Ratingen, Germany – January 15, 2009 – DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint device control and context-aware data leak prevention software solutions, today announced the opening of an on-site training center for the rapidly increasing number of DeviceLock channel partners in Europe.
Due to increasing awareness of the insider threat to data security and high demand for DeviceLock® software to cover vulnerabilities like unchecked USB drive access, many software distributors, solution resellers and IT systems integrators across the continent are seeking to partner with DeviceLock. The new Ratingen-based training center will provide a central location where new channel partners can come together for DeviceLock classes and networking, so that they are equipped to effectively promote, sell and support DeviceLock products in European countries.
The on-site training center will be a vitally important component of the new DeviceLock sales partner program, offering a comprehensive set of partner support options, real-time productivity tools, as well as sales and technical training sessions and partner seminars. “DeviceLock Inc. will be offering courses in English and German languages here, and we believe both technical and sales specialists will receive high-quality training in a time- and cost-effective manner,” explained Guido Kinzel, Managing Director of DeviceLock Europe GmbH. “The training center itself is designed to promote productive learning and is fully equipped with all necessary technical tools and facilities. Just a 10 minutes drive to Dusseldorf International Airport, our building is surrounded by a host of affordable accommodations and has convenient public transport connections to the airport and train stations.”
“The DeviceLock European training center is not only a necessary infrastructure tool for supporting the ongoing growth of our channel partner network,” added Ashot Oganesyan, DeviceLock CTO and Founder. “In these times of global financial and economy crisis, when forecasted operational budget cutbacks are expected to significantly affect corporate IT security spending, the attractiveness of any information security product will depend not only on its price level but – to a large extent – on the efficient and professional performance of all the components of the entire product delivery channel, including sales, pre-sales and post-sales support services. In this sense, the training center in Germany will play a key facilitating role in our strategic effort to increase the technical and sales competence of our channel partners.”
About DeviceLock® Software
DeviceLock-based software solutions proactively protect organizations of any industry and size against data leakage and corporate network infiltration by malware via the local ports of employees’ computers, thus significantly reducing business risks resulting from insider negligence, errors or malicious actions. Designed for Microsoft Windows operating systems and featuring a comprehensive central management natively integrated with Microsoft Active Directory®, DeviceLock software enables you to precisely control, log, shadow-copy, and audit end-user access to any type of computer ports or peripheral devices including local, network and virtual printers, as well as Windows Mobile® and Palm® OS based personal mobile devices. To protect data on removable storage devices DeviceLock integrates with leading encryption products from PGP, Lexar, and TrueCrypt. In addition, DeviceLock blocks operations of USB and PS/2 hardware keyloggers.
About DeviceLock, Inc.
Since its inception in 1996 as SmartLine Inc, DeviceLock, Inc. has been providing well-integrated and cost-effective endpoint security solutions. With more than three million computers installed in over 55,000 organizations worldwide, DeviceLock has a vast range of enterprise customers that include financial institutions, state and federal government agencies, classified military networks, telecommunications companies, and educational institutions. DeviceLock has international offices in California (U.S.), London (U.K.), Ratingen (Germany), Moscow (Russia) and Milan (Italy).