the market verticals that StoneGate and the Stonesoft family of products address. We are committed to providing our resellers with the best in value-added services and we are confident that LAN Systems will provide premium training, integration and marketing support. Benefits for ISPs ISPs using StoneGate have greater potential to meet service level agreements (SLAs) because StoneGate automatically re-directs traffic via different paths on the basis of load and availability. This means the ISP doesnt have to rely on a single path for data to be connected, so its easier for the ISP to guarantee bandwidth for its customers. ISPs can also prioritise their traffic to use telco lines for maximum profit through load balancing and load sharing. Simon Ayres, sales manager for Alphawest 6, a business within the Solution 6 Group, said The StoneGate solution meets the high availability needs of our clients and extends our ability to offer scalable security solutions. Were pleased to see Stonesoft and LAN Systems working together to provide Alphawest 6 with timely support and provision of the StoneGate solution. StoneGate Firewall and VPN Features Multi-Link technology - enables connecting multiple ISPs to a single firewall cluster with complete security and high availability from the corporate network out to the ISP(s). Multi-layer inspection technology - StoneGate enables maximum security and throughput as it is an embedded firewall operating system and provides the leading stateful inspection and application-level proxy technologies. Built-in high availability and load balancing - StoneGate incorporates Stonesoft proven clustering technology to enable firewall and server load balancing. Unmatched performance - StoneGate enables well over 300,000 concurrent connections at wire-speed throughput, unlike other firewalls, security is not sacrificed for performance. Advanced management - StoneGate is managed from the OS through an easy-to-use GUI and provides superior, flexible management tools to enable easy management of multiple firewalls in multiple locations across the enterprise to significantly minimize human error. Intelligent rule-based technology - StoneGate enables unified, easy-to-use security policy definition, templates, sub-rule bases and inherited rules. Multi-routing VPN Stonegate uses multiple routes across the internet for each VPN tunnel. This makes eavesdropping more difficult, because an eavesdropper at one location cant see all traffic belonging to a VPN tunnel. StoneGate Enterprise Solutions StoneGate Enterprise with VPN - Unlimited protected IP addresses. Includes one unlimited Gateway Module w/ VPN and one Enterprise Management System, capable of managing unlimited number of gateway/ firewall clusters. Single Site Solution - StoneGate Single Site with VPN - 100 protected IP addresses. Includes one Limited-IP Gateway Module w/ VPN and one Local Management System, capable of managing one gateway/ firewall cluster Prices for StoneGate enterprise solutions are available on application. - Ends - About Stonesoft Established in 1990, Stonesoft Corporation (HEX:SFT1V) has its US headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and international headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. Stonesoft is the provider of enterprise-level network security and high availability clustering technology for companies deploying business-critical network applications on Internet and mobile networks. Stonesoft is the leading provider of network security and high availability software for ISPs/MSPs/ASPs, telecommunication companies, financial institutions, high-volume Internet sites and large enterprises. Stonesofts StoneGate is the first firewall and VPN solution to provide advanced security, dynamic load balancing and high availability. Stonesofts proven StoneBeat clustering product line provides high availability and load balancing for third party firewalls, Web, content scanning servers and server applications used in wired or wireless environments. Stonesofts StoneGate and StoneBeat solutions deliver upon Stonesofts vision for enabling the Secure, Highly Available Enterprise. About LAN Systems LAN Systems Pty Ltd, a Comstor company, is a channel provider of networking technology products, and is a division of the global Westcon Group. LAN Systems provides integrated networking and communications solutions to resellers, telecommunications carriers and information service providers throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered in Sydney at Unit 3, 39 Herbert Street, St Leonards NSW 1570, phone: (02) 9432 1000, fax: (02) 9901 3003, www.lansystems.com.au. LAN Systems has additional offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. About the Solution 6 Group The Solution 6 Group is a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions for business, government and professional advisors. The Group delivers professional and business software, IT services and a range of e-business and knowledge management solutions, all designed to help make IT easier for our customer. The Solution 6 Group provides end-to-end solutions for five key markets including accounting, legal, global practices, small, medium and larger business, and Government. Established in 1981 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1987, the Solution 6 Group is an Australian-owned company with a global presence. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the Group is one of the market leaders in global practice management solutions. The Solution 6 Group employs over 1600 IT professionals worldwide in 36 offices, across 13 countries. The Group maintains strategic partnerships with IBM, Lotus, Microsoft, Telstra and Vignette. LAN Systems to provide channel services for WatchGuard security products 2001-05-10T13:49:00Z lan-systems-to-provide-channel-services-for-watchguard-security-products LAN Systems has been appointed to provide channel services for WatchGuard network security products in Australia and New Zealand. WatchGuards unique ServerLock product will further enhance LAN Systems security portfolio and help give LAN Systems resellers a competitive edge in the network security space. A lot of vendors claim to have a unique product. However, in the case of WatchGuard, this claim is true. Theres nothing else like ServerLock currently available from any other vendor on the market, said Nick Verykios, General Manager and Marketing Director of LAN Systems. With all the sophisticated firewalls, VPNs and web switches that are available, peoples websites are still being hacked and defaced. The recent spate of high profile, but harmless, hacks on the websites of Mel Gibson, Jennifer Lopez and Denzil Washington by Brazillian group Prime Suspectz, are good examples. ServerLock, from WatchGuard locks-down both the server file system and the operating system kernel. This means no changes can be made to that server. It cant be written to at all unless its locally switched to admin mode by an authorised administrator. This gives a higher degree of security than previously available. The market potential for WatchGuards ServerLock is also huge as every server that faces the Web is a target for this product and regardless of platform and other security devices, ServerLock can be implemented as an add-on, explained Nick Verykios. LAN Systems is a full service master distributor for WatchGuard products in Australia. This means LAN Systems will provide training, technical consultation and support for all WatchGuard products. "Kanbay are excited to hear of the appointment of LAN Systems as a full service master distributor for WatchGuard. This appointment enables Kanbay to source the WatchGuard product range from LAN Systems as a natural extension of our strong relationship with LAN Systems, who provide us with consistent service and support", said Jon Barford, National Sales Manager for Kanbay. WatchGuard Firebox WatchGuards Firebox System is a scalable firewall and virtual private network (VPN) solution for small, mid-sized and large distributed enterprises. According to recent research, WatchGuards Firebox leads as the No.1 SME VPN hardware solution (Infonetics report 2001 VPN Hardware and Software cited WatchGuard as owning 20% of the market in 2000, earning the top spot as revenue-leader for mid-range VPN hardware). WatchGuards FireboxII hardware and software solution delivers four benefits: centralised management, comprehensive security protection (including firewall and VPN), WatchGuards LiveSecurity Service and a choice of plug-and-play Firebox security appliances. LiveSecurity Service free for first 12 months WatchGuards LiveSecurity Service keeps WatchGuard customer updated with the latest threats and responses, security news, software and other information. The alerts and advice from the LiveSecurity Service help administrators protect their network against new security threats as they emerge. Every WatchGuard product that ships includes a one-year LiveSecurity subscription that can be renewed annually or bi-annually. For distributed enterprises with multiple branch offices and telecommuters, WatchGuard's VPN Manager lets administrators simply and quickly create VPNs, reducing the complexity and costs associated with operating a network of VPN connections. For additional protection, WatchGuard ServerLock can be incorporated into the system to "lock down" operational servers, protecting against service outages caused by Web site defacements and server configuration threats (internal and external). Australian recommended retail pricing Pricing for ServerLock for NT starts from A$2,620 Pricing for SOHO Firewall starts from A$900 Pricing for FireboxII appliance starts from A$10,000 Ends About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. WatchGuard (Nasdaq: WGRD) is a leading provider of dynamic, comprehensive Internet security solutions designed to protect enterprises that use the Internet for e-business and secure communications. The Company is a pioneer in the creation of the plug-and-play Internet security appliance and offers solutions for any size organisation-from large enterprises with geographically dispersed offices and telecommuting employees to home offices with a single broadband connection. The Company's innovative LiveSecurity Service enables organisations and users to keep their security systems up-to-date and its ServerLock software "locks down" operational servers, protecting information and content against service outages caused by server configuration threats. For more information, please call 206.521.8340 or visit www.watchguard.com. About LAN Systems LAN Systems, a Comstor company, is a channel provider of networking technology products, and is a division of the global Westcon Group. LAN Systems is a provider of integrated networking and communications solutions to resellers, telecommunications carriers and information service providers throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company is headquartered in Sydney at Unit 3, 39 Herbert Street, St Leonards NSW 1570, phone: (02) 9432 1000, fax: (02) 9901 3003, www.lansystems.com.au. LAN Systems has additional offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.